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PA Governor Signs New Child Car Seat Law

child car seat lawUpdated, April 2022

Over the past few years, Pennsylvania has changed many of its laws pertaining to the use of child seats. In June 2016, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed legislation requiring all children under 2 years of age to ride in rear-facing child car seats in the back seat of the vehicle.

The previous law stated only that all children under 4 years of age must be restrained in a safety seat – it did not specify rear or front-facing, and did not state that children that young must ride in the back seat.

The law had been updated again recently to match the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s newest guidelines. According to the updated law, children under the age of 8, less than 57 inches tall, or less than 80 pounds, are required to be placed in a car or booster seat as approved by the U.S. […]

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What Happens If You Hit a Cyclist with Your Car?

Hit a Cyclist, or Injured in a Bicycle Accident? We Can Help.

bicycle accidents lawyerCar accidents involving an injured cyclist can be the worst experience anyone can have. If you’re asking yourself “What happens if you hit a cyclist with your car?” an experienced bicycle accident and car accident lawyer can help.

You may feel guilty, upset, and anxious about what happens afterward. Can the cyclist sue you for the accident? What will happen to your insurance rates? What happens next?

These are all valid concerns to have before, during, and after your time on the accident scene. Even if you were injured in the bicycle accident as well, you may be stressing over what can happen. That’s why it’s important to know what your next steps should be to protect yourself and your claim.

For over 60 years, Munley Law has been helping bicycle accident and car accident victims alike with their personal injury claims. […]

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Occupational Illness & Injury in Pennsylvania

scranton workers' comp attorneyIn Pennsylvania, about 122,000 workers suffered occupational illnesses or injuries in 2019. Each year, more than 100,000 Pennsylvania employees experience an occupational injury on the job or in accidents related to their work. Unfortunately, 71 workers were killed on the job in Pennsylvania.

All of these workers are covered by the Pennsylvania’s Workers’ Compensation Act. Under this workers’ comp law, all work injuries and illnesses resulting in death, permanent impairment, or loss of time beyond a day or shift are covered. This means that any employee who suffers a work-related illness or injury may be eligible to receive compensation for his losses, including money to pay for lost wages, medical expenses, physical therapy, or disability. In addition, family members of workers who suffer a fatal injury and die may receive compensation to help them get back on their feet after the death of their loved one.  […]

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Is it Better to Settle or Go to Trial?

Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help Determine Next Steps in Your Case

workers comp attorney workers comp benefits taxableDuring the course of your lawsuit, your personal injury lawyer will discuss your options for settling your case or going to trial. A well-negotiated settlement can leave you financially secure while ending your lawsuit quickly but runs the risk of undervaluing your claim. On the other hand, a winning verdict at trial can bring you the compensation you deserve for your injuries, but at the cost of a lengthy and overwhelming court battle.

Your personal injury lawyer for your accident lawsuit is unique. That is why you need an experienced personal injury lawyer with negotiation skills, a track record of winning verdicts, and a history of reaching bold settlement agreements to help you decide on the best path forward. There are pros and cons to both settling a personal injury case and going to trial. […]

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What is Workers’ Comp Mediation

What is Workers’ Compensation Mediation?

If you’re injured on the job in Pennsylvania, your workers’ comp lawyer will discuss with you the role a workers’ compensation mediation plays in your litigation process. Even if you are familiar with the Pennsylvania workers’ compensation mediation process, you might not understand how the settlement conference affects your claim, or the compensation you need for your injuries. Learning the basics of a workers’ comp mediation beforehand can give you the advantage you need, so you can obtain the outcome you want.

workers' comp light dutyYour workman’s comp attorney will prepare you for your mediation conference and answer any questions you may have ahead of time. However, the following information will guide you through a Pennsylvania workers’ compensation mediation from beginning to end, giving you an expert’s view on the proceeding. You’ll learn about the attendees at a workers’ comp settlement mediation, […]

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