Summer Safety Begins with Memorial Day: Here’s Your Safe Summer Guide

As we begin another glorious summer season in the Philadelphia area on this Memorial Day holiday weekend, we here at MyPhillyLawyer want to remind everyone that good times with friends and family begin with safety and common sense. One of the first things to remember is not to drink and drive as holiday weekends like this usually see a spike in drunk driving accidents, injuries and deaths. In 2016, the last year in which statistics...

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$4M Medical Malpractice Verdict in Death of One-Month-Old Baby  

The mother of a one-month-old baby who died in 2010 from whooping cough has been awarded a $4 million verdict by a Lancaster County, Pa., jury. The woman, Michelle Goldstein, sued her baby daughter's doctors and Lancaster Pediatric Associates for medical malpractice, alleging in her lawsuit that the doctors should have diagnosed and treated the baby's illness earlier, which could have prevented the infant's death, according to a May 17 story by LNP. In her...

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Court Radio: Election Day

This week on Court Radio, Dean Weitzman of MyPhillyLawyer talks about the upcoming election. Later, Dean answers legal questions from callers.

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School’s Almost Out: Summer Driving Safety and Your Teen

As summer approaches and high school students get ready for the end of classes, here's a frightening and sobering statistic – motor vehicle crashes are the number one cause of death for U.S. teens each year. In 2016, some 2,082 teens aged 15 to 18 years old died in crashes on U.S. roads, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In 2015, about 2,333 teens between the ages of 16 to 19 were...

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$3.2M Verdict to Victim of a Bicycle Crash at a Charity Event

A New Jersey man has been awarded a $3.2 million jury award as compensation for severe spinal injuries he suffered in a bicycle crash while participating in a charity bicycle ride in Philadelphia in 2015. The victim, Anthony Degliomini, was riding his bike on May 17, 2015 as part of a 20-mile-long Phillies Charities Bike Ride when his bicycle wheels went into a sinkhole along the route in the 200 block of Pattison Avenue, causing...

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Court Radio: 911 Calls & Racial Profiling

This week on Court Radio, Dean Weitzman of MyPhillyLawyer takes legal questions from callers. Later, Dean talks about the recent Philadelphia Starbucks arrest and how they may have been a target of racial profiling.

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$16.5M Verdict to Man Seriously Hurt in Crash with Texting Trucker

An Indiana man who was seriously injured in 2015 when his car was rear-ended at a traffic light by a tractor-trailer whose driver was messaging on a cellphone has been awarded a $16.5 million verdict by an Indiana jury. The man, John Binkowski, was hurt March 7, 2015, when the tractor-trailer smashed into the rear of his car as he waited at a red light on Indiana Highway 49 at County Road 500 North, pushing...

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Court Radio: Wills with Saul Langsam

This week on Court Radio, Dean Weitzman and Saul Langsam of MyPhillyLawyer talks about the advantages of having a will. Later, they answer estate planning questions from callers.

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