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The city of Altoona is home of the Altoona Curve baseball team which is part of the Double A Eastern League and affiliated with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Many residents of the city love coming to the ballpark on nice summer evenings to watch their favorite local team and have a great time. Also, the city is home to the Altoona Symphony Orchestra, which is over seventy five years old.
If you need to file a lawsuit in Altoona, you should consider talking to one of the many experienced Altoona lawyers who are available to represent you. These attorneys can represent you in many areas of law including divorce, child custody, alimony, wills and estates, DUI, personal injury, car accidents, and more.
A judge is currently considering a lawsuit filed against the Tour de ‘Toona, a bicycle race, by one of the participants who was injured in the 2005 race. During the race, which goes around the city of Altoona, the plaintiff was coming up to a turn when her bicycle slipped out from underneath her and she slid into a ditch by the side of the road. On impact, she shattered several of her vertebrae and is now paralyzed from the waist down. She is contending that the Altoona race officials knew of the danger and should have erected hay barriers on the side of the road. The officials are contending that bicycle racing is an inherently dangerous activity and that the participant had signed two liability waivers before competing.
When you go to file your lawsuit that arose in Altoona, you will likely have to file your complaint in the Blair County Court of Common Pleas, which has the power to hear both criminal and civil cases. A local attorney can help you gather all the necessary evidence for your case.
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