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Freeburn Law Opens New Office in Wilkes-Barre Scranton Area

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Richard Freeburn, founding attorney of Personal Injury law firm Freeburn Law, announced that the practice will be expanding to the Wilkes-Barre Scranton area. Attorney John Bednarz will be practicing for the firm out of the new Wilkes-Barre office, located at The Park Building at 400 Third Avenue, Suite 212, Kingston, Pennsylvania, 18704. Attorney Bednarz, a…

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Can You Get Workers’ Compensation Benefits In PA For COVID-19?

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The COVID-19 pandemic has caused an immense amount of stress and uncertainty not only nationwide but throughout the world. You have probably felt the effects of this ongoing public health crisis one way or another – whether it be through contracting the disease, having a loved one become infected, or in many cases, disrupted work….

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Choosing The Right Car Seat For a Child

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When you become a parent, guardian, or caregiver, the safety and well-being of a child is of utmost importance — especially while they are still small. There are countless precautions you can take to keep a child out of harm’s way in a variety of different environments. One of the most important places to keep…

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Your Guide to Filing a Crash Report in Pennsylvania

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Nobody ever anticipates a car crash until it happens and puts their health, property, and even lives, in jeopardy. In the moments following an accident, you may not know who you should call or what you should do. Understanding the process of how to report a car accident in Pennsylvania properly is critical to ensure…

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Pedestrians May Soon Face Fines For Distracted Walking In PA

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In general, people in today’s world are more concerned with their phones than with traffic. However, someone texting or playing a game while crossing the street or walking along the side of the road can lead to a catastrophic accident. Currently, there is no law that penalizes pedestrians who walk distracted in Pennsylvania. However, a…

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What Impact Does a Workers’ Comp Settlement Have On SSDI?

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Some employees may be eligible to receive both Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and workers’ compensation benefits if they have a work-related illness or injury. However, it’s important to know that if you currently receive workers’ comp benefits, your eligibility for disability benefits could be negatively impacted. Can You Collect SSDI and Workers’ Comp Benefits…

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Can Dash Cam Footage Be Used As Evidence in a PA Car Accident Case?

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An extra set of eyes is always beneficial, especially one that captures everything that happens on the road and offers essential evidence. With dashboard cameras becoming increasingly common, many drivers wonder if dash cam footage can be used as evidence in a personal injury case in Pennsylvania. How Do Dash Cams Affect Car Accident Claims?…

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Your Guide to Filing a Personal Injury Claim in Pennsylvania

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Suffering an injury due to someone else’s wrongdoing can be overwhelming, and the road to compensation for damages just as much. The process takes both promptness and patience, particularly in Pennsylvania, where there are regulations regarding certain policies that are unique to the state. Here is a step-by-step guide to how to approach a personal…

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Drugmaker Sanofi Accused of Destroying Key Emails in Zantac Case

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It is yet another critical revelation in the pharmaceutical industry. French drugmaker Sanofi has been accused of destroying emails related to its 2019 recall of the over-the-counter heartburn medication, Zantac, following a FDA finding in 2018 that the drug contains potentially toxic levels of N-nitrosodimethylamine, or NDMA – a carcinogen. According to a May 7th…

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Can You Receive Workers’ Comp if Injured While Working from Home in PA?

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As we continue acclimating to our “new normal,” millions of people continue to work from home. While injuries sustained at an employee’s place of work are covered by workers’ compensation, what about those sustained while working from home? According to the rulings of Pennsylvania Courts, work-from-home injuries are generally included as compensable claims. However, there…

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Pennsylvania Drivers: Here’s What You Need to Know About The New Move Over Law

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Every day, emergency service workers and road crews risk their lives to assist people who need immediate assistance or whose cars have broken down. Fortunately, in Pennsylvania, the laws are changing to protect those in emergency response areas. Understanding the Move Over Law Act 105 of 2020, signed on October 29th, 2020, took effect on…

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Gregg Freeburn & Adam Gill Offer Motorcycle Safety Tips on Good Day PA!

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May is Motorcycle Awareness Month and to bring more attention to this cause, Attorney Gregg Freeburn of Fight for Riders, along with Adam Gill, the Assistant State Coordinator of A.B.A.T.E. of PA’s program, Operation Save a Life (OSAL) spoke on Good Day PA! about motorcycle safety. Fight for Riders is a division of Freeburn Law…

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You Can Still Get Help with SSD Despite Office Closures: Here’s How

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The spread of COVID-19, the coronavirus, has led to the closure of many businesses and offices across the U.S. including the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) field office network. The closure of the field offices, which began on Tuesday, March 24th, is set to continue until further notice. For those that depend on SSA for disability,…

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How Could the Coronavirus Impact You as a Worker?

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COVID-19, commonly referred to as the Coronavirus, has been all over social media and the news after its recent outbreak in the U.S.  While we know how it can impact our health, many workers have been wondering how the spread of the virus could affect them. Prevention Taking the necessary precautions to avoid getting the…

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Why Aren’t Seat Belts Required on School Buses in PA?

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Written by Gregg Freeburn Over the summer, we sent our oldest daughter to summer camp and she rode on a school bus for the first time. She was so proud and happy to sit with her friends. We waved goodbye to her from the street as she was barely able to see out of the windows on…

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Evolving Safety Technology Not Accounted for in Federal Crash Tests

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When deciding on what type of car to purchase, one thing people always evaluate is whether or not the car is safe and dependable, typically relying on available crash test information provided by the government. In an effort to reduce the number of injuries and deaths on our roads, the federal government implemented crash tests…

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Deana’s Law, Bringing Stronger Penalties for Repeat DUI Offenders, Makes Major Stride

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The Senate Transportation Committee has approved Senate Bill 773, known as Deana’s Law, which was named in memory of Deana Eckman, a Delaware County woman who was killed by a drunk driver who had multiple previous DUI convictions. About The Law Deana’s Law would require the use of specific technology in order to deter and…

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7 Delayed Symptoms to Look for After a Car Accident

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When you’re in a car accident, one of the very first things everyone asks you is if you are okay. And while you may be ready to affirm the answer, you may want to give it a bit of time. Sometimes symptoms of injuries – even serious ones – can be delayed after an accident….

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Study Finds Video-based ‘Threat Appeals’ May Reduce Texting and Driving

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A new study from researchers at Penn State Hazleton and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has found that video-based “threat appeals” diminished the impulsive decision-making skills that are associated with those who text and drive. The study serves as a promising discovery as a possible means for striving to reduce – or…

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Freeburn Law Teams Up with A.B.A.T.E. to Promote Annual Ride For Smiles

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Freeburn Law is proud to have teamed up with the Blue Mountain Chapter of the Alliance of Bikers Aimed Toward Education (A.B.A.T.E.) of PA, for its Third Annual Ride for Smiles. A.B.A.T.E. of Pennsylvania is a non-profit organization made up of motorcycle enthusiasts who are dedicated to protecting the rights of motorcyclists through political change,…

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