First Wrongful Death Suit Filed In Wake Of Paulsboro Train Wreck

On Nov. 30, 2012, a train derailment in South Jersey made national headlines when 84 train cars derailed on a bridge and spilled toxic materials into the Mantua Creek below. Hundreds of businesses and residences in the Paulsboro, New Jersey, area had to be evacuated so that the mess could be cleaned up. Now, a […]

Pennsylvania Family Awarded 109m In Power Line Death 2 Of 2

Welcome back. We are currently discussing the high-profile wrongful death case that was filed against the power conglomerate FirstEnergy after an Irwin, Pennsylvania, wife and mother was killed by a downed power line in her back yard in 2009. As the wrongful death lawsuit progressed in court, it became clear to almost everyone — even […]

Pennsylvania Family Awarded 109m In Power Line Death 1 Of 2

Last year around this time, we wrote about the tragic case of an Irwin, Pennsylvania, wife and mother who was killed by a downed power line in her back yard. The accident occurred in June 2009 and resulted in one of the biggest wrongful death lawsuits in the state’s history. On that tragic summer day, […]

Paramedics Blamed In Philadelphia Wrongful Death

The death of a pregnant woman while receiving emergency care has prompted the suspension of two Philadelphia paramedics after more than two months of investigations. That has some parties wondering whether the investigation revealed significant errors in procedure on the part of the paramedics. The incident occurred after paramedics responded to a 911 call. The […]

Worker Killed In Philadelphia Water Tower Fall

A scaffolding collapse at a worksite just outside of Philadelphia led to two workers hanging from an empty water tower while awaiting rescue. Unfortunately, one of the workers plummeted to his death before he could be saved. The other hung by a safety harness for three hours before being brought down. The 100-foot-tall water tower […]

Business Man Admits To Pennsylvania Construction Accident

A business owner in Springdale Borough, Pennsylvania, has pleaded guilty to a willful violation of occupational safety regulations that resulted in the electrocution and death of a Habitat for Humanity volunteer who was working on a home construction at the time of the fatal construction accident. The man was later sentenced to one year of […]

Philadelphia Drowning Victims Family Files Wrongful Death Suit

The parents of a Philadelphia teen who drowned while trying to save a friend in the Delaware River have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a commercial development firm and its subsidiaries. The plaintiffs claim that the company had a duty to safely maintain their property for the public, who are welcome to use the property. […]

Estate Of Jackass Star Ryan Dunn Sued In Wrongful Death Lawsuit

In June of last year, we wrote about the fatal car accident involving TV star and Pennsylvania native Ryan Dunn. Dunn and a passenger in his vehicle were killed in a fiery one-vehicle accident that occurred shortly after 2:30 a.m. on June 20, 2011. According to reports, Dunn was driving his sports car westbound on […]

Daughter Sues After Dad Killed In Pennsylvania Drilling Accident

There are many dangerous jobs that brave men and women perform every day, but no worker should have to put his or her life at risk to earn a living. That’s why regulators have imposed strict workplace safety rules. Unfortunately, not all employers follow these rules, which means many lives are still at risk. May […]

Pennsylvania Wrongful Death Suit Settles For 26m

A Pennsylvania tractor-trailer driver, a transportation company and a cheese manufacturer were sued last year in a wrongful death lawsuit. The civil action stemmed from a motor vehicle accident in which one person died and two others suffered catastrophic injuries. GLC Transportation reached a pretrial settlement agreement with the family members of the Gettysburg man […]

Lawsuit Involving Philadelphia Duck Boat Accident Settles

On July 7, 2010, a fatal accident involving a Philadelphia duck boat occurred on the Delaware River when a tugboat pilot led a 250-foot barge into a Ride the Ducks tourist boat that had stalled on the river. The collision caused the boat to sink in 55 feet of water, and two Hungarian tourists drowned. […]