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Do You Have to Report Minor Car Accidents in Pennsylvania?

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

It’s common knowledge that after a major car accident that involved serious injury or death, you must phone the police and report it. However, many of the car accidents that happen every day on Pennsylvania roads are only minor. Do you have an obligation to report these accidents? When reporting any car accident, you… Read More »

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What is the Crime of Burglary in Pennsylvania?

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

In early June two Pennsylvania men were arrested for stealing a golf cart from a Poconos resort. In addition to the golf cart, the pair also stole several electronics, clothing, and DVDs. They are now facing charges of burglary. The crime of burglary is often misunderstood in Pennsylvania, and many mistake it for the… Read More »

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Wrongful Death FAQs

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

In early May, U-Haul of Pennsylvania was found guilty of causing a propane gas explosion in a food truck in 2014. During the incident, a woman died, along with her daughter that was in the truck with her. Before the guilty verdict was handed down, U-Haul had already settled a wrongful death lawsuit out… Read More »

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What’s the Law on Shoplifting in Pennsylvania?

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

In the middle of March this year, the Delaware Police were looking for a Philadelphia woman suspected of shoplifting across a number of states. She was one of three suspects the police were looking for in relation to theft of over $4,000 in goods from a Nordstrom store. If caught, she will likely face… Read More »

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Tricks the Insurance Company Uses Against You

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

If you have to file a personal injury claim, there is a good chance you’ll have to deal with an insurance company. Whether it’s the insurance company of a negligent store owner,, or someone’s homeowners’ insurance after you’ve been hurt by a dog bite, these companies often get involved when a personal injury occurs…. Read More »

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What are Defenses to Arson in Pennsylvania?

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

It was at the end of April that two fires broke out in Bethlehem Church in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The man accused of setting the fires recently waived his right to a preliminary hearing. Upon leaving the courtroom, the man admitted to setting the fires, stating that he was “mad at God.” He now faces… Read More »

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How Does the Juvenile Criminal System Work in Pennsylvania?

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

In late May, three juveniles were arrested after they allegedly assaulted a man and tried to rob him along Pennsylvania Avenue. They were between the ages of 12 to 14. Due to the fact that these were children and not adults, they will likely be tried in juvenile court. So, how does the juvenile… Read More »

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A Medication Error is Medical Malpractice

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

Medication is an important part of recovery for those that have just had medical treatment, or are suffering from certain conditions or injuries. However, medications contain chemicals that affect a person’s brain and bodily functions. When they are prescribed the wrong medication, the wrong dosage of medication, or any other error is made, it… Read More »

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