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Supreme Court Allows Pennsylvania Couple to Sue PennDOT For Injuries Suffered in Crash with Guardrail

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Sometimes, you may be injured due to the negligence of another driver. At other times, though, your injuries are not a result of the negligence of someone else behind the wheel, but are a result of the negligent design, inspection, or maintenance of roadways. When that happens, you may have a claim for compensation… Read More »

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How Small Details Can Make Differences in the Outcome of Your Pennsylvania Auto Accident Case

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When you are injured in an auto accident, you are probably shaken up, stressed out, in pain, and generally concerned with many, many things other than your legal rights. However, being concerned with your legal rights is something that you most definitely should be. In order to get the compensation you deserve, you’ll need… Read More »

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Why a Diligent and Persistent Pursuit of Your Pennsylvania Personal Injury Claim is So Important

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A successful car accident case often involves several ingredients, including strong factual evidence that your opponent was at fault, a clear legal basis for liability, proof of the substantial damages that you have suffered, and diligent legal representation from a Pennsylvania car accident attorney who aggressively pursues a recovery for you. This diligence and… Read More »

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How to Respond to a Logically Inconsistent Jury Verdict in Your Pennsylvania Auto Accident Case

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Once you find yourself going to court in an auto accident case, you likely hope for a straightforward trial in which your evidence clearly establishes your opponent’s liability and your entitlement to damages. Unfortunately, real life rarely plays out so seamlessly. Many twists and turns can take place during the course of your case…. Read More »

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Pennsylvania Residents Suffering Car Accident Knee Injuries Have a Legal Right to Compensation

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Knee injuries suffered in a car accident can include fractures, ligament injuries, and dislocation. Not only can they lead to severe pain, swelling, and limited range of motion, but also some knee injuries can take months to heal, affecting an individual’s ability to work and be active. When a negligent motorist causes an accident… Read More »

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What Are My Rights After Suffering Injuries in an Accident Caused by a Drunk Driver in Pennsylvania?

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According to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, alcohol use and speeding contribute to the majority of car accidents throughout Pennsylvania. Alcohol-related crashes remain a major safety issue, and in 2014, there were 10,550 crashes due to impaired drivers.  Statistics also indicate that in 2014, alcohol-related deaths were 28% of the total traffic deaths. Statistics… Read More »

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Fatal Car Accidents and Pursuing a Pennsylvania Wrongful Death Claim

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Fatal car accidents may be caused by a variety of factors and lead to either a sudden death accident or an eventual death fatal accident.  Throughout Pennsylvania, surviving family members or dependents of the person who passed away may face medical bills, funeral expenses, and other accident-related costs. By pursuing a wrongful death claim… Read More »

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Pennsylvania Laws Concerning Transportation Network Companies & Implications for Individuals Harmed in a Motor Vehicle Collision

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Transportation network companies, such as Uber and Lyft, are considered to serve the public, and based on a law recently passed in Pennsylvania, they will continue to operate throughout the entire commonwealth. The way people travel has changed, and as a result, there was statewide authorization for Senate Bill 984, enabling services like Lyft… Read More »

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Who is at Fault in a Left-Hand Turn Car Accident in Pennsylvania?

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Left turns are considered among the more dangerous driving maneuvers.  Drivers that turn left often do so in front of oncoming traffic, increasing the risk of an accident.  Side-impact accidents and T-bone collisions can result when a negligent or careless driver turns left without yielding or ensuring that there is a clear path. There… Read More »

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Pennsylvania Contributory Negligence Law Affects Damages Awards in Personal Injury Claims

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Pennsylvania law holds that individuals who have suffered injuries in an accident may recover compensation for damages, even when they are partly at fault for the accident. This is the legal doctrine of contributory negligence, and it maintains that a plaintiff’s own negligence is not a bar to recovering compensation, provided they were less than 51… Read More »

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