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  • Do You Have Grounds To Seek Compensation For Owner Negligence?

    || 21-Dec-2015

    In a Pennsylvania premises liability claim, a victim's ability to take legal action against the owner will depend upon whether they were an invitee, licensee, or trespasser. In this blog, our Philadelphia personal injury attorney discusses these three legal statuses. For the dedicated counsel you need in your injury claim, call our firm today at (215) 569-1500. Invitee An invitee is a person ...
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  • Understanding Maximum Medical Improvement

    || 27-Oct-2015

    Following an accident that results in injury, victims and their loved ones usually want to pursue compensation from the responsible parties as soon as possible. With many injuries, swift action can be called for, but in other circumstances-- particularly when catastrophic injuries occur-- filing a claim too soon can actually be detrimental to obtaining proper relief. In these more serious cases, a ...
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  • The Dangers of Driver Fatigue

    || 27-Feb-2015

    Early Friday morning, a driver lost control of his vehicle and slammed through the bay doors of a Philadelphia firehouse. The vehicle plowed through the building and pushed a new medic unit six to eight feet back. No firefighters were injured and the driver only suffered minor injuries. The crash happened shortly after 2:00 a.m., causing police officers to believe the driver of the vehicle fell ...
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  • Big Rig Fatal Injury Crash Caused by Truck Driver

    || 28-Feb-2014

    On January 13, a fiery crash involving a car and big rig led to the death of Daniel Murphy of Allentown. It was reported that Mr. Murphy had stopped in the toll lane near Morgan Hill Road when a tractor trailer plowed into his vehicle, pushing both vehicles through the tollbooth and into an embankment, where the vehicles burst into flames. Mr. Murphy's vehicle was stuck under the big rig, and ...
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  • Student Viciously Attacked in Northeast Philadelphia

    || 17-Feb-2014

    A student was attacked in Northeast Philadelphia, suffering a severe beating. Another student took video of the attack, and later posted it on Facebook. The police got involved and through the Facebook posting, were able to identify the attackers, who now face criminal charges for assault. The young man who took the video is heard laughing throughout the assault. It took only about 2 hours to ...
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  • What To Do If Your Insurance Company Won't Pay

    || 7-Feb-2014

    When you have insurance to protect your family, whether auto insurance or PIP (Personal Injury Protection), and you have faithfully paid your premiums, it can be a shock to have a claim denied, or a settlement offer than doesn't even cover your medical expenses, much less the other damages in your case. You may be under the impression that you will get fair treatment from an insurance company, ...
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  • Icy Roads Increase the Risk of Car Accidents in Philadelphia

    || 30-Jan-2014

    There has been an increase in the number of serious car accidents in the Philadelphia area due to the freezing temperature and icy roads. The recent accidents include on I-76, on Martin Luther King Drive, and in other areas of the state. Some roads, streets and highways have been closed due to impassable conditions. If you have been involved in a collision due to icy roads and have suffered an ...
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  • Three Hurt in High Speed Drunk Driving Accident

    || 28-Aug-2013

    A severe crash resulted in serious injuries to two people and moderate injuries to a 25-year-old man charged with drunk driving. The crash happened around midnight in Northeast Philadelphia when the driver of a small SUV lost control of his vehicle. The unidentified man was traveling at a high rate of speed when he lost control and veered over into oncoming lanes of traffic. Police say the SUV was ...
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  • Stuck Accelerator May Have Caused Injury Crash

    || 19-Aug-2013

    Police are continuing to investigate a serious wreck that resulted in two people being hospitalized. The accident happened on a recent afternoon at about 5:15 on South Street. The incident began when a car was on Grays Ferry Avenue going the wrong way. The vehicle turned onto South Street and then crashed into three cars. The collision caused one of the cars hit by the initial vehicle to crash ...
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  • 5 Gym-goers Taken to Hospital after Chlorine Exposure

    || 24-Jul-2013

    Northeast Philadelphia – Action News reported that five gym-goers had to be taken to the hospital after being exposed to chlorine at an LA Fitness in Northeast Philadelphia. According to officials, the preliminary findings were indicating that there was too much chlorine in the gym's pool. All five of the people that were exposed were transported to local hospitals by ambulance. Local ...
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  • Car Accident Kills Child Walking on Sidewalk

    || 17-Jul-2013

    Chester, PA – Three young boys were walking along a sidewalk when out of nowhere, two vehicles came careening directly towards the trio, striking two of the young pedestrians. The collision that began in the street, poured into the sidewalk, injuring one of the boys and killing another; the third boy walked away unharmed. One boy was released from the hospital, but not without wounds from ...
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  • Collision on I-95 Leaves 1 Dead and 1 in Critical Condition

    || 11-Jul-2013

    Tinicum Township – On Saturday, July 6th, a collision on the I-95 left one man dead and another in critical condition. According to police, a 67-year-old man from Boyertown was driving a 2008 Chrysler 300 around 4:30 a.m. southbound on the right shoulder in Tinicum Township, Delaware County. As the man was driving the Chrysler, a 26-year-old man from Broomall was driving a 2013 BMW 335i in ...
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  • Attorney Thomas J. Murphy, Jr. Mentioned in Slip and Fall Article

    || 6-Jun-2013

    In a recent article that the The Inquirer wrote about the local subways system's problem with slip and fall accidents, many different professionals who deal with these types of incidents were referenced. Philadelphia Personal Injury Attorney Thomas J. Murphy, Jr. from our firm was one of those professionals. The lawyer serves as an aggressive legal advocate for injury victims who were harmed ...
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  • If you were injured in a motor vehicle accident in Pennsylvania, your lost wages may be payable by several automobile Insurance policies. To determine which automobile insurance policy may be responsible to pay your lost wages arising out of a motor vehicle accident, click here. If you are eligible to obtain first party "Income Loss Benefits" pursuant to 75 Pa.C.S. § 1712(2) based ...
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  • Who Pays Your Lost Wages for Lost Income Arising out of a Motor Vehicle Accident

    || 21-May-2013

    The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania requires all Pennsylvania automobile insurance policies to offer as an option, Income Loss Benefits (lost wages) for motor vehicle accidents taking place in Pennsylvania. However, because this is optional coverage and not required coverage, you may or may not be eligible for this coverage. Also, please note that Income Loss Benefits are not based on who negligently ...
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  • Thomas J. Murphy Receives 3 Client Testimonials in Same Month!

    || 16-May-2013

    When you have been injured in an accident as a result of someone else's negligent behavior, you deserve to be fully compensation for all of your economic and non-economic losses. However, without a highly competent and experienced personal injury attorney by your side, your experience can result in a greatly diminished settlement that does not reflect the true value of your losses. When this ...
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  • Time Limit to Seek Underinsured/Uninsured Motorist Benefits

    || 15-May-2013

    If you were injured in a car accident caused by a negligent driver who does not have sufficient automobile liability insurance ( underinsured motorist ) or has no insurance ( uninsured motorist ) to pay your claims for bodily injury (pain and suffering), excess medical bills and excess lost wages, you may have several automobile insurance policies available to you to seek payment of your Benefits. ...
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  • If you or someone you know is injured in a motor vehicle accident in Pennsylvania, while a vehicle occupant or a pedestrian or on a bicycle, due to the negligence of another, you may have the right to seek compensation for your bodily injuries, excess lost wages and excess medical bills. In Pennsylvania, with regard to your bodily injuries, you must first determine your tort status, i.e. whether ...
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  • The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania requires all Pennsylvania automobile insurance policies to offer as an option, Income Loss Benefits (lost wages) for motor vehicle accidents taking place in Pennsylvania. However, because this is optional coverage and not required coverage, you may or may not be eligible for this coverage. Also, please note that Income Loss Benefits are not based on who negligently ...
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  • If you or someone you know are injured in a motor vehicle accident while an occupant of a motor vehicle or as a pedestrian or on a bicycle, due to a negligent driver, then you have the right to seek compensation for your personal injuries, which consist of your bodily injuries, medical expenses and lost wages, from the negligent driver's automobile insurance company. However, do in part to the ...
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  • If you or someone you know is injured in a motor vehicle accident in Pennsylvania, while a vehicle occupant or a pedestrian or on a bicycle, you may have the right to seek compensation for your bodily injuries, lost wages and excess medical bills, which collectively are known as a personal injury claim. To obtain compensation for your personal injury claim, you must prove the negligence of the ...
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  • Springfield Hit and Run Leads to Victim's Death

    || 13-Mar-2013

    Springfield – An Upper Darby man has been charged in the death of a man arising from a hit and run accident that occurred in the early morning hours on North State Road on July 4th, 2012. The 29-year-old defendant appeared before Magisterial District Judge Anthony Scanlon; he waived his preliminary hearing and agreed to a straight waiver. According to police, the defendant was the driver of ...
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  • Jury Selection Begins in Philadelphia Abortion Murder Trial

    || 8-Mar-2013

    Philadelphia – On Monday, March 4, 2013, jury selection began for the trial of a Philadelphia abortion doctor that has been charged with killing one patient and seven babies purportedly born alive. The 72-year-old defendant, Dr. Kermit Gosnell has been charged with third-degree murder in one woman's 2009 case involving a botched abortion. Dr. Gosnell is also facing the death penalty if ...
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  • If you or someone you know is injured in a motor vehicle accident in Pennsylvania, while a vehicle occupant or a pedestrian or on a bicycle, your medical bills must be paid by automobile Insurance, not health insurance. After the applicable automobile insurance policy's medical benefits have been exhausted, then your health insurance will pay any excess medical bills that are still ...
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  • Worker Dies at CSC Sugar Plant After Falling Into Sugar Hopper

    || 28-Feb-2013

    Falls Township, PA – A worker was found dead after slipping and falling directly into a large sugar hopper at a processing plant in Falls Township, Bucks County on Monday afternoon February 25 th. According to police, the temporary worker was walking across a catwalk when he slipped and fell into a large sugar vat. Workers noticed that the man was missing, so authorities were called to CSC ...
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