October 2014

Car Recalls

October 31st, 2014

Car Recalls by Dodge and Jeep. In the past few months, the news has been peppered with various car recalls. The most recent recall, for Dodge and Jeep SUVs, came out on Wednesday morning. The Fiat Chrysler Automobile group, which owns Dodge, Jeep, and others, said that the recall is to fix the fuel heater and electronic stability system. In 2014 alone, car makers have recalled over…

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Dog Bite Settlement

October 30th, 2014

$101,000 for Dog Bite Settlement A 6-year old girl and her brother walked to a friend’s house in Mapleton Depot, Huntingdon County to play with their friends. When the homeowner opened the door to greet the children, the owner’s dog ran out of the house, knocked the girl over, and started biting her face and neck. The girl had several surgeries to repair the damage…

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Rob Hamilton Golf Tournament

October 28th, 2014

Rob Hamilton Memorial Golf Tournament Raises Money for Medical Research In 2005, Freeburn & Hamilton founder, father, son, husband, and brother, Rob Hamilton, died suddenly at the age of 38. It was later found that he suffered from Cardiac Sarcoidosis, though he showed no symptoms and appeared to be in good health. In his memory, the Rob Hamilton Memorial Golf Tournament was created to raise…

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Pedestrian Killed

October 28th, 2014

Pedestrian Killed By Car Backing Out of Parking Space Fox 43 is reporting that a man was killed last night in the parking lot of Swatara State Park in Lebanon County. Bruce C. Fuhrman’s caretaker was backing out of a parking space and accidentally hit him as Fuhrman was walking next to the vehicle. Fuhrman suffered from head and torso injuries, which later killed him….

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Car Accident Victim Awarded $300,000

October 23rd, 2014

$300,000 Settlement Awarded to Car Accident Victim A woman was driving on Weavertown Road in Meyerstown, Lebanon County, when she proceeded legally through the intersection with Elco Drive. As she crossed through the intersection, a second car traveling on Elco Drive illegally drove through the intersection, hitting the woman’s car. Upon impact, the second car ran into a telephone pole and the first car spun…

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PA Turnpike Accident

October 23rd, 2014

PA Turnpike Accident Leaves 1 Dead, 4 Injured. 6ABC Action News reported this morning that 25-year-old Britney Carmichael lost control of her car in the early hours of Thursday, October 23 on the PA Turnpike. The car spun out of control and was hit by a Mack Truck after hitting a guardrail. The accident left one person, 18-year-old Michael Graham, dead and sent four others to…

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PA School Bus Laws: Do You Know Them?

October 22nd, 2014

Do You Stop For School Buses? Everyone has experienced it. You’re running late for work or a meeting and all the sudden a school bus pulls out at the stop sign and you now have to follow the school bus for who knows how long. And then the bus stops. The little red stop sign with the flashing lights extends from the left side of…

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Bus Accident in Lancaster

October 20th, 2014

A Bus Accident in Lancaster County Sends 8 to Hospital. A dump truck and a school bus carrying special needs kids collided this morning, causing the school bus to overturn. The Paradise Township, Lancaster County school bus accident sent 7 children and the driver of the bus to area hospitals, none with life threatening injuries. The accident occurred at 8:25 am Monday  morning at the…

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Pedestrian Hit By Car Wins $60,000

October 16th, 2014

Freeburn & Hamilton Gets Pedestrian Accident Client $60,000. A woman was walking through a parking lot in Derry Township, Dauphin County when a driver backed out of his spot, hitting her and knocking her to the ground. The impact caused arm and pelvis injuries, and she had to get surgery on her elbow to repair the damage. Following the accident, the victim contacted Freeburn &…

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Trick or Treat? Halloween Safety Tips

October 15th, 2014

Make Trick or Treat Safer Each year, millions of kids take off from their homes dressed in costumes for one of the best nights of the year, Trick or Treat. Each year, the news the next morning is filled with articles about pedestrian accidents and other accidents that can be common when so many people are out and about. This year, we put together a list of…

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Weekend Accident Report

October 13th, 2014

 Accidents Claim Several Central PA Lives This past weekend was a rough one on the roads in Central Pennsylvania, with several lives lost to motor-vehicle accidents. On Sunday, an unidentified man was killed in serious car accident in Cumberland County and an unidentified motorcycle driver was killed when he was thrown from his motorcycle in Lancaster County. Early Monday morning, a passenger in a car, Walter Feith, was…

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Fall Settlement for Lewistown Man

October 10th, 2014

  Fall Results in $140,000 Settlement for Lewistown, PA Man A man was exiting a second-story Lewistown apartment when he miscalculated and fell on the stairs. As he was grasping the handrail to pull himself back up, the rail broke and he fell off the side of the stairs, down to the ground. The man sustained a fracture in his lower leg and suffered from numbness…

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School Bus Accidents

October 10th, 2014

School Bus Accidents in Philadelphia At least 10 people were taken to Philadelphia area hospitals on Wednesday as a result of two accidents involving school buses. One accident involved a school bus and 2 other vehicles and the second crash involved a school bus and several parked cars. What if you or your loved one are in an accident involving a school bus? First and foremost,…

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Vehicle Accident

October 8th, 2014

The Story of My Vehicle Accident In 2009, I was hurt in a vehicle accident, when a man rear-ended my pickup truck on a highway in northern Pennsylvania. My shoulder’s rotator cuff was torn and other related injuries from this accident prevented me from raising my arm beyond my chest height for months. I required medical attention immediately, and right off the bat, the medical…

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Forklift Accident

October 8th, 2014

Woman Killed Last Night in Forklift Accident CBS21 Local News reports that Debroahlee Pinot was killed on Ranck Road in Lancaster County last night when a tire of a forklift being driven by Paul Irvin hit her as she was walking down the road. If you or a loved one is injured or worse in an accident as a pedestrian, you need an experienced pedestrian…

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Concussions

October 8th, 2014

Concussions Are a Hot Topic Football season always brings up the topic of concussions. Under two weeks ago, there was an uproar when University of Michigan Head Coach, Brady Hoke, appeared to send his quarterback back into the game after an apparent concussion. Just last week, a high school football player in New York collapsed and later died after a hit in a game. Over the…

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Billboard Sighting!

October 6th, 2014

Have you seen our billboard? Freeburn & Hamilton currently has a billboard located on Rt. 30 East right after crossing over the Susquehanna River into Columbia, Pennsylvania. Don’t forget to call the 7’s if you are injured. Since 1979, our firm’s founding attorney, Richard E. Freeburn, has been working hard to help his clients get the compensation they deserve after an injury. Each of our firm’s attorneys share…

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Billboard Worker Injured

October 3rd, 2014

Billboard Worker Injured in Work Accident On Wednesday morning, WGAL reports that a billboard worker in York County was seriously injured when a rope snapped on the billboard he was working on and hit him in the head. After you have been injured, or a family member was killed, in a workers’ compensation accident, it is important to hire an experienced attorney who knows what it…

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Motorcycle Accident wins $100,000

October 2nd, 2014

Motorcycle accident victim wins $100,000 thanks to Freeburn & Hamilton attorney. A Lebanon County man was operating his motorcycle at the corner of North Church Road and East Wilson Street in Lower Heidelberg Township when he was in a motorcycle accident. Another vehicle came through the intersection and hit the motorcycle at such a high speed that the man was thrown 20 feet in the…

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Tracy Morgan Accident Highlights Truck Accident Complexity

October 1st, 2014

In the early morning of June 7, 2014, a Walmart truck driver swerved out of his lane to avoid hitting cars in front of him and instead crashed into a limo bus carrying comedian, Tracy Morgan, and friends. The impact overturned the limo bus and set off a chain reaction involving 4 other vehicles. A passenger in the limo was killed and Morgan and 2…

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