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Tyler Tomlinson is a Shareholder and member of the Accident & Personal Injury Group of Stark & Stark. Mr. Tomlinson concentrates his practice in wrongful death cases and has recently handled several high profile cases in Pennsylvania.

Dogs are one of our most trusted and loved companions, and there are millions of dog owners in America. While pets can be cute and cuddly, they can also attack and cause injury to their owners and others. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that dogs bite 4.5 million people each year.
Pennsylvania Dog Bite Law:

The state of Pennsylvania’s laws regarding dog bites hold the owner of the dog liable for certain damages depending upon the circumstances. As such, the victim of the dog bite will fall into a specific category, and will be able to file a suit to recover compensation depending upon the category into which he or she falls.
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Yesterday Governor Tom Corbett signed a law that toughens the penalty for hit and run violations, a change pushed forward by a tragedy involving a 5-year-old boy.
“Nothing will ever heal the loss Kevin’s family endures, but we hope this law, which will invoke his memory, will bring some measure of justice to drivers who cause such devastation,” Corbett said.

The measure increases the mandatory minimum prison sentence for fleeing the scene of a fatal accident. The charge has carried only a one-year minimum, but “Kevin’s Law” would put the penalty on par with the three-year sentence for a DUI homicide.
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In a study performed by the Center for Injury Research and Policy of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, it was found that a high number of injuries happen to children when shopping carts are involved.

The study calculated between 1990 and 2011, about 66 children were treated in emergency rooms throughout the country every day following a shopping cart-related injury. That means a child is injured in an encounter with a shopping cart every 22 minutes.
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Kids say and do stupid things. But a daughter’s Facebook post may be the worst of all time. According to the Miami Herald, Patrick Snay, 69, was the headmaster at Gulliver Preparatory School in Miami for several years. In 2010, the school did not renew his contact. Snay sued his former employer for age discrimination and won a settlement of $80,000.
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