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Author Archives: Gary M. Lang

Author Archives: Gary M. Lang

What Is Pennsylvania’s Comparative Negligence Law?

If you have been injured in an accident, you may seek compensation from the parties you consider liable to cover medical bills, lost wages and other damages you’ve suffered. However, it is important to know that Pennsylvania is a comparative negligence state, which means you could see the compensation you receive reduced if you are […]

Employers’ Legal Obligations Under the Fair Labor Standards Act

Enacted in 1938 and amended several times over the years, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) establishes overtime pay, minimum wage, child labor and recordkeeping standards affecting employees across the United States. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Wage and Hour Division is responsible for enforcing the law and has the legal authority to issue […]

What to Do After a Car Accident in Pennsylvania

The aftermath of a car accident can be chaotic, especially if there are injuries or significant property damage involved. However, taking some key steps right away can protect your interests in the future if you need to seek compensation from the at-fault parties or their auto insurance providers. Once you pull over to the side […]

I Have Been Injured By Another’s Negligence, How Long Do I Have To Make a Claim, and Does the Same Time Period Apply to a Minor?

In Pennsylvania, a statute of limitations exists which serves to limit the amount of time within which a person may bring a lawsuit.  The Statute of Limitations for personal injury matters (automobile accidents, medical malpractice, slips and falls, dog bites and product liability claims) is typically expires two years from the date that another’s negligence […]

My Baby Has Cerebral Palsy or a Brain Injury. Is it Possible That Cerebral Palsy or Brain Injury in a Baby Resulted From Medical Negligence?

It is entirely possible that cerebral palsy or a brain injury which is present in a baby from the time of his or her birth is a consequence of medical malpractice or negligence in the process of delivery.  Understanding the causes of a brain injury or cerebral palsy resulting from delivery requires a brief lesson […]

I Was Hit By A Driver Who Has No Insurance Coverage. What Can I Do?

Studies have determined that one of seven (7) drivers in the United States may be uninsured, and one study in Philadelphia several years ago found that nearly one-half of motorists in Philadelphia were uninsured.  When an uninsured driver is “at fault”, and causes another person injury, what are the options of the innocent injured party? […]

What is Medical Malpractice, and How Do I Know if I Have a Medical Malpractice Case?

At the most basic level, the legal theory that justifies a medical malpractice claim is exactly the same as that involved in an automobile accident case:  Just like the operator of a motor vehicle has a responsibility to other drivers to operate his or her automobile in a careful manner, a physician has a duty […]

How Can You Recover Compensation in a Car Accident Case?

Perhaps somewhat illogically, your right to recover money for injuries which you sustain in an automobile accident in Pennsylvania depends to some degree on the choices that you make when purchasing your own automobile insurance. Because of this, it is very important that you understand your options when you purchase automobile insurance. If you purchase […]

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