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Jeffrey Veitch, Esquire named a 2016 Super Lawyer by Washington Law & Politics magazine.

Washington Law & Politics Magazine has named Jeffrey Veitch in its listing of 2016 Super Lawyers. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in each State are selected by a research team to receive the honor for Super Lawyers. Prior to being named 2016 Super Lawyers, Jeff was also a multi-year recipient of Rising Star recognition by Super lawyers, which recognizes those up and coming attorneys under 40.

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area, according to Super Lawyers.

Super Lawyers publishes its lists nationwide in Super Lawyers Magazines and in leading city and regional magazines and newspapers across the country. In the United States, Super Lawyers Magazine is published in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., reaching more than 13 million readers. For more information about Super Lawyers, visit: SuperLawyers.com.

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Insurance Coverage Critical to Accident and Injury Cases

Posted by Jeff Veitch | Aug 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Superior Court of Pennsylvania was recently called upon to determine the statute of limitations for an insurance company to bring an action for declaratory judgment to determine the duty to defend and indemnify. The insurance company was seeking to argue that it had no duty to defend the insu...

Court Limits Third Party Responsibility for Injury Resulting From Firearm

Posted by Jeff Veitch | Aug 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

In a recent court case, the Estate of an individual who was murdered through the use of a firearm sought to recover damages against the parents of the adult son who committed the murder. Most likely, the goal was to obtain coverage under some type of homeowners insurance for the damages sustained...

WHAT!! You Have Limited Tort..

Posted by Matthew J. Parini | Apr 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Do you have "Limited Tort" coverage on your automobiles? If so you not be able to recover for your injuries in a motor vehicle accident even if it was not your fault! Read why you need to change your policy to "full tort" today.

Watch For Motorcycles

Posted by Matthew J. Parini | Apr 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

As we all know, especially here in Erie County with our large population of motorcyclists, as the long winter gives way to sunshine, the increase in potential motorcycle accidents rises significantly. Unfortunately, today a 33-year-old Erie man named Danny Glover was killed in a motorcycle accide...

Three Vehicle Crash on Old French Road Claims a Life

Posted by Jeff Veitch | Dec 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

67 year old Erie, PA resident Jimmie L. Jordan was killed Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at the notorious intersection of 4400 Old French Road. For anyone who regularly drives in this area of the City, they are familiar with the nerve testing gauntlet this dangerous blind down-sloping curve provides....

Don’t Blame the Biker

Posted by Matthew J. Parini | Dec 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

As sometimes happens in these accidents, people want to blame the biker and assume fault. In this instance, the police officer who was at the scene made unfortunate references that may suggest fault on the part of the biker without the investigation being completed.

Minivans Rate Poorly on Recent Safety Test

Posted by Matthew J. Parini | Dec 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

According to a recent analysis, minivans scored poorly in safety categories.  Analysis of the test results can be found at this link: http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/insurance/new-threat-on-the-road-minivans/vi-BBeTbvk

Punitive Damages May Be Available Against Bar

Posted by Matthew J. Parini | Dec 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

A Northampton Common Pleas court has ruled that a defendant tavern owner may be liable for punitive damages where the bartender(s) are alleged to have served alcohol to an obviously intoxicated person who they should have known would drive home.  The patron did ultimately drive home resulting in ...

Some Electric Cars May Brake without Brake Lights

Posted by Matthew J. Parini | Dec 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

One of the many reasons electric cars have potential to have a large impact on the environment is the fact that while the car brakes, energy is put back into the batteries through a “generator” in the braking system.  In order to work this “generator” must slow the car.  It is very scientifically...

Two Spartansburg Women Injured in Motor Vehicle Accident

Posted by Jeff Veitch | Nov 04, 2014 | 0 Comments

Elizabeth K. Donovan and Rebecca L. Donovan were injured on November 3, 2014 when a vehicle operated by a driver accused of driving under the influence is alleged to have crossed the center line and struck their vehicle head-on.  Reports are that the women were severely injured as a result of the...

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