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Teen driver safety in Pennsylvania

October 17, 2018 by Eric Marttila Having recently represented a teen driver who had received a traffic citation, I was presented with a letter she had received from the Secretary of Transportation of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania covering traffic laws and driver safety. In that thoughtful letter, the Secretary of Transportation reminded her that “personal […]

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Limited Tort! = Limited Recovery?

August 15, 2018 By Eric G. Marttila Pennsylvania drivers, when presented with car insurance coverage choices, are given the “Limited Tort Option” – at a discount of some 15% to 20% on annual premiums.  While such savings may be appealing at first glance, such a decision can have far reaching adverse consequences – and our […]

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Be Prepared for Motorcycle Season

June 12, 2018 By Douglas Wayne As the long cold and rainy spring of 2018 fades into memory, motorcycle riders across the Commonwealth are taking out their bikes and getting ready for a glorious season of riding.  However, the unfortunate truth is that motorcycle accidents can and do happen. Here are some thoughts about how […]

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Leave No Stone Unturned

April 24, 2018 By Eric G. Marttila As stated in previous articles in this series, when faced with unexpected economic harms and losses due to personal injury, it is important to explore — and understand — all legal avenues and options which may be available to seek and secure appropriate benefits and compensation. Depending upon […]

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Beware of Nursing Home Admissions “Agreement”

April 26, 2017 By Eric G. Marttila Most families have faced, or will have to face at some point, the difficult decision to place an elderly loved one in a nursing home or long-term care facility.  As hard as it is to believe, when this happens, we all need to be aware that some such […]

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The Problem of Nursing Home Neglect in Pennsylvania

December 6, 2016 By Eric Marttila When we are faced with the difficult decision to place an elderly loved one in a nursing home or long-term care facility, we need to be confident that those who are entrusted with his or her care will fulfill their responsibilities. We have the right to expect that our […]

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