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Common Causes of Truck Accidents in Pennsylvania

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

Pennsylvania accidents involving large trucks can happen anywhere in the state. Typically, when a large truck and a passenger vehicle collide, the injuries can be severe to catastrophic. Drivers of 18-wheeler trucks are subject to additional federal regulations to help keep our roads safer. However, there are still thousands of fatalities across the country… Read More »

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PENNSYLVANIA SUPREME COURT SCRUTINIZES THE “SUDDEN EMERGENCY” DEFENSE

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court, in a majority opinion authored by Justice David Wecht, published on December 22, 2020, struck a significant blow to the sudden emergency defense in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  Specifically, in Graham v. Check, a pedestrian was stricken by a motor vehicle at nighttime, in an area with no crosswalk.  The… Read More »

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Differences between Workers’ Compensation and Disability Claims

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

Workers’ compensation is a type of insurance that can assist injured employees by replacing a portion of their salary and helping with medical expenses. This coverage is available for everyone, provided you are an employee and injured in the course and scope of your employment, regardless of fault. You might be wondering what the… Read More »

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How to Keep Yourself Safe as a Pedestrian

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

Walking can be great exercise, especially since it’s low impact. However, being a pedestrian comes with potential dangers. It’s essential to keep helpful tips in mind, especially if you are walking on a road rather than a sidewalk or footpath. If a vehicle, truck, or motorcycle does strike you, you may have a legal… Read More »

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Why It’s Important to Take Scene Photos after an Auto Accident

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

A car accident happens in a split second, but the aftermath can last months or even years. If you were injured in a car accident caused by someone else’s negligence or recklessness, you might have the legal right to pursue a claim for your damages. Personal injury claims can be complicated, which is why… Read More »

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Preparing for Your Initial Consultation with a Social Security Disability Lawyer

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

Applying for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits can be stressful, especially as most people are denied on their first attempt. If your initial application was denied, you should not give up on getting benefits. Hiring an experienced Social Security Disability lawyer can help improve your chances of being approved for SSD benefits. Choosing the… Read More »

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Frequently Asked Questions about Pennsylvania Product Liability Claims

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

As a consumer, you expect the products you purchase will work as intended and be safe. However, products that are poorly designed and dangerous make it to the market more often than you might realize. That can leave unsuspecting victims with injuries. Some people may even pass away from their injuries. If a defective… Read More »

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Frequently Asked Questions on Pennsylvania Personal Injury Claims

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

Every year, millions of people across the country are injured in accidents. These incidents can occur anywhere, including your home, at the neighbor’s house, driving to work, while out shopping, or even walking down the street. If someone else is responsible for your injuries, you may have the legal right to bring a personal… Read More »

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What to Know about Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Benefits

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

Workers’ compensation is a state-mandated program; there are no federal laws that regulate benefits across the county. Each state has its own rules, and coverage requirements can vary slightly. Some states may not require employers to purchase workers’ compensation coverage unless they employ a certain number of people. In Pennsylvania, most employers must purchase… Read More »

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What to Do Following an 18-Wheeler Accident in Pennsylvania

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

Given the size and weight differences between an 18-wheeler and a passenger vehicle, it’s not surprising that these types of accidents are typically much more severe than those involving two passenger vehicles. Accidents with these large trucks usually result in significant property and catastrophic injuries or death. Understandably, you may have no idea what… Read More »

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