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Marion Munley Elected Parliamentarian for the American Association for Justice

Posted August 1st, 2022 by Munley Law.

marion munleyMunley Law is pleased to announce that Partner Marion Munley was elected as the Parliamentarian for the American Association for Justice (AAJ) at its annual convention in Seattle, Washington.

The American Association of Justice is a 20,000-member organization of plaintiff attorneys dedicated to protecting the rights of trial by jury. The mission of the AAJ is to promote justice and fairness for injured victims, safeguard victims’ rights, and strengthen the civil justice system through education and disclosure of information critical to public safety and health.

A champion of victims’ rights and the civil justice system for over 25 years, Marion is known for her compassionate approach to representing the catastrophically injured and her tireless devotion to her clients and their families. Triple Board Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy in Civil Trial, Civil Practice, and Truck Law, Marion has earned an AV-Preeminent designation from Martindale-Hubbell, […]

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After a Car Accident: How to Obtain a Police Report

Posted July 14th, 2022 by Munley Law.

car accident police reportGetting into a motor vehicle accident can be a very traumatic experience. Not only do you have to recover from the shock and begin the recovery process, but you have to deal with the insurance company. And one of the first things it will ask for is a police report.

If you have never been in a serious car accident or truck accident before, you may not know how to go about getting the incident report. After all, you’re busy fielding calls from the insurance companies, making doctor’s appointments, and maybe arranging to take time off of work. Who has time to fetch a police report?

What you may not realize is the police report will have vital information that you need in order to receive fair compensation for your injuries. It answers two of the most important questions you will face after a car crash — […]

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Posted in Car Accidents.

Teenage Traffic Fatalities Increase Dramatically During Prom-Graduation Season

Posted May 4th, 2022 by Munley Law.

teen drivers

Prom and graduation season is here again, and although it is a time for celebration, it is also the most dangerous time for teens in regards to traffic fatalities. The biggest danger teens face on prom or graduation night is auto accidents, either because the driver has been drinking, is tired, or is simply distracted by a carload of friends.

How Likely is a Teen Driver to Get into a Fatal Car Accident?

In the United States, although teenagers drive less than their parents, the number of crash deaths involving teens is disproportionately high. According to the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety, in the U.S., the fatal crash rate per mile driven for 16-19-year-olds is nearly 3 times the rate for drivers ages 20 and over. The fatal crash rate per mile drove is nearly twice as high for 16-17-year-olds as it is for 18-19-year-olds. […]

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PA Governor Signs New Child Car Seat Law

Posted April 27th, 2022 by Munley 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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Posted in Personal Injury.

Caroline Munley Certified as a Workers’ Compensation Law Specialist by Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Section on Workers’ Compensation Law

Posted April 14th, 2022 by Munley Law.

Munley Law Partner Caroline MunleyMunley Law is pleased to announce that Caroline Munley was certified as a specialist in the practice of workers’ compensation law by the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Section on Workers’ Compensation Law as authorized by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

Caroline had successfully completed the 2022 certification process by submitting a variety of documents showing that at least 50 percent of her legal practice is in the specialty field of workers’ compensation, that she has practiced in the field for more than five years, and that she actively participates in Mandatory Continuing Legal Education in workers’ compensation law and related fields. Caroline also passed the certification examination that focuses on workers’ compensation law and rules, and leading case law.

In 2012, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court approved the Pennsylvania Bar Association Workers’ Compensation Law Section as the first bar association entity in Pennsylvania to certify lawyers in the area of workers’ compensation law. […]

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