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How Will Pennsylvania’s Shared Fault Rule Affect my PI Claim?

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

Personal injury law allows you to sue an individual who has negligently or recklessly acted in a way that caused physical (or in some cases, emotional) harm or even death. For instance, if a surgeon made an error during an operation that resulted in organ damage, the patient (or their family) could sue to… Read More »

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Do I Still Have Time to Bring a Personal Injury Claim?

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

If you or someone you love has been injured, or even killed, due to the negligent, reckless, or malicious actions of another, you may be overwhelmed trying to cope with your new reality—doctors’ appointments, medical treatments, funeral expenses, lost job or wages, physical and emotional harm, are just a handful of the possible challenges… Read More »

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Study: Women More Likely to Suffer Serious Injury from Crashes

By Neil O'Donnell |

New research from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety demonstrates that women are three times more likely to sustain injuries such as broken bones or concussions in frontal crashes. In side crashes, women were twice as likely to sustain severe injuries such as collapsed lungs or traumatic brain injuries. There are several explanations offered… Read More »

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How is a Pennsylvania Car Accident Settlement Calculated?

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

There are a number of factors that can impact the ultimate car accident settlement number, and every case is different, which means there’s also not one answer–or even an average answer–that would give you a sense of what your particular case settlement may be. The type, severity, and permanence of the injuries resulting from… Read More »

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Kingston Nursing Home Fined and Sued for Elder Abuse

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

A lawsuit has now been filed against a Kingston Nursing Home, ManorCare, after an investigation by Health and Human Services found that an employee of the facility violently grabbed an elderly patient recovering from major surgery, causing severe bruising and broken ribs. The patient was admitted temporarily to ManorCare following a surgical procedure at… Read More »

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How Can a Personal Injury Attorney Help Hit and Run Victims?

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

In some jurisdictions, law enforcement agencies solve fewer than 10 percent of hit-and-run accidents. Unless investigators have a solid lead pointing to the suspect’s identity, they often give up. Perhaps a bigger reason for the low resolution rate is the high burden of proof in criminal court. More on that below. Even if the… Read More »

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Ice Slip and Falls: A Closer Look

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

Whether you are ready for it or not, winter is coming to the Keystone State. Every year, a staggering one million Americans slip and fall on snow or ice. Back injuries, broken bones, and head injuries are the most common wounds. These falls often have psychological effects as well. For example, many older fall… Read More »

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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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