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PA Governor Signs New Child Car Seat Law

Updated August 2023
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 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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How Does a Personal Injury Lawsuit Work?

Most people never think about what it takes to file a lawsuit until the time comes. If you have never had to take part in a personal injury lawsuit, you probably don’t know exactly what to expect. How does a personal injury lawsuit work? The entire process can be intimidating or confusing when it is unfamiliar. You likely have a lot of questions.

Your personal injury lawyer from Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys will be by your side every step of the way, but you still should have an understanding of how the process works. In truth, every case is different, and some are more complex than others. But, there are certain elements that will remain consistent in most lawsuits. Consider this your guide to personal injury lawsuits and how they work.

Why File a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

Attorney Caroline MunleyFirst, why file a personal injury lawsuit? […]

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How Long Does It Take to Recover From a Traumatic Brain Injury?

Doctor examining xrays of a brain injury victim

Traumatic Brain Injuries: The Long Road to Recovery

Being involved in a car crash, a fall, or other serious accident is scary and traumatizing. It is common for victims to go into shock, either physical or psychological, immediately following the accident. Therefore, when initially looking for injuries, it is easy to look for the visible: broken bones, cuts, scrapes, bruising, etc. Traumatic brain injuries, however, are oftentimes not visible to the naked eye but still accounted for 61,000 deaths in 2019 alone. A plethora of complications from traumatic brain injuries, ranging from minor cognitive delays to debilitating and life-threatening symptoms such as seizures and coma, can follow the victim for years after the injury. You need to know that brain injury recovery time can take anywhere from a few weeks to ten years.

In this post, we will explore what exactly a traumatic brain injury is, […]

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What is Strict Liability Law?

How Does Strict Liability Affect My Personal Injury Claim?

There are many personal injury cases that benefit from the strict liability law doctrine, also known as liability law. When the strict liability law doctrine is applicable, victims can seek out a personal injury claim without the emotionally exhausting task of establishing the responsible person(s) or company‘s proof of negligence, intention, or carelessness. Strict liability law only demands the evidence that shows harm or danger was inflicted upon the party seeking compensation, and that the accused committed it.

If you think that you have a personal injury case, or should you have questions about filing your case, contact a personal injury lawyer at Munley Law for a free consultation – we have over 60 years of experience, a successful track record, the resources, the knowledge, and the nationally recognized team to get you the compensation that you are entitled to. […]

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Fighting the Insurance Company After a TBI

Why You Need a Personal Injury Lawyer to Help Fight the Insurance Company After a TBI

We don’t often think about the brain and the hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of different ways we use it every day. But break down each part of your day into its component parts and you begin to see just how much your brain does for us.

Even making your morning coffee becomes a multi-faceted, complex operation your brain runs each and every day. Even more fundamental than that, your brain directs your body to do numerous things that we never even think about: it makes sure that you breathe, it tells your heart to beat, and it directs your body to digest the food that you eat.

So what happens when you or someone you love suffers a traumatic brain injury (TBI), affecting your brain’s ability to function? […]

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