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6 Common Types Of 18-Wheeler Accidents

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

If you live in Pennsylvania or if you are just passing through you may notice a large presence of commercial trucks driving around you on the roadways. The trucking industry is strong in the Keystone state and while this helps get goods and cargo where they need to go, the many trucks on the… Read More »

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Why You Need A Truck Accident Attorney After An Accident

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

In the aftermath of a car accident, those involved may feel distressed, shocked, and shaken up. This is natural as these events typically are not intentional and they tend to happen unexpectedly. If severe injuries are suffered or death results from a crash, these feelings may not even exist because the extent of the… Read More »

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Can You Refile Your Personal Injury Claim If It Was Dismissed?

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

If you were injured in some type of incident that was caused by the careless negligent acts of another party, you may be entitled to compensation for the losses and harm you suffered. In Pennsylvania, the modified comparative negligence system allows individuals that are under 51% responsible for causing an accident the ability to… Read More »

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Three Reasons Why A Civil Suit Is Dismissed

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

Pennsylvania’s modified comparative negligence system means that if you were less than 51% responsible for causing your accident and your resulting injuries then the damages you suffered can be compensable under the law. But, if you are  51% responsible or more for causing your accident, then you will not be permitted to obtain financial… Read More »

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What Is A Truck Underride Accident?

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

Driving next to a large truck can feel daunting, to say the least. And if you are in a position that is considered one of their four blindspots, then the truck driver cannot see you and can easily make a move that can lead to a collision with your vehicle. Even if your presence… Read More »

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Determining Liability After A Runaway Truck Crash

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

When a truck driver loses control of their big rig and it begins to rapidly fly down a road at high speeds, this is a serious situation and an extremely dangerous one too. Anyone who is on the road or near that out-of-control truck is at great risk for serious physical bodily harm and… Read More »

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Is It Necessary To Buy Uninsured Motorist Coverage In Pennsylvania?

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

It is required that licensed drivers in the state of Pennsylvania have specific minimum liability coverage to lawfully operate a motor vehicle on the roads. Not only is it lawful to have such minimums, but it is smart too. If you are in a car accident, the damages that result can be significant. Medical… Read More »

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What Age Group Has The Most Costly Fatal Traffic Accident Deaths In Pennsylvania?

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

Considering that the majority of traffic accidents are preventable because they are largely the result of human error, this reality can make it hard to digest the tremendous amount of destruction, physical bodily harm, and death that take place every year across the United States because of car accidents. When compared to other similar… Read More »

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What Not To Do After A Car Accident

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

Nobody wants to get into a car accident. Even a minor fender-bender can be an inconvenience that can ruin your day. Depending on how often you drive, it’s possible that you’ll get into an accident at some point in your driving career. Therefore, it’s important to know how to react. You may be aware… Read More »

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What To Know About Rear-End Collisions

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

Car crashes can happen in a variety of ways. One of the most common ways in which an accident can occur is through a rear-end collision. A rear-end accident occurs when a driver hits the back end of the vehicle in front of them. These crashes often occur at a red light, a stop… Read More »

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