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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Dangers of using Social Media after a Car Accident Injury Claim

Like it or not, social media is central to the way that many people conduct themselves in today’s society. While this can often bring good things into your life, adding to and not taking away, social media can be extremely damaging to a personal injury or accident claim case. It is more than likely that (…)

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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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