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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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Most Common Slip and Fall Injuries

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

Slip, trip, and fall accidents can happen anywhere—in the home, while walking across the parking lot to work, in a grocery aisle, or at a restaurant. Depending on where it happened, and how it happened, you may be entitled to compensation for your damages. These damages include your medical bills, pain and suffering, lost… Read More »

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Recent Pennsylvania Train Accidents

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

Two pedestrians were killed in two separate incidents after being struck by trains this summer—both in Jeannette, PA, according to Tribliv.com. Both pedestrians were walking on the train tracks when they were struck, although that alone does not absolve the train operator from liability. Another woman was killed here in Philadelphia this summer after… 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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Carbon Dioxide Poisoning From Keyless Cars

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

How often is the potential danger of an activity outweighed by its convenience? In the case of driving, the answer is often, given the fact that driving is so dangerous yet easy to do. In fact, driving is statistically the most dangerous activity that the average person does on a regular basis. However, one… Read More »

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Injuries from Flammable Fuel Gel

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

Flammable fuel gel is a dangerous substance used in personal “fire pots” and wickless candles, commonly found in backyard barbeques and summer evenings on the patio. But what may begin as an enjoyable family gathering or quiet evening can quickly turn into utter chaos and tragedy with these deadly types of fuel. If you… 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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Airline Sexual Harassment

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

Countless cell phone video recordings have captured the abuses some passengers have faced in recent years by flight staff, police, and other passengers. From being dragged off a plane that was overbooked, to facing racial harassment and insults, the newfound stress and mayhem of flying has been recorded and reported on routinely in social… 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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