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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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How Long Will Your Personal Injury Case Take?

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

No one relishes the thought of fighting with insurance companies or negligent parties for weeks, months, or sometimes even years. However, in personal injury lawsuits, sometimes it happens. Personal injury cases are complex and involve determining liability, collecting evidence, retaining expert testimony, and more. When clients first start pursuing a personal injury case, one… Read More »

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Are E-Commerce Websites Liable for Injuries Involving Third-Party Products?

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

A recent case involving a Pennsylvania woman has many talking about the state’s product liability laws and how they apply to e-commerce websites, such as Amazon or eBay. Heather Oberdorf had purchased a retractable dog leash off Amazon through a third-party seller. While using the leash, Oberdorf retracted it and it recoiled with such… Read More »

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Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents in Pennsylvania

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

Last month, a man from Philadelphia was walking through an intersection when he was hit by a car traveling at a high speed. The man was thrown into the wall of an apartment building, yet survived the crash. It was one of the most gruesome accident scenes Philly residents had seen in some time…. Read More »

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Can You Sue Your Landlord in Philadelphia?

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

According to data from the U.S. Census, Philadelphia has an owner-occupied housing rate of 52 percent. That means there are a lot of rentals in the city, and a lot of tenants using them. When those tenants become hurt on their rental property, are they to blame, or their landlord? If the accident resulting… Read More »

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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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