The Haggerty Law Blog

Welcome to the Haggerty & Silverman personal injury law blog and news updates.
Posted on March 17, 2016 in Personal InjuryComments Off
are you an unsafe driver quiz

Are You An Unsafe Driver? [Quiz] How would you rate your driving skills? According to an Allstate Survey, the majority of Americans (64 percent) rate themselves as “excellent” or “very good” drivers. But, they don’t view other drivers as being so great. In fact, Americans gave an “excellent” or “very good” rating to only 29 percent […]

Posted on February 10, 2016 in Car Accidents, Personal InjuryComments Off
winter car crashes

Winter Car Crashes [Infographic] Have you ever driven in the snow? While freshly fallen snow can look pretty, it can quickly become annoying when it affects roads. Driving on snowy or icy streets is difficult and dangerous. Slippery road conditions are to blame for thousands of winter car crashes each year. Even if you have […]

Posted on January 5, 2016 in Personal Injury, Product LiabilityComments Off
toy-related injuries infographic

Hazardous Toys Were you ever injured while playing with a toy as a kid? Whether you fell off your bike and scraped your knee or hurt your eye with a flying object from a toy, you are not alone. Toy injuries are common. In fact, over 250,000 children suffered toy-related injuries in 2014 alone. Some injuries are […]

Posted on December 31, 2015 in Personal InjuryComments Off
pedestrian safety in lancaster county pennsylvania

New Projects Aim to Improve Lancaster Pedestrian Safety Pedestrian safety is of the utmost importance. In the past, roads were designed with motor vehicles in mind. But now, many pedestrians and cyclists use the road as well. Sidewalks, well-defined crosswalks, and bike lanes can make roads safer for pedestrians and cyclists. Designing streets that consider […]

Posted on November 4, 2015 in Medical Malpractice, Personal InjuryComments Off
open-heart surgery

1,300 WellSpan York Hospital Open-Heart Surgery Patients at Risk for NTM Infection   *UPDATE 11/10/15 Penn State Hershey Patients Also at Risk for NTM A second Pennsylvania hospital, Penn State Hershey Medical Center, has reported NTM infections in three of its open-heart surgery patients. Two of the patients infected have died, but the hospital has […]

Posted on May 1, 2014 in Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Product LiabilityComments Off
Pennsylvania Trampoline Accident Lawyers

One of America’s favorite pastimes is baseball. Yet when it comes to home recreational activities, there’s another old time favorite. Trampolines. The trampoline was invented back in 1887 to help firefighters catch people trapped in burning buildings. In 1936, two gymnasts created the modern day trampoline sold all over the world today. When a consumer […]

Posted on January 15, 2014 in Personal Injury, Product LiabilityComments Off

How much is too much? The FDA has issued a warning that too much Acetaminophen may lead to liver damage. This may sound like old news, but in fact, the FDA has recently come to this conclusion after several new studies were conducted. When you’ve had surgery, dental work or have been injured, many doctors […]

Posted on December 11, 2013 in Product LiabilityComments Off
high chair recall lawyers

High chair injuries have increased in the past 10 years by 22% according to a Clinical Pediatrics study. The blame was directed at parents who supposedly were not following the safety instructions and proper operations of the high chairs. Making matters worse, there are still high chairs in use that have failed safety tests and […]

Posted on December 4, 2013 in Car Accidents, Truck Accidents, Wrongful DeathComments Off
Pennsylvania wrongful death lawyers

Accepting the death of a loved one is always difficult. The empty, cold feeling doesn’t get any better when you realize that the negligent actions of others contributed to their early departure from life. That’s what Timothy Gunther has had to deal with for years. That is until recently when he was awarded $3.8 million […]

Posted on October 7, 2013 in Lancaster NewsComments Off

The Mourning Light Foundation continues to help families cope with the loss of a child and educate teens on the consequences of high risk behaviors. They also advocate for bringing driver education classes back to schools. Always consistent in their message, this foundation is based on hope and helping families rocked by tragedy. The members […]