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Wrongful Death FAQs

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

In early May, U-Haul of Pennsylvania was found guilty of causing a propane gas explosion in a food truck in 2014. During the incident, a woman died, along with her daughter that was in the truck with her. Before the guilty verdict was handed down, U-Haul had already settled a wrongful death lawsuit out… Read More »

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Tricks the Insurance Company Uses Against You

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

If you have to file a personal injury claim, there is a good chance you’ll have to deal with an insurance company. Whether it’s the insurance company of a negligent store owner,, or someone’s homeowners’ insurance after you’ve been hurt by a dog bite, these companies often get involved when a personal injury occurs…. Read More »

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A Medication Error is Medical Malpractice

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

Medication is an important part of recovery for those that have just had medical treatment, or are suffering from certain conditions or injuries. However, medications contain chemicals that affect a person’s brain and bodily functions. When they are prescribed the wrong medication, the wrong dosage of medication, or any other error is made, it… Read More »

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Airplane Negligence: Where Premises and Product Liability Meet

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

A Pennsylvania man is in settlement talks with Southwest Airlines, and others, after he was injured on a plane. The man was on the infamous Southwest Airlines Flight 1380, in which a window cracked. One passenger died after being partially sucked out of the window, and Alan Meizlik suffered severe injuries. Both parties have… Read More »

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What to Do After a Hit-and-Run in Pennsylvania

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

It’s a tragedy that happens all too often in Pennsylvania. Someone is walking down the street, riding their bike, or even driving their car and they become struck by a driver. To add insult to injury, the driver doesn’t even remain at the scene. Instead, they leave the accident scene, leaving victims with seemingly… Read More »

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What Duty do Store Owners Owe Customers?

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

In early April, a case about a man slipping on a wet floor in a pet store made news. The man was inside PetSmart and Banfield Pet Hospital for an appointment to get his Bullmastiff’s ears cleaned. As he held his dog’s head for examination, the man slipped and fell and hit his head…. Read More »

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Can You Really Sue Over Hot Coffee?

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

Recently, a story of hot coffee made news once again as a Philadelphia man has dropped a lawsuit alleging that Wawa’s coffee is too hot. The man did not spill the coffee on himself but a faulty dispenser in the Wawa store caused his injuries. The man has decided to not pursue his lawsuit…. Read More »

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What are the Laws on Product Liability in Pennsylvania?

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

In the middle of April, a woman filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. The lawsuit alleges that she was injured by the blender, SharkNinja. As the woman’s fiancé was assembling the appliance, a blade came loose. Unaware of what it was, the woman reached out to… Read More »

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How do Damages for Loss of Enjoyment of Life Work in Pennsylvania?

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

In early March, a Pennsylvania appeals court upheld a man’s personal injury award for injuries he sustained in a car crash. However, that same court denied the man’s damages he was seeking for loss of enjoyment of life. The accident occurred in 2014. A government-operated bus rear-ended the vehicle the man was driving, causing… Read More »

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Personal Injury Lawsuits Involving Adults vs. Children

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

Accidents happen, and they’re often the fault of another person. These types of accidents don’t only happen to adults, though. Children are also often the victims of these accidents. When children are injured due to someone else’s negligence, parents often wonder what recourse they have, and if there is a possibility of a lawsuit…. Read More »

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