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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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What is a Birth Injury?

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

The birth of a child is a milestone that parents look forward to with much excitement. Unfortunately, there are times when medical errors are made either during pregnancy, labor, or delivery that turn a joyous event into one of tragedy. These mistakes often result in birth injuries, which can cause permanent harm to the… Read More »

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When is a Hospital-Acquired Infection Medical Malpractice?

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

Patients visit a hospital when they are sick and need treatment to get better. Unfortunately, that doesn’t always happen. Sometimes a person is admitted into a hospital only to find that they contract another illness. This is often the case with hospital-acquired infections, which can be deadly. When these infections develop, it can result… Read More »

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How and When to Use Police Reports in Your Car Accident Case

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

After you’ve been in a car accident and are trying to secure compensation from your own insurance company or another driver’s, you may wish to use the police report. The report, written moments after the crash, can help indicate that another driver was at fault, as an officer will include that information. It will… Read More »

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The Risk of Using Social Media After an Accident

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

Everyone is on social media these days, and it’s what many turn to when something happens in their lives. This is sometimes the case after an accident, too. Maybe you simply wanted to share news of your injuries, or maybe you wanted to post some pictures from a time before the accident. Whatever the… Read More »

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Medical Diagnostic Errors are Medical Malpractice

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

When people are sick, they visit a doctor and place a lot of trust in that physician. Patients believe that the doctor will determine what sickness they are suffering from, and quickly get them on the road to recovery. Unfortunately, that doesn’t always happen. Millions of people are the victims of medical diagnostic errors… Read More »

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