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What is Comparative Negligence in Pennsylvania?

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When an accident occurs, sometimes there is more than one person at fault for it. For example, a drunk driver may run a stop sign, hitting another vehicle. The motorist in the other vehicle though, may have been texting while they were driving, and not watching to ensure the drunk driver was going to… Read More »

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FAQs About Wills in Pennsylvania

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A will tells the Pennsylvania courts who your beneficiaries are, or who you want to receive your assets upon your death. It also resolves personal matters, such as who will get custody of your children if there isn’t another surviving parent and the child is a minor. When considering making a will, many people… Read More »

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Does Workers’ Comp Cover You For an Accident Going To or From Work?

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People spend a lot of time commuting to and from work. Even if a person spends just 25 minutes each way, that’s nearly an hour a day. Over the course of a year, that equates to about nine full days spent in traffic. All that time on the road means there’s an increased chance… Read More »

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What Does Age have to Do with Your SSDI?

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When determining if an individual is eligible for Social Security disability benefits (SSDI), the Social Security Administration considers many factors. One of these factors is age. Together, your age and residual functional capacity (RSF) make up a large part of your claim. Your RSF is the physical limits you may have when working, regardless… Read More »

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Estate Planning and Divorce

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During a divorce, there’s a lot to think about. You have to consider terms such as child custody, child support, and property division. Typically, estate planning is not top of mind for divorcing couples. However, those getting a divorce should put more thought into this than they do. Some portions of an estate plan… Read More »

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The Type of Visitor You are Makes a Difference in Your Slip and Fall Case

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Recently, a woman filed a lawsuit against Target after slipping and falling in their store. After suffering extensive injury as a result of the accident, she is asking Target for $1.2 million in damages. That’s a lot of money, but as a business, Target has the highest duty of care to their customers. Duty… Read More »

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The Challenge of Collecting SSDI for Migraines

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Sometimes, disabilities are obvious and therefore, quite easy to prove. Someone confined to a wheelchair obviously can’t perform many types of work. As such, there is a good chance that the Social Security Administration will approve their application for disability benefits after reviewing their medical records. Other types of disabilities though, are more difficult… Read More »

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What to Do If You’re Hurt on Public Transportation

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With rising gas prices and streets that are becoming more congested every day, it’s no wonder that more and more people in Pennsylvania are looking towards public transportation to make their way around. Unfortunately, city buses are no more immune to getting into an accident than any other vehicle on the road. When they… Read More »

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How to Avoid Being Falsely Accused of SSDI Fraud

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Recently, a Philadelphia woman was convicted of Social Security fraud. Although she avoided jail time, she was forced to pay back tens of thousands of dollars, was put on house arrest, and was required to complete 100 hours of community service. She admitted to collecting SSDI after claiming to be disabled, even though she… Read More »

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Do You Need a Lawyer to Write a Will?

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It’s a question many people have when planning for the future and trying to ensure their affairs are in order. Do you really need a lawyer to write a will? Particularly in Pennsylvania, where even handwritten wills are considered legal? Won’t you save a great deal of money by doing it on your own?… Read More »

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