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Parking Lot Injuries Caused by Poor Maintenance

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

Parking lots can be dangerous. While our initial fear may be rooted in parking lot and parking garage robberies and rapes, the main cause of injury and death is actually motor vehicle collisions. These crashes involve collisions with others cars, cyclists, pedestrians, and motorcyclists, and they are not always the sole fault of the… Read More »

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Destructive Devices

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

Destructive devices that appeared to be pipe bombs were recently sent to CNN headquarters, as well as the homes of Bill and Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and billionaire investor George Soros, as reported by CNN. All of the bombs were intercepted before they were opened by the intended recipients, and no one was hurt…. Read More »

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New Protest Laws Are Popping Up All Over the Country

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

We are living in a new age of American protests. From Women’s Marches, Black Lives Matter, ANTIFA, and DAPL pipeline resistance movements, to Unite the Right, various “Alt. right” or white supremacist groups, and anti-abortion groups, there are protests occurring nearly every week in every state. The right to protest is protected in the… Read More »

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Filing a Lawsuit Against a Municipality For a Traffic Collision

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

In almost all personal injury cases, individuals or businesses injure other individuals. Whether it involves a traffic collision, slip and fall in a premises, or a product liability cases, the usual culprit is another individual or a company. However, this may not be the case in your scenario. Occasionally, municipalities, or even more rarely,… Read More »

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Use of Video Footage and Social Media in Personal Injury Claims

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

Nearly everyone is equipped with a camera everywhere they go. In just the last two years, 90 percent of all data that humans have ever created in history was generated, according to Forbes. Much of this takes the form of videos and images, the latter amount being increased by 1.2 trillion still images every… Read More »

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I Know That I Am Innocent; Do I Still Need an Attorney?

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

There is an unfortunate misconception that if you are charged with a crime and you know that you are innocent, then the mistake will eventually be realized by police, the prosecutor, the judge, or the jury, and you will be set free after being offered a sincere apology. The truth could not be more… Read More »

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Hereditary Genetic Testing and its Role in Criminal Prosecutions

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

DNA testing has allowed a breakthrough in criminal prosecution. Not only can it be used to identify suspects who police believe may have committed the crime, but it can be used to vindicate other suspects who, in fact, had nothing to do with the offense. Retroactive DNA testing has been used to free hundreds… Read More »

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Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit Against a Social Host

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

Pennsylvania has some of the most strict laws governing alcohol of any state. For instance, liquor and wine can only be sold in 600 state-run stores, according to Time. While inconvenient for some, alcohol laws are designed to not only curb alcoholism, a disease that affects one in eight Americans according to The Washington… Read More »

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Emotional Distress Damages

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

Being injured in a car collision, as a pedestrian, or walking in a store and slipping on an unmarked puddle can all bring serious physical injuries. We are all aware of this, as everyone has experienced some degree of physical pain before. As such, when most people think about a personal injury lawsuit, they… Read More »

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Does Pennsylvania Have a Stand Your Ground Law?

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

Self Defense and Duty to Retreat Under 18 Pa. C.S.A § 505, it is legal to use physical force, deadly force even, if you reasonably believe that there is an immediate threat against you or someone else, and that force is the only way to stop the perpetrator. In the past, Pennsylvania and most… Read More »

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