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Philadelphia shootings

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

Philadelphia Law Enforcement Increases Focus On Crimes Involving Firearms A 38 percent decline in the number of shootings reported in Philadelphia in the past 10 years should signal an overall decline in firearm-related crimes, but this does not appear to be the case. Of the homicides committed in the city, 83 percent of them… Read More »

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Construction workers at risk for injury during cold weather

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

Winter months pose additional hazards for Pennsylvania construction workers exposed to freezing temperatures Construction workers face many work-related hazards that can cause injuries. Winter months in Philadelphia bring extremely cold temperatures, along with snow and ice, to add to the dangers normally associated with outdoor construction work. According to the Centers for Disease Control… Read More »

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Cyberbullying on the rise

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

Criminal Prosecutions Targeting a Rise in Cyberbullying Make Representation by Premier Philadelphia Criminal Defense Lawyers Essential The world has certainly changed when a leading topic under discussion is bullying. The fear of losing your lunch money to the bully in the schoolyard has given way to the use of smart phones and social media… Read More »

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Identity theft on rise at holidays (and how to stay protected)

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

Premier Philadelphia Criminal Defense Attorneys Offer Advice to Protect Yourself From Becoming a Victim of Identity Theft This Holiday Season Identity theft is a serious criminal offense victimizing almost 7 percent of the population each year According to the federal government, the crime of identity theft was responsible for $5 billion in losses to… Read More »

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What to do if you’ve been involved in a car accident

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

What to do After a Car Accident What you do or don’t do after a car accident may jeopardize your right to recover damages or expose you to liability There are nearly 120,000 miles of highways and roads in Pennsylvania used by a growing number of motor vehicles to travel around the state for… Read More »

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Driving The Wrong Way Accidents on The Rise

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

Statistics Support Deadly Threat Posed by Wrong Way Accidents and the Need for a Tough Minded Philadelphia Personal Injury Attorney Wrong way driving accidents may offer hope of compensation recovery for injured victims or the families of victims killed They account for three percent of motor vehicle accidents, but wrong way collisions have a… Read More »

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District Attorney Considers Manslaughter Charges Against Caitlyn Jenner for Her Role in Fatal Crash

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

Hollywood celebrities are constantly in the public eye, so it is no surprise that significant media attention has centered on Caitlyn (formerly Bruce) Jenner’s involvement in a multi-car accident earlier this year that left one person dead and others injured. The accident occurred on February 7, 2015, along California’s Pacific Coast Highway. Jenner, who… Read More »

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Prominent Philadelphia Law Firm, van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin, Adds Skilled Personal Injury Attorney Francis O’Neill to Team

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

Tenacious advocate for accident victims, attorney Francis O’Neill brings superior skills and dogged determination to Philadelphia’s leading personal injury law firm. Philadelphia, PA. — Philadelphia’s foremost personal injury and criminal defense firm, van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin, recently added notable attorney Francis O’Neill to their team of experienced injury attorneys. O’Neill will… Read More »

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Attorney Michael T. van der Veen discusses Philadelphia Amtrak train derailment on local news station KYW

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

The recent Amtrak train derailment left Philadelphia residents with many unanswered questions. In the aftermath, local news radio station KYW turned to trusted Philadelphia train derailment attorney, Michael T. van der Veen, for answers. Attorney van der Veen was called upon to be the voice of reason as Philadelphia and the nation tried to… Read More »

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Why Hire a Philadelphia Accident Attorney?

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

Whether you realize it or not, your judgment is completely altered after an accident. It is hard to think clearly about all of the consequences of your actions or words after you collide with another automobile. Saying something as reflexive as saying you are sorry might be used against you to prevent you from… Read More »

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