Blog

About Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)

social security disability June 18th, 2019

The Social Security Administration (SSA) makes Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits available to citizens who are currently disabled and unable to work due to an impairment caused by illness or injury. Sadly, the SSA denies the majority of claims for SSDI benefits—including 60% of initial claims—and 85% of appeals. To make matters worse, an…

Continue Reading

Dick Freeburn, Bob Einsel Honor State Law Enforcement Officers on ABC 27’s Good Day PA

Dick Freeburn, Bob Einsel, and Amy Kehm May 28th, 2019

  Recently, Dick Freeburn of Freeburn Hamilton and Bob Einsel of the Pennsylvania State Police Museum visited ABC 27’s Good Day PA to discuss the museum’s Historical, Educational, and Memorial Center (HEMC) with host Amy Kehm. A clip of the segment is available below. About the Pennsylvania State Police Historical, Educational, & Memorial Center The…

Continue Reading

FDA Issues Strict Recall of Surgical Staplers

Ethicon, a Johnson & Johnson company May 21st, 2019

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently issued a recall of surgical staplers manufactured by Ethicon—a division of Johnson & Johnson. The recall comes after the device manufacturer confirmed serious injuries to two patients who were treated with the recalled devices. An article on the recall is available here. About Surgical Staplers…

Continue Reading

Ryan McDaniel of Freeburn Hamilton Named to Super Lawyers Rising Stars

Attorney Ryan McDaniel, Super Lawyers Rising Star May 16th, 2019

Attorney Ryan McDaniel of Freeburn Hamilton has been selected as a 2019 Rising Star by Super Lawyers. The entire staff of Freeburn Hamilton extends our congratulation to Ryan—and we are delighted to see him rewarded for his hard work, dedication, and professionalism. About Ryan McDaniel Pittsburgh native Ryan McDaniel graduated from the University of Scranton and…

Continue Reading

Dick Freeburn Talks Ladder Safety on Good Day PA

Man on ladder May 13th, 2019

This spring, Americans are taking on DIY projects they have delayed all winter. For many, these include roof repairs, gutter cleaning, or trimming trees. Since many projects require homeowners to climb ladders, attorney Dick Freeburn of Freeburn Hamilton visited ABC 27’s Good Day PA to discuss ladder safety with host Amanda Peterson. A video clip…

Continue Reading

The FDA Hid Deadly Surgical Stapler Malfunctions From The Public

Surgeon April 30th, 2019

Surgical staplers cut and seal blood vessels and tissue, but when they fail to fire, patients have bled profusely and suffered serious injuries or even death.  The FDA has said that stapler malfunctions or misuse of staplers can lead to “bleeding, sepsis, tearing of internal tissues and organs, increased risk of cancer recurrence, and death.”…

Continue Reading

Work-Related Injuries Go Beyond Slips and Falls

repetitive strain April 22nd, 2019

Mention a workplace injury to most Americans and they envision a construction accident, a fall, or a slip on an unsafe floor—images of a dramatic, often traumatic accidents. However, repetitive-motion disorders or injuries related to office tasks are increasingly common in today’s information-based workplace. The details of one reporter’s experience with similar issues can be…

Continue Reading

National Safety Council Raises Awareness of Distracted Driving in PA

DRIVER ON CELL PHONE April 12th, 2019

Each day, crashes caused by distracted drivers in the United States injure 100 people and leave at least nine dead. The National Safety Council (NSC) has declared April to be Distracted Driving Awareness Month for this reason. Distracted Driving Awareness Month is an opportunity to acknowledge the dangers of, and eliminate preventable deaths caused by,…

Continue Reading

Dick Freeburn & Blue Knights Motorcycle Club President Visit Good Day PA

Dick Freeburn and Tom Taylor - Good Day PA April 8th, 2019

  Recently, attorney Dick Freeburn of Freeburn Hamilton and Tom Taylor—President of the Harrisburg Chapter of the Blue Knights Motorcycle Club—visited ABC 27’s Good Day PA to discuss rider safety and overall motorcycle awareness with host Amy Kehm. A video clip of the segment appears below. About the Blue Knights The Blue Knights Motorcycle Club…

Continue Reading

Richard Freeburn Talks Car Insurance Law on Good Day PA

Attorney Freeburn on Good Day PA! February 1st, 2019

Richard Freeburn of Freeburn Hamilton visited ABC 27’s Good Day PA to discuss a recent ruling by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court that prohibits insurance companies from wrongfully denying benefits their policy holders deserve.  The Background Pennsylvania only requires people to carry $15,000.00 in auto liability limits.  Therefore, it is important to protect yourself against people…

Continue Reading

One Child Killed, Two Injured After Accident at Bus Stop

School Bus Stop January 21st, 2019

Police sources in Butler County have reported two children have been injured—and another killed—when they were struck by a vehicle while waiting for a school bus. An article on this emerging story is available here. State Police in western Pennsylvania’s Butler County say three children from Summit Township were struck by a sports-utility vehicle on…

Continue Reading

Local Man Injures Pedestrian in Hit-and-Run Crash

Handcuffed Man January 8th, 2019

An Elizabethtown man has been arrested and charged in connection with injuring a pedestrian in a hit-and-run collision that occurred last year. An article on the incident is available here. A 52-year-old resident of Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania has admitted to driving the vehicle involved in a March 2018 collision which left a pedestrian seriously injured. In…

Continue Reading

Man Suffers High-Voltage Electric Burns at Berks County Power Plant

December 27th, 2018

Local news sources indicate a man has suffered burn-related injuries in a workplace incident at the Birdsboro Power Plant. A news article about this developing story is available here. A construction worker who was shocked after coming in contact with a 22,000-volt electric line was taken to a nearby hospital after suffering third-degree burns to…

Continue Reading

Dick Freeburn Visited Good Day PA to Discuss Dangerous Toys of 2018

Good Day PA! December 26th, 2018

For the holiday gift shopping season, attorney Dick Freeburn of Freeburn Hamilton recently met with the hosts of Good Day PA on ABC 27’s Good Day PA to discuss a new crop of dangerous toys and games with the potential to harm our children. A video clip of the segment appears below. Toys to Avoid…

Continue Reading

Six-Vehicle Truck Crash Kills Two in Berks

Tractor Trailer Accident November 16th, 2018

According to the Pennsylvania State Police, a six-vehicle collision has killed at least two people in Berks County. An article on the crash is available here. A fatal crash on I-78 in Windsor Township, Berks County has resulted in at least two fatalities. The Wednesday-afternoon collision took place at 2:38pm near mile marker 32.5 on…

Continue Reading

Dick Freeburn Talks Fall Safety on Good Day PA

Wet Leaves on Road November 6th, 2018

  With cooler weather and shorter days upon us, attorney Dick Freeburn of Freeburn Hamilton visits ABC 27’s Good Day PA on Wednesday, November 7th to discuss useful fall safety tips to help both motorists and pedestrians avoid accidents and injuries this season. Tune in tomorrow to Good Day PA at 10 am to see…

Continue Reading

PA State Senate: Prior Convictions Mean Tougher Penalties for DUI-Related Vehicular Homicides

Signing Bill October 26th, 2018

  The Pennsylvania State Senate recently signed Senate Bill 961 into law. The change allows for tougher penalties for certain vehicle offenses by drivers under the influence—if the driver has previous DUI offenses on record. A link to the bill can be found here. The Purpose of the Bill Senate Bill 961 amends Title 75—the…

Continue Reading

Catch Attorney Freeburn Tomorrow on ABC 27’s Good Day PA Discussing Halloween Safety!

Trick-or-Treaters October 23rd, 2018

  With Halloween around the corner, attorney Dick Freeburn of Freeburn Hamilton visits ABC 27’s Good Day PA on Wednesday, October 24th to discuss Halloween safety for young and old alike. Rules of the Road Young pedestrians are more than twice as likely to die in collisions on this night versus any other. Anyone out…

Continue Reading

Freeburn Hamilton Selects Winner of 2018 College Scholarship Essay Program

College Scholarship Winner October 3rd, 2018

The staff of Freeburn Hamilton welcomes any opportunity to support the academic success of our future generations. This year, the Freeburn Hamilton 2018 College Scholarship Essay Program received and reviewed numerous submissions from both prospective and current undergraduate students either attending or applying to accredited colleges and universities. This year, we awarded one recipient a…

Continue Reading

Local & National Resources for Spinal Cord Injury

Holding Hands September 25th, 2018

In continued recognition of September as Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month, Freeburn Hamilton highlights local and national resources that can provide support and assistance to those who have suffered a potentially life-altering Spinal Cord Injury (SCI). National Resources SpinalCord.com The website SpinalCord.com provides a nationwide repository of information relevant to victims of spinal cord and…

Continue Reading
Older Entries »