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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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Most Common Slip and Fall Injuries

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

Slip, trip, and fall accidents can happen anywhere—in the home, while walking across the parking lot to work, in a grocery aisle, or at a restaurant. Depending on where it happened, and how it happened, you may be entitled to compensation for your damages. These damages include your medical bills, pain and suffering, lost… Read More »

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Recent Pennsylvania Train Accidents

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

Two pedestrians were killed in two separate incidents after being struck by trains this summer—both in Jeannette, PA, according to Tribliv.com. Both pedestrians were walking on the train tracks when they were struck, although that alone does not absolve the train operator from liability. Another woman was killed here in Philadelphia this summer after… Read More »

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Recent Norovirus Outbreaks

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

More than 500 visitors to a Tennessee zipline canopy tour have reported serious gastrointestinal illnesses, with symptoms similar to those of the norovirus, according to CNN. Some of these visitors have tested positive for this virus, which causes diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, malaise, stomach pain, fever, and muscle pain, according to the Mayo Clinic. Symptoms… Read More »

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Airline Sexual Harassment

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

Countless cell phone video recordings have captured the abuses some passengers have faced in recent years by flight staff, police, and other passengers. From being dragged off a plane that was overbooked, to facing racial harassment and insults, the newfound stress and mayhem of flying has been recorded and reported on routinely in social… Read More »

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Philadelphia Woman Beaten on the Beach By Police in Show of Excessive Force

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

A New Jersey police officer was filmed punching an unarmed 20-year-old woman from Philadelphia in the head and neck as he held her to the ground in an attempt to arrest her for failing to comply with his questioning, as shown by Vice News. The woman was suspected of underage drinking on a New… 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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Were You Hit by a Drunk Driver?

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

Drunk drivers have caused havoc on Pennsylvania roadways ever since the automobile was invented, and they continue to do so today. Alcohol-impaired drivers are often involved in the most horrific, traumatic injury collisions due to the speed and recklessness with which they typically drive. Victims of drunk drivers deserve to be compensated to the… Read More »

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Pennsylvania Follows Modified Comparative Negligence

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

The amount a party can recover in a civil suit depends on what type of negligence system the state follows. Throughout the country, there are four established systems used to assess damage awards: pure contributory negligence, pure comparative negligence, modified comparative negligence – 51 percent bar rule, and modified comparative negligence – 50 percent… Read More »

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