TopDog Law | Famous Rapper Falls During Performance

Last weekend, 27-year-old rapper Post Malone suffered an injury while performing at his concert in St. Louis. A video from the incident shows him falling through a trapdoor on the stage mid-song and rolling over in pain. The trapdoor used to transport stage equipment was left open during the performance, causing the rapper to fall.

He laid on the stage grimacing in pain as medical personnel came to his aid. However, he ended up returning to the stage ten minutes later and finishing the show. Shortly after the performance, he went to the hospital where doctors confirmed that he bruised three ribs.

Fortunately, Post Malone is feeling okay and will likely be able to finish the rest of his tour. In many cases, however, a bad fall can impact your ability to work or comfortably carry out daily tasks. Some of the worst slip and fall accidents can lead to serious injuries that require surgery or physical therapy.

If you or a loved one suffered a slip and fall due to dangerous conditions on a property, it’s important to seek medical treatment and to contact a lawyer. At TopDog Law, we want to help you receive the compensation you deserve for your pain and suffering. Call 800-215-7211 or send us a message for a consultation.

TopDog Law | What to do After a Car Accident

Car accidents are incredibly traumatic and disorienting. The most serious car accidents can lead to death or severe injuries that impact your ability to work or continue with day-to-day life. Also, there are several expenses after a car accident that heavily burden individuals and families.

If you are involved in a car accident, here is a step-by-step guide of what to do:

Contact the police. The police will create an accident report, which is very important for your claim.

Collect as much information about the other driver as possible. This includes name, contact information, license plate number, and insurance information. In the event of a hit-and-run car accident, try to grab a picture of the driver’s license plate number. It is also helpful to collect the names and phone numbers of any witnesses of the accident.

Seek medical treatment for your injuries and keep track of all medical visits and records. It’s important to see a doctor right after the accident even if you feel fine because some injuries may not show up for several days afterwards.

Lastly, contact an attorney to assist you. The good news is that you do not have to handle the aftermath of a car accident alone. An experienced attorney will guide you through what is often a very confusing process.

Our personal injury lawyers at TopDog Law are here to simplify this process for you. Do not hesitate to reach out if you or your loved one are involved in a car accident. Call (800) 215-7211 or send us a message for a free consultation.

TopDog Law | Man Dies After Being Punched by Bouncer

Eric Pope, 41, died on Saturday the 23rd after a bouncer punched him outside of Tabu Lounge and Sports Bar. Pope was escorted out of the bar around 1 am on April 16th when the bouncer allegedly punched him in the head. He fell to the ground and went unconscious.

The bouncer dragged him out to the sidewalk and left him unattended before he was rushed to Jefferson University Hospital in critical condition. Tabu staff insisted that the bouncer was not an employee of the bar and instead was an employee of a third-party security company.

Unfortunately, this is not an isolated incident with the security company. In fact, Mainline Private Security has had a host of lawsuits since 2020 for similar incidents. A lawsuit in 2020 accused a bouncer of punching a patron in the head as he was leaving Voyeur Nightclub. The injured person was hospitalized, and the bouncer was found guilty of assault.

The bouncer turned himself in to the police on Thursday, April 28th and will face a third-degree murder charge. One of the owners of the bar said the assault did not occur on their property. The managers insist that authorities were called right after the incident, and they will fully cooperate with the investigation. 

For more information on this story, click here. If you or a loved one need assistance with a personal injury case, TopDog Law is here to help. Please call our office at 800-215-7211 or send us a message here.

TopDog Law | Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Center Sued For Sexual Assault

Thirteen former Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Center attendees are filing a lawsuit against the center. The lawsuit states that between 2004 and 2014 they were assaulted by staff. The youngest victim was only eight years old.

Philadelphia law groups Saltz, Mongeluzzi, and Bendesky, along with TopDog Law, are the two firms representing complainants in the Devereux lawsuit, Jane Doe (X.X.) vs. Devereux Foundation, Inc. This lawsuit is believed to be the largest survivor-group complaint filed against Devereux to date. Kristen Feden of Saltz, Mongeluzzi, and Bendesky commented “… they were sexually abused by the very people who were supposed to protect them.” Feden also stated that Devereux was aware of the abuse and did nothing to prevent it.

The President of Devereux, Carl Clark, apologized for the abuse and said that all facilities will remain open while undergoing these investigations. Devereux leaders claim that safety measures have improved and safeguards have been put in place to prevent future abuse. Despite those claims since 2018, there have been four staff members charged with sexual abuse of more than ten children.

We are aware of the long-term effects that a place like Devereux leaves on someone, and we want to help. TopDog Law is taking claims from former Devereux attendees. If you or someone you know has suffered from Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Center, contact us immediately. Call us at 800-215-7211 or send us a message to speak with someone and get a free consultation.

TopDog Law | Wrongful Conviction Leads To Exoneration

Jahmir Harris, 31, was exonerated last month after serving eight years in prison after a wrongful conviction of murder in 2012.

An extensive investigation into Harris’s Post Conviction Relief Act petition exposed that there had been Brady violations during the trial, Harris was not the shooter, and that the DAO was investigating the suspect who the evidence points to as the actual shooter. In January 2021, at the conclusion of an evidentiary hearing, the Court granted Harris’s PCRA petition, and a new trial was constitutionally mandated.

During the new investigation, the Commonwealth requested expedited proceedings to get Harris released from prison; the request was denied even though the court knew another individual was at fault for the murder.

The Court granted the motion to exonerate Harris on March 12th after conducting two additional hearings.

TopDog Law wants the public to know how seriously we take wrongful convictions. It is devastating to all parties involved when there is a mistrial. If you or someone you know has been wrongfully convicted, TopDog wants to help. Call us at 800-215-7211 or send us a message to speak with someone and get a free consultation. 

TopDog Law | Maternal Mortality Rates Increase in 2019

Data shows that in 2019 maternal mortality rates in the U.S. spiked, with major disparities in age and race. It was found that black people die from pregnancy-related causes at a higher rate than non-Hispanic white people and Hispanic people.

The World Health Organization defined maternal death as “the death of a woman while pregnant or within 42 days of pregnancy termination, regardless of the duration or site of pregnancy, and from any cause related to pregnancy or its management.”

Assistant Professor, Rose Molina, MD, MPH, said the increase in death proves the vast inequities between racial and age groups. She also said the mortality rate is similar to that seen in low-income countries.

Public officials have finally begun acknowledging this huge issue. In December 2019, the former U.S. Surgeon General released a Call to Action to try to resolve the problem. Along with the call to action, the House of Representatives called the maternal mortality rate a “national disgrace,” and demanded action to lessen the number of annual mortalities. Their goal was to increase the number of midwives, reduce racial disparity, and increase access to mental health assistance.

Molina claimed that despite the increased awareness of this issue, the medical community must continue examining racial disparities and policies that shape the experiences of patients who are pregnant or dealing with postpartum transition.

Contact TopDog Law if you feel there was a wrongful death due to medical negligence. Call us at 800-215-7211 or send us a message to speak with someone and get a free consultation. 

TopDog Law | Intoxicated Driver Causes Car Accident

An intoxicated driver in Northampton Township, PA caused a major accident on March 28th, 2021 when he tried to pass a car and then crashed head-on into a second car. After the head-on collision, he was then hit by the car he tried to initially pass. This accident caused a car carrying four 17-year-old girls to catch fire. A bystander saved all the girls, but their conditions range from serious to life-threatening.

The police say the intoxicated should not have been driving at all. Not only was he intoxicated, but he was in the country on an expired work visa with a UK license. He is facing felony charges and being held with a $10 million bail. 

If you ever find yourself in an accident of any sort, TopDog Law is here to help. Our Philadelphia personal injury lawyers are trained to help you get back on your feet. Call us at 800-215-7211 or send us a message to speak with someone and get a free consultation. 

TopDog Law would like to remind everyone to never drink and drive, no matter what. We also want to send out thoughts and prayers to everyone affected by this accident.

TopDog Law | Allegations Continue To Come Forward About Former Philadelphia Detective Philip Nordo

Former homicide detective, Philip Nordo, was accused in 2019 of sexually assaulting male witnesses and intimidating them to keep them quiet during criminal investigations. To this day, new accusations are still coming out.

Philip Nordo was fired in 2017 after allegations were made stating that he paid a key witness. Two years later the accusations of assault were made public after a long investigation into the ex-detective. The charges included counts of rape and sexual assault.

If you or someone you know has been attacked in any way by former detective Philip Nordo, contact TopDog Law immediately. We are taking these cases very seriously and want to help his victims through this hard time. Additionally, if you believe there was a wrongful conviction and Philip Nordo was on the case, reach out to us so we can get to the bottom of it.

TopDog Law’s Philadelphia lawyers are trained to get you compensation for your pain and suffering through difficult times. Call us at 800-215-7211 or send us a message to speak with someone and get a free consultation.

TopDog Law | Uber or Lyft Accidents

So what happens when your Uber or Lyft gets into an accident and you’re the passenger? TopDog Law takes these cases on to get you the best compensation that you deserve.

It can be scary when you’re in a strangers car and it gets into an accident. But don’t worry; Uber and Lyft drivers are required to have insurance to cover everyone involved. For example, Uber maintains auto insurance on your behalf to cover third parties in case the driver’s insurance does not apply. Their insurance can cover up to $100,000 depending on the accident.

But what if you’re hurt? The first thing you need to do is have a medical professional check you out. Once you confirm that you’re okay, contact TopDog Law and give us all the information that you can about the accident.

Every case is different, but TopDog wants to help! Our Philadelphia accident lawyers are trained to help you understand what’s happening and get you back on your feet after an accident. Call us at 800-215-7211 or send us a message to speak with someone and get a free consultation.

TopDog Law | What is a Personal Injury Lawyer?

TopDog Law is a practicing personal injury lawyer in Philadelphia. But someone might ask “what is a personal injury lawyer?” The American Bar Association defines personal injury law as “designed to protect you if you or your property is injured or harmed because of someone else’s act or failure to act… the one who caused the injury or harm compensates the one who suffered the losses.” 

So what kind personal injury can TopDog Law handle? Motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractices, slip and falls, sexual abuse, and wrongful conviction. TopDog also takes on class action suits such as Glen Mills School where much abuse was occurring and Gerber Baby Food where metals and lead were found in the food. 

If you or someone you know needs a personal injury lawyer, TopDog Law is the place to go. Our Philadelphia lawyers are trained to help and get you the compensation you deserve. Call us at 800-215-7211 or send us a message to speak with someone and get a free consultation.

TopDog Law | SEPTA Bus Collision

A car collided with a SEPTA bus in West Philadelphia at North 44th Street and Lancaster Avenue on February 10th, 2021, leaving a driver in critical condition. The police reports say the impact of the crash was so strong that it knocked the trolley off its tracks. TopDog Law is always prepared to help when there is a car accident.

Firefighters worked several minutes trying to free the driver from the car. Once freed, they took the driver to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

Additionally, the trolley driver was taken to the hospital due to neck and back pain. Thankfully, he was in stable condition.

So what happens when an accident involves public transportation? Despite popular belief, those injured can be compensated for their pain and suffering. This is where TopDog Law comes in! Our Philadelphia accident lawyers are trained to help you get back on your feet. Call us at 800-215-7211 or send us a message to speak with someone and get a free consultation. 

TopDog Law | Three Speeding Accidents Result In Injuries And Fatalities

Three accidents that occurred on March 25th, 2021 are under investigation after multiple fatalities in under an hour. Philadelphia police say speed was a major factor in all three. If you ever find yourself in an accident, call TopDog Law ASAP.

The first incident was in the Callowhill section of Philadelphia. An SUV was traveling at a high speed when the driver lost control, leading them to hit a pole and then a cement wall. The driver and passenger were taken to the hospital in serious condition.

Later the same night, a tractor-trailer overturned on the westbound side of the Ben Franklin Bridge in Old City, causing several lanes to shut down. The truck lost control which caused it to flip on its side according to the police report. No word yet on the driver’s condition.

Around the same time as the tractor-trailer accident, there was an out-of-control driver that crashed in the Parkside section of the city. The driver of a Chevrolet Impala crashed after driving at a very high rate of speed. Unfortunately, the driver did not survive the accident.

Car accidents happen all the time, but TopDog Law wants to remind you to drive safely to avoid injury or death. If you ever find yourself in an accident of any sort, we are here to help. Our Philadelphia personal injury lawyers are trained to help you get back on your feet. Call us at 800-215-7211 or send us a message to speak with someone and get a free consultation. 

TopDog Law would like to pass along our thoughts and prayers to everyone affected by these unfortunate car accidents.

TopDog Law | Drunk Driver Kills Passenger And Injures Others

After a night of drunk driving, a car went off the road and hit a pole in Northeast Philadelphia. The accident left one dead and three injured. So far, no charges have been filed but the crash is still under investigation.

It’s hard to know what the next steps should be after an accident, but at TopDog Law we are trained to help. Call us at 800-215-7211 or send us a message to speak with someone and get a free consultation. We frequently travel to meet clients at their homes or the hospital if they are unable to make it to any of our easy-to-access locations throughout the Philadelphia region.

The car accident lawyers at TopDog Law would like to pass along our thoughts and prayers to everyone affected by this unfortunate accident.

TopDog Law | What Is Medical Malpractice And Do I Have A Case

The American Bar Association defines medical malpractice as “negligence committed by a professional health care provider… whose performance of duties departs from a standard of practice of those with similar training and experience, resulting in harm to a patient or patients.”

So what’s a good example of that? It could be a misdiagnosis leading to permanent injuries or death, surgical errors resulting in permanent injuries, lack of aftercare giving someone an infection, disregarding the patient’s history, and more. Unfortunately, this is a common practice in the health system but TopDog Law is here to help you.

If you or someone you know might have a medical malpractice case, call TopDog Law at 800-215-7211 or send us a message for a free consultation and to find out what your next steps should be. We will take care of you and find you the best solution for your trials and tribulations.

TopDog Law | Two Car Collision Puts Two In Hospital

TopDog Law was made for accidents like this one that occurred in Philadelphia. A car accident is under investigation after a two-car collision between a GMC and Toyota on January 9th, 2021. The accident happened near 8th Street and Germantown Avenue in North Philadelphia.

The GMC struck the Toyota while going very much over the speed limit. The GMC caused the Toyota to hit a parked vehicle and the GMC fled the scene. After leaving the crash, the GMC then hit a light pole and flipped. The GMC driver went to the hospital in critical condition and the Toyota driver in stable condition.

It can be such a challenging time after an accident, but our Philadelphia car accident lawyers at TopDog Law are trained to help. If you or a loved one has suffered from a car accident in Philadelphia, we want to help you. Call us at 800-215-7211 or send us a message to speak with someone and get a free consultation. We will help you get your settlement money and help you get back on your feet.

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