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Wrongful Death Police Shootings and Brutality

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

A black security guard was recently shot down by police during an active shooter situation in a bar outside of Chicago. The security guard had successfully detained the shooting suspect, but when police arrived, they shot and killed the security guard, who was dressed in his security uniform. Sadly, this type of story makes… Read More »

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Does Pennsylvania Place Caps on Damages?

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

When someone in Pennsylvania is injured and it is the fault of another person, the accident victim may be able to file a lawsuit. A lawsuit can help accident victims claim compensation for damages such as medical expenses, lost income, and even pain and suffering. While many states place a cap, or limit, on… Read More »

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How to File a Lawsuit Against the City of Philadelphia

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

When a person has been injured by another person’s reckless or careless actions, the injured individual can file a lawsuit against the person at fault for their injuries. A lawsuit can provide compensation to cover expenses such as medical bills, repairs to damaged property, and even pain and suffering when another person has been… Read More »

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Parking Lot Injuries Caused by Poor Maintenance

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

Parking lots can be dangerous. While our initial fear may be rooted in parking lot and parking garage robberies and rapes, the main cause of injury and death is actually motor vehicle collisions. These crashes involve collisions with others cars, cyclists, pedestrians, and motorcyclists, and they are not always the sole fault of the… Read More »

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Filing a Lawsuit Against a Municipality For a Traffic Collision

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

In almost all personal injury cases, individuals or businesses injure other individuals. Whether it involves a traffic collision, slip and fall in a premises, or a product liability cases, the usual culprit is another individual or a company. However, this may not be the case in your scenario. Occasionally, municipalities, or even more rarely,… Read More »

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Use of Video Footage and Social Media in Personal Injury Claims

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

Nearly everyone is equipped with a camera everywhere they go. In just the last two years, 90 percent of all data that humans have ever created in history was generated, according to Forbes. Much of this takes the form of videos and images, the latter amount being increased by 1.2 trillion still images every… Read More »

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Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit Against a Social Host

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

Pennsylvania has some of the most strict laws governing alcohol of any state. For instance, liquor and wine can only be sold in 600 state-run stores, according to Time. While inconvenient for some, alcohol laws are designed to not only curb alcoholism, a disease that affects one in eight Americans according to The Washington… Read More »

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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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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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