Winter is coming – and with it comes snow, sleet, and freezing rain. In the Philadelphia area, the average yearly snowfall is 22.4 inches.

Winter driving is dangerous. According to the Federal Highway Administration, more than 116,000 Americans are injured and over 1,300 are killed on snowy, slushy, or icy pavement every winter. Pennsylvania is one of the top five deadliest states for wintertime car accidents, often caused, at least in part, by poor visibility and road conditions. Be careful out there!

Another hazard, a preventable hazard, is also part of winter driving. While viewed by many as a harmless prank, PennDot cautions against throwing snowballs at cars due to the risk of causing an accident. A snowball thrown at a car can break a car’s windshield or cause a car accident by distracting the driver or causing the driver to swerve into adjacent or oncoming vehicles, or even pedestrians.


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The Philadelphia Code places the burden upon both owners and tenants to remove snow and ice from their sidewalks. Chapter 10, Section 720 requires owners and tenants to thoroughly clear a path not less than 30 inches in width on all sidewalks bordering the building or premises within 6 hours after the snow or ice has ceased to fall. This ordinance further states that it shall be a violation to place snow or ice that has been removed from sidewalks in the street.
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Although this winter season has already seen a great amount of snow accumulation, weather forecasters are predicting more snow will hit us in the coming weeks. Of course, all of this snow makes for dangerous walking conditions. As the amount of snow accumulation continues to increase, so does the chance of being hurt as a result of slipping on ice or snow.
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In our high-tech world of Snapchat, Groupme and text messaging, individuals are often sharing intimate photos or videos with their romantic partners via cellphones. Additionally, with the prevalence of in-home security cameras, webcams, and cellphone video technology, it is easier than ever for an individual to record intimate interactions without their partner’s consent or knowledge. Even when consent is provided by both parties for the recording of such intimate interaction, there usually is not consent to share and distribute such recordings with others outside of the relationship.

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Your Zoom deposition is going to take place in one week. At this point, you should feel ready for it. You also know the number one thing you must make sure to do – be 100% honest.

Continue to go over the list of activities you can no longer do because of the accident. Make sure you complete this list with as much detail as possible. Also be sure to send the completed list to your attorney and discuss.


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A couple weeks before your Zoom deposition is scheduled to take place, you have probably already spoken to your attorney multiple times to prepare, and should be focusing on how you will explain to the defense attorney how this crash has impacted you and your family. As long as you tell the truth, everything will be fine.

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Let’s imagine that your Zoom deposition is going to take place a few weeks from today.  This is great news, because it means that not only will you will finally get to tell your side of the incident, but your case is also that much closer to being resolved. Remember to always remain truthful in your deposition.

So what will the defense attorney ask you during the deposition? Most likely the defense attorney will cover the following three areas in this order: Biographical; Day of the Incident; and “So What?”


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Today, my attorney’s office called and said my Zoom deposition is scheduled for next month. Initially I was worried, but then I remembered I didn’t do anything wrong; the other person did. Also, as long as I tell the truth, everything will be fine.
So what is a Zoom deposition, how does it work, and what should I do to prepare?


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During these unprecedented times, more and more of us are getting our exercise by riding our bikes. Even though it’s a law in Pennsylvania, not all motorists “share the road”.

All too often, this leads to the worst-case scenario: bicycle crashes where someone is injured. If you or someone you care about has been seriously hurt in a bicycle accident, you probably have some questions. One of the first questions that people usually ask us is: “Who will pay for my medical bills?”


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