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CarHeadInjury

The Importance Of Seeking Medical Attention After An Accident

By van der Veen, Hartshorn, and Levin |

Recently, a Pennsylvania man was in his horse drawn buggy when it was struck by a driver that had a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) well over the legal limit. Immediately following the crash, the victim said he was not injured, although his horse was killed as a result. Later, after the man agreed to… Read More »

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Can You Use Self-Defense In Pennsylvania?

By van der Veen, Hartshorn, and Levin |

Recently, a man was found not guilty of criminal homicide. The man was involved in a marijuana deal that ended in gunfire and one person dead. The man faced charges of criminal homicide and several counts of attempted criminal homicide. During trial, his lawyer argued that the prosecution did not fully prove their case… Read More »

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How To Report Nursing Home Abuse In Pennsylvania

By van der Veen, Hartshorn, and Levin |

Federal and state law both outline many rights and protections for nursing home residents. Under Pennsylvania’s Adult Protective Services Act, all nursing home residents in the state have the right to be free from abuse, exploitation, and neglect. Still, too many nursing home residents suffer at the hands of negligent or malicious caregivers every… Read More »

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As DUIs Decrease, Here Are Three Things You Need To Know About The Law

By van der Veen, Hartshorn, and Levin |

When the pandemic first began in early 2020, it was thought there may be fewer car accidents in total, and even fewer drunk drivers. According to a recent announcement from the Pennsylvania State Police, that prediction turned out to be true. In their statement, law enforcement said they made 18,412 DUI arrests in 2020,… Read More »

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Debunking Common Myths Surrounding Dog Bites

By van der Veen, Hartshorn, and Levin |

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of postal service workers that have become the victims of dog bites makes up approximately 1.15 percent of the total workforce for the United States Postal Service. In 2020, Pennsylvania made up for 291 of those dog bite incidents, and those only involved postal service… Read More »

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What Is The Statute Of Limitations For Murder?

By van der Veen, Hartshorn, and Levin |

A story recently emerged from Carbon County that has many people relieved, and has others asking questions. In early April, state police reported that they had solved a cold case dating back to 1976. The case involved a girl that at the time was nicknamed “Beth Doe” because police could not identify her. The… Read More »

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Are Passengers Ever Liable For Car Accidents?

By van der Veen, Hartshorn, and Levin |

Imagine this. You are driving down the road headed for a night out with your friends. On the way to your destination, one friend turns the music up really loud and they all start singing along. Perhaps even one friend grabs the wheel. Soon after, you get into an accident. After determining that everyone… Read More »

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When Is Burglary A Federal Crime?

By van der Veen, Hartshorn, and Levin |

In most cases, burglary is charged as a state crime. However, as three brothers just found out, there are times when a person may face federal charges. Recently, the three young men first tried to break into gun store in Bethel Park. When the crowbar they used triggered the burglary alarm, all of the… Read More »

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Filing A Wrongful Death Lawsuit After A Criminal Death

By van der Veen, Hartshorn, and Levin |

Losing a loved one is always devastating, but it can stir up even more anger and frustration when the loss of life was due to a criminal act. That is what the family of a woman learned after her husband shot her in the head while she was sleeping. Now, over three years since… Read More »

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What Is Prohibited Possession Of A Firearm?

By van der Veen, Hartshorn, and Levin |

During a recent arrest, two Lehigh County residents were charged with a number of drug and firearm offenses, including 14 counts of possession of prohibited firearms. The man and woman charged were both convicted felons. The offense of prohibited possession of a firearm is a very serious one in Pennsylvania, and not everyone has… Read More »

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