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What Does a “No Zone” Mean?

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this June 7, 2019 at 1:23 am
We’ve all driven next to a large truck with a sign that states, “if you can’t see my mirrors, I can’t see you.” What does this mean? Although truck drivers sit up higher in their vehicles and have the ability to see over other cars in the distance,  trucks actually have blind spots that are typically 20 feet in front...
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Philadelphia Truck Accident Laws

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this June 7, 2019 at 1:19 am
Driving an 80,000-pound truck comes with incredible risks, so it makes sense that there are a few crucial guidelines that truck drivers are required to follow. Here are a series of rules to follow and assessments to pass in order to ensure people who transport our important cargo are traveling safely. Becoming a Truck Driver When deciding to become a...
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How Long Will It Take to Settle My Truck Accident Claim?

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this June 7, 2019 at 1:16 am
In Pennsylvania, you have two years from the date of your truck collision to file a claim against the negligent truck driver. Unfortunately, receiving financial compensation for these claims can often be slow-moving. There are many things that can complicate the claims process such as lack of evidence gathered at the scene after the accident, insurance claims adjusters and possible...
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What is the Statute of Limitations for Truck Accident Claims in Pennsylvania?

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this June 7, 2019 at 1:10 am
If you’ve been involved in a truck accident and have been injured due to negligence, it may be difficult to file a claim while recovering from your injuries and any financial losses. However, it is crucial that you file your claim as soon as possible, as most states enforce a statute of limitations for truck accident claims. How Long Do...
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Should I Give a Recorded Statement to the Truck Driver’s Insurance Company?

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this June 7, 2019 at 1:01 am
Being involved in a truck accident can be overwhelming and frightening; most people are very hesitant to speak with any insurance company immediately following their accident in fear of saying something incorrectly. When speaking with an insurance company it’s important to remember that they most likely are more focused on making money and not what is in your best interest....
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Causes of Tractor-Trailer Accidents in Pennsylvania

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this June 7, 2019 at 12:56 am
Each year in the United States about 500,000 trucking accidents take place resulting in around 5,000 deaths. Those involving tractor trailers (also known as 18-wheelers) can be especially dangerous in a traffic accident due to their size, weight, and poor maneuverability on the road. In addition to these characteristics, other factors may play into the cause of tractor-trailer accidents. Causes...
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Flavors in e-cigarettes could pose heart health risk

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this May 29, 2019 at 10:40 am
Some flavorings in electronic cigarettes ("e-cigarettes"), even without nicotine, can increase the risk of heart disease. Dr. Joseph Wu, director of Stanford University's cardiovascular institute, and his team published a study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology that found human cells exposed to e-cigarette flavors indicated blood vessel dysfunction. Overall, the type of cells studied that line...
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Attorney Generals Begin Lawsuit Against E-Cigarette Makers

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this May 19, 2019 at 9:24 am
This week, North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein announced North Carolina has filed a lawsuit against electronic cigarette ("e-cigarette") brand JUUL accusing it of targeting youth in its sales and downplaying the harm its products cause. According to the National Youth Tobacco survey, nearly 4 million kids are currently use e-cigarettes that contain nicotine, and this number could be even...
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Pennsylvania Car Seat Laws

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this April 19, 2019 at 1:51 pm
Children are extremely vulnerable in motor vehicle collisions. In 2016, 723 children 12 and under died in U.S. car accidents. An additional 128,000 suffered serious injuries. Child safety seats and harnesses give children a much better chance of survival in a car accident. Yet the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that more than 618,000 children rode in...
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What Is Highway Hypnosis?

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this April 3, 2019 at 2:07 pm
Highway hypnosis, or white line fever, can occur when a driver has been driving for too long. Staring at the lines in the road can produce a hypnotic effect. A driver experiencing highway hypnosis may be able to operate and control the vehicle in a normal, safe manner – yet he or she will have no recollection of doing so...
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Sol Weiss, Shareholder at Anapol Weiss Announces Settlement Agreement with LivaNova PLC to Resolve Certain Litigation in the U.S. Related to the 3T Heater-Cooler Device

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this March 29, 2019 at 11:09 am
Under the terms of the agreement and subject to certain conditions, including acceptance of the settlement by individual claimants, LivaNova has agreed to a settlement framework that provides for a comprehensive resolution of the personal injury cases pending in the multi-district litigation in U.S. federal court, a related class action case pending in U.S. federal court, as well as certain cases...
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Pennsylvania Seat Belt Laws

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this March 27, 2019 at 1:42 pm
A seat belt could be the only thing standing between a motor vehicle passenger and a fatal injury. Manufacturers have designed motor vehicles to protect users from injury only if they wear safety restraint systems. A seat belt could be the difference between life and death. It is your responsibility to ensure you and all passengers – including children –...
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