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Emergancy-Doctrine

What is the emergency doctrine?

zThe emergency doctrine is a legal principle that allows a person to take certain actions in an emergency situation free from recrimination. The emergency doctrine often excuses a person from a reasonable care standard in an emergency situation. What qualifies as an “emergency?” An emergency situation is a situation in which imminent peril or danger …

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Pennsylvania Comparative Negligence

Like most states, Pennsylvania comparative negligence laws allow individuals who’ve been injured in an accident to recover compensation for damages – even when they are partly at fault for the accident (contributory negligence). However, depending on your degree of shared fault, your ability to recover damages might be affected. The damages you can seek may …

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Is A Landlord Responsible For A Tenant’s Slip And Fall Injury In Pennsylvania?

The landlord is often responsible for a tenant’s slip and fall injury in Pennsylvania. However, the degree of the landlord’s responsibility depends on a number of factors. This includes the terms and conditions outlined in the lease, the evidence of negligence on the landlord’s behalf, and whether the landlord was aware of the hazard causing the injury. If …

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If I was injured while trespassing, can I still file a claim?

Trespassing on another person’s property can be a crime. However, there are circumstances when a property owner can be liable for a trespasser’s injuries that occurred during a trespassing episode. While this might seem like an unlikely wrinkle in the law, if you’ve been injured while trespassing on someone else’s property, understand how you might …

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If I did not go to the hospital after an accident, can I still recover money for my injuries?

People who are severely injured after an accident get rushed to the closest hospital by ambulance. But there are many people who decline an ambulance ride to the hospital after an accident in Pennsylvania or New Jersey. Some of these accident victims are embarrassed to take an ambulance, while other injured people have to get …

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Is There a Deadline to File a Personal Injury Claim in Pennsylvania?

In Pennsylvania, you can file a personal injury lawsuit to recover economic and non-economic damages if another person’s negligence caused an accident. However, in order for your lawsuit to be valid, you must file it within the appropriate time limits. The statute of limitations gives you two years to file a personal injury lawsuit. After that time, you …

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