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Reminder to “Slow Down to Get Around”

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

In December of 2018, a new law was passed in Pennsylvania but many residents are still unaware of it, or they’re simply ignoring it. The Slow Down to Get Around law requires vehicles to slow down when approaching certain large vehicles on the side of the road. The law was passed after a number… Read More »

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Who’s Liable in a Car Accident when Icy Roads are a Factor?

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

Ice and snow were cited as the reason for three auto accidents involving a total of 15 vehicles on the Platt Bridge on January 12, 2019. While there were no injuries reported due to the crashes , often ice and snow can cause catastrophic accidents resulting in very serious injuries and at times, even… Read More »

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Is Pennsylvania a No-Fault Auto Insurance State?

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

Car insurance is going to be an issue anytime there is a auto accident. The insurance company of either the at-fault driver or the injured driver will be responsible for providing accident benefits to help cover medical expenses, lost income, and in some cases, even pain and suffering. Most states have a tort, or fault,… 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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Holding Drivers Responsible

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

Unfortunately, drivers who strike and kill pedestrians and cyclists rarely face any criminal charges, according to newspaper investigative reports around the country. Whether in the D.C. area, Georgia, the Midwest, Florida, or California, drivers get let off the hook if they give a good enough excuse as to why they “accidentally” killed a pedestrian… Read More »

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How Long Does a Traffic Accident Lawsuit Take?

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

If you are injured in a traffic collision, your injuries need to be treated immediately. You obviously cannot postpone necessary medical procedures in order for a lawsuit award or a settlement to come in. So how long does the average lawsuit take to win and what can be expected from it in terms of… Read More »

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Three Types of Expert Witnesses Used in Traffic Accident Claims

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

In a personal injury case, an expert witness is a person called upon by either the defendant or plaintiff to shed light on a particular topic. Expert witnesses are just that–experts in a specific field of work. They can be extremely beneficial to your case as an injured plaintiff, or detrimental if an expert… Read More »

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What Are My Chances of Being Involved in an Auto Collision?

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

Motor vehicle collisions are an unfortunate reality of living in the U.S. Whether you drive, walk, or ride your bike, you have a very high chance of being in a crash at some point in your life. Even those who take the bus or train, which are the safest modes of ground transportation, are… Read More »

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The Cost of a Traffic Collision

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

Over the past five years of the most current available data, from 2012 through 2016, the total number of reported Pennsylvania traffic collisions has increased every single year, starting at 124,092 and rising to 129,395, as reported by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PDT). This comes as car technology has increased leaps and bounds… Read More »

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You’ve Just Had a Car Accident | Now What?

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

Many of us have been driving for a long, long time. But, it never hurts to review this checklist. Times have changed. There are more drivers on the road than ever before. Take these steps to ensure a favorable outcome in a stressful situation: 1. Check for injuries Before you do anything else, make… Read More »

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