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December 2015 Archives

Mediation as an alternative to divorce litigation

Many Pennsylvanians think that getting a divorce will involve bitter, costly and protracted court litigation. However, one alternative to litigation is divorce mediation, an alternative process that is aimed at helping couples to reach a full settlement agreement.

Actions to take following a hit-and-run accident

Pennsylvania road users who suffer injury, loss or damage due to the negligent actions of motorists may pursue civil remedies, but this option may not be available to them if the driver concerned flees the scene. Those in this situation who are able to should first gather as much information as necessary for the police. Thoughts are often difficult to marshal following an accident, but a description of the vehicle involved as well as its driver could be of vital help to law enforcement. Hit-and-run victims should also gather the names and contact details of as many witnesses as possible.

Caitlyn Jenner faces personal injury suit for February crash

A family involved in the fatal Feb. 7 crash that involved Caitlyn Jenner is suing her for the distress and suffering from their injuries. This may not be surprising to Pennsylvania fans of the television star, who is facing two other lawsuits related to the accident.

Reassigning child custody due to military deployment

In Pennsylvania, a court will consider altering a child custody agreement when one of the custodial parents must fulfill a military deployment obligation. Before leaving, the military service member must petition the court alongside his or her spouse with a proposal that states who will care for the child while the parent is away.

Link between domestic violence and guns

Most Pennsylvania residents are aware of the shocking mass murder incidents that have happened, both recently and in the past few years. While society is rightfully focused on what can be done to help prevent them, there is a less well-known problem of mass shootings that largely avoids the national news.

Dangers for wheelchair users in car accidents

Pennsylvania pedestrians can be particularly vulnerable in motor vehicle accidents, which means that motorists need to be alert to driving conditions and pedestrian activity. The risks for a pedestrian in a wheelchair can be even greater in an accident, an issue that was identified during a study that tracked statistics from 2006 through 2012. During this period, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recorded nearly 530 deaths among pedestrians using wheelchairs. Pedestrian deaths total approximately 5,000 per year, and more than 75,000 pedestrians suffer injuries from car accidents each year.