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There are Many Potential Defendants in a Truck Accident Case

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

Trucks cause some of the worst crashes seen on Pennsylvania’s roads. Contrary to what many people think, these accidents are very different from collisions that involve two smaller vehicles. The injuries are much more serious and accident victims often find it challenging to determine which party was liable for the crash. In truck accident… Read More »

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The Who’s Who In PhillyLabor Show – July 28th, 2020

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

The Who’s Who In PhillyLabor Show Pain and Wellness hour with Sonny Banks Attorney van der Veen sat down for this awesome interview on WWDB-AM.  This interview highlights Michael van der Veen’s amazing energy and passion.  Attorney Banks and Attorney van der Veen are members of the same Mutual Admiration Society.  Attorney van der… Read More »

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What to Know About Suing the Government in Pennsylvania

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

On June 27, 2018, a one-year-old crawled onto a window ledge in an apartment building and fell 30 feet to the ground below. Now his parents are filing a lawsuit alleging wrongful death. The lawsuit names the local housing authority and other parties who manufactured the windows and locks and managed the property. The… Read More »

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Medical Malpractice and COVID-19

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

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals throughout Pennsylvania and the rest of the country have been overwhelmed in their attempt to treat so many patients while trying to stop the spread. Most of these healthcare facilities, and the medical staff within them, deserve to be applauded for the excellent care they provide… Read More »

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Can You Sue if You Contract COVID-19 at Work?

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

In early May, the family of a worker at a meat processing plant filed a lawsuit against the company in Philadelphia. The suit alleges that the company was negligent in their safety practices and that their negligence resulted in the death of the worker. As an essential service, the plant has been open throughout… Read More »

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Lawsuits Involving Nursing Homes Spike During COVID-19

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

The current COVID-19 pandemic has brought public health issues, economic issues, and even legal trouble for many. Lawsuits involving PPP loans have emerged and workers have sought to sue their employers for unsafe work conditions. Now, many nursing homes are also facing lawsuits, and so is the Pennsylvania Department of Health. Today, anyone with… Read More »

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Can Parents be Held Liable for Their Children’s Actions?

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

When pondering the question of whether parents can be held liable for the actions of their children, the offense in question is typically a minor one, such as bullying or shoplifting. Now, a couple in Philadelphia is seeking to hold the parents of a young man liable for the wrongful death of their son…. Read More »

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Do You Have Rights if You Are a Passenger in a Car Crash?

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

At the end of February, a man was criminally charged with a DUI-by-marijuana after he lost control of his vehicle and hit two other vehicles. In addition to the DUI charges, he also faces charges of involuntary manslaughter due to the fact that he was carrying a passenger at the time that died as… Read More »

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What to Do After a Slip and Fall Accident

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

When you fall in a store, hospital, restaurant, or anywhere else, there is a good chance that you will feel embarrassed and want to call as little attention to yourself as possible. However, this is actually not the best course of action. Like any other personal injury, the steps you take immediately following an… Read More »

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People Hurt by an Intoxicated Person May be Able to Sue Under the State’s Dram Shop Laws

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

There are a number of consequences that can come from having too much to drink at a bar or other establishment. A person could get into an accident on the way home and, if the crash is severe enough, could even injure someone or kill them. When this happens, many drivers think that they… Read More »

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