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Tractor Trailer Accident On Route 72 Serves As A Reminder Of Unique Risks 18-Wheelers Pose To Drivers

July 28th, 2017

Tractor-trailers and large commercial vehicles help to transport needed goods throughout the country. The problem is that over 80,000 injury crashes alone occur each year with tractor-trailers and commercial trucks. Unfortunately, these accidents tend to cause significant injuries and fatalities due to the sheer size and weight of 18-wheelers compared to cars. Earlier this week,…

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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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What Happens When You’re Hit by a Car?

May 26th, 2016

One of the biggest fears for any driver is hitting someone while they’re walking. That being said, if you’re a pedestrian, the fear of getting hit by a car is much worse. The mass of a vehicle extremely outweighs any pedestrian, ensuring you won’t walk away unscathed. A driver at 30mph can do serious harm to…

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Dangers of Black Ice

November 19th, 2014

Beware of Black Ice Conditions Snow, ice, and  freezing rain makes winter driving hazardous. Before you get in your car to travel to work, shop or visit friends it is important to check the local weather and road conditions. Black ice or clear ice,  is a thin, transparent cover of ice on a road surface adds to the danger of winter driving. Black ice often…

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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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Reckless Driving Causes Accident

November 3rd, 2014

Reckless Driving Was The Cause of Single Vehicle Accident. WGAL is reporting that Kendeall Steager was driving himself and two others in Cumberland County on Saturday night when they left the road to drive in circles in a cornfield. He realized he was being watched and quickly fled the scene. At the 1200 block of Allendale Road in Upper Allen Township, he was unable to negotiate…

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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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Fall Safety Tips

October 1st, 2014

Every time the seasons change, new hazards emerge on the roadway. During the fall, these hazards can come from the increase in deer, the time change causing windshield glares during rush hour, wet leaves and more. This week, we have some fall safety tips for you to remember and follow while driving your car. 1) Clear frost from your windshields. The changing temperatures often leave…

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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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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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