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Three Things That Affect Your Personal Injury Settlement

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

When you are injured in some type of accident where a negligent party caused your harm, you may be able to file a personal injury claim for financial compensation for the losses you suffered. Pennsylvania’s modified contributory negligence system allows compensation to be recoverable after an accident as long as you are under 51%… Read More »

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Can You Refile Your Personal Injury Claim If It Was Dismissed?

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

If you were injured in some type of incident that was caused by the careless negligent acts of another party, you may be entitled to compensation for the losses and harm you suffered. In Pennsylvania, the modified comparative negligence system allows individuals that are under 51% responsible for causing an accident the ability to… Read More »

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Three Reasons Why A Civil Suit Is Dismissed

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

Pennsylvania’s modified comparative negligence system means that if you were less than 51% responsible for causing your accident and your resulting injuries then the damages you suffered can be compensable under the law. But, if you are  51% responsible or more for causing your accident, then you will not be permitted to obtain financial… Read More »

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Is It Necessary To Buy Uninsured Motorist Coverage In Pennsylvania?

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

It is required that licensed drivers in the state of Pennsylvania have specific minimum liability coverage to lawfully operate a motor vehicle on the roads. Not only is it lawful to have such minimums, but it is smart too. If you are in a car accident, the damages that result can be significant. Medical… Read More »

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How Are Civil Cases Different From Criminal Cases?

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

A very common question that arises when legal discussions come about is what the differences are between civil and criminal legal cases. And, truly, this is a good question. For those unfamiliar with the legal system wondering where a civil case applies and where a criminal case applies and the difference between the two… Read More »

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How Eye-Witness Testimony Can Help You With Your Personal Injury Claim

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

After an injury accident where negligence is a factor, a victim may be able to file a personal injury claim for compensation. It is best if you are unsure about what your legal rights are that you speak with a local legal professional who is trained and experienced with these matters. A personal injury… Read More »

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Did You Hurt Your Neck In A Car Accident?

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

A car accident is never good news. Even a car accident that does not result in significant damage to the vehicles involved can still have significant effects on the vehicle occupants. A rear-end accident, for instance, may simply damage the bumper, but it can also cause whiplash for drivers and occupants. Whiplash occurs when… Read More »

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Workers’ Compensation For Brain Injuries

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

Often, when we think of brain injuries, we think of traumatic brain injuries. However, TBIs are only one kind of brain injury that can occur. Additionally, it’s important to understand that brain injuries can occur in absolutely any profession. While severe head injuries are certainly most common in the construction and industrial industries, brain… Read More »

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Can I Sue For A Prescription Medication Error?

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

Doctors and medical professionals owe a high duty of care to patients. Patients have to rely a great deal on the judgment and expertise of doctors, so when careless errors are made, it can be jarring. Additionally, errors made when it comes to prescription medication and the administering of medicine can have profound and… Read More »

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Can I Get Workers’ Compensation For Electrical Burns?

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

Few things are more painful than an electrical burn. While most burns affect the exterior layer of skin, electrical burns burn from the inside out. This results in serious damage to the flesh, muscle tissue, ligaments, and bones, that may not even be visible externally. The consequences of these injuries can be severe and… Read More »

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