In 2018, MyPhillyLawyer is Here to Help You with Your Legal Needs

As 2017 ends, we here at MyPhillyLawyer want to thank all our clients and partners for their friendship, trust and confidence this past year and to let you know how much we value all of you. As 2018 arrives next week, we will be here as always to assist you and represent you in a myriad of legal situations, including personal injury cases, birth injuries, vehicle accidents, medical malpractice cases, workplace injuries, criminal defense, estate...

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The Opioid Crisis: What You Need to Know

Opioids, the highly addictive painkillers that doctors routinely prescribe to patients to mask pain, continue to be a growing burden on American society, despite all the warning signs and overdose deaths which occur regularly across our country every day. Opioids have become so pervasive and dangerous that they are now linked to a two-year drop in U.S. life expectancy, according to a Dec. 22 story by the BBC. The U.S. life expectancy fell in 2016...

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Be Safe and Drive Sober This Holiday Season

The December holidays are here, with Christmas just around the corner and New Year's Eve coming up fast, so it's a good time to reflect on the dangers of drinking and driving amid all the holiday parties and family festivities we will all likely enjoy. In Pennsylvania, the State Police are participating in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" impaired driving enforcement campaign through Dec. 31, joining more...

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As 2017 Closes, Get Your Legal Life Organized for 2018

The end of the year and the approach of the December holidays is a perfect time to review your personal legal matters, so you can start the new year right. It's a great time to look things over with your attorney, from making any needed changes to your will and estate, to reviewing insurance coverages, considering additional charitable gifts for tax purposes and double-checking your credit reports for accuracy. In this blog post, Saul Langsam,...

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Holiday Parties, Drinking, Driving and Your Legal Responsibilities

With the December holidays here, from Hanukkah to Kwanzaa to Christmas and more, it’s a good time to talk about holiday parties, social drinking and potential legal liabilities affecting party hosts when enjoying the season and serving alcoholic beverages to friends, family and colleagues. In Pennsylvania, the Commonwealth doesn't recognize the legal concept of social host liability, which is when a host serves a visibly intoxicated person and that person subsequently injures himself or someone...

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$4M Settlement in Deaths of Calif. Couple Struck by Sheriff’s Car

The families of a California couple who were killed in 2013 when the SUV they were riding in was struck by a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department vehicle that was speeding through an intersection will receive a $4 million payment to settle their wrongful death lawsuit in the case. The victims, Sara Paynter and Robert Delgadillo, were ejected from the back seat of the Ford Explorer they were riding in and were killed in December...

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$1.15M Settlement in Fatal Crash of Stolen Work Van

The family of a woman and her 14-year-old daughter who were killed when the car they were in was struck by a fleeing stolen work van earlier this year in New Mexico has reached a $1.15 million settlement with the company that owned the van. The van, which had been left running in an employee's driveway on Jan. 18, 2018, in Albuquerque, N.M., was stolen and crashed into another car while being chased by police,...

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$5M Verdict to Family of Gallbladder Surgery Victim

After undergoing gallbladder surgery in July of 2014, a 49-year-old Philadelphia woman was discharged from a hospital the same day and sent home, only to die five days later of complications following the surgery. That premature hospital discharge, and her follow-up care at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, has led to a $5 million medical malpractice jury verdict to the family of the victim, according to an Aug. 3 story in The Legal Intelligencer....

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$2M Settlement in Death of Va. Man Killed by Tractor-Trailer

The family of a 50-year-old Virginia man who was killed in 2014 when he was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer as he drove a utility tractor on the side of a highway has reached a $2.05 million settlement in a wrongful death lawsuit that was filed against three defendants. The victim, Albert Thomas, was severely injured on Sept. 4, 2014 when the utility tractor he was driving south on U.S. 13 near Eyreville Drive in Northampton...

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