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DLP hosted BNI Appreciation Party at Glenmaura National Golf Club

Dougherty, Leventhal & Price, LLP was thrilled to host its annual BNI appreciation party last evening for the four chapters DLP participates in at the Glenmaura National Golf Club in Moosic, Pennsylvania. BNI – The World’s Leading Referral Organization (Business Networking International) has been an integral part of DLP’s success. We hope everyone had a (…)

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Free Consultation for Uber/Lyft Accident Victims: Be Cautious—It Can Be Complicated!

For over 35 years, thousands of cases, and millions of dollars in recoveries for our clients, the personal injury attorneys at Dougherty Leventhal Price LLP are skilled at representing innocent and severely injured accident victims. In today’s changing world many accident victims are passengers in Uber/ Lyft vehicles or pedestrians, motorcycle operators, bicyclists or other (…)

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Workers Compensation: What Are The Elements Of a Successful Case?

To proceed on a claim for workers compensaton benefits in Pennsylvania, the injured party must establish that the injury occurred “in the course and scope of employment”. Pennsylvania courts have determined that a work injury may be sustained in the “course and scope of employment” under Pa. Workers’ Compensation Act where the employee is injured on (…)

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Happy Veteran’s Day from Dougherty Leventhal & Price, LLP

DLP would like to salute all of the heroes that served our nation by wishing them a Happy Veterans Day! “Make this Veterans Day special by asking a veteran to tell you about their time in the service. That will give you a deeper appreciation for what they have done for our country.” – Attorney (…)

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DLP Attorney John Finnerty Receives AV Peer Review Rating™ from Martindale-Hubbell®

Attorney Finnerty was given an “AV” rating from his peers, which means that he was deemed to have very high professional ethics and preeminent legal ability.  Only lawyers with the highest ethical standards and professional ability receive a Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating. The Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings evaluates lawyers based on the anonymous opinions of (…)

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Work Injury After Giving Two Week’s Notice To Quit – Can Honest Al Collect Workers Compensation?

Honest Al worked for Big Bob selling used furniture. But the hours were long and Al was paid on a commission basis. If there were no sales, Al had no earnings. Al found a better job with the ABC Widget Company that offered better hours and higher wages. Al spoke to Big Bob and gave him his (…)

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Pennsylvania Work Injury – Can I Collect Workers Compensation Payments?

Question: I suffered a serious cut on my arm at work back in June of 2017. I reported the injury immediately to my foreman. My foreman drove me to the emergency for treatment. The emergency room doctor gave me a slip to stay out of work for 2 days. On the third day, I went (…)

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Medicare- The A, B, C’s…..and D’s- What You Need To Know

Medicare is a health insurance program that provides medical coverage to people 65 years of age or older and people with certain disabilities. There are different parts of Medicare. Medicare Part A covers inpatient care in hospitals and also helps to cover the cost of care in a skilled nursing facility, hospice care, and home (…)

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Pennsylvania Work Injury Question

Question: I work for a business based in Pennsylvania. I was injured on the job but my injury occurred out-of-state. Can I file a Pennsylvania workers comp claim? Answer: It will depend on the facts and your work situation. The Pennsylvania Workers Compensation Act applies to all injuries that occur within Pennsylvania. If the injury occurs outside of (…)

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4 Common Misconceptions About Personal Injury Claims

When a person is involved in an accident that leaves them with an injury, they may have many questions as to what will happen next. Victims of a personal injury accident are sometimes unaware of the laws and regulations that pertain to their specific case. Accidents of various occurrences will have different laws and rules (…)

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Slip and Fall at a Job Interview – Do I Have a Case?

Question: I recently had a job interview at (name omitted). When I was leaving the job interview, I tripped and fell in the office stairwell. The stair that I tripped on had a wooden board that had rotted away. The maintenance man who helped me to my feet told me that other people had complained (…)

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Medical errors are the third-leading cause of death in the U.S.

When hospitals fail in its duty to protect their patients, the results can be disastrous. According to recent research by the John Hopkins School of Medicine, medical malpractice is the third leading cause of death in the United States, right behind heart disease and cancer. Many people do not realize that they may be eligible (…)

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Attorney Sean P. McDonough achieves recertification with National Board of Trial Advocacy

The National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA) is pleased to announce that Sean P. McDonough of the law firm Dougherty Leventhal and Price, LLP has successfully achieved recertification as a civil trial advocate. Mr. McDonough has been a NBTA member in good standing for 24 years. The NBTA was formed out of a strong conviction (…)

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Remembering 9/11, 16 Years Later

Remembering 9/11, 16 Years Later and Trial Lawyers Care. September 11, 2001, affected our country and all of us deeply. In 2001, the American Association for Justice organized a program to provide free legal help for 9/11 survivors. The program was called Trial Lawyers Care. Joe Price, a partner in the Dougherty Leventhal and Price, (…)

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Medical Treatment Complications in a Workers Comp case

Sam was employed as an a department chair at a local university. Part of Sam’s job duties involved mentoring and advising students seeking degrees in the school’s graduate program. One Fall day, Sam attended a lunch meeting with a doctoral candidate to discuss his thesis. When getting up from the table, Sam tripped and fell injuring (…)

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How Much Auto Insurance Coverage Do I Really Need?

In Pennsylvania, everyone is required by law to have at least $15,000 worth of auto insurance in case they cause an auto accident and hurt somebody. Unfortunately, many, many car owners break this law and are out on the roads driving without any insurance. Some estimates predict that as many as 15% to 20% of (…)

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Keeping Your Children Safe during Back-to-School Season

Back-to-school season is in full swing, and that means there is more early morning traffic for those headed off to work each day. Knowing this, and the risk it poses to their children can give parents an extra dose of anxiety. Thankfully, there are ways that parents can protect their children from bus accidents, car (…)

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Auto Accident While On The Job

Question: My job requires a lot of driving. As part of my pay, my employer pays me a car allowance and mileage reimbursement as well. I was injured in a car accident. I was working at the time and collected workers compensation. I also sued the other driver who caused the accident. I’m told that (…)

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I’m an Innocent Accident Victim; I have Limited Tort/Limited Coverage – Part 2

As I mentioned in our last post, many clients who come to DLP for help after becoming victims of auto accident through no fault of their own have chosen the “limited tort/limited coverage” option on their auto insurance policies. They have given up their right to recover for pain and suffering unless they suffered serious (…)

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Car Accident? What the heck is Limited Tort?! – Part 1

I can’t tell you how many times a new client recently involved in an automobile accident comes into our offices and states “Thank goodness I have full coverage”. Their hearts sink when a cursory review of their insurance policy reveals that they and their insurance agent have selected “limited tort” coverage. Unfortunately, 99% of our (…)

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