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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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Suing the Driver if Injured as a Passenger

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

According to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, 43% of car accident deaths involved passenger car occupants in the state of Pennsylvania. If you were a passenger in a vehicle involved in a car accident, talking to an experienced personal injury attorney can help you understand your rights, and learn how you may receive as… Read More »

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What is Pain and Suffering?

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

If you were injured due to someone else’s negligence, you have the right to collect money for medical bills and lost wages due to your injury. However, oftentimes you are allowed to also seek compensation for pain and suffering. Pain and suffering is a legal term that describes a very specific type of damage… Read More »

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Liability for Pharmaceutical Errors

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

According to the National Coordinating Council for Medication Error Reporting and Prevention, a medication or pharmaceutical error is defined as “any preventable event that may cause or lead to inappropriate medication use or patient harm while the medication is in the control of the healthcare professional, patient, or consumer.” Today, there are approximately 7,000… Read More »

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Better Make Sure your Auto Insurer Knows Who Regularly Drives your Vehicles

By Neil O'Donnell |

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently, and unanimously, ruled that an “Unregistered Driver Exclusion” in automobile insurance policies does NOT violate the Pennsylvania Law — or public policy. In Safe Auto Insurance v. Oriental-Guillermo, authored by Supreme Court Justice Debra Todd, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court held: “In the instant case, the policy contains a clear… Read More »

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Hiring a Medical Expert for Your Personal Injury Claim

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

The U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics states that two-thirds of all trials include some facet of personal injury. That means that these specific types of tort claims total approximately 400,000 yearly in the United States. When stakes are so high, hiring a medical expert to testify to your personal injury can… Read More »

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Establishing a Medical Malpractice Case

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) states that medical negligence by doctors and health care providers is the third leading cause of death in the United States. This cause of death is only behind heart disease and cancer. This statistic is shocking, and literally millions of dollars are spent with respect to… Read More »

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No-Contact Automobile and Motorcycle Accidents

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

Millions of accidents involving cars happen each year, and unfortunately, thousands of those lead to motorcycle deaths. In fact, approximately 14% of traffic deaths involve motorcycles and even more involve horrific injuries that lead to paralysis and other life-altering medical conditions. Additionally, accidents between automobiles and motorcycles can cause devastating injuries even if the… Read More »

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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

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

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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