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  • PA Supreme Court Allows Emotional Distress To Be Defined As Bodily InjuryFebruary 12th, 2014

    This past January, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court took up a question that had been addressed by lower courts in the state over the past few years: Does witnessing a family member’s death fall under an insurance policy’s coverage of “bodily injury to a person and …

  • State and City Officials Need to Fix Roosevelt BoulevardAugust 9th, 2013

    Staff Photographer Ron Tarver’s photographs, taken at the funeral for Samara Banks and her three children, were enough to break your heart. Three white coffins–one holding Ms. Banks and her seven month old son, victims of the July 16th tragedy on Philadelphia’s Roosevelt Boulevard. Two …

  • Understanding Issues of School Bus Safety, Accidents and InjuriesFebruary 27th, 2013

    Last April, we shared a blog about the alarming prevalence of school bus accidents in this area as if it were a tragic anomaly. We wrote about stories occurring “in recent months, locally, nationally and even internationally.” These crashes happened at least a year ago, …

  • The Scarlet Sticker: Kyleigh’s Law Upheld in New JerseySeptember 5th, 2012

    Reuters reported on August 8, 2012, that Kyleigh’s Law, which requires any New Jersey-licensed drivers under 21 with a provisional license to place a bright red sticker on the top left-hand corner of each of their two license plates for a year, has been upheld …

  • School Bus Accidents — What You Need to KnowApril 25th, 2012

    Though not a new phenomenon, school bus accidents have been increasingly prevalent in the news in recent months, locally, nationally, and even internationally. We have heard of injuries to children, bus drivers, other motorists and even several deaths. But what are the facts about school …