Visitors to State College are entitled to protection if they stay at one of its hotels. Innkeepers must take reasonable steps to protect their guests from harm or face the consequences of a premises liability lawsuit. Hotels have the duty of reasonable care of being vigilant and protecting their guests from foreseeable risks. This includes protection from injuries and
Many news stories of motor vehicle accidents end with a statement that the incident is “under further investigation.” Unfortunately, the results of the further investigation are rarely published. In a rare exception, the National Transportation Safety Board has announced its preliminary conclusions of a probe into a deadly bus-truck accident on I-70 near Mount Pleasant.
After a heavy snowfall, drivers in the Penn State area may be cautious to avoid ice and snow on the road. However, snowfall isn’t limited to the roadways. For those who keep their car outside, a heavy snowfall can completely cover their vehicle. Some of these people will take care to clear their car of
Despite the fact that the United States Senate was conducting an impeachment trial of President Trump, the most newsworthy event of the past weekend was the death of basketball legend Kobe Bryant in a helicopter crash in southern California. The news of the crash that killed eight people in addition to Bryant reverberated from the California hills
All motor vehicle accidents seem to have their own unique elements of tragedy. A recent collision between a pedestrian and Pittsburgh Port Authority bus invokes the tragedy of a young life cut short and the emotional loss suffered by her family. The victim was walking along De Soto Street near the University of Pittsburgh campus at approximately
This blog recently discussed certain aspects of the helicopter crash that killed former basketball star Kobe Bryant. We observed that Bryant’s family and the families of the other eight persons who died in the crash may have claims for wrongful death. That crash occurred in California, and the legal claims of the decedents’ families will