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RV Accidents in Pennsylvania

Posted May 2nd, 2021 by Munley Law.

Summer travel: RV accidents in Pennsylvania

RVing is a culture popular with residents of Pennsylvania. Some people acquire RVs for occasional use, such as summer holidays or weekend trips, while others prefer cruising with these vehicles all year long. Sadly, accidents involving RVs often lead to catastrophic injuries, thanks to the vehicles’ enormous sizes and mass. If you are involved in an RV accident in Pennsylvania, an experienced auto accident lawyer can help you determine what to do next. 

Although many RV operators are usually careful when cruising with these big machines, some just lack the skills and attention needed to enhance safety. This poses a significant danger to motorists, bystanders, and pedestrians who may end up with serious injuries, permanent damage, or in worst-case scenarios, loss of life. 

Our RV accident attorneys are committed to helping residents of Pennsylvania who have been victimized by the poor decision of others obtain fair compensation. […]

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What Percentage of Truck Accidents are Caused by Cars?

Posted April 30th, 2021 by Munley Law.

Not all truck crashes are caused by truck drivers

One minute you are driving your truck along the highway and contributing to Pennsylvania’s economy as you always do. Next minute you wake up in the ER, all battered and bruised, only for the nurse to tell you that you’re a victim of a vehicular accident. Luckily, you only sustained superficial non-life-threatening injuries, but you have to stay in the hospital for a few weeks for a full recovery.

But what about other truck drivers and occupants who aren’t lucky to survive such accidents? Or, those who sustain life-altering and life-threatening long-term injuries and can’t work or provide for their families anymore? Sadly, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) reports that Pennsylvania hit the top 10 states with the highest average fatal truck accidents. Due to their sheer size, cargo capacity, and speed, these behemoths cause a lot more damage than the average vehicular accident. […]

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Posted in Truck Accidents.

Does Workers’ Compensation Cover Seasonal Workers?

Posted April 26th, 2021 by Munley Law.

Does Workers’ Compensation Cover Seasonal Workers?

Businesses supplement their staff in peak seasons like summertime and winter holidays by hiring seasonal employees. As the workforce grows, coverage requirements evolve, including workers’ comp seasonal employees’ demands.

The Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Act doesn’t give a clear distinction between full-time, part-time, seasonal, and temporary employees. Some employers provide more benefits to full-time staff than other workers.

So, what happens if you are a short-term employee and you sustain a work-related injury or illness? This post explains how the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act protects seasonal workers.

Workers’ Compensation Coverage for Seasonal Employees

ask a workers' comp lawyer: doesworkers comp cover seasonal workers

Pennsylvania worker’s compensation covers nearly all workers, including part-time, temporary, and seasonal employees. Employers like corporations, nonprofits, unincorporated businesses, and even entities with just one employee must provide workers’ compensation coverage.

However, you may not be eligible for workers’ […]

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Expert Witnesses in Medical Malpractice Cases

Posted April 7th, 2021 by Munley Law PC.

What does an expert witness do in a medical malpractice case?

While each medical injury is different, all medical malpractice lawsuits require expert witnesses. Experienced personal injury lawyers, like our award-winning team at Munley Law, know when and how to use a good expert witness.  If you are planning on filing a claim in a Pennsylvania court, then make sure you understand these points about experts.

Med mal expert witnesses FAQ

Q: Why do I need an expert witness in my medical malpractice claim?

There are several reasons why medical malpractice plaintiffs need expert witnesses.

The Certificate of Merit

First, in Pennsylvania, all med mal plaintiffs must file a “Certificate of Merit.” The purpose of this document is to protect doctors and other medical practitioners from frivolous lawsuits. An expert witness must sign the Certificate of Merit to verify that the expert:

  • Reviewed the case
  • Believes there is a basis to conclude that the doctor’s care, […]

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How to Choose the Best Allentown Truck Accident Lawyer

Posted March 26th, 2021 by Munley Law.

What qualifications should you look for in an Allentown truck accident lawyer?

Suffering injuries in an Allentown truck accident can turn your life upside down. Suddenly, you face medical expenses you never planned for, a shrinking income from missing work, and pain and anguish that make even the most ordinary day-to-day activities challenging. In the midst of that stress and strain, choosing the right lawyer to represent you can feel like an uncertain, unwelcome process.

To help you get started, let’s review some key qualifications to look for when selecting an attorney to represent you in seeking compensation for your Allentown truck accident injuries.

1. Truck Accident Case Experience

To start, you need a lawyer who has experience representing clients who have suffered injuries in commercial truck accidents, specifically. A lawyer who only has car accident case experience will not do. You need a truck accident attorney. […]

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