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Author Archives: Martindale Hubbell for Rudberg Law Offices, LLC

Changes to the Social Security Disability Appeals Process in Pennsylvania

The process for filing appeals following an initial denial of Social Security Disability benefits in Pennsylvania has changed. Any application initially denied on or after April 20, 2019 is now required to undergo an additional step in the appeals process called the Reconsideration stage. The process of applying for Social Security Disability benefits begins with… Read More »

WARNING: Defective Products

Products liability enables consumers to bring claims for injuries due to a product being defective. The most commonly known defects are manufacturing defects and design defects although there is a third category for defective products liability. This third category is inadequate instructions or warnings. Each of these three categories traces different flaws in a product… Read More »

Wrongful Death in Civil Court v. Fatal Claim Benefits in Workers’ Compensation

Having to face the loss of a loved one is overwhelming. These difficult times can be made more stressful with concerns of how you will take care of your family after your loved one’s passing. While gaining compensation for the death of a loved one cannot bring them back, it can ease the expenses and… Read More »

Technological Advances of Self-Driving Cars Will Lead to Reformation of Automobile Accident Claims

Cars have progressed significantly since the foot powered cars of the Flintstones although the flying cars of the Jetsons still seem to be a thing of the future. Regardless, the automobile industry is making strides towards the future with the advances in self-driving car technology. Pittsburgh, among other cities, has had self-driving cars on its… Read More »

Medical Marijuana in Workers’ Compensation Claims

In April 2016, Pennsylvania passed the Medical Marijuana Act (MMA). The MMA has had a substantial impact on other areas of law, including Workers’ Compensation. Despite the MMA being passed, marijuana remains illegal and continues to be listed as a Schedule I drug by the DEA. Concerns arise as to whether an employee prescribed medical… Read More »

Compensation For Wrongful Death Resulting From A Vehicle Accident

Despite improved safety technology in vehicles, driver safety awareness and defensive driving programs, vehicle related fatalities continue to rise in the US. According to the National Safety Council (NSC) US vehicle fatalities in 2017 exceeded 40,000 for the second straight year. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, in 2017 there were 128,188 reportable traffic… Read More »

Rudberg Law Offices LLC: Your LOCAL Experienced Auto Accident Attorneys

According to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Allegheny County ranked highest among the ten PA counties with the most reported traffic crashes, followed by Philadelphia County. If you or a loved one are among those involved in a traffic-related accident, it is vitally important to obtain the services of an attorney and, more importantly, to… Read More »

Negligent Car Crashes and Compensation for Victims

Although Pennsylvania is a no fault insurance state, a person can still go outside the no fault system to file a claim against an at fault driver, if the plaintiff has suffered injuries or damages. This is true in cases of negligent driving. A knowledgeable auto accident attorney can make a difference in recovering adequate… Read More »

Do’s and Don’ts To Follow After An Auto Accident

If you find yourself involved in a vehicular accident, there are a few things that you should do and some that you should avoid. The auto accident attorneys at Rudberg Law would like you to know which actions to take and which to avoid after an accident. Do Contact the police. Call 911 or get… Read More »

How Labor Market Surveys Can Affect Your Workers’ Comp Award

If you receive workers’ compensation because you were injured at work and cannot return to your job, that does not necessarily mean that you are unable to do any job. Although you may have physical limitations, you might be able to perform the duties of less demanding jobs. For example, if you are able to… Read More »