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  • 8 Types of Misdiagnosis

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 11-May-2017

    According to a study found in BMJ Quality & Safety, diagnostic errors may affect as many as 12 million adults in the United States. When it comes to a misdiagnosis that results in medical malpractice, it is important to look at the various types of misdiagnosis which are possible. The following are the most common types of misdiagnosis: Wrong diagnosis – Also known simply as ...
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  • What Not to Say After a Car Accident

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 25-Apr-2017

    Why You Shouldn’t Say I’m Sorry In the aftermath of a car accident, you may feel an impulse to apologize for the collision, even if it wasn’t your fault. However, it is imperative to avoid saying “I’m sorry” at all costs. It could be interpreted as an admission of guilt and used against you if you attempt to file a claim. Even if you believe you caused the ...
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  • Does Pennsylvania Allow Phones While Driving?

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 18-Apr-2017

    That state of Pennsylvania does not prohibit the use of handheld cell phones, meaning that talking on your cell phone is not against the law. However, if you are driving in Philadelphia, the use of handheld cell phones while driving is banned. The fine for the first offense is $150, while the second offense is a $300 fine. All Pennsylvania drivers are prohibited from texting while driving, which ...
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  • How Do You Know You're Suffering from Whiplash?

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 12-Apr-2017

    Whiplash is a soft tissue injury when the neck is jerked in sudden back-and-forth motion that stretches the muscles, tendons, and ligaments beyond their normal range of motion. Car accidents are among the leading causes of whiplash due to sudden stops and abrupt deceleration. It is important to take this type of injury seriously since it may result in chronic pain, permanent neck stiffness, and ...
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  • How Long Does Whiplash Last?

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 5-Apr-2017

    When it comes to car accident injuries, one of the most common kinds that victims often suffer is whiplash. The sudden forward-backward movement of a collision typically results in overstretching of the muscles, tendons, and ligaments of the neck and upper back. Short-Term vs. Long-Term Effects of Whiplash Whiplash symptoms (i.e. pain in the neck, shoulder pain, burning sensation) can develop ...
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  • Car Accident Lawsuit Deadlines

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 24-Feb-2017

    Most people will experience a car accident during their lifetime, whether as a witness or as a victim. In 2015, more than 4 million people were injured in car accidents, costing more than $65 billion worldwide. Almost 300,000 of those were in the United States, totaling nearly $30 billion. Depending on the severity of your accident, the last thing on your mind might be suing your insurance ...
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  • Ford Issues 3 Recalls

    Posted By Golomb & Honik || 31-Mar-2015

    Ford Motor Corp. recently announced that they’re initiating 3 separate recalls covering approximately 221,000 vehicles in the United States. Currently, no car accidents or injuries have been linked to these defective autos. However, two under-hood fires have been reported. The vehicles covered in these Ford recalls include: 2011-2013 Ford Explorer SUVs and Ford Police Interceptor Unity ...
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  • Wrongful Death Lawsuit May Lead to Additional Jeep Recalls

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 25-Mar-2015

    Fiat Chrysler has decided to go to trial instead of settle a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of Remington Walden, a four-year-old boy who died in a horrific fire associated with a 2012 car accident. The 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee carrying Walden caught fire after being rear-ended. According to the family's testimony, Walden's chest fused to the Jeep's door due to the heat ...
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  • Pennsylvania Ranks 20th Auto Insurance Laws and Compliance

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 24-Jan-2015

    There are many risks associated with driving and anytime you get into a car, there's always a chance you'll be involved in a car accident. Even if you diligently follow all safe driving practices, it's possible for another driver to act negligently and cause an accident. If everyone in the Philadelphia area purchased the maximum allowable auto insurance coverage, this wouldn't be a ...
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