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Is Pennsylvania a “No Fault” Accident State?

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this November 12, 2019 at 1:40 pm
Pennsylvania is one of 12 states who utilize ‘no fault’ accident system. Within this system, they are one of the select few who employ "choice no fault," in which a driver can essentially "opt out" of no-fault insurance. What is a "Choice No Fault" System? In a choice no fault state, Pennsylvania drivers have the option of purchasing full tort...
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What to Do After a Hit-and-Run Accident

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this July 11, 2019 at 4:58 pm
A simple car accident can be a stressful experience, but if the other driver sped off without stopping, it can outright ruin your day. Without the information of the other driver, you may be left without a proper avenue for an insurance claim – and you may not have the ability to file other charges against the at-fault driver. Fortunately,...
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Can You Sue for PTSD After a Car Accident?

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this July 11, 2019 at 4:55 pm
If you’ve experienced a serious car accident that has had a lasting, traumatic negative impact on you, you might be experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). PTSD can be a debilitating mental illness that comes with mental, emotional, and physical consequences – along with the stresses of medical bills and treatment. However, if negligence was involved in the accident, you may...
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Who is At Fault in a Car Accident When Backing Up?

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this July 11, 2019 at 4:53 pm
Parking lots can routinely be one of the most stressful places to operate a vehicle. With multiple cars all around, tight spaces, and unpredictable pedestrians, an accident can easily occur if you are not constantly looking around you. One of the most common types of parking lot accidents occur when vehicles are backing out of their space. Car accidents when...
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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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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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Is Lane Splitting Legal in Pennsylvania?

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this March 8, 2019 at 12:45 pm
Lane splitting, or lane filtering, is the act of driving a motorcycle between two lanes of traffic traveling in the same direction. Many motorcyclists believe in lane splitting for faster and safer travel. It remains illegal, however, in all states except California. Lane splitting is a highly debated topic in and out of the motorcycle community. This has led to...
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2017 Pennsylvania Car Crash Statistics

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this August 15, 2018 at 10:56 am
The most recent data available for accidents in Pennsylvania are from 2017. The statistics released by The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation highlight the risk of accidents and the most common contributing factors: In 2017, individuals reported around 15 crashes per hour. Every day, at least three people died. In 2017, the economic loss due to traffic crashes was $1,414 to...
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Who is at Fault for an Accident, the Driver or Car Owner?

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this May 3, 2016 at 11:30 am
Determining an "at-fault" is one of the primary obstacles in a car accident lawsuit. In some situations, a person who was not driving at the time of the incident could be held liable. Below are a few situations in which the owner of the car – including or instead of the driver – may be responsible for property damage and...
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Common Environment-Related Factors in Motor Vehicle Accidents

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this February 22, 2016 at 3:30 pm
Many automobile crashes can be attributed to driver error. However, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has examined several other critical reasons for accidents that affect thousands of people every year. If you were involved in a wreck, speak to a Philadelphia car accident attorney at Anapol Weiss today. The NHTSA conducted the National Motor Vehicle Crash Causation Survey...
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