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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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Think Before You Drive While Drowsy

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

Sleep deprivation has become a widespread problem in our society. Lack of sleep has profound effects on our mind and body. Constant fatigue leaves our judgment cloudy. We have adjusted to performing everyday task without the proper rest our bodies require. In fact, driving drowsy poses the same dangers as driving while intoxicated, yet… Read More »

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Eight People Injured in South Philadelphia Car Accident

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

An SUV reportedly hopped a sidewalk and barreled towards a block party that was taking place South Ringgold Street. Eight people suffered injuries and had to be transported to the hospital, including a pregnant woman. The reckless driver reportedly told police that her brakes failed, but the video footage of the collision indicates otherwise…. Read More »

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Texting While Driving: An Epidemic That is Occurring More Than Drinking and Driving

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

Texting has become the most effective way to communicate for most people. It is rare to walk down the street and not see a person absorbed in their phone and completely oblivious to their surroundings. Texting while driving is even more dangerous and can lead to serious injury. The few seconds a person takes… Read More »

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Tips for Filing Motor Vehicle Accident Lawsuits

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

Reckless drivers in Pennsylvania cause thousands of major auto accidents each year, even while fatal accidents are on the decline. Many of the responsible drivers could have prevented the crash but chose to drive drunk, to text and drive, or to do other things that pose a serious risk to others. This post offers… Read More »

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Intersection Crashes

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

Although car crashes can happen just about anywhere, there are certain locations, such as traffic intersections, that tend to be particularly dangerous for motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that around 40 percent of all car crashes occur in intersections. Intersection-related collisions are almost always the… Read More »

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Collecting Compensation for Injuries Sustained in a Head-on Collision

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

All car accidents are frightening and potentially dangerous. There are, however, certain types of car crashes that are notorious for causing particularly serious, and often life-threatening injuries. For instance, head-on collisions tend to have especially devastating consequences for those involved, many of whom suffer from permanent disability as a result of their injuries. Collecting… Read More »

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The Dangers of Cargo Spills

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

Although most people associate auto accidents with driver error, such as failing to yield, reckless driving, or violating a traffic law, many accidents are also the result of collisions with spilled cargo. These types of car crashes can be particularly dangerous, especially if a truck was transporting dangerous or hazardous materials. Fortunately, truck drivers… Read More »

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Four New Traffic Laws Introduced in Pennsylvania

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

In an effort to cut down on the number of car accidents occurring across the state, the Pennsylvania Legislature passed a series of laws, with which drivers must comply. To learn more about these laws and how they may impact your personal injury claim, please contact an experienced car accident attorney who can advise… Read More »

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