Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of MyPhillyLawyer: Our Thanks to You, Our Clients

This week marks the 10th anniversary of the creation of the MyPhillyLawyer brand in the Philadelphia metropolitan area. From the streets of Philadelphia's incredible neighborhoods to the Jersey Shore, to Delaware, Maryland and north to Allentown, Easton and Bethlehem, the attorneys and staff of MyPhillyLawyer work hard every day to serve a diverse range of clients who are involved in a myriad of legal cases. From personal injury cases to automobile, motorcycle, truck and other...

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Are Medical Flights by Plane or Helicopter Riskier Than They Should Be?

An elderly Florida medical patient and his wife died earlier this week when the small plane carrying them had engine trouble and crashed near Chicago. The 80-year-old man was being treated for an illness on the medical flight and was accompanied by a flight paramedic and two pilots, according to a story in The Chicago Tribune. The plane was carrying the couple back to Chicago so he could continue his medical treatment while being with...

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Firearm Safety and Hunting Safety: What You Need to Know to Keep Your Family Safe

As the fall game hunting season continues across Pennsylvania, bolstered by the opening of deer season today, it's a good time to remind ourselves about hunting safety in the woods and firearm safety in the home. Since 1982, hunting-related shooting incidents have been on a sharp decline across the Commonwealth, according to statistics kept by the Pennsylvania Game Commission.  In fact, hunting-related shooting incidents have declined in the state by nearly 80 percent since 1959...

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Big Brother Car Insurance Companies: Should You Let Your Insurance Company Track Your Driving Habits to Earn a Discount?

Maybe it sounds like a great idea – plug a device into your car that let's your insurance company see that you are a good driver so that you can get an additional discount of up to 30 percent on your insurance rates. But before you sign up, think again. Maybe it's a deal with the devil that you are considering. That's the concern we have with the Snapshot Pay-As-You-Drive program from Progressive Insurance. Progressive,...

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Occupy Philly: What Do You Think About It? Listen to Court Radio at 7 a.m. Sunday

The headline-grabbing, controversial Occupy Wall Street movement, and its local offshoot, Occupy Philly, will be the topics of discussion on Sunday morning's Court Radio show with MyPhillyLawyer’s managing partner, Dean Weitzman. The show, which will air live tomorrow, Nov. 20, at 7 a.m. on WRNB 100.3 FM, will include special guest Everett Gillison, who is the newly-appointed chief of staff for Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter. Gillison previously served as Nutter's Deputy Mayor for Public...

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Why You Need A Living Will: To Protect Your Wishes and Your Family’s Sanity

When 55-year-old Maryland resident Daniel Sanger suffered a heart attack this past July, it caused life-altering brain damage and began a sad legal battle that quickly pitted his wife against his mother and brother. After the heart attack, he was unable to swallow solid food normally, which kept him from getting adequate nourishment, according to a news story from The Associated Press. He was put on a feeding tube, but it was later removed at...

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MyPhillyLawyer Attorney Profile: Kenneth C. Edelin Jr. Brings Criminal Defense Experience and Respect for His Clients to His Work

After graduating from Morehouse College with a bachelor's degree in psychology in 1990, Ken Edelin Jr. went to work as a counselor in a Washington, D.C. community-based shelter for teens who got themselves into very serious trouble with the law. The shelter was a place for them to stay until the courts decided what to do with them, including options from probation to prison. [caption id="attachment_1472" align="alignright" width="161" caption="Kenneth C. Edelin Jr. "][/caption] It was...

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Injured on the job when a massive tornado leveled Joplin, Mo., Mark Lindquist’s worker’s comp claims were denied – until a public outcry finally brought justice

A classic example for why you need a lawyer to represent you when talking with insurance companies COURT RADIO ALERT: This case will be the topic of MyPhillyLawyer's weekly Court Radio program tomorrow morning at 7 a.m. ET: Listen in to Court Radio with MyPhillyLawyer's Dean Weitzman on 100.3 WRNB FM, Philadelphia or at RNBPHILLY.com and join the discussion live on the air. When a massive EF-5 tornado hit Joplin, Mo., last May 22, 51-year-old...

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MyPhillyLawyer Attorney Profile: Saul L. Langsam, Founding Partner and Compassionate Advocate for His Clients

As a boy, Saul Langsam was encouraged and inspired by his parents to do something good in the world, to make a mark, to help people. His parents, who were both born in Poland, were Holocaust survivors who were held in separate German prison camps during World War II. Somehow they survived, eventually ending up in Sweden after the war, where they met and later married. Langsam was born in Falun, Sweden, and lived there...

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