All posts by John W. Sutton, III.

Are School Buses Safe?

Riding a school bus is generally known to be a safer option than riding in a vehicle. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, or NHTSA, believes that school transportation vehicles should be as safe as possible. This is why NHTSA safety standards for school buses are specifically regulated and designed to be safe. Are School…. Read More

Can Social Media Be Used in a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

In this day and age, social media is a big portion of each of our lives. Even following an accident or injury, many individuals post on their social media to update their friends and family members, living near and far, of their current status. As social media is becoming a prevalent force in most people’s…. Read More

Summer Biking: Tips for Keeping Yourself Safe

As the heat creeps in and the sun shines longer, many people throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey will take to their bikes for transportation, recreation and more. With school out, more and more children will be venturing out into the warm summer air with their friends. This increase in bike traffic, unfortunately, also means an…. Read More

Protecting Your Teen Driver from the 100 Deadliest Days

The summer is approaching fast. As finals approach for many school-aged children and the promise of a few months of sun and fun looms ever more enticingly on the horizon, we are also approaching a time of danger for young drivers. Memorial Day kicks off a period known as the 100 deadliest days for teenage…. Read More

Do I Need to Report Minor Vehicle Accidents?

Let’s say you’re in a fender bender and looking at your bumper, there’s hardly a scuff on it. The other driver isn’t injured and doesn’t seem phased by the damage. Before you both agree to go your separate ways and decide not to report to the police, consider the following reasons as to why you…. Read More

Common Causes for Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle accidents may not be as common as other vehicle accidents, but they are more likely to result in serious injuries or death. The most common reasons these accidents occur usually involve someone else’s negligence. It is possible for an injured motorcyclist to file a lawsuit against a negligent driver. These lawsuits could potentially earn…. Read More

Who is Liable if a Cyclist Hits a Pedestrian?

Whether at an intersection, sidewalk, or even park path, pedestrians run the risk of being hit by negligent cyclists. Sometimes the victims end up with severe injuries and may consider filing a personal injury claim to help pay for damages. The rules of liability, however, may not be well known since these accidents are so…. Read More

Is an Employer Liable for an Employee’s Bad Acts?

Companies can be held liable for the injuries of coworkers, clients, or strangers caused by an employee’s bad behavior. Legally referred to as respondeat superior, employers are held responsible for the actions of their employees, but only if the employee is acting within the scope of employment. This means that the employer can only be…. Read More

3 Types of Common Elderly Abuse in Nursing Homes

No one wants to believe that a caretaker would harm their elderly patients. However, with over 16,000 nursing homes operating across the nation, one of the unfortunate results is patients being forgotten, neglected, or even abused. If you’re worried that an elderly loved one is being abused, watch out for these three types of common…. Read More

What to Do If You Get Severely Burned

First aid or treating the wound should be the first thing on your mind when you get burned. Burns are painful, can be more severe than what it may look like on the surface, and can become infected without proper treatment. If you do get burned, follow these basic tips for identifying and treat burns…. Read More