The Pennsylvania Supreme Court will hear a case this spring questioning whether or not a franchisor is liable for injuries sustained by an employee of a franchisee.
In general, you can't sue a person who attempts to help you after you've been injured, even if in trying to help you, he or she injures you further. These rules are often called 'Good Samaritan' laws, and they serve to provide legal immunity to people who attempt to offer voluntary assistance in an emergency situation.
A slip-and-fall accident was the motivation behind a recent lawsuit. A Pennsylvania woman has filed a suit against a grocery store after she says she was injured while shopping. She and her husband are asking for compensation of over $50,000 and her husband is claiming loss of consortium after her slip-and-fall accident.
A Pennsylvania man was injured on someone else’s property while carrying out a job he was hired to complete. The damage he has experienced could keep him from continuing in his present occupation. In the personal injury lawsuit he is filing, he is requesting over $150,000 to compensate him for the mutilation that occurred when he was injured on someone else’s property.
A Pennsylvania man has filed a personal injury suit against Lowes Companies, the corporation that owns the home improvement warehouse. The personal injury suit was filed after an incident in one of the company's stores where the man maintains that he was injured on someone else's property. The plaintiff is requesting over $50,000 in compensation to cover legal and medical fees.
Two Pennsylvania families who were once close are no longer so because of an incident that triggered a personal injury suit. The personal injury suit was filed by the parents of a young girl who was seriously wounded while visiting the house of the defendants. The compensation amount received will not only pay for legal and medical fees, but will be used for the injured girl's higher education.
A teenage girl from Pennsylvania is suing the United Field Hockey Association in a personal injury claim. The girl asserts she was injured the second day of a national tournament held indoors at a convention center in another state. The personal injury claim comes after several plastic surgery procedures that have been necessary to repair damage received during a game.
A Pennsylvania policeman is filing a personal injury suit against Target and two unnamed men. The unnamed men, referred to as John Doe offenders, are being sued for assault and battery while the suit against Target is for negligence and recklessness. The plaintiff is asking for over $75,000 in compensation for the personal injury sustained.