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Recovering Damages For A Traumatic Brain Injury

By van der Veen, Hartshorn, and Levin |

Traumatic brain injuries, commonly referred to as TBIs, are very common after car accidents, workplace accidents, and slip and falls. Despite the fact that by their very nature these injuries are classified as traumatic, many people still think they are only very minor. A recent study shows just how untrue that is. The study… Read More »

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FAQs About Megan’s Law

By van der Veen, Hartshorn, and Levin |

Recently, a Lock Haven man was charged and now faces up to 34 years in prison for posing as a 19-year-old to meet younger girls. The man, who is 26 years old, started an online relationship with a 16-year-old and asked her to send him sexually explicit photos before arranging to meet her in… Read More »

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Everything You Should Know About Bicycle Laws In Pennsylvania

By van der Veen, Hartshorn, and Levin |

Pennsylvania is open for business once again, and people are starting to emerge from their homes and continue on with a new normal. That means that more people are out on the streets, and that includes bicyclists. Cyclists are at great risk when they are on the road and even when wearing a helmet,… Read More »

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What Is Sexual Assault In Pennsylvania?

By van der Veen, Hartshorn, and Levin |

Recently, a man was arrested after sexually assaulting a woman in the bathroom of a super market in York Township. The man allegedly pushed the woman into the bathroom and tried to force himself on her before running away on foot. He is now facing charges of indecent assault, attempted rape, and sexual assault…. Read More »

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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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