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How to Show a Driver Was Impaired When an Accident Occurred

Common Signs of Driver Impairment According to FBI estimates, 1,017,808 drivers were taken into custody for impaired driving in 2016. This includes impairment by alcohol and other controlled substances. If a driver is impaired when causing an accident, he or she may be liable for any damages that … [Read more...]

How Attorneys Work to Resolve Auto Accident Cases

Mediation, Arbitration and Litigation in Auto Accident Cases While traffic-related fatalities continue to be on the decline in Pennsylvania, injuries continue to be a serious concern. In fact, in this state, an average of more than 225 injuries resulting from automobile accidents is sustained each … [Read more...]

Driver-Assistance Technologies Reduce Truck Accidents and Injuries

How Driver-Assistance Technology Prevents Truck Accidents According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, nearly 37,500 Americans were killed in motor vehicle accidents in 2016, and 1,188 of these occurred in Pennsylvania. Studies have shown that up to 94 percent of all crashes, … [Read more...]

Compensatory and Punitive Damages in Car Accident Cases

Recoverable Damages in a Car Accident In Pennsylvania, 227 people a day on average are injured in accidents involving automobiles. A person involved in a car accident who is injured or suffers property loss may be entitled to recoverable damages. "Damages" is a legal term for compensable losses, … [Read more...]

The Impact of Drug-Impaired Driving in the U.S.

Drug-Impaired Driving Is on the Rise Drug-impaired driving is on the rise in Pennsylvania and across the United States. In 2016, 44 percent of fatally injured drivers who were given toxicology tests were found to have drugs in their system, according to a report by the Governor's Highway Safety … [Read more...]

What to Do After Being Injured in a Car Accident

What to Do After Being Injured in a Car Accident It is estimated that anywhere from 20-50 million people are injured in car accidents every year. When you have been involved in an accident and you believe that you've been injured, it can be important that you take the right steps to make sure your … [Read more...]

Determining Duty of Care and Negligence

Determining Duty of Care and Negligence Under tort law, negligence is a cause of action that may qualify for compensation in situations where another party’s carelessness contributed either to injury to your person or damage to your property. One of the most important considerations in identifying … [Read more...]

Distracted and Drowsy Driving Are Major Sources of Accidents

Distracted Driving and Drowsy Driving Cause 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 … [Read more...]

How to Limit Your Odds of Getting into an Accident

How To Avoid a Car 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 … [Read more...]

How to Account for the Sun’s Glare While Driving

Car Accidents and Sun Glare There's a 16 percent greater chance of being involved in a major accident during sunny weather. This was according to a study published by the National Institute of Health. While driving in the sun can be challenging, there are steps that you can take to decrease your … [Read more...]

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