December 2014

Horse and Buggy Driving Tips

December 31st, 2014

Another Horse and Buggy Accident Calls for Safe Driving Tips On December 5th, we published an article about an accident that happened earlier that week involving a horse and buggy. Last Sunday morning, a man in an SUV tried to pass a pick-up truck and ran into a horse and buggy, head on. The SUV flipped, the pick-up truck ran off the road to avoid a collision, and 5…

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Holiday Safety Reminders

December 22nd, 2014

Holiday Safety Tip Reminders It is Christmas Eve, so most likely you are long done with putting up your holiday decorations. You are waiting for your guests to arrive for the holiday. You are running around preparing or traveling, excited for the relaxing holiday to officially start. But before you relax, take a minute to ensure that you followed these holiday safety tips: 1) Some…

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We’ve Moved!

December 19th, 2014

Freeburn & Hamilton Announces New Lebanon Office Location The Personal Injury and Workers’ Compensation Law Firm of Freeburn & Hamilton is pleased to announce the relocation of the firm’s Lebanon office to 322 South 8th Street. Our phone number has not changed. We can still be reached at 717-272-7892, or by calling the 7’s at 717-777-7777. If you live in the Lebanon area and need a Personal Injury or…

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Winter Driving Safety Tips

December 16th, 2014

Winter Driving Safety Tips: Stay Safe This Winter Every year, winter brings more car accidents than any other month. December 2013 had the most accidents, followed by November 2013 and October 2013. In those 3 months, there were over 35,000 accidents. 26.1% of all PA car accident deaths in 2013 occurred during those three months. The harsh weather and limited daylight can cause bad driving conditions….

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$275,000 Pedestrian Accident Settlement

December 15th, 2014

Pedestrian Accident Wins Settlement for Dauphin County Accident. A man involved in a minor car accident got out of his car to examine the damage and was struck by another car. The second accident pinned the pedestrian between two cars. The pedestrian accident caused open fractures to both legs, the ribs, the spine, and significant blood loss. The victim’s left leg was amputated as a result of…

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Broken Chair Leads To $150,000

December 12th, 2014

A Woman Sitting In A Broken Chair Wins $150,000 Settlement. A Lancaster County woman entered a restaurant and was told there was a wait. She and her boyfriend decided to sit in the waiting area. As she took a seat, the chair broke and she landed on her tailbone and hit her head on the wall. Due to the  broken chair, she suffered sprains in her…

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Christmas Shopping

December 11th, 2014

Christmas Shopping-Which Toys Are Safest? Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? In 2013, the US spent over 3 trillion dollars in retail during the holiday season. The holidays are typically a happy time for families, but there can also be some dangers. One such danger is buying the wrong toy. With all of the regulations out there today, shoppers assume that a toy on…

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Work Psychological Injuries

December 10th, 2014

Are Psychological Injuries Covered by Workers’ Compensation? The Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act covers all injuries “arising in the course and scope of employment.” This includes all injuries sustained on the employer’s premises as well as off-premises incurred while engaged in the furtherance of the employer’s business. The Workers’ Compensation Act and case law define the terms and the circumstances and facts necessary to prove a…

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Pedestrian Struck

December 8th, 2014

Pedestrian Struck and Killed in Cumberland County Accident. Fox 43 News is reporting that an 84-year old woman was crossing St. John’s Church Road in Hampden Township, Cumberland County when she was struck by a car. The pedestrian struck was wearing dark clothing and crossing the street in a poorly lit area. The accident occurred around 7:30pm Sunday night. As a pedestrian, walking along the…

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Horse and Buggy Accidents a Common Occurrence

December 5th, 2014

In Lancaster County, horse and buggy accidents can be a common occurrence. WGAL is reporting that an accident involving a horse and buggy occurred on Route 896 in Lancaster County on Wednesday morning. A car traveling southbound swerved into the northbound lane, hitting the horse and buggy head-on. After the collision, the horse and buggy rolled into a ditch, injuring all 5 passengers and killing the horse….

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Injured Officer Wins $120,000

December 4th, 2014

Freeburn & Hamilton Helps Injured Officer Receive Settlement A 911 call was made by a homeowner who wanted his friend removed from his home. The friend was behaving in a strange and threatening manner. It was later determined that he was suffering from severe mental illness and was high on illegal drugs. Several police officers arrived to find a strong young man who was delusional and agitated. The officers determined that the…

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Emergency Kit for Cars

December 3rd, 2014

What Makes A Great Emergency Kit For My Car? It is possible to get stranded in your car for various reasons in any season. You could be stranded due to an accident or bad weather. Being stranded in the winter can be more dangerous because of the extreme temperatures. Be sure you are prepared in case help takes a while to arrive. Here are some suggested items…

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Route 30 Remains Closed

December 3rd, 2014

Route 30 in Lancaster County Remains Closed Following Accident An accident involving 2 tractor trailers and 2 cars took place around 5am this morning. The accident occurred on Route 30 in East Lampeter Township, Lancaster County, near Oakview Road. Route 30 is still closed in both directions and there are major delays in the surrounding area as traffic is being detoured. The drivers of the four…

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Reverend Injured in Lancaster County Accident

December 1st, 2014

Lancaster County Accident Leaves Cyclist in Coma. ABC27 reported last Monday that a man was injured when his bicycle was struck by a vehicle at the intersection of New Holland Avenue and Pleasure Road in Lancaster County. The cyclist was taken to the hospital with serious conditions. Following the accident, LancasterOnline.com reported that the victim was Father Jonathan Currier, a leader of St. Thomas Episcopal…

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