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How to Order a Police Report After a Car Accident

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The police report can become a key piece of evidence in your car accident injury claim. The police report lays out what happened, including the who, what, where, and how. If the police report supports your claim of liability, it’s a strong bargaining chip in settlement negotiations and powerful proof at trial. In order… Read More »

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How to Protect My Rights After a Car Accident

By Benedum Law |

If you were hit by a negligent driver while you were driving your car, riding your bike, walking across the street, or otherwise minding your own business, you have the right to seek compensation. However, actually obtaining the compensation you deserve–and getting the most out of your recovery–requires taking the appropriate steps. Read on… Read More »

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Pennsylvania Bus Law (Stopping Law)

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Buses interrupt the normal flow of traffic to pick up and drop off passengers. When overly aggressive drivers try to dart around buses to continue with their commute, bus passengers are liable to get hurt. In order to protect bus passengers, especially students, teachers, parents, and school administrators, Pennsylvania law imposes certain duties on… Read More »

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Is Pain and Suffering Separate From Medical Bills?

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If you’ve been injured in a car accident, slip and fall, or another incident caused by someone else’s negligence or reckless conduct, you can seek compensation for the harm you have suffered. Many of our clients have heard of personal injury legal terms such as “pain and suffering,” but they are unsure about their… Read More »

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Who Is at Fault in Accident When no Turn Signal Is Used?

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There are a hundred different reasons why any given car accident may have happened. Drivers can commit any number of mistakes, from failing to check their blind spot before changing lanes to trying to pass on the shoulder. If a driver violates a basic traffic safety rule, such as by failing to signal before… Read More »

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How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit in PA?

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If you’ve been injured in a car accident, a slip and fall, or otherwise as a result of someone else’s negligence, it’s important to act quickly to protect your legal rights. You do not have an unlimited amount of time to file a lawsuit or otherwise seek compensation for your medical bills, pain and… Read More »

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Work Ladders and OSHA Requirements in PA

By Benedum Law |

Slip and falls are one of the leading causes of injuries and fatalities in the workplace. In Pennsylvania, OSHA regulations along with state regulations are in place to ensure the safety of workers and all others who enter a construction site. Pennsylvania product liability laws were put into place to ensure that products including… Read More »

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What’s the Difference Between Bodily Injury and Personal Injury?

By Benedum Law |

The term bodily injury is used to describe the physical injuries someone sustains after an accident or incident. These types of injuries can include bruises, sprains, broken bones, and nerve damage. While the term itself does not refer to a type of legal claim, the issue of bodily injury may often be referenced during… Read More »

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What Are the Main Causes of Car Crashes?

By Benedum Law |

About 5.25 million accidents occur each year due to car crashes. This amounts to roughly one car accident every 60 seconds. Data collected by Safe International Road Travel led to the estimate that roughly 37,000 individuals die each year due to car crashes. But what exactly causes these car crashes to occur? Let’s take… Read More »

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Know the Law and Prevent Texting While Driving in Pennsylvania

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While Pennsylvania does not ban cellphone use while driving, the state does have a law that bans texting while driving. The state-wide law went into effect March 8th, 2012, and bans texting while driving when a vehicle is in motion. The law prohibits any Interactive Wireless Communication Device (IWCD) that sends and receives text-based… Read More »

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