By Dean I. Weitzman, Esq. on April 3rd, 2020
The family of a 20-year-old father of two children will receive a $1 million settlement after he was killed in 2018 when his car was T-boned by a drunk driver who had just left a bar in Scranton, Pennsylvania. The victim, Robert Ortiz, died when his car was struck at the intersection of Breck Street and Pittston Avenue in Scranton early on the morning of April 6, 2018, by a car being driven by Noah...
Court Radio: On the Front Lines, Worker’s Comp in the Coronavirus Era: What about Food Service Deliverers & Gig Workers?
By Dean I Weitzman, Esq. on April 1st, 2020
On this episode of Court Radio, Dean Weitzman of MyPhillyLawyer talks about how the coronavirus has impacted the legal field and speaks to Jefferey S. Gross about workers' compensation claims during the coronavirus pandemic, and how gig workers and contractors will be affected when it comes to work injuries.
Car Crash Attorney Update: GM Agrees to $120M Settlement to GM Vehicle Owners Whose Cars and Trucks Lost Value Due to Defective Ignition Switches Linked to 124 Deaths
By Dean I. Weitzman, Esq. on March 31st, 2020
Owners of General Motors cars and trucks who claimed their vehicles lost resale value because they were built using defective ignition switches that lead to the deaths of at least 124 motorists since 2004 will be eligible to receive a slice of a new $120 million settlement just reached with the automaker. The preliminary settlement, which still requires court approval, resolves the last major piece of litigation related to a series of deaths and resulting...
Here’s How MyPhillyLawyer is Working on Behalf of Our Clients During the COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic
By Dean I. Weitzman, Esq. on March 27th, 2020
On behalf of MyPhillyLawyer, in these unprecedented days of the COVID-19 coronavirus that threatens our communities and has shut down much of our nation and our world, I wanted to communicate with you, our clients, friends and potential clients, to let you know what we are doing in reaction to this crisis. Our offices in Center City Philadelphia are closed in accordance with the city’s shutdown order so that we may all practice social distancing...
By Dean I Weitzman, Esq. on March 17th, 2020
A message to our valued clients, business associates, supporters and friends: At MyPhillyLawyer, the health, safety and overall well being of our clients, business associates and the community as a whole is of utmost importance. Given the increasing concern surrounding the recent pandemic of COVID-19, otherwise known as the novel Coronavirus, these are uncertain times. At MyPhillyLawyer, we wanted to take a moment to provide you with an update as to what we are doing...
Car Crash Attorney Wins $1.2M Settlement for Family of Elderly Couple Killed in Head-On Crash in 2019
By Dean I. Weitzman, Esq. on March 17th, 2020
A $1.2 million settlement has been reached for the family of an elderly Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, couple who died in a head-on car crash in October 2019 when another car crossed a double yellow line on a curve and smashed into them. The couple, Joseph R. Lyons, 83, and his wife, Gloria J. Lyons, 80, each sustained catastrophic injuries in the crash, which happened at 5:40 p.m. on Oct. 10, 2019, as they drove along...
Court Radio: Coronavirus – Race Against Time: Creating a Vaccine to Fight the Spread with David Weiner, PhD
By Dean I Weitzman, Esq. on March 8th, 2020
On this episode of Court Radio, Dean Weitzman of MyPhillyLawyer speaks to David B. Weiner, Ph.D., Director of Vaccine & Immunotherapy at the Wistar Institute about the development of the coronavirus vaccine, how vaccines are created, what effects it will have, and answer questions from callers about the coronavirus.
Race Against Time: Creating a Vaccine to fight the Spread of Coronavirus – Hear All About It on Court Radio on Sunday, March 8 at 7 a.m. ET
By Dean I. Weitzman, Esq. on March 6th, 2020
(Photo: Dr. David Weiner of The Wistar Institute) News about the COVID-19 novel coronavirus is everywhere as the respiratory virus continues its spread around the world and across the United States, with new outbreaks and infections reported daily. To bring some clarity and expertise to the rising concerns about COVID-19 and present his thoughts about how research is progressing to develop a future vaccine against the virus, Dr. David Weiner, the director of the vaccine...