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Distracted and Drowsy Driving Are Major Sources of Accidents

Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have calculated that distracted driving results in nine deaths and over 1,000 car accident injuries every day. Likewise, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, people falling asleep behind the wheel contributed … [Read more...]

How to Limit Your Odds of Getting into an Accident

There were 1,188 traffic fatalities in Pennsylvania in 2016. Of those who died, 505 were killed in accidents caused by speeding while another 327 died in crashes that involved drunk driving. While those numbers may be startling, there are some ways you can avoid being another statistic. Don't Get … [Read more...]

Common Distracted Driving Causes

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, distracted drivers kill around nine people and injure over 1,000 more individuals on U.S. roads each day. In Pennsylvania, distracted drivers caused 16,036 crashes and 61 deaths in 2016, according to the Pennsylvania Department of … [Read more...]

What to Do After a Car Crash

Those who leave the scene of an accident in Pennsylvania can face up to five years in prison as well as a $10,000 fine. This may be true whether a person left the scene intentionally or because he or she didn't know his or her obligations in the aftermath of a crash. Call for Help The first thing … [Read more...]

Social Host Responsibility and Drunk Driving Injuries

High school graduation is often a cause for celebration, and summertime parties to acknowledge the accomplishment of the successful students and their friends are quite popular. At some of these events, alcohol may be served or accessible to the teenage guests. The Centers for Disease Control and … [Read more...]

Distracted Driving and Personal Injury Suits

Use the phrase “distracted driving,” and most people will assume that you are speaking either about texting or about talking on the phone while you’re behind the wheel of a car. Managing a smartphone while you’re operating a motor vehicle is certainly a dangerous activity; according to the annual … [Read more...]

Seeking a Personal Injury Lawyer as a Passenger

Over 2 million Americans are injured in automotive crashes each year, but when you think of a car accident lawyer or truck accident attorney, you probably associate these professionals with representing the at-fault parties and behind-the-wheel victims. What about the passengers, and what happens to … [Read more...]

Is Your Injury Work-Related—Part Two

In Pennsylvania, to recover workers' compensation benefits, you must show two things: that you suffered an injury and that you were working at the time. In the first part of this series, we looked at whether you could recover workers' compensation benefits if you were injured while on a break during … [Read more...]

The Different Types of Product Liability Claims

When you purchase a consumer product, whether it's an appliance, a car, a toy or a tool, you expect that the company marketing the product has done appropriate testing to ensure the safety of that product. Unfortunately, that's not always the case. In the rush to be first to the market, many … [Read more...]

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