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DLP represents seriously injured Tailgating Victims in Northeastern Pennsylvania

Tailgating is a Top Cause of Auto Accidents Under Pennsylvania law, all drivers are required to be able to bring their vehicles to a safe stop within the distance ahead that the driver can clearly see.  Accordingly, when one driver rear-ends another, the at-fault driver is almost always the one who struck the other driver’s (…)

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Worker Safety at the Fracking Well Construction Site in Northeast and Central Pennsylvania

Hydraulic Fracturing In Pennsylvania Now that fracking of new wells has started to pick up once again and is expected to really take off in the near future it’s a good time for well workers to once again become aware of the safety hazards out there in the field. As the workers compensation and accident (…)

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Pennsylvania Pedestrians Injured By Automobiles in Not Bound By Limited Tort.

What is Limited Tort Law? The Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Financial Responsibility Law (MVFRL) restricts the rights of individuals who have selected limited tort auto insurance from recovering non-economic damages suffered as a result of a motor vehicle accident. 75 Pa.C.S.A. 1705.  Non-economic damages are usually referred to as pain and suffering.  There are a few (…)

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What Do I Need To Prove In a Pennsylvania Workers Compensation Case?

Pennsylvania Workers Compensation If you are injured on the job in Pennsylvania, you may be entitled to receive workers compensation benefits. In order to establish a valid claim for benefits in a Pennsylvania workers comp case, you need to establish : 1) Is there an “Employment Relationship”? Sometimes, this is simple to prove. To do (…)

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Fracking, Drilling and Pipeline Construction Activity Increases—Industry Related Truck Accidents On The Rise

Pennsylvania Fracking Truck Accidents on the Rise As fracking, new well construction, and pipeline construction activity increases so to does the risk of serious truck accidents in the Northern Tier and Central Pennsylvania.  A recent ride up State Route 6 revealed an increase in the number of water tanker truck, trucks loaded with gas drilling (…)

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Ice Slip and Fall Accident Attorneys in Wilkes-Barre

Ice Slip and Fall Accident Attorneys in Wilkes-Barre In most years, Northeastern Pennsylvania is subjected to harsh wintry weather. While the exact nature of these storms will differ from year-to-year, it is not uncommon to have to contend with winter conditions including snowstorms, ice storms, freezing rain, sleet, and as of recent, below freezing temperatures. (…)

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The New Year is the Perfect Time to Review Your Auto Insurance Coverage

Review Your Current Car Insurance Policy It is hard to believe that 2017 has ended and 2018 has arrived.  Everyone at Dougherty Leventhal & Price, LLP  wish you and your loved ones a Happy and Healthy New Year.  We also would like to suggest that the start of the New Year is a great time to (…)

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from DLP Law Firm

With Christmas upon us, we wanted to pause and wish our clients, friends and family a very Merry Christmas, Feliz Navidad, and send our best wishes for you for a Happy New Year! We appreciate your business and support in 2017, and look forward to our continuing to serve our clients and community in 2018 (…)

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Giving Back: Our Lawyers Build Relationships & Community

The law firm of Doughtery Leventhal & Price, LLP donated 269 hams to hundreds of families in the Hazleton community. “We used to always share toys with the kids and then we realized that the families didn’t actually have dinners so we decided that instead of toys we would start giving out hams,” said Brian (…)

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Experienced Fracking well construction Accident Attorney in the Northern tier, Northeast and Central Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Gas Drilling and Fracking Accident Attorney A recent ride up U.S. Route 6 into Athens Pennsylvania an uptick was noted in a fracking well pad construction and gas drilling activity. The team of lawyers at Dougherty Leventhal & Price, LLP have been handling complex and serious accident cases for our clients and referring attorneys (…)

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Part-Time And Full-Time Wages in A Workers Comp Claim

Question: I took a part-time job working on weekends to help make ends meet. Unfortunately, I slipped and fell while working on my part-time job and injured my knee. The doctor says that I’ll need surgery and I’ll be unable to work for 3 or 4 months. My pay on my part-time job was a (…)

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Highly skilled and dedicated Pennsylvania Natural Gas Pipeline Construction/Explosion Accident Attorneys

Pennsylvania Natural Gas Drilling Accident | Pipeline Explosion Injury Lawyer Currently the natural gas industry is investing billions of dollars in the construction of natural gas pipelines throughout Pennsylvania. The new pipeline infrastructure is necessary to bring natural gas harvested throughout Pennsylvania to market. Construction of the pipeline systems entails the hiring of thousands of (…)

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Clearing Snow and Ice from your Car is a Must in Pennsylvania!

Is it illegal to Drive with Snow and Ice on the Roof of a Car in Pennsylvania? As the winter weather approaches, it is important to make sure you and your vehicle are ready for the sudden change. To ensure everyone’s safety on the road this winter, Pennsylvania requires that cars be cleared of snow (…)

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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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