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5 Winter Safety Tips to Protect Your Home

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

Winter has arrived, and Northeast Pennsylvania is experiencing snow, ice and freezing temperatures. This past weekend, Winter Storm Harper swept through the state and other parts of the Northeast, dumping 1 to 2 feet of snow and killing 10 people. More than 23,000 Pennsylvania residents don’t have electricity, and more ice and snow are… Read More »

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Neil O’Donnell Speaks on Compensation Fund for Clergy Abuse Victims

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

Neil O’Donnell was recently featured in an article by the Citizen’s Voice, a prominent local newspaper for Wilkes-Barre and Scranton. Clergy abuse victims of the Diocese of Scranton now have a compensation program that can help resolve their abuse claims. However, O’Donnell and other experienced attorneys believe that the fund carries additional risks for… Read More »

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Look Out! Here Come “E-SCOOTERS”

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

As we know from Uber, Lift, and other services — vehicle sharing is now a part of our lives.  In fact, in larger cities, you may have noticed vehicle sharing includes “E-Scooters”. E-Scooters are pay-per-minute electric scooters.  Estimates demonstrate that since 2010, the bike-share industry has offered users more than 123,000,000 paid trips in… Read More »

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Driving Safety Tips for the Freezing Weather in Pennsylvania

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

Some parts of Pennsylvania may experience below-freezing temperatures. With winter weather comes the increased risk of being involved in a car accident. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to protect yourself. Prepare your vehicle. Ideally, your vehicle should already be prepared for winter weather. This means checking to make sure your tires are… Read More »

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Pennsylvania Supreme Court: School District May Be Held Liable For Child’s Gym Class Injuries

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

In a decision issued on December 28, 2018, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court held a child who sustained a concussion during gym class could maintain a lawsuit against the school district. Jarrett Brewington said he was “running too fast and couldn’t stop and I tripped and fell. . . and hit my head on the… Read More »

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Don’t Host a New Year’s Eve Party Without Reading This First

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

New Year’s Eve is one of the biggest party nights of the year. Many people drink heavily at New Year’s house parties and events. If you are planning on hosting a New Year’s gathering this year, or you are planning on attending one at a family member or friend’s house, then you should know… Read More »

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Can I Sue a Bar That Overserved the Person Who Hit My Car?

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

Now that the holidays are in full swing, many people are traveling to holiday parties and events to celebrate the season. Drinking and partying also occur more often during the holiday season, specifically at bars and restaurants. Texas has a set of laws called dram shop laws that govern what should happen if a… Read More »

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7 Essential Road Trip Safety Tips for Thanksgiving

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday for family and friends to get together and celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday. It is also one of the most dangerous times to be on the road. From 2012 to 2016, more than 800 people died in drunk driving accidents during the Thanksgiving holiday period. Thanksgiving also poses an increased… Read More »

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After Several Deadly Bus Accidents, Are Your Children Safe?

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

In a three-day span at the end of October, several children were injured or killed in school-bus related accidents. These crashes occurred in Mississippi, Indiana, and two Florida cities. In Pennsylvania, authorities reported that a driver hit a 7-year-old boy while he was waiting at the bus stop, and the driver sped off without… Read More »

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How Bad Is the Distracted Driving Problem in Pennsylvania?

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

When was the last time you saw a distracted driving PSA? They are constantly on television, radio stations and social media, but are Pennsylvanians paying attention to them? New statistics say that the drivers in our state are not heeding these warnings, and it’s creating a massive distracted driving problem. Is the Distracted Driving… Read More »

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