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Are Property Owners Required to Clear Snow and Ice in Pennsylvania?

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

The Supreme Court in New Jersey has recently overturned a decision in a slip and fall case that rested on the question of who is liable to clear snow on a business’ premises. Premises liability law in New Jersey is very similar to the laws in Pennsylvania, which is why all Pennsylvanians should take… Read More »

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Defective Drugs Cause Serious Harm, and Patients can Seek Compensation

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

In late January, United States District Judge Wendy Beetlestone of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania allowed a lawsuit against drug manufacturers to proceed. Multiple pharmaceutical companies were named in the suit that centered around Injectafer, a medication used when a patient suffers from an iron deficiency. The claim against the manufacturers states that Injectafer… Read More »

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What Makes a Strong Personal Injury Case?

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

After an accident, victims are dealing with severe injuries, often cannot return to work, and have a mountain of medical bills. Sometimes after these accidents there is compensation available to help accident victims, but a person needs to have a very strong case in order to claim it. So, what makes a strong personal… Read More »

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Common Questions About Wrongful Death Claims

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

In December the family of a cardiologist’s patient was awarded $6.3 million in a wrongful death lawsuit. A jury made this decision after finding that a cardiologist failed to properly diagnose the patient’s heart disease, leading him to suffer a fatal heart attack while he was out jogging.  The story shows how families can,… Read More »

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Victims of Crime May be Able to Sue Over Negligent Security

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

On November 4, a fight broke out in a McDonald’s. The fight began when a man started making disparaging comments about a woman eating dinner with her husband.  An argument erupted and three employees, along with another woman, became involved before the fight moved outside. During the incident, the husband claims he was struck… Read More »

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What are Third Party Claims for Workplace Injuries?

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

In early November, a federal court dismissed a case against a lift manufacturer. The lawsuit was filed by family members of a worker who claimed that he died on the job due to defective equipment. He had been using the lift to replace light bulbs in a parking garage when he became crushed between… Read More »

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Who can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Pennsylvania?

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

A 56-year-old man was working on his front-loader at his home when the hydraulic unit at the front of the machine became dislodged and pinned him against the equipment. He died at the scene. How the front of the machine became dislodged is unknown at this time. However, if it’s found that the equipment… Read More »

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Tips for Dealing with the Insurance Company After a Crash

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

After a car accident, you will likely have to deal with an insurance company.  It’s important to remember that the negligent driver’s insurance company does not have your best interests in mind and they’ll use many tactics to reduce, deny, or delay your claim. For this reason, it’s important to follow the below tips… Read More »

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AAA Finds Pedestrian Detection Systems Don’t Work

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

Manufacturers are making their vehicles a little safer every day. With blind spot detection systems, rear-view cameras, and more, safety features have certainly come a long way from air bags and seat belts. Now though, AAA has conducted a study that has found troubling statistics on the pedestrian detection systems found in cars. In… Read More »

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Who Pays for a Rental Car After an Accident?

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

Car accidents are not only frightening and confusing, they’re also inconvenient. Even if you do not sustain serious injuries as a result of the crash, you will likely have to live without your own car for a little while. Even minor crashes can result in damage that will keep your car in the repair… Read More »

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