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Bringing A FELA Claim For Pennsylvania Railway Injuries

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

For most Pennsylvania employees who suffer an injury on the job, the next step is to file a workers’ compensation insurance claim. For railway workers, however, a different set of rules applies. Whereas most workers categorized as employees qualify for workers’ compensation insurance, railway workers are covered by the Federal Employees Liability Act, also… Read More »

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Luzerne County Motorcycle Accident Leaves One Dead

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

An accident that occurred on Nuangola Road in Slocum Township has left one man dead. According to police officers, the accident took place in the late afternoon, around 4:30 p.m., and involved two motorcycles. Officers reported that a 23-year-old Wilkes-Barre, PA man (who has now been identified as Christopher Malys) was riding a Kawasaki… Read More »

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2 Hospitalized Due To Multi-Car Crash In Wilkes-Barre

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

A multi-car crash on Wilkes-Barre Boulevard recently, resulted in two individuals being transported to area hospitals for treatment. The Luzerne County accident is said to have involved three cars. The individuals hospitalized had been traveling in separate cars. There is currently no information available on their condition. The police have not stated yet whether… Read More »

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Can Dashcam Footage Help My Pennsylvania Personal Injury Case?

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

If you have dashcam footage it can go a long way in helping insurance companies, authorities, and courts in making a finding of liability after a vehicle collision. Whether the footage will help or hurt your case depends entirely of course on whether you were the liable driver. If the accident was not your… Read More »

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Small Issues That Can Lead To Big Accidents

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

Sometimes major accidents are caused by catastrophic choices, and sometimes they’re made by smaller ones–ones you barely even think about. For instance, most people know that if they are speeding or driving under the influence then they could be found guilty of driving negligently. But have you considered that ignoring the “check engine” light… Read More »

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Can I Sue For A Youth Sports Injury?

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

If your children play sports, you know that it can be a costly endeavor. Between team fees, uniforms, equipment, snacks, and traveling to games and meets, sports can cost thousands of dollars just for your child to participate in. It can be devastating to spend all that money to help your child only for… Read More »

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O’Donnell Law Offices Named to U.S. News Best Lawyers List | Firm Recognized for 8th Consecutive Year

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

KINGSTON, Pa. – O’Donnell Law Offices has been recognized on the “Best Law Firms” list by U.S. News & World Report and the Best Lawyers publication. The list, which is in its 12th year, is based on client and lawyer evaluations and peer reviews. Ranked firms are organized by national and regional tiers as… Read More »

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Forklift Accidents: A Far Too Common Occurrence In Pennsylvania

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

Forklift accidents occur far too often all across Pennsylvania. Forklifts are precariously balanced and often operate on high loading docks that have limited space for maneuvering. Operating forklifts is always a high-stakes endeavor, as they are prone to tipping over, can be difficult to control by those who are not sufficiently skilled, and can… Read More »

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Should I Call 911 After An Accident?

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

In the immediate aftermath of an accident, you may be in shock, full of adrenaline and unsure of what to do next. It’s common sense to call 911, but it is not always necessary. Many people don’t realize that you actually have up to 10 days following an accident to file a police report… Read More »

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The Fatal Four Construction Accidents

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

Construction may be one of the fastest growing industries in the country, but it’s also one of the most deadly. Two construction workers die every day due to construction site accidents, a number which continues to increase. Additionally, 1 in 10 construction workers is injured every year. If you are a construction worker, you… Read More »

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