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Dick Freeburn Discusses Boat Safety on Good Day PA

Boat July 18th, 2018

Recently, attorney Dick Freeburn of Freeburn Hamilton joined host Christina Butler on ABC 27’s Good Day PA to examine boating safety tips for the coming summer season. They discussed several tips to help both pilots and passengers avoid potentially tragic accidents on the water. You can view the full segment below: Every year, there are…

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Bills Proposed to Ban Driver Handheld Cell Phone Use in PA

July 12th, 2018

While a Pennsylvania law passed in 2011 prohibits texting while driving, speaking on a handheld cell phone while driving remains legal. In contrast, all of Pennsylvania’s neighboring states have enacted bans on such activity—including tough bills passed in New Jersey and New York. New bills proposed in the state seek to require the use of…

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Workers’ Compensation Do’s and Don’ts!

Injured Worker June 7th, 2018

  Any work-related or on-the-job injury can bring with it the potential for long-term physical, emotional, and financial after-effects. Here are the most important things to avoid when you pursue your Workers’ Compensation claim:   DO: Go to the Doctor Immediately See Doctors the Insurance Chooses Keep All Medical Appointments  DON’T: Post on Social Media…

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Death of Pennsylvania Cyclist Reinforces Need for Safer Streets

Bicycle Accident June 1st, 2018

A recent incident in Philadelphia left a 34-year-old bicycle courier dead after he was hit by an SUV in one of the city’s busier sections. After friends and neighbors held a memorial ride in honor of the fallen cyclist, many in the city are wondering what needs to be done to reduce the number of…

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Do You Know The Pennsylvania Autocycle Laws?

Autocycle May 11th, 2018

You may have seen a new category of motor vehicle on the highway that has three wheels, a steering wheel, and a driver’s seat that is neither car, nor motorcycle.  There are several manufacturers of these vehicles such as Elio Motors of Louisiana, and Polaris industries of Minnesota which makes its “Slingshot” model.  The Pennsylvania…

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Freeburn Hamilton Legal Staff Attend Developmental & Disability Services Auction

Developmental & Disability Services (DDS) of Lebanon Valley April 30th, 2018

This past weekend, staff members of the Freeburn Hamilton law firm attended an auction benefiting Developmental & Disability Services (DDS) of Lebanon Valley. The event featured hundreds of live and silent auction items—with all proceeds benefiting DDS of Lebanon Valley. DDS of Lebanon Valley—a charitable 501 (c)(3) organization—endeavors to empower children with developmental delays and…

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Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Good Day PA - Distracted Driving Awareness April 26th, 2018

Every day throughout the United States, thousands of lives are lost due to distracted driving. Whether someone is adjusting the radio, sending a text, or putting directions into their GPS; taking your eyes off the road for even just one second can cause a serious accident. Attorney Dick Freeburn recently joined Amy Kehm on ABC…

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Who Protects The Rights of Those Who Protect and Serve?

Police Car March 14th, 2018

The men and women of our law enforcement work tirelessly to serve and protect the public. In doing so, police officers face a higher risk of incurring a work-related injury or illness than other occupations. The most common risk that is posed to police officers is injury that results due to persons or animals. According…

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Freeburn Hamilton is Proud to Support the Developmental & Disability Services of Lebanon Valley

Developmental & Disability Services February 23rd, 2018

Developmental & Disability Services (DDS) of Lebanon Valley is a charitable 501 (c)(3) organization with a mission to empower children with developmental delays and persons with disabilities to lead more productive, satisfying and/or independent lives. DDS of Lebanon Valley is able to provide training and educational services at no cost to individuals and their families…

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Who is Responsible When a Dog Attack Occurs?

Good Day PA February 20th, 2018

Every year, approximately 4.5 million dog attacks occur throughout the United States. Dog attacks can be very serious and about half of the dog attacks that occur result in a visit to a medical facility. In addition to being very serious, dog attacks can also be very expensive with the average cost of a dog…

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Stay Safe this Super Bowl Sunday – Don’t Drink and Drive!

Superbowl Party February 2nd, 2018

Super Bowl Sunday is almost here and football fans across the nation will be joining one another to watch the Philadelphia Eagles take on the New England Patriots. Last year, approximately 111.3 million Americans tuned-in to watch the Super bowl and the viewership for this year’s Super Bowl is expected to be nearly just as…

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Read About These Helpful Tips from Freeburn Hamilton on Pedestrian Safety

Pedestrian Accident January 31st, 2018

Pedestrian accidents happen more than you know in the state of Pennsylvania. The most recent report shows that there were over 4,000 pedestrians injured in accidents involving people walking, jogging or just hanging out. A recent report also states that there were 153 pedestrian fatalities due to traffic related pedestrian accidents. Sadly, pedestrian accidents occur…

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Nurse Assaulted by Patient at UPMC Pinnacle Harrisburg Hospital

Nurse January 29th, 2018

The goal of healthcare workers is to heal others and make them better.  But, the healthcare profession is rife with risk and dangers.  Research shows that more workers are injured in accidents and other causes in the healthcare and social assistance professions than any other industry. There are a variety of risks that healthcare workers…

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Freeburn Hamilton is Proud to Support the Ronald McDonald House of Hershey

Ronald McDonald House of January 19th, 2018

Being admitted to the hospital due to a serious illness can be an overwhelming time for anyone, but it can be an especially difficult time for children and their families. In 2016, 28,472 patients were admitted into Penn State Health’s Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, including children. These patients traveled far and wide seeking medical…

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Watch Dick Freeburn Share Safety Tips on Good Day PA for Teen Driving Awareness Month!

Good Day PA! LIVE January 16th, 2018

Car Accidents are the #1 cause of death for teens which can be primarily attributed to inexperience on the road. In addition to inexperience, teens often drive distracted or do not wear a seatbelt which yields devastating results. More specifically, 58% of teens involved in car crashes are distracted and 66% of teen passengers who…

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Meet Freeburn Hamilton’s Newest Law Clerk, Jonathan Schnaars!

Jonathan Schnaars December 27th, 2017

Freeburn & Hamilton is proud to announce that Jonathan Schnaars has accepted a position as its newest law clerk.  Jon is a second year student at Widener Commonwealth Law School where he is in the top 20% of his class. Jon’s interest in the law was sparked by his passion for philosophy and his competitive…

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Happy Holidays from Freeburn Hamilton

Happy Holidays December 22nd, 2017

Millions of Americans will be traveling this holiday weekend by various means of transportation to get to their destination. It has been estimated by AAA that 107.3 million Americans will be traveling by planes, trains and automobiles from Saturday December 23 through Monday January 1st; making this the highest travel period on record. Freeburn Hamilton…

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Beware of These Dangerous Toys this Holiday Season!

Good Day PA December 15th, 2017

According to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission’s most recent report, it is estimated that about 254,200 toy-related injuries occurred that required emergency room treatment in 2015 alone. Unfortunately, toy manufacturers still produce toys that could be potentially dangerous to children. Attorney Dick Freeburn recently went on ABC27’s Good Day PA to discuss hazardous…

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Drunk Driver Charged with Two Counts of Vehicular Homicide for Crash in West Earl Township

Drunk Driving December 11th, 2017

Drunk driving motor vehicle crashes account for almost 1/3 of all traffic related deaths in the United States. Annually over 10,250 people die in alcohol related crashes every year. Just think about this. If people would not drink, then get behind the wheel, there would be over 10,000 less deaths. Drinking and driving remains a…

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Happy Thanksgiving from Freeburn Hamilton!

Happy Thanksgiving November 22nd, 2017

Thanksgiving is a time for friends and family gather for a meal and drink, enjoying quality time with one another. It is also a time for us to reflect on the year and be thankful for all that we have. While the Thanksgiving holiday is a time to relax and reflect, it is also one of…

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