• February 25, 2016
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Ford Motor Co. has issued a recall for the 2015 and 2016 model year Ford Transit Wagon due to defective rear seat belts. According to Ford, the rear seat belts can fail to latch properly if any heavy object is placed on top of them. Any seat belt failure can increase the risk of injury in…

What is asbestos? Asbestos is a fibrous mineral that occurs naturally in bundles.  It has been used for decades in thousands of different products. Asbestos was commonly used because it was a tough, versatile and cheap product that was resistant to heat, fire, and electrical damage. Unfortunately, exposure to asbestos has to been shown to cause fatal cancer and mesothelioma….

At times, we have clients that have Dollar A Day insurance in New Jersey. This is a type of auto insurance coverage available to certain New Jersey residents. The actual name for this insurance program is the Special Automobile Insurance Policy (SAIP). This insurance program is available only to those residents who are eligible for Federal…

  • October 15, 2015
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Pennsylvania’s Statutory Employer Doctrine is a common defense in construction accident cases. The original purpose of this law was to protect workers. The doctrine was established to protect employees of a subcontractor if the subcontractor did not maintain worker’s compensation insurance. In such a situation, the injured worker could seek worker’s compensation coverage from the…

Cases involving a slip and fall on ice and snow can be difficult due to Pennsylvania’s hills and ridges doctrine. This defense can be challenging to overcome. Certain types of evidence are essential in being able to defeat the hills and ridges doctrine and to allow an injured plaintiff to recover damages. Below is a…

Do you know the difference between limited tort auto insurance and full tort auto insurance?  Do you know what rights you give up by selecting limited tort?  Are you aware of the benefits of selecting uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage?  If you don’t know the answers to these questions, contact our firm for a free…

Mattiacci Law recently recovered $150,000 in underinsured motorist benefits for a client injured in a car accident in Philadelphia.  Attorney John Mattiacci was able to obtain UIM coverage for the client even though the client had specifically rejected UIM coverage through with her own insurance company. John was able to secure UIM benefits by showing that…

  • October 27, 2014
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You can find a list of the vehicles affected by the recent airbag recall here. The list includes the following models: Note: The list below corrects the list that accompanied NHTSA’s Oct. 20 advisory, which incorrectly included certain vehicles. The numbers cited for potentially affected vehicles below are subject to change and adjustment because there may be…

  • July 17, 2014
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Nationwide was ordered to pay $18 million in punitive damages for acting in bad faith in a long-suffering property damage case decided in Berks County, Pennsylvania last month.  Judge Jeffrey K. Sprecher slammed Nationwide for following a “litigation strategy” that called for it to unfairly fight smaller claims tooth and nail. In this case, a couple insured…

  • July 08, 2014
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Ford is recalling 100,610 vehicles due to various manufacturing defects. The largest recall is for a defect that may allow the front right axle to disengage. The models affected by the axle defect include the 2013-2014 Ford Taurus, Flex, and Interceptor and the 2012-2014 Ford Edge. Also affected are the 2013-2014 Lincoln MKS and MKT models and the 2014 Lincoln…