800.300.0909

Call Us For Free Consultation

 

Blog

Law De > Blog

Philadelphia workers not getting enough sleep?

Need a Nap?If you are feeling a little tired on the job you’re not alone as in a recent study, nearly half of workers surveyed indicated they weren’t getting enough sleep at night.  Fatigued workers defined as those only getting around five hours of sleep are nearly as prone to injury as someone driving under the influence of alcohol.  A reasonable sleep for most people is about 8 hours per night and anyone getting less than 7 hours is adding to their risk of accident and injury to themselves and others.A study was done in 2016 by the National Safety...

Continue reading

The importance of auto insurance

The importance of auto insurance and the three types of minimum coverage required by law If you drive a passenger vehicle, the law requires you to have auto insurance.If you cause an accident, you may be held liable for any financial losses sustained by the other party.  An insurance company will help you cover these expenses.  These losses could go deep into your pocketbook in the event you have to cover not only property damage but medical expenses, lost wages, and noneconomic damages such as pain and suffering.  In the absence of an adequate insurance policy, your assets could be seized...

Continue reading

Have you used talcum powder and if so are you at risk?

It is hard to imagine that the issue of ovarian cancer in women is being caused by the use of talcum powder.   If you’ve been watching the television or listening to the radio at all these days, you must have heard about it in either an advertisement from a law firm or perhaps in coverage from your local or national news.  The fact of the matter is that use of talcum powder this is a real and big matter.   If you used talcum powder regularly you should be vigilant and see your physician to get tested.   Dr. Daniel W. Cramer...

Continue reading

Types of Medical Malpractice During Birth

The birth of a child should be one of the happiest times of your life, but what happens when the doctor makes a preventable mistake that harms you or your child? Medical malpractice comes in many forms, but malpractice during childbirth is one of the most common. Childbirth-related medical malpractice happens when the doctor, hospital or other medical professionals behave negligently and cause:Injury to the mother or child Wrongful pregnancy Wrongful birthBirth Injuries and Medical Malpractice Most birth-related cases of medical malpractice result in harm to the child or mother. These injuries may occur during pregnancy or childbirth when the...

Continue reading

Truck Driver Fired for Following Safety Guidelines Gets Help from OSHA

truck accident lawyers wilmington de

A truck driver who was worried he could not complete a delivery from Massachusetts to New Jersey and back without violating federal safety regulations and putting himself and other drivers at risk came up with his own solution to make the delivery on-time while complying with regulations. His employer, NFI Interactive Logistics Inc., fired him. Investigation By OSHA on Truck Driver Firing Truck accident lawyers Wilmington Delaware looking into the firing the truck driver for following safety regulations, the trucking company violating anti-retaliation provisions of the Surface Transportation Assistance Act, according to an investigation by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). OSHA...

Continue reading

Drowsy Driving: Fact vs Fiction

truck accident lawyer in wilmington

The personal injury law firm of Edelstein Martin & Nelson has spent decades representing people and family members of victims of commercial truck accidents and we know that drowsy driving is one of the greatest threats on the road. - See more at: http://delaware-trucking-lawyer.com/drowsy-driving-fact-vs-fiction/#sthash.040qotWn.dpufA recent report by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA)(1) found nearly 5,000 people die in drowsy driving traffic accidents every year and anywhere from 10% to 20% of truck accidents involve a driver who is tired. According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, drowsy drivers are responsible for 17% of all fatal car accidents.Driving while...

Continue reading

Chicken Truck Accident Shuts Down Southbound Lanes of Route 1

Police reopened Route 1 in Smyrna following a crash involving two tractor trailers. One of the trucks was hauling live chickens.The accident happened just before 4 am on Wednesday, October 12 in the southbound lanes close to exit 119.According to Cpl. Jeffrey Hall, a spokesman for the Delaware State Police, one truck overturned in the collision but neither driver was hurt. The chicken trailer spilled onto the highway, spilling a load of live chickens over a quarter-mile stretch of road. Take Alternate Route Motorists were advised to use U.S. 13 as an alternate route. One lane was reopened by 8:30 am and...

Continue reading

Self Driving Trucks Will Hit the Roads in 2017

While many thought self-driving technology would remain in the realm of consumer cars for some time — after all, self-driving cars are still being tested in limited markets — the technology could become a big part of the future of trucking. Silicon Valley Start-Up Called Otto A Silicon Valley start-up called Otto, which was started by former Google employees who were involved in the company’s self-driving car project, has started testing their self-driving technology on three Volvo commercial trucks equipped with radar, cameras, and spinning laser sensors. By May 2016, the trucks had already logged more than 10,000 miles. - See more at: http://delaware-trucking-lawyer.com/self-driving-trucks-will-hit-roads-2017/#sthash.RQ7dx2Ei.dpufBeginning...

Continue reading