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BRACE YOURSELF SPORTS FANS: SPORTS BETTING IS COMING TO PENNSYLVANIA!

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

In what could be regarded as an under-reported news story, on May 14, 2018, the United States Supreme Court cleared the way for individual states to legalize sports betting. Decided under a States Rights analysis, the Supreme Court in Murphy v. NCAA adopted the reasoning of Third Circuit Judge, the Honorable Thomas I. Vanaskie,… Read More »

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GENETIC-BASED ANCESTRY SEARCHES MAY RELINQUISH PRIVACY RIGHTS – FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY MEMBERS

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

Many of our friends and clients have had great enjoyment in learning about their family trees with genetic-based searches. But as is often the case — the details are in the fine print. Your genetic information remains on file. In certain instances, your DNA information can be released to insurers, marketers, law enforcement, and… Read More »

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Outstanding Legal Representation

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

I am writing to thank you and your entire legal team for providing me with outstanding legal representation throughout my lawsuit. Your personal guidance, help, and insight helped me greatly in reaching some very difficult personal decisions during this time. Again, thank you from the bottom of my heart for meeting the challenges presented… Read More »

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Tractor Truck Accidents Reduced with Speed Limiters

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

On average, more than 1,000 lives are lost annually to speeding Commercial Motor Vehicles (CMVs). According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), studies examining the relationship between travel speed and crash severity have confirmed the common-sense conclusion that the severity of a crash increases with increased travel speed. Additionally, higher speeds extend the… Read More »

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REDUCING THE BLOOD ALCOHOL CONTENT FROM .08 TO .05

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”) has found an increase in vehicular deaths — rising to 37,461 in 2016. According to NHTSA, that is a 5.6% increase. NHTSA estimates that there are in excess of 10,000 deaths per year attributed to alcohol impairment. These fatalities have been determined wholly “preventable”. Now safety experts… Read More »

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I was involved in a motor vehicle accident, but keep putting off doing anything

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

It was a busy time.  The holidays, the visitors, the prep, and it was a busy time.  The holidays, the visitors, the prep, and the takedown, all demand so much time.  In the midst of it all, you were involved in a motor vehicle accident.  There was just no time to do anything.  Sure… Read More »

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Drunk Driving Accidents: Bars and Taverns Must Not Serve Drunk Customers

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

This is the third of a three-part series. We are all too familiar with the devastating impacts of drunk driving. DUI collisions expose drunk drivers to lawsuits for victims’ injuries or death. But “dram shop” laws in Pennsylvania also allow drunk driving victims, or their families, to hold bars, taverns, and alcohol retailers accountable for… Read More »

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Thank You for Your Support

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

Hi Michael, Good morning and Happy New Year to you and your family. Both Jean and I want to thank you for your support during this process. Since we first met with Neil and had the opportunity to work with the O’Donnell Law firm we knew we made the right decision. As you are… Read More »

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Drunk Driving Accidents: Injured by a Drunk Driver – Can my Insurance Help?

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

This is the second of a three-part series. All too often those who are reckless enough to drive drunk are also reckless enough to carry minimal insurance needed to compensate those who are innocently injury by such conduct.  Even worse, we see many drunk drivers who simply break Pennsylvania’s mandatory automobile liability insurance laws and… Read More »

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Drunk Driving Accidents: I Think I Was Hit by Drunk Driver

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

This is the first of a three-part series. The Situation to the Police Immediately Upon Arrival at the Station. If you are able without putting yourself or others at risk, get the driver’s information, especially the license plate. In this way, if the other driver leaves prior to the arrival of the police, you… Read More »

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