Because a tenant is an occupier of property, the tenant is liable for all dangerous conditions or activities that are conducted on the property just as any other occupier of property would be. However, the tenant is only liable for areas over which he or she has control. The tenant is not responsible for areas… Continue reading TORT LIABILITY OF TENANTS


Transportation Law: Private Motor Vehicles: Traffic Regulation In addition to rules regarding parking a motor vehicle, starting and stopping a motor vehicle, signaling and turning a motor vehicle, and the right-of-way of a motor vehicle, most vehicle and transportation codes contain other driving rules with regard to motor vehicles. Such rules include railroad crossings, mountain… Continue reading MISCELLANEOUS DRIVING RULES


Torts: Transportation Torts: Motor Vehicles A pedestrian generally has a right-of-way in a crosswalk. A motor vehicle driver is required to yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian in a crosswalk, even if the driver has a green light. If a pedestrian control signal is working and is in the “walk” position, the pedestrian has the… Continue reading RIGHTS AND DUTIES OF PEDESTRIANS

Attorney Malpractice Liability to Non-Client

In the course of an attorney’s representation of a client, he may commit legal malpractice with respect to his prosecution, defense, or appeal of the client’s action or his preparation of transactional documents for the client. Lowenthal & Abrams Philadelphia medical malpractice attorneys‘s actions may constitute legal malpractice if he fails to use the skill,… Continue reading Attorney Malpractice Liability to Non-Client

The Jones Act – Negligence Claims

Negligence Claims An injured seaman may sue his employer for damages under the Jones Act if the employer’s negligence contributed to the seaman’s injury. Under the Jones Act, the seaman is only required to prove that the employer’s negligence was a cause, however slight, of the seaman’s injury. Because of this “slight negligence” standard, a… Continue reading The Jones Act – Negligence Claims

Tort Law – Generally

Apart from legislation granting a right to sue for a specific harm, personal injury law generally consists of tort law and the civil procedure for enforcing it. This article discusses the words used to describe those who commit torts and how tort law is a particular collection of accepted legal theories for suing people for… Continue reading Tort Law – Generally