Pool Safely's national public education campaign that works to reduce child (15 and under) drownings in swimming pools and spas appears to be having a positive effect. A recent report released by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission showed an 11 percent decrease in fatal child swimming pool drownings. To take the pledge and ensure your family is safe in the water this year, visit the Pool Safely website.
The first Monday of every September brings with it picnics, parades, a day off, and more importantly a celebration of the contributions and achievements of American workers. Labor Day also brings with it an increase in travel, which unfortunately results in a higher number of traffic related accidents and fatalities. According to Fortune, this Labor Day could be the deadliest Labor Day weekend for drivers in eight years. Accidents have been on the rise in 2016. There were 9% more fatal motor vehicle accidents from January to June of 2016 than January to June of 2015. Experts attribute this increase to a stronger economy which encourages motorists to drive more, particularly during off days and holiday weekends. The National Safety Council is predicting that 438 people will perish in traffic accidents during Labor Day weekend. Drive smart, defensive, and be aware if you plan to be on the roads.
Man Fatally Injured By Rolling Vehicle
The client suffered fatal injuries after a 10-year old vehicle rolled backwards pinning the client between the vehicle and a telephone pole. The vehicle had a history of drifting backwards when the emergency brake was engaged. The vehicle manufacturer was sued for producing a defective product. The manufacturer denied liability and cited millions of products on the market with properly functioning brakes during the 10-year period since manufacturing. The case settled for $420,000.00.
As a security guard for a retail store located in a mall, the client followed a young man who had stolen a leather jacket into the parking lot. The thief's car nearly ran over the client, causing the client to jump out of the way, injuring the client's knee. There was no actual contact between the car and the client. The automobile insurance carrier denied coverage to the thief claiming an intentional act exclusion. Rosen Louik & Perry, Pennsylvania Worker's Compensation Lawyers, were able to prove that the thief's acts with the vehicle were not intentionally directed toward injuring the client. Such an intentional act would have nullified insurance coverage for the client's injuries. Once intentional acts were excluded, the insurance from the automobile company was required to cover the accident. The case settled for $475,000.00.
Our personal injury attorneys at Rosen Louik and Perry have real experience winning personal injury cases and settlements in the Pittsburgh, PA region. Below are a few examples of real clients we have helped receive compensation they deserved for pain and suffering caused by a personal injury caused by negligence or malice. If you think you may have a personal injury case, contact us to evaluate your claim.
This client suffered severe injuries as the result of getting his foot caught under a Jetway during his employment with an airline company. A Jetway is the mobilized ramp used to allow passengers to get on and off an airplane. This accident caused the client to suffer the loss of his big toe, crushing destruction of his left foot that required multiple surgeries, a loss of nerves and tendon, back injuries, and permanent scarring. Due to the severe amount of pain these injuries caused the client, he ultimately had to have his leg amputated at the knee. Product liability lawyers Rosen Louik & Perry of Pittsburgh were the first to ever sue the manufacturer of the Jetway for producing a defective, dangerous and unsafe product. The manufacturer refused to make a settlement offer arguing that thousands of Jetways in the market and decades of use without a lawsuit proved the safety of the product. The case was tried to a jury and plaintiff received a verdict of $1,123,483.92. Defendant appealed the case the entire way to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court but lost.
This client sustained serious injures when the client was hazed as part of the rush process for admittance into a fraternity. Client was repeatedly, and brutally, paddled by fraternity brothers. Due to the beating, the client was admitted to the hospital having been diagnosed as suffering from renal failure, hypertension and had experienced two seizures. Prior to the hazing, the client was completely asymptomatic for these conditions. Client contacted The Caring Lawyers, personal injuries attorneys Rosen Louik & Perry to evaluate his claim. This case was hotly contested as the fraternity argued it had no duty to monitor and prevent intentional acts of members. This case settled for $90,000.00 after Rosen Louik & Perry won legal issues on appeal.
Our client was one of three individuals who died as the result of an industrial explosion at his place of employment. Under Pennsylvania law, our client was prohibited from suing his employer. Rosen Louik & Perry, Pennsylvania Worker's Compensation Lawyers, worked with a team of Plaintiffs' lawyers to identify other companies responsible for the explosion. Numerous companies that had supplied equipment to detect and prevent explosions as well as companies that designed the system were ultimately sued. After extensive discovery and many depositions, the Plaintiff's team settled all cases for in excess of $22,000,000.00.
Client, a mentally and physically handicapped ten-year-old girl, was in the care and custody of a former teacher for a weekend away from home. During that time, the client was left in the teacher's residence with a teenage neighbor boy who was painting the house for money. The teacher left the residence in order to retrieve a ladder for use in painting. While the teacher was gone, the teenage boy raped the client. Teenage boy's intentional act was not covered by insurance. Rosen loick & Perry, Pittsburgh Negligence Lawyers, successfully proved, however, successfully proved a claim of negligence against the teacher. The case settled for policy limits of two homeowner's policies after depositions of the individuals involved.
The client was struck with a piece of ice that had fallen off of the roof a building. As a result of the accident, the client suffered post-traumatic cervical myofascial pain and fibromyalgia. It was discovered that the building owners had knowledge of the problem of falling ice from the roof, as it had been reported multiple times earlier that day. However, no efforts were made to warn patrons of the dangerous condition. The case settled for $ 115,000.00.