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Have You Been Injured in an Uber Accident?

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

If you’ve been injured as a passenger in an Uber accident in Pennsylvania, you may not be sure where to even start looking for support. Uber and Lyft accidents can be some of the most complicated to sort out, because so many different insurance policies are involved and it can be very confusing for… Read More »

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Think the Pandemic Would Lead to Fewer Fatalities in Vehicle Crashes? Better Think Again

By Neil O'Donnell |

Last week, the National Safety Council issued a report concerning Americans driving during the pandemic. And, despite the fact that Americans drove fewer miles, the preliminary data shows 42,060 people died in motor vehicle crashes last year —including pedestrians — which was up 8% from 2019. That’s right — motor vehicle crashes killed nearly… 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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Protecting Yourself Against Road Rage

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

Unfortunately, when people get frustrated about their life situation or circumstances, they may take it out on other drivers on the roadways. This is commonly known as road rage, and occurs when aggressive drivers place the lives of themselves and others at risk for serious injuries or even death. Shockingly, the statistics from the… Read More »

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Most Dangerous Types of Car Accidents

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

While the federal government issues standards regarding required safety devices on vehicles, catastrophic accidents can still happen that result in serious injuries or fatalities. Every car accident will have its own set of unique facts and circumstances; however, there are certain types of car accidents that have a greater risk of danger and injury… Read More »

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Can a Passenger Sue a Driver After a Car Accident?

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

Drivers are not the only ones injured in car accidents. In many cases, some of the most catastrophic injuries suffered are passengers in a motor vehicle accident. If you were a passenger in a car accident, you likely face substantial medical bills, the loss of wages due to your inability to return to work,… Read More »

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Personal Injuries Due to Automobile Defects

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

The National Motor Vehicle Crash Causation Survey, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) report that over 44,000 accidents happen every year due to manufacturing defects in automobiles. While some automobile manufacturers will issue recall notices, many times defective parts and components are not discovered quickly enough to prevent accidents. Automobile Defects  Automobile… 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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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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