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Types of Personal Injury Lawsuits

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

If you were injured in an accident that was a result of someone else’s negligence, recklessness, or carelessness, you may have the legal right to file a personal injury lawsuit and receive compensation for your medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering. The most common types of personal injury lawsuits are listed below:… Read More »

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Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome After a Car Accident

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

Most people understand that car accident victims will likely have physical injuries. However, the panic and fear that accompany a car accident can make people feel terrified and overwhelmed. While the physical injuries suffered may be catastrophic, if the accident was bad enough, you may also suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Studies have… Read More »

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Protecting Yourself from Wrong-Way Accidents

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

It’s terrifying to be in a situation on the roadway and see a driver coming at you in either the wrong lane or driving in the wrong direction. Wrong-way accidents are a common occurrence and a large contributor to accidents every year. These types of accidents typically cause catastrophic injuries as the head-on collisions… Read More »

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Car Accidents Due to Unsafe Lane Changes

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

Car accidents are common, and unfortunately can bring a tremendous amount of medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering if there are injuries involved. One of the most common causes of a car accident is due to an unsafe lane change from a reckless or negligent driver. Almost one-tenth of all accidents in… Read More »

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Personal Injury Due to a Dog Attack

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

Pet owners are legally responsible to ensure the safe behavior and actions of their pets. However, every year 4.5 million people are bitten and attacked by dogs. The Agency for Health Research and Quality states that 316,000 emergency room visits occur each year due to dog bites and attacks. Pennsylvania Dog Bite Statute According… Read More »

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YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN SILENT. . . ABOUT YOUR COMPUTER PASSWORD

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

Although our practice focuses exclusively on personal injury matters, every now and again, an important ruling in a criminal case catches our eye. On November 20, 2019, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, in a 4-3 decision authored by Justice Debra Todd, found that producing a computer password was “testimonial” in nature, and that the government’s… Read More »

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Personal Injuries Due to Vaping

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

E-cigarettes, also known as vape pens, and e-cigs, are all the rage right now. Offered and marketed as an alternative to cigarette smoking, e-cigarettes attempt to offer more safety for the nicotine user. In reality, these devices are dangerous and are virtually completely unregulated in the United States. With more and more accidents occurring… Read More »

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PENNSYLVANIA SUPREME COURT RULES THAT AUTO INSURERS HAVE NO RIGHT TO UNILATERALLY COMPEL “INDEPENDENT” MEDICAL EXAMINATIONS

By Neil O'Donnell |

Earlier this week, in the cases of Sayles v. Allstate and Scott v. Travelers, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that such strict language in auto policies purporting to required insureds to attend medical exams conflicted with Section 1796 which is entitled “Mental or Physical Examinations of a Person”. The Supreme Court, in a 6… Read More »

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School Bus Injuries

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

Millions of parents send their children off to school on a school bus in the United States. The last thing any parent expects is for their child to be in an accident either to or from school. While school buses are typically very safe, accidents can happen. Take comfort that school buses are the… Read More »

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Hit and Run Accidents

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

When a car crash happens, every second counts if there have been serious injuries. If a driver flees the scene of crash, they are not only attempting to escape from liability, they may also be denying medical assistance to those in desperate need of it. The unfortunate statistics seem to show that the number… Read More »

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