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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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Skiing Injuries

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

According to ABC News, five skiers were injured at the Tussey Mountain ski resort when a chair lift slid backwards on the cable, hitting the one behind it, which in turn hit the one behind it causing a chain reaction of piled up chairlifts dozens of feet in the air. A total of five… Read More »

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Pedestrian Safety Tips

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

Pedestrian face many dangers when walking beside a road. A person may be the unfortunate victim of a vehicle accident or truck collision. It is important for pedestrians to be mindful and attentive when on foot. Motorists often do not see pedestrians because they can be easily overlooked. Drivers hold the burden of watching… Read More »

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Understanding Pennsylvania Dog Bite Laws

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

Injuries incurred from a dog bite can have significant lifelong emotional and physical damage. Often, the injured party will require medical attention and can even suffer severe injuries such as fractured bones and body disfigurement depending on the size and type of dog. The emotional suffering stemming from a dog bite incident can leave… Read More »

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