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Federal Regulations for the Trucking Industry

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

Have you been injured in a trucking accident? The trucking industry is highly regulated and collisions between trucks and vehicles are more challenging and legally complex than car accidents. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is a branch of the United States Department of Transportation that governs all rules and regulations related to… Read More »

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Personal Injury in Nursing Homes: Elder Abuse

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Approximately two million of our loved ones in America live in nursing homes and long-term care facilities. Placing a loved one into an assisted living center can be a difficult decision, and once there, the facility has both a moral and legal obligation to ensure the safety of the seniors entrusted to them. Congress… Read More »

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Neil presented “Increasing Case Values Through Winning Depositions” at a Connectionology Seminar in Newport, RI on 9/8/19

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How Fault is Determined: Pedestrian and Vehicle Accidents

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“The pedestrian has the right of way.” We have all heard this old adage, but from a legal standpoint, it is not always correct. Accidents involving pedestrians and vehicles are on the rise, and laws have changed significantly regarding the establishment of fault. According to the Governor’s Highway Safety Association, over 6,000 pedestrians were… Read More »

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Neil O’Donnell Files Complaint for Fatal Motorcycle Accident

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On May 31st, Dr. Virgil Thomas was killed while crossing the street near his chiropractic clinic in Kingston, Pennsylvania. Thomas was leaving his office when he was hit by a motorcyclist identified as Hazel Resident, Michael J. Ullman. According to the complaint filed by Neil O’Donnell, the impact caused Thomas to fly five feet… Read More »

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Why Should I File a Truck Accident Lawsuit?

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Over the past couple of months, we have published blogs and pages on our site that discuss why truck accidents are so devastating for survivors and their families. Commercial trucks, also called 18-wheelers, are by far the largest and heaviest vehicles you can encounter while driving. Even collisions at low speeds are capable of… Read More »

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Neil O’Donnell Files Motion Against Grotto Pizza

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In early June of 2015, a drunk driver struck andkilled a 31-year-old woman who was jogging along Lakeside Drive in HarveysLake. The driver, a 54-year-old male who had been drinking at Grotto Pizza,fled the scene of the accident and was found hours later by police with a bloodalcohol concentration (BAC) 2 ½ times the… Read More »

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A New Court Ruling Helps Sex Abuse Victims

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The Pennsylvania Superior Court, in a ruling issued June 11, 2019, reversed a Trial Court decision which dismissed a claim of sexual abuse as time-barred. Specifically, in the case of Renee Rice v. Diocese of Altoona-Johnston, a unanimous three-judge panel of the Pennsylvania Superior Court allowed this clergy sexual abuse case to proceed holding:… Read More »

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Who is Liable for My Truck Accident?

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Previous blogs on our website discussed the devastation truck accidents cause for survivors and their family members. However, you should also know that one or more parties can be liable for damages from a truck accident. There are cases where the driver’s employer is also liable. Trucking companies could have to pay a plaintiff… Read More »

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Do I Need a Lawyer for a Car Accident?

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Statisticspublished by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that more than 2 millionpeople on averageare injured in car accidents each year. Of those 2.5 million, 200,000 requirehospitalization after their accidents. In addition to injuries, more than 32,000people lose their lives in car accidents each year. For someindividuals, they may suffer from… Read More »

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