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How To Calculate the Costs of Future Medical Care

Published on Dec 23, 2022 in Personal Injury.

People who suffer paralysis, amputation, cognitive impairment, or other catastrophic injuries typically require medical care for the rest of their lives. Even less-permanent injuries like broken bones and burns can require months or years of treatment and therapy. This often amounts to tens of thousands of dollars in bills. If you were hurt suddenly and […]

How Is Nursing Home Abuse Investigated?

Published on Nov 11, 2022 in Nursing Home Abuse.

The decision to place a loved one in a nursing home is never easy. However, depending on a parent’s or grandparent’s illness, injury, or severity of their condition, a nursing home is often the safest place for them to be. Residential nursing home facilities provide services (including round-the-clock care) that Pennsylvania families are simply not […]

How To Inform an Insurance Company About an Accident

Published on Nov 9, 2022 in car accidents.

After you’ve been in a car accident in Williamsport, conversing with your Pennsylvania auto insurance company is the last thing you want to do. However, it’s necessary to report the accident as soon as possible. Read on to learn more about how to inform an insurance company about an accident you were involved in. Our […]

Defining the Term “Gross Negligence” in Pennsylvania

Published on Oct 14, 2022 in Personal Injury.

Negligence is a fundamental legal concept in personal injury law. It describes a failure to uphold a duty to keep others safe—and instead acting in such a way that someone is harmed. When a person is injured in an accident caused by negligence, they have the right to take legal action against the party responsible […]

How Often Do Fatal Motorcycle Accidents Happen?

Published on Oct 14, 2022 in Motorcycle Accidents.

Motorcycle accidents are often deadly. This sentiment is well-known throughout the motorcycle riding community in Pennsylvania, but do you know how often fatal motorcycle accidents happen? Unfortunately, the number of fatal motorcycle crashes is on the rise in our state. Losing a loved one is never an easy experience. However, if your family member was […]

Common Causes of Rollover Accidents

Published on Sep 14, 2022 in car accidents.

You often see rollover accidents in movies, but may wonder if they happen in real life. These serious car crashes do happen all the time here in Williamsport and across Pennsylvania. While they’re perhaps more common among certain vehicles, they can involve almost any of them and often result in severe injuries and fatalities when […]

What Do Workers’ Compensation Benefits Cover?

Published on Sep 14, 2022 in workers' compensation.

The Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation and Occupational Disease Acts makes it mandatory for employers in PA to carry workers’ compensation insurance. Workers’ comp insurance exists to provide financial benefits to workers who are injured, acquire an illness, or experience the worsening of a health condition due to their employment. But getting these benefits after an on-the-job […]

5 Summer Road Hazards to Watch Out for When Driving

Published on Aug 12, 2022 in car accidents.

The summer season is the time of year when Pennsylvania residents enjoy the warm weather and soaking up the sun. Kids are generally out of school, college students are home on break, it’s prime weather for construction crews to chip away at their to-do list, and residents and tourists alike travel up and down the […]

What Are Crumple Zones and How Do They Work?

Published on Jul 11, 2022 in car accidents.

Crumple zones are an important safety design that limit car accident injuries and reduce the number of vehicular fatalities. While a crushed crumple zone might make the aftermath of an accident look especially severe, it is more likely an indication that a vehicle performed as designed. Drivers and passengers alike are more likely to survive […]

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Pennsylvania Car Seat Laws

For over 60 years, motor vehicle crashes were the single leading cause of death for children in the United States. Only in very recent years has firearm injuries overtaken the top place, with car crashes remaining in the leading first or second positions in the past few years of research. Following all Pennsylvania car seat […]

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10 Safety Tips for Your Next Family Outing

Planning a day out for your family? At Stapp Law, LLC, we want everyone to be safe when exploring Williamsport, Lycoming County, or anywhere else in Pennsylvania. That’s why we’ve compiled our top 10 safety tips for your next family outing.

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Who Bears Liability in a Slip and Fall Accident?

Most of us are so focused on completing our task at hand that we don’t take extra time to look for every potential hazard in our path. However, not doing so comes with some downsides, one of which includes the risk of slipping and falling and getting seriously hurt. You may be surprised to learn […]

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