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Car Accident Work Injury- Can I Collect on Both Claims?

Question: 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 I need to pay back the workers comp carrier when I settle the car accident case. Is that so? Anonymous, Old Forge, Pa. Answer: Under (…)

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Summer Driving Tips- Injury? Call DLP

With the summer vacation season now upon us, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) offers some helpful hints to make summer travel safe, efficient and enjoyable. We should all be sure to follow safe driving rules and to avoid distractions that could impair our driving abilities and increase the cahnce of an accident. A (…)

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Statute of Limitations in a Minor’s Case

Pedro could barely remember the auto accident he was in when he was a small child. Pedro and his family were in their van when they were rear-ended by a drunk driver. Pedro recalls being in the hospital for several weeks, but little else. As a result of the auto accident, Pedro sustained a  severe back (…)

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Snow Piles At Intersections

Al was driving to the grocery store on a cold, February, Pennsylvania morning. As Al came to a stop at an intersection, he was not able to see to his right as his view was obstructed by a large pile of snow left by a City plow. Al decided to inch forward into the intersection in order to see (…)

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Social Security Benefits and a Personal Injury Case

Keith and Mary were injured in an automobile accident. As a result of his injuries, Keith was awarded Social Security DISABILITY benefits (SSDIB).  Keith had enjoyed a long work history before his accident and had paid sufficient amounts in to the Social Security system to qualify for SSDIB benefits. Prior to the auto accident, Mary (…)

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Serious Accidents on I-81 in Luzerne, Lackawanna and Susquehanna Counties Continue to Increase—DLP Law Trial Lawyers Fights for Innocent Victims

Recently I settled a tragic case involving the death of a young mother which occurred on I=81 in Northeast Pennsylvania.  It was a sad case involving the loss of a beautiful woman and mother that could have been prevented.  Unfortunately, the 12 trial lawyers at DLP Law are seeing and handling more I-81 personal injury (…)

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Interstate 84 Construction Mess Leads to More Auto and Truck Accidents —DLP Personal Inury Firm is the Accident Victim Legal Team for I-84 Pennsylvania Accident Victims

Anyone traveling down I-84 from New England and New York are aware of the road construction at the Pennsylvania border.  The interstate is down to one lane for many miles with a couple of two mile breaks in between.  It is a slow moving and dangerous area. The number of I-84 construction site accidents is (…)

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DLP Lawyers Represent Route 81 Construction Site Accident Victims in Luzerne, Lackawanna and Susquehanna Counties

There is an old joke about the seasons in Northeastern Pennsylvania:  There are only two seasons–Winter and Road Construction!! Well, road construction on Interstate 81 is in full swing.  Unfortunately with the lane closures and traffic tie ups come an increase in serious traffic accidents.  The 12 Trial Lawyers at Dougherty Leventhal Price LLP are (…)

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INjury? Call DLP- Attorney Tom Cummings- Summer Driving Tips

With the summer vacation season now upon us, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) offers some helpful hints to make summer travel safe, efficient and enjoyable. We should all be sure to follow safe driving rules and to avoid distractions that could impair our driving abilities and increase the cahnce of an accident. A (…)

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Senate Committee Seeks to Weaken Some Important Trucking Regulations Meant to Combat Driver Fatigue

Recent action by the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee in the area of federal truck safety regulations has many up in arms. The Committee added an amendment to a funding bill that repeals certain Hours of Service regulation changes enacted last summer for truckers. The timing of this effort has drawn a great deal of attention (…)

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Teens, Texting and Distracted Driving

According to the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, the chances of a car crash increase by 23% when the driver texts while driving, and the National Safety Council reports that 1.5 million annual vehicular accidents are the result of texting while behind the wheel. This increased change of personal injury as the result of distracted driving (…)

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5 Important Steps to Take After a Car Accident in Pennsylvania

No one steps out of their front door in the morning anticipating that they’ll be involved in a motor vehicle crash. Unfortunately, the countless accidents that occur every day in America alone prove that many people are inaccurate in this assumption. One of the most unfortunate parts of these incidents, other than property loss and (…)

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DLP Lawyers Involved in Federal Court G.M. Cobalt Recall Cases

This week the Trial Lawyers at DLP were part of a team of Law Firms filing a lawsuit in the Middle District of Pennsylvania against General Motors.  The suit seeks to recover damages, other than personal injury damages, on behalf of consumers harmed by G.M.’s ignition problems involving the Chevy Cobalt.  A front page story (…)

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Injuries and Fatalities from Auto Accidents in Pennsylvania Increase in 2012

Pennsylvania saw over 1,310 fatalities due to accidents in 2012, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In 2011, that number was 1,286. Drivers that cause fatal accidents may be impaired by drugs or alcohol, or they may be tired or may be distracted. Everyone hopes that they – and their loved ones (…)

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What Not to Do After an Accident

Nobody likes to think about being in an accident, yet planning ahead for the possibility of an accident is important. Many accident victims jeopardize their health, safety and legal rights because they make critical mistakes after an accident. This is usually because the victims are in shock and aren’t prepared to deal with the complex (…)

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Is There a Difference Between Car and Truck Accident Cases?

In all likelihood, there will be a lot of differences between a truck and car accident case. The array of negligible parties and insurance coverage variances make these cases complex. While both auto accidents and truck accidents can cause injuries and even death to those involved, some factors are typical in semi-truck accidents and do (…)

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Injured in a Car Crash: Know When to Hire a Personal Injury Attorney

If you receive injuries in a car accident caused by the negligence of another driver, you have no guarantee that your medical bills will be paid. Even if the other driver has car insurance, you may not receive the full compensation you deserve. Insurance companies and their legal counsel know what to do to minimize (…)

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Your cell phone and driving; what’s the law in Pennsylvania?

On August 24, 2011, Steven Rockwell was driving his motorcycle and traveling eastbound on East Union Street in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania near its intersection with North Washington Street. At the same time, Glen Knott was traveling westbound on East Union Street at the same intersection. Knott was driving a Ford van and working for (…)

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