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Hunting Safety

November 23rd, 2016

Hunting Safety Tips from the PA Game Commission This coming Monday marks the start of the Pennsylvania hunting season. It is a popular past-time in Central PA, and every year the news is scattered with stories of hunting accidents throughout the country. Freeburn & Hamilton wants to make sure you know where to go to…

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Driver Fatigue Causes Local Accident

November 21st, 2014

Truck Driver Falls Asleep, Kills 2 Driver fatigue caused a local truck accident. A Berks County recycling company truck driver fell asleep at the wheel and drove into a line of stopped cars,  pushing the cars aside and  into a Dunkin’ Donuts sign. Two persons were killed. The truck driver is in custody,  charged with vehicular homicide among other charges.  The accident occurred at around 6:30…

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Social Host Law

November 12th, 2014

What is the Social Host Law? When your kids come home from college, do you allow them to drink in the home? Are you one of those parents who would rather have your kids drinking under your roof than doing who-knows-what under someone else’s? Even if you are not one of these parents, do you know what your kids are doing in the home when…

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Hunting Accident Investigation

September 29th, 2014

An infant being cradled by its father was accidentally shot by a hunter hunting nearby. The accident occurred last week when the bullet came through the window of the victim’s Saltsburg, PA home. The child is in intensive care, although the condition is not being released. An investigation is pending as to whether or not state hunting regulations were followed in the hunting accident. Proving a hunting…

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Motorcycle Safety

August 4th, 2014

Motorcycle Safety – Facts and Tips According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there are over 4 million motorcycles registered in the United States. Motorcycles are a popular form of transportation for young and old. Motorcycle popularity is  due to its fuel efficiency, reasonable purchase price and social and recreational activities. However, the NHTSA  also reports that motorcycles  have a higher rate of fatality per unit…

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Pool Safety

July 21st, 2014

Summer Fun = Pool Safety Summer time is all about Fun-in-the-Sun. It is a time to play baseball, soccer, tennis, golf, but most of all it is  about swimming. Swimming in the backyard or neighborhood pool. For many children it is the highlight of their summer experiences. To keep the Fun in the Sun when we are by the pool it is important to learn…

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Personal Injury vs Workers’ Compensation

June 12th, 2014

Is the Injury a Worker’s Compensation or a Personal Injury Claim? What constitutes a workers’ compensation claim or a personal injury claim can be very complicated. When you have complicated legal questions, it is best to contact a worker’s compensation and personal injury lawyer that has years of experience and stays up-to-date on WCAB and Commonwealth Court decisions. Freeburn & Hamilton workers’ compensation lawyers are…

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Tower City Woman Attacked by Pit Bull

July 6th, 2011

Tower City, PA Borough Police said a pit bull crashed through a screen door and attacked a 47-year old woman on July 28, 2011. The victim’s injuries were not serious. The attack falls on the heels of two pit bull attacks in Pottsville in the week prior. The victim was walking in an alley near Fourth Street when the pit bull ran through the door…

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School Bus Crash Sends 16 Children to Hospital

July 1st, 2011

16 children between the ages of eight to twelve, and seven adults were taken to two Franklin County, PA hospitals Sunday after a two vehicle crash on interstate 81 northbound in Franklin County, PA. According to Pennsylvania State Police, the bus belonged to Cumberland Valley Christian School, Open Door Church and was headed to Quakertown, Bucks County where the children were to attend summer camp…

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York County Man Killed in Lancaster Trench Collapse

June 24th, 2011

A trench collapsed killing a 27-year old York County construction worker in Manheim Township, Lancaster County at Worthington at Township Square along Oregon Pike at Royer Road. The construction worker was laying residential water lines in the 10-foot deep trench when it caved in. The worker was employed by York Excavating Company in Windsor Township. Co-workers tried to free him but were unsuccessful. They were…

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Man Led Officers on High-Speed Chase, Caused Crash

June 23rd, 2011

A man led police in a high-speed chase that ended in a crash with another vehicle. Police stopped a vehicle for speed violations on the westbound lane of I-78 in Lebanon County. He was investigated for drug and DUI-related offenses. That’s when the driver of the vehicle turned off his vehicle lights to conceal the car and started the high-speed chase. He spun out of…

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Motorcyclist Killed

June 14th, 2011

Motorcyclist Killed: The Harrisburg Patriot News reported that a Leon Ramsey, 45, was killed in a crash on Waggoners Gap Road in North Middleton Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, on Saturday afternoon, June 11, 2011. It was reported that Ramsey was driving along side another motorcycle near Spur Road when a car driven by an 86 year old woman pulled out from a stop sign and…

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Eighty Year Old Woman Becomes Fourth Pit-Bull Attack Victim in City of Harrisburg in 2011

June 14th, 2011

Eighty Year Old Woman Becomes Fourth Pit-Bull Attack Victim in City of Harrisburg in 2011: An 80 year old woman was walking with her 90 year old husband on Friday morning, June 10, 2011, in the 3300 block of North Fourth Street in the City of Harrisburg, when she was attacked by Pit bull. She suffered a broken hip, broken leg and a dog bite…

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DePuy Orthopaedics Announces Voluntary Recall of ASR(TM) Hip System

June 8th, 2011

The following products are affected by the DePuy recall: ASR™ XL Acetabular System DePuy ASR™ Hip Resurfacing System Why is DePuy recalling the ASR™ Hip System? DePuy ASR Recall | Attorney | Injury Lawyer | Pennsylvania According to the information available on, data shows that approximately 12% of patients (1 in 8 ) who had received the ASR resurfacing device needed to have revisionary…

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