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Who Is Liable For Lead Exposure?

By van der Veen, Hartshorn, and Levin |

Thousands of homes in Pennsylvania contain lead and when children are exposed to it, either during their early years or even in utero, it causes serious problems with their development. In the Commonwealth alone, over 8,000 children suffer from lead poisoning every year. The actual number is likely even higher than that due to… Read More »

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How To Ensure Your Pool Is Safe This Summer

By van der Veen, Hartshorn, and Levin |

While pools do offer a refreshing way to cool off when you want to beat the heat, they also pose a number of dangers. If someone is hurt in your pool, you could be held liable for paying damages such as their medical expenses, lost income, loss of earning capacity, and more. To ensure… Read More »

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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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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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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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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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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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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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