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Saving Your Vehicle in Personal Bankruptcy

A frequently asked question when a client meets with us regarding bankruptcy is  — is there a way of saving my vehicle if I file personal bankruptcy? Often times, the vehicle is relatively new and the client does not want to give it up. Additionally, many clients simply need their car to get back and […]

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Car Accident Cases: How long will it take to settle my car accident case?

One of the questions we hear at Mooney Law is “how long will it take to get my car accident injury case settled?”  It’s a very good question to ask but most often my answer is probably the most typical answer coming from an attorney regardless of the question – “it depends.”  I know this […]

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New Pennsylvania Law Will Allow Cameras and Enforcement Devices in Active Work Zones

Legislation has recently been signed into law by Governor Tom Wolf adopting a five-year “pilot” program that will allow for cameras and electronic equipment to be installed in work zones on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, interstate highways, and other state-maintained roads to monitor the speed of vehicles. This comes as part of several-years long initiatives to […]

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Pennsylvania: Non-Probate does not mean Non-Taxable in Estate Law

At Mooney Law, we have had to address recent confusion related to the taxability of non-probate assets. In order to probe the issue further, we must first understand the basics of estate administration. In Pennsylvania, Probate is the process by which a loved one’s assets and debts are gathered upon their passing. Assets are converted […]

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4 Important Factors in Settling your Pennsylvania Workers Comp Case

There are four important factors of a Pennsylvania workers compensation settlement that you should think about. A lump sum amount of money can sound great. After all, as an injured worker, you may be behind on bills, owe family or friends money due to the injury, or simply need the money for other reasons. I […]

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Pennsylvania releases the maximum 2019 Average Weekly Wage for Workers Compensation

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry has released it’s 2019 average weekly wage rates for Workers Compensation. The average weekly wage determines the corresponding compensation rate that an injured worker is paid while out of work due to the work injury. Correct calculation of the average weekly wage is critical in a Pennsylvania workers […]

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Common Mistakes when Applying for Social Security Disability

Applying for social security disability can be confusing, complex, time consuming, and frustrating.  It is also intimidating due to the fact that approximately 70% of all applications are denied. So what are the common mistakes made when applying for social security disability benefits?  Incomplete Work History.  Work history and whether an applicant can perform past […]

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Pennsylvania Eliminates Drivers License Suspension for Drug and Underage Drinking Offenses

Since 1994 any person convicted of the possession or sale of controlled substances or the underage consumption or possession of alcohol has been subject to a suspension of their driving privileges. Thanks to a new bill signed by Governor Wolf on October 24, 2018 those suspensions are coming to an end. As it stands, any […]

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Cracking Down on Hazing in Pennsylvania Schools

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the rest of the country were shaken when a 19-year-old engineering student at Penn State University died during an alcohol-fueled fraternity initiation rite in February 2017. Timothy Piazza of Lebanon, New Jersey, died of head and spleen injuries suffered while drunkenly falling multiple times, including twice down a flight of […]

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