These Rules Will Assure a Transparent and Fair Election on November 8, 2016

Pennsylvania’s elections are governed by the Pennsylvania Election Code (“Code”). That Code provides important rules to assure a free, fair, and transparent election. For instance: 1. There can be no campaign activity, or “electioneering”, in the polling place itself. (25 P.S. § 3060(c)); 2. All persons — except designated election officers, clerks and watchers — […]

Pennsylvania’s Elections are Free, Fair, and Honest — So Let’s Get Out and Vote

You may have seen unsubstantiated claims that Pennsylvania’s election is somehow “rigged”. It’s utter nonsense. The Pennsylvania Election Code features specific safeguards which assure a fair election. Further, specific provisions of the Code exist for contesting and certifying election results. Pennsylvania electronic voting machines are not connected to the internet, nor connected to each other. […]

Increase in Trucking Accidents Due to Language Barriers

Under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, truck drivers must understand the English language. Language barriers present significant risks in trucking collisions. Consider the importance of the challenges presented just by reading road signs. The rules governing truck drivers, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, specifically state that operators of commercial vehicles must be able to […]

The Interplay Between Workers’ Compensation Benefits and Social Security Disability Benefits

It’s possible for an individual to receive Social Security disability benefits and Workers’ Compensation benefits at the same time. Disability benefit payments from private pensions or insurance benefits do not affect Social Security benefits. However, when an injured worker receives workers compensation benefits in addition to Social Security disability benefits, it may reduce the Social […]

What is a Deposition?

A deposition is part of the “Discovery” process in a lawsuit.  The purpose of depositions in some cases is to assist the attorney in finding out what a witness may know about the case as well as allowing the client to tell their version of what took place. Depositions allow all facts of the case […]

Why have a Will?

A Will is a legal document which puts in writing what you want to have happen to your property upon your death.  In Pennsylvania, if at the time of your death, you do not have a Will, any property you own in your name alone, after payment of all taxes and debts, will be distributed […]