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Category Archives: Personal Injury

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Ice Slip and Falls: A Closer Look

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

Whether you are ready for it or not, winter is coming to the Keystone State. Every year, a staggering one million Americans slip and fall on snow or ice. Back injuries, broken bones, and head injuries are the most common wounds. These falls often have psychological effects as well. For example, many older fall… Read More »

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How to Keep Yourself Safe as a Pedestrian

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

Walking can be great exercise, especially since it’s low impact. However, being a pedestrian comes with potential dangers. It’s essential to keep helpful tips in mind, especially if you are walking on a road rather than a sidewalk or footpath. If a vehicle, truck, or motorcycle does strike you, you may have a legal… Read More »

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Frequently Asked Questions on Pennsylvania Personal Injury Claims

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

Every year, millions of people across the country are injured in accidents. These incidents can occur anywhere, including your home, at the neighbor’s house, driving to work, while out shopping, or even walking down the street. If someone else is responsible for your injuries, you may have the legal right to bring a personal… Read More »

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What to Do Following an 18-Wheeler Accident in Pennsylvania

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

Given the size and weight differences between an 18-wheeler and a passenger vehicle, it’s not surprising that these types of accidents are typically much more severe than those involving two passenger vehicles. Accidents with these large trucks usually result in significant property and catastrophic injuries or death. Understandably, you may have no idea what… Read More »

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What Types of Soft Tissue Injuries Are Common in Pennsylvania Auto Accidents?

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

Don’t overlook minor injuries when you are involved in a car accident. These seemingly minor injuries are easy to dismiss following an accident. You are running on adrenaline and possibly still in shock in the minutes that follow. Since it can take a couple of days before you start noticing these aches and pains,… Read More »

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Recovering Damages If You Weren’t Wearing A Seatbelt

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While you have the right to make a decision regarding whether or not you want to wear a seat belt in your vehicle, it is important to know that legally, seat belts are required in the state of Pennsylvania. If you make the decision not to wear a seatbelt and are in an accident,… Read More »

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Determining Fault in a Turnpike Pileup

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In 2018 alone there were 17,000 multiple-vehicle accidents reported that led to fatalities. While any type of car accident can lead to serious injury or death, turnpike pileups involving multiple cars often cause catastrophic damage in terms of property and injuries. One of the most challenging aspects of a turnpike pileup is making a… Read More »

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Personal Injury Cases and COVID-19

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

If you were in an accident of any kind due to someone else’s negligence, you may now face medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages due to your inability to work, as well as property damage. Perhaps you were bitten by a dog, were in a serious car accident, had a slip and fall… Read More »

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Protecting Yourself Against Road Rage

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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

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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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