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Dog Bites: We’ll Help You Receive the Damages you Deserve

January 8, 2020 | Personal Injury

Dogs are affectionately known as man’s best friend. At Hal K. Waldman & Associates, we’re dog lovers through and through. However, we know that sometimes dog bites happen, whether a dog is acting out of protection, possessiveness, aggression, or is simply scared or startled. Whether a dog meant to bite or harm anyone, it can… read more

Summertime Car Accident Safety: What You Need to Know

July 12, 2019 | Accidents

The kids are out of school, the temperatures are soaring, and everyone’s calendars are full of barbeques, summer parties, and travel plans. That all sounds like the set-up of a great summer, and it’s also setting exactly the right conditions for summertime car accidents or collisions. No one wants to put a damper on their… read more

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Decides Important Insurance Case

April 8, 2019 | Accidents

This January, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court decided the case of Gallagher v. GEICO and issued what we consider to be an extremely important decision regarding Underinsured Motorist (UIM) coverage. Underinsured Motorist (UIM) coverage is optional insurance coverage that allows a driver to recover insurance benefits or recover monetary damages for any injury they suffer because of an underinsured, negligent driver. In the Gallagher case,… read more

Winter slip and fall accidents: What you need to know

February 25, 2019 | Accidents

Pittsburgh’s harsh winters set up the conditions every year for many different types of accidents. During the snowy and icy winter months, weather-related accidents are never in short supply, but the most common type of wintertime accidents usually happen when someone is injured during a slip and fall. Throughout the cold winter months, snow piles… read more

Five Things You Need to do Immediately After a Car Collision

January 28, 2019 | Uncategorized

Every day in Pennsylvania, about 15 car crashes occur every single hour. Every eight hours incurs an average of nine injuries and one fatality. All total, that equals about 221 injuries and three fatalities per day resulting from vehicle collisions. These statistics are sobering when you think about how often we’re on the road; commuting… read more

Protect Yourself and Your Family with the Right Motorcycle Insurance

December 18, 2018 | Accidents

Pennsylvania is among the top states with the most registered motorcycle riders, so it’s not uncommon to see motorcyclists on rural and city streets across the state, joy-riding as recreation and using motorcycles as primary vehicles. Unfortunately, despite their continuous popularity, motorcycle crashes and fatalities increase year after year. Motorcycle accidents are some of the most… read more

Top 10 Unsafe Summer Toys

August 17, 2018 | Personal Injury

In Pittsburgh and throughout the state, summer is still in full swing. Kids are enjoying their last days of vacation and outdoor summer toys are a big part of the fun. Unfortunately, some toys aren’t safe for children. The consumer watch group, W.A.T.C.H. – World Against Toys Causing Harm – offers a list of the… read more

What If the Other Party Lies on a Car Accident Report?

August 17, 2018 | Accidents, Blog

After a car accident, the negligent party’s insurer must compensate victims for the costs associated with injuries and property damage. Deciphering who is at fault after a car accident can be difficult even when both parties are acting with integrity. When the other party lies on a car accident report, it can make the situation… read more

Fireworks Safety in Pennsylvania 2018

July 2, 2018 | Uncategorized

Independence Day is a festive time for American families, and many Americans enjoy celebrating our Nation’s independence with fireworks. However, fireworks do present certain hazards. Even seemingly harmless fireworks can still cause severe injuries. Each state has their own specific laws regarding fireworks. In Pennsylvania, fireworks are legal. But before grabbing your lighter, consider the… read more

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