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What is Joint and Several Liability

Posted on June 12th, 2020

When a vehicle accident occurs in Pennsylvania, one of the first things that will be asked is – Who caused the accident? While this may seem like a straightforward question and answer, car accidents are complicated, and there are times when more than one person contributed to the crash. It is important to understand the idea of “joint and several… READ MORE

Trucking Accidents Caused by Overloading

Posted on June 11th, 2020

On the roadways, commercial trucks can cause disastrous damage in the event they collide with or have cargo collide with passenger vehicles due to overloading. At Ciccarelli Law Offices, we are ready to help if you or a loved one have been injured due to the negligent actions of a truck driver or trucking company. Our Philadelphia truck accident attorneys… READ MORE

Tire Blowout Accident Lawsuits

Posted on June 10th, 2020

Passenger vehicles can sustain devastating damage in the event they collide with another vehicle that has experienced a tire blowout. The team at the Ciccarelli Law Offices is prepared to help if you or a loved one have been injured due to the negligence of another driver. Our Philadelphia car accident attorneys will work on every aspect of your case… READ MORE

Is Lane Splitting Legal In Pennsylvania?

Posted on June 8th, 2020

There are plenty of motorcycle enthusiasts in Pennsylvania. Riding a motorcycle can be a fun and safe riding experience, but it is important that both cyclists and passenger vehicle drivers understand the laws related to motorcycles. Many people wonder if lane splitting is legal in Pennsylvania. The answer is, no, lane splitting is not legal in Pennsylvania, and understanding what… READ MORE

Common Injuries From Falling Down Stairs

Posted on May 15th, 2020

Falling can be a terrifying experience and cause significant injuries to the victim. However, falling down stairways can be particularly devastating. When this happens, it is often impossible to stop the fall. According to the American Journal of Emergency Medicine, more than one million people in this country or injured on stairs every year. When these incidents occur, it is… READ MORE

How do I bring an IIED claim?

Posted on May 13th, 2020

Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress (IIED) happens when another person takes actions to purposely cause severe emotional distress to someone else through their outrageous or extreme conduct. When these kinds of intentional actions occur, victims can suffer long-lasting damage and may be able to recover compensation through a personal injury claim. IIED claims are based on the theory of intentional… READ MORE

Limited Tort vs. Full Tort

Posted on May 12th, 2020

There are various types of insurance options available to drivers in Pennsylvania. Not only does Pennsylvania have a “no-fault” insurance system in place, but drivers can also choose between full and limited tort coverage options. When discussing car insurance cases in Pennsylvania, we need to fully define the difference between “limited tort” versus “full tort” claims. What does full tort… READ MORE

Small Claims Court in Philadelphia

Posted on May 11th, 2020

Understandably, much of the focus of injury claims in court systems revolves around large settlements or jury verdicts. At least, that is what the news what have you believe. In reality, many people have cases that involve smaller amounts of money that will be resolved in a Philadelphia small claims court. At the Ciccarelli Law Offices, we understand that any… READ MORE

What If the Claims Adjuster Denies Coverage?

Posted on May 10th, 2020

If you or somebody you love has been injured in an accident, it is likely that you will need to file a claim against an insurance carrier (your own or another party’s carrier) in order to recover compensation for your losses. In most cases, personal injury claims are settled between negotiations with the insurance carrier and the injured party (or… READ MORE

What is Mediation and How Does it Work?

Posted on May 7th, 2020

If you or somebody you love has been injured due to the negligence of another person or entity, you may be considering filing a personal injury lawsuit to recover compensation for your losses. One route of dispute resolution for personal injury claims is mediation. Personal injury attorneys and insurance carriers recognize the value of mediation and use the process frequently.… READ MORE