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What is Uninsured Motorist Coverage?  Do I Need It?

What is Uninsured Motorist Coverage? Do I Need It?

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Insurance companies love to throw a variety of additional policies and coverage options at drivers, and the options can feel overwhelming. It is hard to separate out the coverage options that are actually helpful and cost-effective from policies that are more like “extended warranties”–options that sound useful but in the end may not be… Read More »

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What Are the Car Seat Laws in Pennsylvania?

What Are the Car Seat Laws in Pennsylvania?

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It may come as a surprise to some, but child car seat laws are not uniform across the country. Different states have different rules about the ages children still need to use car seats, how they must be secured, and what types of vehicles may be exempt from those rules. Child safety is of… Read More »

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Can I Sue the Government After a Crash on a Dangerous Road in Philadelphia?

Can I Sue the Government After a Crash on a Dangerous Road in Philadelphia?

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Not all car crashes are caused by the negligent actions of a distracted, tired, or drunk driver. Car accidents can be caused by a variety of factors, and not all are the fault of any one person. Accidents may even be caused by a dangerous or defective roadway. If you were in a car… Read More »

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Five of the Worst Construction Accidents in Philadelphia History

Five of the Worst Construction Accidents in Philadelphia History

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In Philadelphia, we rely heavily on the construction industry. Indeed, the construction industry provides many people throughout the city with well-paying jobs. Unfortunately, Philadelphia construction accidents can and do happen throughout the city. Equipment malfunctions, negligent operators, and unsafe working conditions can all contribute to construction accidents in Philadelphia. The following news stories are… Read More »

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A Pennsylvania Jury Awarded $6.5 for an Infant’s Catastrophic Brain Injury

A Pennsylvania Jury Awarded $6.5 for an Infant’s Catastrophic Brain Injury

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In February 2020, a Pennsylvania judge approved a $6.5 million settlement for a catastrophic brain injury. The medical malpractice lawsuit involved an infant who sustained permanent brain injuries during a routine hernia repair surgery. The infant was born prematurely, went home, and then returned for inguinal hernia surgery. A week after the surgery, her… Read More »

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Coronavirus and the Courts

Coronavirus and the Courts

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The coronavirus pandemic is affecting everyone around the country. Businesses, schools, and government agencies are closing across the U.S. Federal courts are putting a hold on nonessential procedures. If you have an ongoing case in Philadelphia, what can you expect? Read on to learn about how the Philadelphia courts are handling the coronavirus outbreak…. Read More »

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Philadelphia Cop Charged With DUI After Car Crash

Philadelphia Cop Charged With DUI After Car Crash

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Getting behind the wheel while intoxicated is inexcusable behavior, no matter the culprit. Drunk driving puts everyone on the road at risk, including the driver, their passengers, and other motorists. We would like to hold law enforcement officers to an even higher standard, as we depend on police officers to protect us from harm,… Read More »

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The Most Common Injuries Associated with Car Accidents

The Most Common Injuries Associated with Car Accidents

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Two weeks ago, a college student died in a drunk driving accident in Philadelphia. The woman and her friend called an Uber ride-sharing vehicle on the night of the accident. A driver who appeared to be drunk hit the Uber vehicle and instantly killed one female passenger. The other passenger suffered serious injuries, including… Read More »

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What to Do After a Car Accident in Philadelphia

What to Do After a Car Accident in Philadelphia

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Car accidents can be jarring, traumatic experiences.  While you may be overwhelmed with the trauma of the experience itself as well as the consequences–property damage, injuries, time in the hospital, medical bills, time off of work, etc.–there are a few important steps to take right after an accident that will be of vital importance… Read More »

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Common Treatments for Severe Burn Injuries

Common Treatments for Severe Burn Injuries

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Burn injuries can be incredibly painful and debilitating. Burn injuries happen for a variety of reasons, from cooking injuries to chemical burns. Dry heat from fires, wet heat from steam, sun, electricity, and chemicals can all cause serious burn injuries. The treatment of burn injuries can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical… Read More »

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