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Nebbia and Bail Hearings During Covid-19
  • Published: July 25, 2020

Nebbia and Bail Hearings During Covid-19?  How can you get your loved one out of jail if no one is permitted in the Courthouse? Although, the criminal justice system has come to a halt due to the Covid-19 pandemic, that hasn't stopped the police from arresting and imprisoning people. For defendants who have been arrested and charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute or other Drug Crimes, they may find themselves in custody with bail subject to a Nebbia Hearing.  Traditionally, a Nebbia Hearing requires an in-court hearing where the Surety, or person who will post the bail, must provide… Read More

What If The Witness Doesn’t Show Up At My Preliminary Hearing?
  • Published: July 23, 2020

Clients often ask me: “What if the witness doesn’t show up at the Preliminary Hearing? Will the case get thrown out?”  In Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas there is a long-standing practice of dismissing charges if a witness does not or refuses to show up at the Preliminary Hearing. The Philadelphia Courts have long recognized that a Preliminary Hearing or Probable Cause hearing is an important step in the criminal justice process.  However, the Counties surrounding Philadelphia, Pennsylvania such as Montgomery County, Bucks County, Delaware County and Chester County often treat Preliminary Hearings as nothing more than a formality and… Read More

$300,000.00 Settlement for Philadelphia Slip and Fall
  • Published: July 8, 2020

The Injury Settlement Troy Crichton, Esq., a Philadelphia lawyer representing victims of slip and fall accidents, has secured a $300,000.00 settlement on behalf of a young woman who was injured while walking to the train. The matter settled during the discovery process of civil litigation after the defendants insurance company was presented with uncontroverted evidence that clearly displayed their liability. How did the Slip and Fall Accident Happen? The client was walking to the SEPTA train at the Yerkes Road station in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania when her foot caught on a cable that was partially buried in the ground. She… Read More

How Do I Get The Video From My Slip and Fall Accident?
  • Published: June 17, 2020

How Do I Get Video Evidence from My Slip and Fall Accident? If you’ve been involved in a slip and fall accident at a place of business such as a movie theater, grocery store, or parking lot, you may be wondering how you obtain a video from the slip and fall. As we all know, video surveillance is everywhere, but unfortunately, many businesses will not simply turn over video surveillance when it does not benefit them. Defendants typically will require an order from the police or subpoena before they turn over adverse evidence. But if the evidence of your slip… Read More

New Protections for Motorcycle Accidents In Pennsylvania
  • Published: November 11, 2019

The impact of Gallagher v. Geico has begun to be felt across Pennsylvania as the door has opened to a slew of lawsuits dealing with Under and Uninsured Motorist coverage. On January 23, 2019, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has held that the household vehicle exclusion contained in a policy of motor vehicle insurance violated Section 1738 of the Motor Vehicle Financial Responsibility Law (“MVFRL”) because the exclusion impermissibly acted as a de facto waiver of stacked uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage. This ruling, In Gallagher v. Geico , 35 WAP 2017 drastically helps all individuals with automobile insurance. The ruling… Read More

Injured at NOTO Nightclub in Philadelphia?
  • Published: November 5, 2019

NOTO NIghtclub at 1209 Vine Street in Philadelphia bills itself as “Not Of The Ordinary” and states that it is Philadelphia’s only state of the art nightclub. However, I’ve been seeing more and more injured Philadelphians with complaints against NOTO Nightclub oscillating between ineffective and lax security who fails to protect people from aggressive and fighting patrons or extremely aggressive security forces who themselves have started fights and injured patrons at the club. As recent as October 26, 2019, a man was shot inside the nightclub and instead of receiving immediate medical attention by the club or NOTO calling 911,… Read More

New Jersey Confidential Dram Shop Settlement Against Shore Bar
  • Published: November 2, 2019

NJ DRAM SHOP: Confidential Settlement Against NJ Shore Bar Pennsylvania and New Jersey Dram shop Lawyer Troy Crichton secured a confidential settlement against a New Jersey Bar in a difficult Dram shop action where his client was seriously injured after being illegally served alcohol in a New Jersey Shore town. Dram shop law are laws that exists to help protect the public from intoxicated people, but it is also a public policy that protects intoxicated patrons from others and themselves. What is NJ Dram Shop Law? NJ Dram shop Law is codified under New Jersey Licensed Alcoholic Beverage Server Fair… Read More

Philadelphia Car Insurance Caveats | Philadelphia Personal Injury Law
  • Published: May 5, 2019

Pennsylvania v. New Jersey Car Insurance Caveats As a Philadelphia resident, there are times I can get to New Jersey by car faster than I can get to City Hall. Thousands of people cross the Ben Franklin, Betsy Ross, or Walt Witman bridge every day coming into Philadelphia or the surrounding area for work, play, and it’s wonderful history. Similarly, during the summer months it’s very common for Philadelphia to empty out on the weekends as everyone goes “down to shore” to Cape May, Sea Isle, Margate or your favorite South New Jersey shore point. Undoubtedly, living in South Eastern… Read More

Can I Sue if I’m Injured by a Pothole in Philadelphia?
  • Published: April 20, 2019

Your Rights if Injured by a Pothole in Philadelphia Last year a Philadelphia Jury found a 3.2 million dollar verdict for a South Jersey cyclist who was injured during a charity bike ride in South Philadelphia when he hit a large pothole on the racecourse. Degliomini, of Washington Township, was among 811 bicyclists who took part in the 20-mile charity ride, which began and ended at the team's stadium. Just as Degliomini was approaching the finish line, his bike hit the hole on Pattison Avenue between Second and Third Streets. Although he was wearing a helmet, the father of two was… Read More

Philadelphia DUI Criminal Defense – Frequently Asked Questions
  • Published: April 2, 2019

How can a DUI attorney help? An experienced attorney can do many things to challenge and disprove the evidence of the accused. This includes reviewing the calibration and maintenance records of the machine used to test blood alcohol level. It is falsely believed that these machines are infallible. To believe that they always work is like believing your car will never break down. Machines do not always work properly. An experienced attorney will always file pretrial motions to suppress the evidence. These motions, when argued successfully, may result in the DUI case being dismissed. It is very important to effectively… Read More

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