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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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How Long Does It Take for an Insurance Company to Pay Out a Claim in Pennsylvania?

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this July 11, 2019 at 4:57 pm
Whenever you are involved in a car accident, the main concern on your mind – aside from receiving any medical attention necessary – will usually be to recover financial damages from your insurance company. Often times the claims process can be exhausting and confusing, so it’s important to have all the information to file an accurate claim to your insurance...
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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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What is Considered Careless Driving in Pennsylvania?

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this July 11, 2019 at 4:54 pm
When you become of age and have passed your required tests to become a driver, it is expected that each person uses their judgement to decipher if they are in a safe state to drive a vehicle before they step into their car. Depending on different circumstances such as amount of sleep, any alcohol intake, etc. you must assess yourself...
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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 lot accidents might seem like they only account for small dings and nicks on cars that can be easily taken care of. However, there are far more dangerous things that can come from parking lot accidents when involving pedestrians. Over 50,000 parking lot accidents occur every year resulting in more than 60,000 injuries and 500 deaths. How can this...
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How Do I Prove I Was Hit by Someone Texting and Driving?

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this July 11, 2019 at 4:51 pm
We all know it’s dangerous to text and drive, but why do we still do it? Do we actually know how dangerous it can be? Driving accidents are 23 times more likely to happen if a driver is texting. Why? You might think you’re taking a quick glance at your phone and quickly texting back with one hand while keeping...
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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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