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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

Six Figure Settlement for Philadelphia Pedestrian – Philadelphia Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Published: March 26, 2019

Accountability for Defendants in Deadly Center City Hit and Run Car Accident The victim of a 2017 hit and run accident in Center City Philadelphia has achieved some semblance of justice with the help of Troy R. Crichton, Esq. Client was struck and left for dead by a vehicle owned by United Electrical Service and driven by Brandon Lee Hay. Mr. Lee Hay is currently serving 3-6 years incarceration for striking the victim and leaving her to die in the street. The owner of the vehicle and his electrical company have tendered all available insurance proceeds in acknowledgment of this… Read More

Pulling Over on the Side of the Road is Not Probable Cause for DUI Arrest
  • Published: March 13, 2019

The Pennsylvania Superior Court recently decided the case of Commonwealth v. Jerome Hampton. This case is good news for privacy rights and the 4th Amendment throughout the Commonwealth. In short, the Court held that pulling your car or parking on the side of a road is not probable cause for a DUI arrest. Facts of Commonwealth v. Hampton In the instant matter, Mr. Hampton had pulled his vehicle over by a grass field in Montgomery County Pennsylvania. The officer, seeing the vehicle, pulled in behind it to investigate without lights or sirens activated. Mr. Hampton had turned off the vehicle… Read More

What to Do After a Car Accident: A Step by Step Guide to Protecting Your Rights
  • Published: February 26, 2019

If you’ve been in a car accident there are several steps you should take to protect yourself and make sure you have all the information you will need to protect your right to file a personal injury claim. STEP 1: CHECK YOURSELF FOR INJURIES If you're injured, call 911 or ask someone else to do so. If you're seriously injured, try not to move, and wait for emergency personnel. STEP 2: CHECK YOUR PASSENGERS FOR INJURIES If you're not too hurt to move, check on the other passengers in your car. If anyone's injured, get on the phone with emergency… Read More

Drug Delivery Resulting in Death Charge – PA Superior Court Expands Jurisdiction
  • Published: February 25, 2019

Commonwealth v. Peck, 2019 Pa. Super. 8 (January 8, 2019) In the above captioned case, the Pennsylvania Superior Court has expanded the jurisdiction and liability of those who deal drugs inside the Commonwealth of PA. Traditionally, state level possession with intent to deliver and related charges are subject to the jurisdiction of the state. i.e. must take place within said state’s jurisdiction. However, Commonwealth v. Peck expands the Court’s jurisdiction with regards to drug delivery resulting in death. Drug Delivery Resulting in Death: Delivery not in Pa.:  The defendant sold heroin to the decedent in Maryland.  The decedent then died… Read More

How Do I Find the Right Personal Injury Lawyer?
  • Published: February 15, 2019

You or one of your loved ones have been injured due to another’s actions, but you don’t know how to go about filing a lawsuit. Looking in the phone book or at the billboard ads on the highway will lead you to a personal injury lawyer willing to take your case, but how do you know that he or she is the right lawyer for you? Finding the right attorney in a personal injury case is essential. You only get one shot at recovering for your injuries and that lawsuit must contain all past, present and future economic and non-economic… Read More

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