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Crash Due To “Selfie” In Adams County Highlights Risks Of Distracted Driving

July 24th, 2017

Recently, a driver in Adams County was taking a “selfie” behind the wheel before his vehicle crossed the road and went airborne, landing on a concrete slab. His vehicle came to a halt after running over a sign for a local Animal Wellness Clinic. The driver was taken to the hospital where he was reported…

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Did You Know There Are 15 Car Crashes Every Hour In Pennsylvania?

July 18th, 2017

Did You Know there Is 15 Car Crashes Every Hour In Pennsylvania? Due to the innovations and numerous safety improvements in cars today, there has been a slow decline in car accident fatalities in the US.  However, in 2016 the U.S. Department of transportation noted seeing car crashes rising, many of these accidents now being…

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How to Find the Right Nursing Home in Harrisburg

July 1st, 2016

Making the decision that elderly loved ones can no longer be on their own is a tough one. Once the decision has been made to move to a place that can take care of the needs of your elderly loved ones, you need to find the right place for them. With all of the options…

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Do Minor Car Accidents Need to be Reported in Pennsylvania?

June 21st, 2016

Have you or someone you know ever been involved in a fender bender? You have, at the very least, driven past them on the highway during rush hour. Minor car accidents are fairly common and typically involve some property damage, but major injuries can also happen depending on the circumstance. If you are involved in a…

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Passenger Killed in Accident

January 5th, 2015

Passenger Killed in Weekend Accident A passenger was killed in a single-car accident over the weekend. The Lancaster accident claimed the life of 23-year old, David Castro-Valdez. The car crashed into a utility pole and several parked cars early Saturday morning. The driver is currently listed in stable condition. Castro-Valdez was also transported to the hospital, where he died from his injuries. In Pennsylvania, a passenger…

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Pedestrian and Car Accidents

November 10th, 2014

Recent Pedestrian and Car Accidents In the past several days there have been several tragic accidents in Central Pennsylvania. Regrettably in two separate incidents, two victims were killed when crossing a street; and,  an older man was killed when his car was rear ended by an oncoming vehicle while he was stopped waiting to exit Interstate 83. A young man and woman was injured when their horse and…

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PA Turnpike Accident

October 23rd, 2014

PA Turnpike Accident Leaves 1 Dead, 4 Injured. 6ABC Action News reported this morning that 25-year-old Britney Carmichael lost control of her car in the early hours of Thursday, October 23 on the PA Turnpike. The car spun out of control and was hit by a Mack Truck after hitting a guardrail. The accident left one person, 18-year-old Michael Graham, dead and sent four others to…

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Vehicle Accident

October 8th, 2014

The Story of My Vehicle Accident In 2009, I was hurt in a vehicle accident, when a man rear-ended my pickup truck on a highway in northern Pennsylvania. My shoulder’s rotator cuff was torn and other related injuries from this accident prevented me from raising my arm beyond my chest height for months. I required medical attention immediately, and right off the bat, the medical…

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Car Accident Passenger Wins $155,000

September 25th, 2014

Passenger in at-fault car gets $155,000 in car accident case. At the intersection of Rocherty Road and N Cornwall Road in Lebanon County, a car failed to properly stop and proceed through a stop sign and was hit by a second car. The backseat passenger in the first car was knocked unconscious by the impact and it was determined later that she had bleeding in her brain,…

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Car Safety Tips for Kids

September 10th, 2014

Last week, we shared a post with tips to keep your kids safe while walking to school each day. While so many kids walk to school each day, nearly every child is in a car at one point in time. Here are some car safety tips that you can follow to help your kids stay safer in and around cars.   1) Make sure you are choosing…

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Freeburn & Hamilton Lawyer Voted Select Lawyer

August 6th, 2014

Richard A. Sadlock, Esq., Named Lancaster Select Lawyer Freeburn & Hamilton is proud to announce that personal injury attorney, Richard A. Sadlock, has been voted Lancaster County “Select Lawyer” in a recently compiled Select Lawyers Peer Review. The independent research group, Polk-Lepson Research group, based in York, PA, polled licensed attorneys in Lancaster County. They asked these legal professionals who, among their colleagues, would they refer a…

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Freeburn & Hamilton Supports FOP Lodge 65

July 16th, 2014

FOP Lodge 65 Annual Golf Tournament Freeburn & Hamilton is proud to support the FOP Lodge 65 Annual Golf Tournament held on July 7, 2014 at Hidden Valley Golf Course. Our firm founder, Richard E. Freeburn, Esq.,  played golf with Gary Lightman, Esq., Roy Pinto, President of the Pennsylvania Corrections Officers Association, and Stephen Schneider, Esq., Manager of the law firms’ Workers’ Compensation Department. Bruce…

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Valet Service Has No Duty to Intoxicated Person

June 26th, 2014

Pennsylvania Superior Court  Finds Mohegan Sun Valet Service has No Duty to Intoxicated Person Maranko v. Downs, W.L. 2841549 (Pa. Super 2014). Opinion by Panella, joined by Platt (Senior Judge assigned to Superior Court), dissent by Mundy. This case raises an issue of first impression in this Commonwealth regarding the duty and ultimate liability of a valet service when an automobile is returned to an allegedly…

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Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Coverage

June 23rd, 2014

Should I Purchase Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Coverage? What type of auto insurance and how much insurance you should purchase can be one of the  most important decisions that you can make when protecting the future for you and your loved ones. In Pennsylvania you have two very critical decisions: whether to purchase Full or Limited Tort, and; whether to carry Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Coverage….

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Work Injury Caused by Chemical Exposure

May 21st, 2014

Is My Work Injury Caused by Chemical Exposure, Fumes, or Other Substances Covered by Work Comp? Yes! Injuries, diseases and illnesses that are causally related to exposure to chemicals, fumes or other substances in the work place are covered work injuries. All employers and chemical suppliers doing business in Pennsylvania must provide information about the identity and hazards of chemicals used in the workplace. The…

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Panther Ram Foundation Scholarship Fund for 2014

May 12th, 2014

Freeburn & Hamilton Sponsors Panther Ram Foundation Freeburn & Hamilton, your Central Pennsylvania Personal Injury and Law Firm, was proud to sponsor the Panther Ram Foundation in 2014. The Panther Ram Foundation held a galla event on May 3, 2014 to honor this year’s scholarship recipients, two from Central Dauphin, two from Central Dauphin East and two from Dauphin County Vo-Tech. In addition,  two distinguished Central…

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Pedestrian Accidents in Lancaster and Lebanon Counties

May 8th, 2014

Children Are Pedestrian Accident Victims Sadly, in the past  two days there were two pedestrian accidents in Lancaster and Lebanon counties that resulted in the deaths of a 2 year old boy and an 11 year old girl and injuries to a 6 year old boy. All 3 children were at home at the time of the accidents, but were struck by a truck in each…

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Harrisburg Personal Injury Lawyer, Richard Sadlock, joins Freeburn & Hamilton

April 17th, 2014

Harrisburg Personal Injury Lawyer joins Freeburn & Hamilton Harrisburg Personal Injury Lawyer, Richard Sadlock has joined Freeburn & Hamilton, P.C., your Central Pennsylvania Personal Injury and Workers’ Compensation law firm.  Mr. Sadlock was previously associated with the personal injury law firm of Angino & Rovner where he represented injury victims for over 28 years.  Mr. Sadlock will continue to represent clients who have suffered injuries in…

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Tractor Trailer Accident in Schuylkill

March 30th, 2014

Schuylkill Tractor Trailer Accident On Saturday, March 29, 2014, a tractor trailer accident involving a car killed a woman and her passenger was seriously injured .  The accident happened in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.  At 8:26 a.m., a tractor trailer rear-ended their car as they drove south on I-81.  The car spun, struck a guard rail and overturned.   The driver and the passenger were thrown from the vehicle….

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Full Tort: Protecting your rights in case of an auto accident

April 24th, 2013

FULL TORT OR  LIMITED TORT COVERAGE IN PENNSYLVANIA Freeburn & Hamilton want YOU to KNOW the TRUTH about Pennsylvania automobile insurance! Full Tort is NOT Full Coverage! When purchasing your auto insurance, you must consider not only the price of the coverage, but also protecting your rights and the rights of members of your family if injured in an auto accident. In Pennsylvania you are given the opportunity to chose between…

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