Hopkins Heltzel Law Firm
Call For A Consultation814-299-5496

August 2018 Archives

Fatal car accidents a major risk for road construction workers

Road construction workers here in Pennsylvania and elsewhere face numerous risks on the job. Employers and employees alike can account for equipment issues, weather conditions and other hazards, but controlling motorists is another thing altogether. Drivers may be the biggest threat to the safety of road construction workers since the workers are continuously at risk of becoming the victims of fatal car accidents.

How long will my divorce take?

As divorce proceedings begin, many people ask: how long is this going to take? Like most people, you probably want it over with as soon as possible. However, you may realize that it may take some time to straighten out the many details.

Parents may want to take additional estate planning measures

Most Pennsylvania parents take steps to protect their minor children should they pass away. This often includes providing for them through estate planning. A will may designate how assets will be passed to the children and who will take care of them when the parents are no longer around to do so. The problem is what happens in the immediate aftermath of the parents' sudden or premature death.

Officer-involved car accidents require careful review

Police officers here in Pennsylvania and elsewhere use their lights and sirens to warn other drivers of their presence or indicate that drivers need to pull off the road. Under certain circumstances, officers may break certain traffic laws if it is safe to do so. However, it is the responsibility of every officer to ensure the safety of everyone, which means that they cannot simply plow through intersections or drive at high speeds without always keeping the safety of everyone involved in mind.

Kindergarten teacher dies in Pennsylvania motor vehicle accident

Distracted, drowsy and impaired drivers rarely stop to consider how their actions may affect the lives of others. Their actions affect not only the individuals directly involved in the accidents they cause, but also the friends, family and co-workers of the victims. In some cases, whole Pennsylvania communities feel the loss when a motor vehicle accident takes the life of an innocent victim.

When to update your estate plan

Estate planning can be a large undertaking. Getting your estate plan finished is an accomplishment. Figuring out how to distribute your estate and equally divide your assets among your loved ones can be hard work. However, you work is never quite done with an estate plan. You might not realize it, but your estate plan needs to be updated periodically in order to be effective. 

Personal injury issues: Did police make the right call?

Police pursuits seem to happen more often than people realize, whether they occur here in Pennsylvania or elsewhere. They only tend to make the news when they involve a tragedy. If an innocent motorist ends up injured, a central issue to a personal injury claim could be whether the police made the right call when it came to pursuing the alleged suspect vehicle.

Email Us For A Response

Tell Us About Your Case!

Our dedicated team of experienced attorneys bring years of successful litigation and courtroom experience to offer a fresh outlook for all your legal matters. Regardless of the complexity of your situation, our team can provide you with a thorough evaluation of your case and current legal standing. To request additional information regarding our services, please reach out to our offices at your earliest convenience by calling 814-299-5496.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy


100 Meadow Lane
Suite 5
DuBois, PA 15801

Phone: 814-299-5496
Fax: 814-375-5035
DuBois Law Office Map

Review Us