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Should teens turn off the radio when driving?

It is something that you probably do all the time: listening to music when you drive on Pennsylvania roads. It is so natural and normal that every vehicle comes from the factory with a stereo built in. As you drive, you may not even give a second thought to the radio. Sometimes, you may flip through the channels or change the song. You may lower or raise the volume. In general, though, you do not give the radio much thought. However, have you considered how the radio may impact a new driver?

What is comparative negligence?

Personal injury cases usually involve one person who was injured by another person's actions. Sometimes, though, the blame does not fall on just one person. In some cases, the injured person may hold some responsibility for his or her injury. The Pennsylvania General Assembly explains that under the law when the injured person holds some of the responsibility for his or her injury, it is comparative negligence.

What are third-party claims?

If you have in a car accident or someone suffers an injury on your Pennsylvania property, you will have to deal with insurance companies. During the course of your dealings, you may hear about a third-party claim. This can be confusing if you do not understand insurance industry lingo. However, do not worry, this type of claim is perfectly normal.

What are fuel loads and what can I do about them?

Whether you are the owner of a public building in Pennsylvania or just your own home, you should be aware the dangers that fuel loads can pose. A fuel load is anything that can catch fire and fuel an existing inferno. If fuel loads are allowed to exist, they can help a fire spread, cut off existing lines of escape and produce dangerous fumes that may cause a person to succumb and die.

Pennsylvania woman sues manufacturer of faulty implant

A 60-year-old woman in Pennsylvania claims that both she and her husband sustained injuries due to a faulty vaginal mesh implant she received in 2007. The product's manufacturer reportedly ignored warnings that it could cause pain and injury and put the product on the market in 2005 without approval from the Food and Drug Administration. The woman is now suing the pharmaceutical company for knowingly releasing a faulty product. 

What duty of care do you owe to visitors?

People may be coming and going on your property in Carnegie all the time. As a property owner, it is your responsibility to ensure that they remain safe while there. Yet just how far does that responsbilty extend? The answer to that question depends largely on what type visitor a person found on your land is determined to be. While you (and one who is is injured while on your property) may not currenlty understand such formalities, they may go a long way in protecting you in the event if a liability claim. 

Reduced acceptance of autonomous vehicles

Most people in Pennsylvania are likely to agree that the ability to improve safety on the road would be something they are interested in. However, just what form that improved safety comes in may not be something that just anyone is actually interested in or willing to embrace. Autonomous vehicles are one innovation that has been touted to have the ability to reduce accidents, thereby improving safety yet it seems that most consumers are not ready to hand over control of their vehicles just yet.

How does the FDA check the safety of medications?

When you are prescribed a medication by a doctor in Pennsylvania, you probably trust that the medication will help you and not cause you further harm. It is in the nature of our government that drugs are carefully screened before you can get your hands on them. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is responsible for this drug screening and approval process.

How can I babyproof my home for guests?

If you are having visitors to your home in Pennsylvania, it is always a good idea to make sure there are not any issues that could lead to an accident for which you would be liable. For example, you want to fix broken steps on the porch and make sure the rug in the hall isn't rolling up or slipping. However, when your guests will be bringing a baby or toddler, you may want to go an extra step and babyproof your home to prevent accidents.

How can I stay safe at music festivals?

Warmer weather ushers in the beginning of the music festival season in Pennsylvania. If you are someone who enjoys music and loves concerts, then you may be scheduling in some of these festivals as part of your summer activities. Music festivals bring together large groups of people and various artists. It can be fun and exciting, but it can also be dangerous. Staying safe at a music festival is partly your responsibility. Here are some tips that can help you avoid trouble when you attend.