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Pennsylvania Court Says Plaintiff May Sue Driver’s Texting Partner

April 4, 2018

If you require legal assistance in litigating a claim for damages resulting from a personal injury, contact Powell Law. Our long history of success in representing the residents of Northeastern Pennsylvania makes Powell Law the clear and obvious choice for representation in personal injury matters. When the Pennsylvania legislature introduced the bill that became “Daniel’s […]

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About The Legal Services Provided By Powell Law – Personal Injury

February 22, 2018

112 years ago in 1906, James J. Powell, Sr. founded Powell Law based on the principles of “honor, integrity, and trust.” As Northeastern Pennsylvania’s oldest personal injury law firm, our attorneys and staff have adhered to these principles for well over a century. For three generations, Powell Law has successfully litigated a wide range of […]

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Symptoms Of Whiplash

December 7, 2017

If you require assistance in litigating a personal injury claim, contact the Powell Law Firm. Establishing the elements of a personal injury case requires the expertise of experienced attorneys such as the personal injury attorneys at Powell Law. Our attorneys carry on the work of a law firm that spans generations and has represented thousands […]

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Safety Tips For Motor Vehicle Passengers

January 16, 2017

As a passenger in a motor vehicle, we place our trust in the driver who has control over our safety. Here are some safety tips for passengers of motor vehicles. Do not distract the driver Do not continually change radio stations or adjust the radio volume. Do not carry on prolonged, detailed conversations or talk […]

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A Primer On Motor Vehicle Accidents Part 3: Suing For Damages

January 13, 2017

Determining compensation for injuries resulting from a motor vehicle accident may be a complicated, long, and stressful undertaking, thus necessitating a consultation with an experienced and qualified personal injury attorney. Many variables affect a personal injury claim related to a motor vehicle accident,  including: the police report; the testimonial evidence of witnesses; the photographic evidence of […]

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A Primer On Motor Vehicle Accidents Part 2: Accidents & Medical Treatment

January 11, 2017

There are important actions to take as a victim of a motor vehicle accident. First and foremost, attending to the medical needs of all those involved is the first priority as such action may save a life. Postponing any necessary medical treatment, regardless of the severity of an injury is never wise. A personal injury […]

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A Primer On Motor Vehicle Accidents Part 1: What To Do When An Accident Happens

January 9, 2017

The National Safety Council reported the rise in traffic fatalities in 2015 was the largest increase in 50 years. Motor vehicle accidents precipitate the start of a long arduous process that may involve physical, emotional, and financial costs. For the first half of 2016, the number of fatalities was up 18% over 2015. On average, […]

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Some Facts About Teen Car Crashes

December 21, 2016

It is common for parents to cringe at the thought of their children reaching the age of 16 and beginning to drive. The risk of motor vehicle crashes is higher for the drivers between the ages of 16 to 19 than any other age group. Per mile driven, drivers between the ages of 16 to […]

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Warnings Signs You’re Falling Asleep At The Wheel

December 19, 2016

Falling asleep at the wheel has become a common cause of motor vehicle accidents across the country. In Pennsylvania, which is 283 miles long from east to west, long, open, roads dot the landscape, which by their quiet isolation are often conducive to drowsiness while driving. People  may assume most of these accidents involve drivers […]

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Truck Accidents: Who Do I Sue?

December 9, 2016

Even in the 21st century, the trucking industry is a vital cog in the day-to-day activities of our country. A vast number of trucks travel U.S. and Pennsylvania highways. Of the estimated 15.5 million trucks operating in the U.S. today, two million of them are tractor-trailers. Tractor-trailers are large trucks that are sometimes three times […]

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