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Why Evidence is So Important in Your Slip and Fall Claim

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

According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), the number of slip and fall claims has drastically increased in the last few years. At first, this is not all that surprising, as slip and falls are some of the most common personal injury lawsuits filed every year. However, what is concerning about the NICB’s… Read More »

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How to Avoid a Slip and Fall on Your Property This Winter

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

Winter has arrived in Pennsylvania and while it is important everyone knows how to avoid becoming involved in an accident, it is just as crucial property owners know how to prevent them from occurring on their property. If someone is injured in a slip and fall accident on your property, you may be considered… Read More »

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Pennsylvania Lawmakers Pass Bill that Will Hurt the Elderly

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

It was in September that Pennsylvania legislators introduced a bill that shielded nursing homes from liability related to COVID-19. In late November, that bill was passed and it is going to make things much more difficult for families trying to hold nursing homes accountable. The law provides nursing homes with immunity from civil liability… Read More »

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What to Do, and Not Do, After an Accident

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

The steps you take after a car accident are extremely important to your case. You should take certain steps, but you should also avoid taking certain actions. Most importantly, it is crucial that you do not panic. Remaining calm will help you remember what to do after the crash and panicking may also hurt… Read More »

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Five Common Signs of Nursing Home Abuse You Should Not Ignore

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

The majority of nursing homes in Pennsylvania provide high quality care and the proper support their residents need. Unfortunately, many nursing homes are also understaffed and underfunded. These conditions can easily lead to nursing home abuse or neglect. Many people only watch for physical signs of abuse and neglect, such as broken bones and… Read More »

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What is a Property Owner’s Responsibility for Clearing Snow?

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

Parts of Pennsylvania have seen significant snowfall lately. While the snow is good news for those who were hoping for a white Christmas, it brings more responsibility for property owners. All property owners in the state are required to keep their property clear and safe for people to enter. Snow and ice pose a… Read More »

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Can You Sue After Accepting an Insurance Settlement?

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

If you were hurt by the negligence of another person, you have the right to file a claim against them to recover damages such as your medical expenses, pain and suffering, and more. Unfortunately, many accident victims are not aware of their legal rights and obligations. After an accident, they simply accept the insurer’s… Read More »

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When Should You Hire a Personal Injury Attorney?

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

Accidents cause a number of injuries, whether you have been involved in a car crash, have slipped and fallen on someone else’s property, or been involved in another type of accident. The first thing you should do is seek medical attention for your injuries so they do not become worse and so they are… Read More »

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FAQs Surrounding Medical Malpractice in Pennsylvania

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

Injured and sick individuals trust healthcare professionals to make them better, not worse, when they seek treatment. Unfortunately, this does not always happen. Sometimes, the people patients trust to provide proper treatment end up becoming harmed even more. When this is the case, injured individuals can file a claim against the healthcare professional, but… Read More »

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How Healthcare Professionals can Cause Cerebral Palsy

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

The time of birth should be a very exciting time for parents but sometimes, a child is born with a disability that clouds the experience. One of the disabilities that is very common is cerebral palsy, the most common motor disability in children. Learning that a child was born with cerebral palsy is extremely… Read More »

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