June 07, 2017
On May 25, Andy Stern and Elizabeth Crawford obtained an arbitration award of $95.6 million for a Philadelphia woman catastrophically injured in the 2013 Market Street building collapse. It was the largest-ever personal injury recovery for a single person in Pennsylvania history. It followed a 17-…
February 13, 2017
Now that the civil trial into the 2013 Center City building collapse is over, an arbitrator will be tasked with the job of dividing $227 million among the families and survivors of the 2013 tragedy. That was the amount of a settlement reached last week between attorneys for defendants including the…
November 17, 2016
It happens more than 5,000 times each year, or 14 times every day, across the United States. A child falls from a window and is hurt badly enough to require treatment in an emergency room, with about one-fourth of those children injured badly enough to remain hospitalized. Some suffer injuries that…
September 16, 2016
Preventable injuries are the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. Only heart disease, cancer, and chronic lower respiratory disease claim more lives than injuries that could have been prevented. Throughout our lives, we are exposed to unnecessary risks. Learn what you are most at…
January 03, 2016
"If you see something, say something." That's the slogan endorsed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in the wake of international terrorist violence. But it's not just people who have been exposed to bloody public atrocities who can relate to the "see something, say something" philosophy…
December 04, 2015
Kline & Specter led all law firms with the most large verdicts and settlements in Pennsylvania, according to the latest report by PaLaw released this week. Kline & Specter had five of the Top 50 – all five being jury verdicts – and with four results in the Top 25. The largest verdict won…
October 06, 2015
Some law firms get their clients reasonable compensation for a personal injury. But not all lawyers are mindful of the broader social impact in the form of policy changes, product improvements, infrastructure repairs or medical device advanced that can result from their work. At Kline &…
July 14, 2015
Now that the warm weather is upon us, many people will be visiting amusement parks, carnivals, boardwalk piers, theme parks, and state fairs. Unfortunately, if the rides or attractions are not maintained or operated properly, it can lead to accidents causing severe injuries such as traumatic brain…
July 01, 2015
The Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that there were 104,691 hospital emergency room visits due to trampoline injuries last year. The injuries were cuts, bruises, fractures, concussions, traumatic brain injuries, broken necks and paralysis. They were also aware of 22 trampoline related…
June 24, 2015
About three million workplace injuries occur each year, with the Occupational Safety & Health Administration reporting about 4,500 workplace deaths occur from sudden traumatic injuries. Some occupations inherently have a higher rate of employee injury and death than others; government…