MacElree Harvey, Ltd. is pleased to announce that Tim Rayne, Chair of the Personal Injury Law Group, was named to the prestigious Best Lawyers in America List for 2021.  Tim has part of Best Lawyers since 2018 and is recognized for three separate categories – Plaintiffs Personal Injury, Products Liability and Medical Malpractice. Tim is…

On May 6, 2020, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed an Executive Order granting broad civil immunity from malpractice lawsuits arising out of care provided to Covid-19 patients. The immunity covers individual healthcare workers including doctors, nurses, hospital technicians, nursing home employees and other healthcare workers who have been involved in providing treatment to COVID-19 victims….

How do I settle my own Pennsylvania Car Accident case without hiring a lawyer?  That may seem like a silly question to ask a Pennsylvania Car Accident Lawyer who would surely tell you that it would be foolish to try to settle your case yourself and without professional legal representation.  But, even though I am…

The only silver lining to being injured in a Pennsylvania car accident involving an Uber or Lyft driver is that both companies require their drivers to carry large car insurance Liability and Uninsured/Underinsured policies.  This means that your chances of being fairly compensated for your injuries and damages in a Pennsylvania car accident is greatly…

Pennsylvania Personal Injury Lawyer Tim Rayne is working remotely on his current clients’ cases and is accepting new clients despite the COVID -19 pandemic social distancing orders. Although the COVID-19 virus has closed MacElree Harvey physical law offices to visitors and clients pursuant to the Governor’s Orders, Tim Rayne and the whole Personal Injury Team…

Anatomy of a Lawsuit I’m sure you’ve seen enough TV shows to be generally familiar with the stages of a civil trial, but the trial is just the last part of a lawsuit and most cases settle long before then. Hopefully you’ll never find yourself involved in Personal Injury Litigation, but here is a brief…

How to find the Best Car Accident Lawyer for your Pennsylvania Case It’s a challenge to find the best Pennsylvania Car Accident Lawyer after you’ve been injured in a Car Crash.  Do you pick the Car Accident Attorney on T.V., or on the billboard on Route 95, or talk to a friend or Google it?…

How to Avoid Unexpected Liability For Wintertime Slip and Falls Winter is not over yet.  We are nearly guaranteed to have ice and snow in Chester County Pennsylvania in February or even early March.  Snow and ice lead to Slip and Fall accidents, injuries and legal liability. Here are 5 Tips to Avoid Legal Liability…

Five Ways to Ruin a Good Pennsylvania Personal Injury Case Poor choices or Bad Luck With Insurance –  In a Pennsylvania Car Accident Case, your own Car Insurance choices can significantly impact your legal rights.  Choosing Limited Tort, rather than Full Tort, can limit your rights to compensation.  Failing to purchase significant Uninsured and Underinsured Coverage…

Recently, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court decided the case of Yanakos v. UPMC, which explains the Medical Malpractice Statute of Repose and holds that it is unconstitutional because it unfairly limits victims’ constitutional rights to compensation for injury without accomplishing an important government interest. What is the Statute of Repose? Statutes of Repose are like Statutes of Limitations…

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