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Changing Habits – Bad Driving Habits

April 18, 2019

For 113 years, Powell Law has represented all types of personal injury victims in all types of personal injury cases and scenarios. If you have any questions about a potential claim for damages based on a personal injury, the attorneys at Powell Law have the necessary expertise and experience to handle your matter. Call today […]

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Avoid These Bad Driving Habits

April 16, 2019

While the number of motor vehicle deaths has decreased significantly in the last fifty years because of advancements in vehicle safety technology, new data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that the number of fatal crashes involving SUVs and large trucks has increased. SUVs are the most popular type of vehicle in North […]

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Some Facts About Personal Injury – Compensation May Be Extensive

April 10, 2019

The most important factor that affects any personal injury plaintiff receiving maximum compensation for the ensuing harm and damages caused by an accident is awareness of all of the types of available damages. A personal injury plaintiff should never assume that the only compensation available is compensation for medical expenses. Pennsylvania law allows accident victims […]

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Some Facts About Personal Injury – Personal Injury Law Is More Than Motor Vehicle Accidents

April 8, 2019

There’s no question that motor vehicle accidents comprise a significant number of personal injury cases. However, personal injury law applies to any event or incident where a person suffers harm due to the negligent conduct of another individual or entity. The law related to personal injury applies to slip and fall accidents caused by unsafe premises, dog bites, […]

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About Pennsylvania Sports Betting

April 4, 2019

In 2018, Governor Tom Wolf signed HB 271, which officially legalized sports gambling in Pennsylvania through an extensive bill passed by the Pennsylvania General Assembly. The legislation is only one part of a broader revenue package intended to solve Pennsylvania’s $2.2 billion budget deficit. Since 1992, the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (“PASPA”) banned all sports betting in most […]

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Pennsylvania Supreme Court Rules Employers Must Protect Employees’ Personal Data

April 2, 2019

In late 2018, The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania issued an important decision of which all employers and employees must carefully take note. In Dittman v. UPMC, 2018 Pa. LEXIS 6051 (Pa. Nov. 21, 2018), the court held that: An employer has “a legal duty to exercise reasonable care to safeguard” employee personal data stored on […]

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2019 Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Rates

March 29, 2019

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry (“DLI”) has updated its workers’ compensation rate calculation chart for 2019, based on the updated Statewide Average Weekly Wage (SAWW). The Pennsylvania DLI determines the maximum compensation payable under the Workers’ Compensation Act using the Statewide Average Weekly Wage. For injuries occurring after January 1, 2019, the maximum […]

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Takata Recalls 1.5 Million More Airbags

March 27, 2019

In early 2019, another 1.5 vehicles by over a half-dozen automakers (see the list below) were added to the list of cars recalled because of defective Takata airbags. Automakers have added more than 1.7 million vehicles in the U.S. to the list of vehicles that should have their Takata airbag inflators replaced. The National Highway […]

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Some Information About Dental Malpractice

March 25, 2019

For over a century, the attorneys at Powell Law have helped victims of medical malpractice recover damages for their injuries. Properly litigating a professional malpractice case ensuring that our clients complete and total recovery of their losses is always the first and foremost priority of the experienced personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys at Powell […]

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Keyless Cars Are Subject To Theft

March 22, 2019

More than half of the 17 million vehicles sold annually in the US have keyless ignitions. Most vehicles use some form of the electronic access and authorization system known as “smart key” that is available either as standard equipment or as an option. However, recent data shows that motor vehicles with keyless authorization systems are vulnerable to theft. […]

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