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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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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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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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Duck Boat Drownings

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

Seventeen people were killed in a tragic drowning incident in Missouri when their “duck boat” was capsized in a sudden storm, as reported by CNN. The storm came on quickly, according to witnesses, and the boat was unable to get to shore in time, battling the waves and wind with its weak motor. DUKW… Read More »

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The Dangers of Autonomous Cars and Current Autonomous Features

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

The United States is one of the most dangerous developed nations, if not the most dangerous developed nation, in which to ride a bike or walk. In fact, it is also one of the most dangerous developed nations to drive in a car as well, with a fatality rate per 100,000 licensed drivers of… Read More »

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Recent Norovirus Outbreaks

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

More than 500 visitors to a Tennessee zipline canopy tour have reported serious gastrointestinal illnesses, with symptoms similar to those of the norovirus, according to CNN. Some of these visitors have tested positive for this virus, which causes diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, malaise, stomach pain, fever, and muscle pain, according to the Mayo Clinic. Symptoms… Read More »

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Philadelphia Woman Beaten on the Beach By Police in Show of Excessive Force

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

A New Jersey police officer was filmed punching an unarmed 20-year-old woman from Philadelphia in the head and neck as he held her to the ground in an attempt to arrest her for failing to comply with his questioning, as shown by Vice News. The woman was suspected of underage drinking on a New… Read More »

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Filing a Toxic Tort Against Your Landlord

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

Were you informed of lead-based paint, asbestos, or other toxic substances when you began renting your apartment or home? Landlords are required by Pennsylvania law to disclose this information, and if they kept it a secret, they may be held liable for your damages. Asbestos and lead are two lethal substances that can cause… Read More »

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