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Common Mistakes To Avoid In Your Personal Injury Claim

By van der Veen, Hartshorn, and Levin |

Car accidents, medical malpractice, and slip and falls are just a few ways in which innocent accident victims become hurt every year. After an accident caused by the negligent actions of another person, accident victims are often able to claim compensation that can help offset the financial burden of the injuries. Unfortunately, some common… Read More »

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Is Abandonment A Defense To Burglary?

By van der Veen, Hartshorn, and Levin |

Recently, a man pleaded guilty to third-degree burglary after it was found that he  broke into an empty home. After the act, law enforcement found the man at a motel and in his luggage were the stolen clothing, checkbooks, and jewelry. The story is an interesting one because the home was not occupied at… Read More »

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Understanding Punitive Damages In Pennsylvania

By van der Veen, Hartshorn, and Levin |

After an accident, many people know that they can file a claim against the negligent party to recover damages such as medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering. These types of damages are known as compensatory damages because they are intended to compensate you financially and make you whole again. Another, rarer, type… Read More »

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Proposed Bill Would Make It Harder For Students And More To Claim Damages Related To COVID-19

By van der Veen, Hartshorn, and Levin |

Recently, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed House Bill 605. Although it is not law just yet, it poses many problems for students, teachers, and anyone else that visits an educational facility and is exposed to the COVID-19 virus while there. If passed, anyone that contracts COVID-19 due to exposure in an educational facility… Read More »

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There Are Defenses To Fleeing A Police Officer

By van der Veen, Hartshorn, and Levin |

Recently, Pennsylvania State Police announced they have found the vehicle an 18-year-old allegedly used to hit a trooper in Lancaster County days before. The police stopped the vehicle for a traffic infraction and the passenger inside the vehicle moved into the driver’s seat and fled the scene. The suspect is still at large and… Read More »

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The Different Degrees Of Kidnapping In Pennsylvania

By van der Veen, Hartshorn, and Levin |

The Pennsylvania police have been searching for a man accused of kidnapping and rape since the beginning of May. It was at that time that the man visited the home of a woman he met on a dating site. After she answered the door, he told her to get into his car or he… Read More »

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Common Questions About Personal Injury Law In Pennsylvania

By van der Veen, Hartshorn, and Levin |

If you have been hurt and you think it was due to someone else’s negligence, you have a lot of questions. You may know you can file a lawsuit against someone if you are hurt by their carelessness, but do not know what to expect or how to do it. Below are some of… Read More »

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Four Common Questions About Stalking In Pennsylvania

By van der Veen, Hartshorn, and Levin |

Police in the Philadelphia area have been searching for a man wanted in three sexual assaults over the past week. Recently, a woman told news outlets she had been stalked by someone and after seeing the footage released, she knew it was the same man. The story has people in Philadelphia and the surrounding… Read More »

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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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