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Give Yourself the Best Chance of Getting Your Charges Dropped

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

If you have been arrested for a crime you did not commit, you may think that an investigation will be done, law enforcement and the prosecution will realize they got it wrong, and justice will prevail. Unfortunately, there is a good chance that will not happen. Law enforcement and the prosecution are not on… Read More »

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Understanding Damages for Pain and Suffering in Car Accident Claims

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

According to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, there were nearly 80,000 people that were injured in car crashes in 2018. Although that sounds like a lot, the number of people injured on the state’s roads in 2018 was one of the lowest numbers since 1950. Still, every one of those people injured in car… Read More »

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Common Airbag Injuries

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

Airbags are quite effective. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, using an airbag, along with a shoulder belt, reduces the risk of death by 61 percent in frontal collisions. Using a seatbelt alone reduces the risk of death by 50 percent, while only using an airbag reduces the risk of fatality by… Read More »

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In Pennsylvania, Car Theft Goes by Many Names

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

Auto theft happens quite often in Pennsylvania, but there are several different types of auto theft offenses a person may face if they steal someone else’s vehicle. The main crimes related to stealing vehicles in the state include theft, carjacking, and joyriding. Although all of these crimes carry harsh penalties, including jail time, some… Read More »

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Melvin Prince Johnakin Suit Supports Candidate Rights

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

van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin has filed a suit against the state of Pennsylvania on behalf of Melvin Prince Johnakin supporting his right to run for office without obtaining signatures during the pandemic. Attorney van der Veen and the entire team are ardent supporters of free, fair and open elections.  The firm… Read More »

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There are Many Potential Defendants in a Truck Accident Case

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

Trucks cause some of the worst crashes seen on Pennsylvania’s roads. Contrary to what many people think, these accidents are very different from collisions that involve two smaller vehicles. The injuries are much more serious and accident victims often find it challenging to determine which party was liable for the crash. In truck accident… Read More »

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The Who’s Who In PhillyLabor Show – July 28th, 2020

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

The Who’s Who In PhillyLabor Show Pain and Wellness hour with Sonny Banks Attorney van der Veen sat down for this awesome interview on WWDB-AM.  This interview highlights Michael van der Veen’s amazing energy and passion.  Attorney Banks and Attorney van der Veen are members of the same Mutual Admiration Society.  Attorney van der… Read More »

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Underage Drinking and Large Groups a Problem During the Pandemic

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

The coronavirus pandemic has impacted everyone in Pennsylvania. During this very challenging time, people cannot work and kids cannot go to school and socialize with their friends. However, firefighters recently broke up an all-night party in the woods in rural Pennsylvania. The party-goers were all minors and many of them were drinking alcohol. Members… Read More »

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