Posts by KBG Injury Law LLP
How “Ghost Drivers” Can Skirt HOS Regulations
In the modern, digital era, we have all manner of devices, gadgets, and apps that follow our every move, but an electronic logging device, or ELD, is a tracker that is specific to the interstate trucking (and commercial bus) industry. ELDs replaced manual paper logs and low-tech electronic onboard recorders (EOBRs), which simply logged the…Read More
Why America’s Healthcare Workers Are in Danger
While it may not seem dangerous to those outside of the profession, healthcare work is hazardous to workers’ health and well-being. The healthcare industry is a dangerous occupation, from needlestick punctures to debilitating back injuries from heavy lifting to close encounters with contagious diseases like tuberculosis. The number of workers that are imperiled is enormous:…Read More
Why You Want a Local Lawyer if Your College Student Gets Hurt
So your child decided to stay at school for the summer. Maybe they’re taking summer classes to get enough credits to earn that double major. Or they don’t want to lose the sweet apartment and job they landed last semester. No matter why, they’re on their own now. And accidents do happen. What would you…Read More
Are Drunk Drivers Really More Likely to Survive a Crash?
According to first responders, yes. Drunk people are more likely to survive a collision and come away with fewer and more minor injuries than their sober counterparts. They’re also more likely to leave the hospital sooner than other trauma patients. It seems counterintuitive given that being drunk was what probably caused the accident in the…Read More
The Importance of Using Seat Belts
At this point, it’s safe to assume “everyone knows” how important seat belts are. We’ve seen the PSAs and read the statistics. But even though there have been many efforts among organizations and advocates to encourage people to always wear their seat belts, many drivers and passengers still fail to wear them from time to…Read More
Truck Accidents Are Increasing in Pennsylvania
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation reported that there were over 7,000 truck crashes in 2021, making that year the second-highest in almost two decades. No matter how many reports of these deadly accidents are released, they continue to happen in high numbers around our state. As a matter of fact, one of the most recent…Read More
Ongoing Penn State Case Reveals the Complications of Workers’ Compensation Claims
A Pennsylvania case that has been ongoing for about five years is shedding light on the complications of workers’ compensation claims. The case involves a man named John Ward, who has been trying to collect workers’ compensation from Penn State for trauma he endured during his time there. According to the Centre Daily Times, Ward…Read More
Train Derailments Are All Over the News, So Let’s Talk About Them
If you, like so many other people, feel like there have been a lot of train derailments lately, you should know that’s not quite accurate. The truth is that there are a lot of train derailments every year – they just don’t always get the kind of coverage that we’ve been seeing as of late.…Read More
Social Security Uses Outdated Labor Data to Deny SSDI Claims
It is a nightmare scenario for so many working age people: You are diagnosed with an illness or suffer an injury so debilitating that you are no longer able to do your job. Suddenly, in addition to concerns about your health, you are unable to support yourself and your family, and face the likelihood of…Read More
What Is the Role of an Expert Witness in My Personal Injury Case?
Expert witnesses. Just the title carries a certain gravitas. However, unlike a regular witness who has first-hand knowledge of the incident in question and simply shares with the court the facts of what he or she saw or heard, an expert witness instead shares their opinion regarding various details of the case. Expert witnesses typically…Read More
What Is the Adjudication Process for Workers’ Compensation in Pennsylvania?
Suffering an on-the-job injury or job-related illness and being left unable to work – even temporarily – can be scary and stressful. Not only are you concerned for your health and perhaps wondering how you will cover your medical expenses and your usual bills, but now you have to deal with a workers’ compensation claim.…Read More
Is the Safety of Self-Driving Cars a Myth?
Car accidents happen every day. Several times a day, actually, and they are often the result of driver error. Even the most responsible, well-trained, and well-intentioned driver can cause an auto accident. But what if you or your loved one suffers injuries in an accident that was not caused by a person – but by…Read More