MyPhillyLawyer managing partner Dean Weitzman selected as recipient of the 2018 Who’s Who in Injury and Injured Workers Advocacy Honor

MyPhillyLawyer managing partner, Dean Weitzman, a distinguished and dedicated attorney, earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Temple University in 1984 and his Juris Doctor in 1987 from Temple University School of Law. He is a respected member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Philadelphia and Pennsylvania trial lawyer’s associations. He also has extensive litigation experience in Pennsylvania and New Jersey State Courts and the Federal district courts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Throughout...

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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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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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What You Need to Know About Uninsured Motorist Insurance Coverage

Buying auto insurance is one of the most important things you can do to protect yourself and your family in the event of a collision, but it's something that many people don't spend enough time researching beyond just shopping for low rates. The problem is that low rates don't always mean ensuring you have enough coverage to protect yourself in the event of a crash in which you sustain serious injuries caused by another driver....

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What You Need to Know About Full Tort vs. Limited Tort Car Insurance

When drivers buy car insurance in Pennsylvania, they have the option of choosing from two kinds of coverage – limited tort, which covers a driver's medical treatment and related expenses, but not pain and suffering – or full tort, which maintains their rights to sue for pain and suffering in all cases. The decision about which coverage to purchase is one of the most important a driver can make. On its face, limited tort coverage...

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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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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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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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Keeping Older Drivers Safe on the Road: A MyPhillyLawyer Guide

As drivers get older, their reaction times, eyesight and driving skills can deteriorate, making them less safe on the roads. For families which have older drivers, including grandparents and elderly parents, this can be a difficult and sensitive subject to raise, but it is important that such discussions be considered and taken on. We all remember the freedom, the thrill and the excitement of getting our driver's license when we were teenagers. With that piece...

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