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Multiple DUI Convictions Can Have Devastating Effects

By The Law Offices of Michael T. Van Der Veen |

The more DUIs a person accumulates, the harsher the punishments and fines. Drunk driving does not only cause dangerous collisions, leaving others hurt and wounded; it can also cause irrevocable harm to your reputation, career, and personal life. If you have been charged with a DUI offense and already have prior DUI convictions, you… Read More »

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Identity Theft

By The Law Offices of Michael T. Van Der Veen |

As technology continues to expand, we share our private lives more and more online. This leaves the door wide open for identity theft. Almost every aspect of most of our lives is shared online. What restaurant are we dining at, who we are with, when is our next vacation. We share these updates mindlessly…. Read More »

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Bicyclist Injuries

By The Law Offices of Michael T. Van Der Veen |

A 24-year-old bicyclist was killed by the driver of a garbage truck in City Center in late November of last year, according to The Inquirer. The driver and the cyclists were heading the same direction when the driver suddenly made a right turn in front of the cyclist. The victim was pronounced dead by… Read More »

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Philadelphia Homicide Rates Linked to Opioids

By The Law Offices of Michael T. Van Der Veen |

The numbers are in for 2017, and police and criminal experts are confused. Overall crime rates are low, just like they were in 2016, but there were over 300 homicides. This is the first time since 2012 that the city had more than 300 murders, according to The Inquirer. Typically, homicide rates are in… Read More »

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Skiing Injuries

By The Law Offices of Michael T. Van Der Veen |

According to ABC News, five skiers were injured at the Tussey Mountain ski resort when a chair lift slid backwards on the cable, hitting the one behind it, which in turn hit the one behind it causing a chain reaction of piled up chairlifts dozens of feet in the air. A total of five… Read More »

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Arson

By The Law Offices of Michael T. Van Der Veen |

Two were recently killed in a Philadelphia fire when a building collapsed on the 2200 block of North Colorado Street, according to Fox News. One victim included a firefighter who was pinned under debris when the building collapsed. Two other firefighters were injured battling blazes that lasted for almost two hours. While no news… Read More »

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Defective Design Product Liability

By The Law Offices of Michael T. Van Der Veen |

Consumers have the right to presume that a product available for use and sale is safe for its intended purposes. When a defective design causes injury to a consumer the consumer has the legal right to seek damages for any injuries. A skilled Philadelphia product liability attorney can help you bring a claim to… Read More »

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Figuring Out Arson Sentencing – What’s the Difference?

By The Law Offices of Michael T. Van Der Veen |

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary defines arson as: “[t]he willful or malicious burning of property (such as a building) especially with criminal or fraudulent intent.” Each year Pennsylvania police agencies receive around 1,500 reports of arson. Seventy percent of these arson crimes go unsolved or explained in some other fashion outside of criminal charges. Obviously, these statistics… Read More »

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The Crime of Theft

By The Law Offices of Michael T. Van Der Veen |

The crime of theft has both minimal and severe punishment and relies heavily on the value of the stolen property. The attorney you choose to defend you is very important because you could be facing harsh prison terms and fines. You need an experienced and dedicated Philadelphia theft attorney to fight on your behalf…. Read More »

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Pedestrian Safety Tips

By The Law Offices of Michael T. Van Der Veen |

Pedestrian face many dangers when walking beside a road. A person may be the unfortunate victim of a vehicle accident or truck collision. It is important for pedestrians to be mindful and attentive when on foot. Motorists often do not see pedestrians because they can be easily overlooked. Drivers hold the burden of watching… Read More »

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