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September 2012 Archives

These blogs are posted on behalf of Seidel, Cohen, Hof & Reid, LLC, and do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of the firm or its attorneys. The information presented in this blog is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be legal advice.

Pennsylvania man arraigned after fatal accident kills 2

Riding motorcycles may be a passion for some Americans, but sometimes that passion leads to unexpected tragedy. A collision between a car or SUV and a motorcycle can too often turn into a fatal accident. That proved to be the unfortunate case for two Pennsylvania men who lost their lives in a motorcycle accident that took place on Sept. 2.

Pennsylvania hospital accused of medical malpractice

A recent medical malpractice case filed in a Pennsylvania court could have far-reaching repercussions when it comes to requirements relating to medical technicians, and whether there should be higher standards requiring state or federal officials to keep better records relating to them.

Date Set for Hearing on Pennsylvania Voter ID Law

The Honorable Robert Simpson, Jr., Judge of the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court, has set a date for a hearing following the Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision two days ago, which vacated his earlier order wherein Judge Simpson did not preliminarily enjoin the implementation of the controversial Pennsylvania Voter ID law because he predicted that the Commonwealth would be able to remedy the problems with voter disenfranchisement resulting from the expeditious implementation of the law. The Voter ID Law, if enforced in the November Presidential election on November 6, 2012, would prevent any voter who did not have the requisite photo identification from voting.

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Reviewed and Issued a Ruling on the Voter ID Law

Uncertainty remains as to what, if any, identification will be required to vote in Pennsylvania in this November's Presidential election.

Northampton County Lawyer Jill Kelly McComsey Raises Money and Awareness for Cardiovascular Diseases

On Sunday, September 23, 2012, Jill Kelly McComsey, a Bethlehem personal injury attorney at Seidel Cohen Hof & Reid, will participate in the Lehigh Valley American Heart Association Heart Walk being held at Northampton County Community College on Green Pond Road in Bethlehem. The American Heart Association is the largest voluntary health organization working to prevent, treat and defeat heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases. These diseases, the Nation's No.1 and No.4 killers, claim more than 813,804 American lives a year. Ms. McComsey has encouraged and continues to encourage others to sign up for this walk and to support this very important cause. To join Jill Kelly McComsey and many others, visit the American Heart Association's website.

Bethlehem Attorney Phil Hof was Top Team In Training Fundraiser for Philadelphia Insurance Triathlon

On Sunday, June 24, 2012, Philip M. Hof, a Bethlehem personal injury attorney, participated in the Eighth Annual Philadelphia Insurance Triathlon as a member of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team In Training (TNT). The mission of Team In Training is to train athletes to compete in endurance events while raising money to fund lifesaving cancer research. Philip M. Hof trained for and completed the distance triathlon race, consisting of a 1.5K swim, a 40K bike and a 10K run. Even more impressive, Philip M. Hof was the top fundraiser racing with the Eastern Pennsylvania Team in Training group, raising close to $9,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. His fundraising efforts led him to receive special recognition as a Team in Training "Rockstar."

Pennsylvania man pleads guilty in DUI fatal accident

A Pennsylvania man recently pleaded guilty to charges of homicide by vehicle while DUI and two less serious charges in the wake of a fatal car accident which occurred in January. Authorities alleged that the man's blood-alcohol content was triple the legal limit at the time of the fatal accident. His drunk driving evidently caused a fatal collision when he drove through a stop sign at a high rate of speed.

Pennsylvania woman sentenced in drunk driving accident

A Pennsylvania woman who pleaded guilty to a drunk driving accident that injured a state trooper was recently sentenced to 14 to 28 months in state prison. The drunk driving accident occurred last December when the woman was heading home after a baby shower she attended the night before. Her unwise decision to drive while intoxicated resulted in serious injuries to the on-duty police officer which will affect him for the rest of his life.

Bethlehem Attorney Jill McComsey Raises Money for Legal Services

Jill Kelly McComsey, Associate Attorney at the Bethlehem law firm of Seidel Cohen Hof & Reid, helped organize a fund-raiser for North Penn Legal Services, which was generously hosted by Melt in the Saucon Valley Promenade Shops. The fund-raiser attracted professionals from Lehigh County, Northampton County and beyond and raised over $10,000.00 for North Penn Legal Services. North Penn Legal Services provides civil legal representation to low-income people and ensures equal access to justice for all. They are facing a funding crisis and need help now more than ever.

Cross-Examination of Lehigh Valley Doctors

Lehigh Valley lawyer, Philip M. Hof, will be featured at the 61st Annual Joint Dinner Meeting of the Lehigh County Medical Society & Bar Association of Lehigh County on Tuesday, September 11, 2012, at The Barristers Club in Allentown, where he will perform a mock deposition of a physician to demonstrate points/tactics to be considered by doctors and lawyers alike in medical malpractice cases.

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