How You Can Choose the Right Lawyer for Your Family

Every Sunday morning, callers to our MyPhillyLawyer Court Radio broadcast dial in to talk about their legal situations. And inevitably, some of our callers, who are often avid fans of the show, explain that they were recently involved in a car crash, hired a lawyer and now are not happy with their choice of representation. They ask to make an appointment with our firm to discuss their situation. Then I ask them why they didn't...

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Court Radio: Temple University Stadium

This week on Court Radio, Dean Weitzman of MyPhillyLawyer speaks to Stadium Stompers about opposing Temple University building a new stadium in north Philadelphia.

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Court Radio: Full Coverage vs. Full Tort

This week on Court Radio, Dean Weitzman of MyPhillyLawyer goes in-depth about car insurance and explains the difference between full coverage and full tort. Later, Dean answers legal car accident and insurance questions from callers.

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$20M Settlement to Families of 2 Men Killed by Chicago Cop’s DUI Crash

The families of two men who died in 2009 when their vehicle was struck by an SUV being driven by a drunken off-duty Chicago police officer will each receive a $10 million settlement in the case. The fiery crash occurred in April 2009, when the officer's SUV smashed into the back of a disabled car on the side of the Dan Ryan Expressway in Chicago, killing Andrew Cazares, 23, the driver of the car, and...

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What You Need to Know About Statutes of Limitations and Car Crashes

Sometimes when people are involved a car crash, they don't think much about it, perhaps not realizing they are even injured in the adrenaline rush of the moment. Other times, injured parties are talked out of reporting their injuries from a vehicle crash by the driver of the vehicle, who doesn't want to report the incident to their insurance company due to concerns about being hit with higher premiums. That's what happened to a recent...

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$1.7M Verdict to Boy Struck in Head by Baseball at Youth Ball Game

The family of a boy who suffered a severe brain injury after he was struck in the head by a foul ball while standing in a dugout during a youth baseball game in April of 2015 has been awarded a $1.7 million verdict by an Allegheny County jury. The boy, Zachary Hoffman, was a day shy of his 12th birthday when he was struck by the foul ball, which had passed through an 11-foot gap...

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Court Radio: Arming Teachers

This week on Court Radio, Dean Weitzman of MyPhillyLawyer talks about the notion of arming school teachers and take calls from listeners about this topic.

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What to Know About Pa.’s ‘Steer Clear’ Law and How It Can Save Lives

In Pennsylvania, there's a law on the books – the "steer clear" law – which says drivers must move over or slow down as they approach an emergency scene, a roadside vehicle stop by police or a disabled vehicle being aided by a tow truck or other emergency vehicle. The problem is that few drivers know about the steer clear law and that law enforcement officers rarely ticket violators because they aren't there to see...

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Opioid Maker Ends Opioid Promos to Doctors, But More Actions Needed

Purdue Pharma, the maker of the powerful and addictive painkiller OxyContin, announced Feb. 9 that it will no longer directly promote its opioid drugs to doctors. That means that instead of commission-driven Purdue Pharma salespeople pitching doctors to write prescriptions for their drugs, information about the company's opioids will be handled through its medical affairs department, rather than through the sales department. This is great news and a good first step to fight the nationwide...

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