Category Archives: Vehicle Safety

Truck Accidents Due to Distracted Driving

Posted on February 22, 2022
PA Truck Accidents Due to Distracted Driving Commercial truck accidents are increasingly common in Pennsylvania. It may come as a shock to learn that according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), seventy-one percent of truck accidents are caused by distracted driving. If you or someone you love was involved in a PA truck accident due to distracted driving,...
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Seat Belts, Buses and Trains: Perfect Together or Not?

Posted on January 24, 2022
When bus and train manufacturers market their vehicles without providing the purchaser with the option to use a safe restraint system, why shouldn’t they do so at their financial peril? After all, isn't that what it has done to the students and train passengers who get on board every day? Recently, a Washington to New York Amtrak commuter train derailed...
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4 Signs You Should Hire a Car Accident Lawyer 

Posted on January 19, 2021
If you’ve been injured in a car wreck, you need to know when to hire a car accident lawyer. An auto collision can be traumatizing, both physically and mentally. You may be struggling to process the events that happened. During this time, insurance companies will seek to move quickly to finalize and process claims as soon as possible for as...
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What are the Consequences of Leaving the Scene of an Accident?

Posted on December 18, 2020
Leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident can be an expensive and life-altering mistake. When accidents happen, it can be confusing and traumatic. Adrenaline rushes through your system, your heart races, your pupils dilate, and your body’s “fight or flight” response is engaged in response to a surprising and dangerous circumstance. In the heat of the moment, your judgment...
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Here’s How Car Accident Liability is Determined 

Posted on November 24, 2020
If you’ve been in a car accident, liability may not always be as cut and dry as it appears. If you want to know how to determine liability in a car accident, your first step is to look at motor vehicle statutes, which may hold someone as liable even if under the common-law understanding of fault, they may have been...
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Complete Guide to the Car Accident Claims and Settlements Process 

Posted on November 23, 2020
The car accident claims process can be confusing and sometimes seems insurmountable. With the right preparation, documentation, and persistence, however, you can get the car accident insurance claim settlement you need to mitigate the financial damages you’ve suffered and help you get back on your feet.  An experienced personal injury attorney takes the guesswork out of auto accident claims by...
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These are the 9 Most Common Car Accident Injuries 

Posted on November 17, 2020
Common car accident injuries can be painful and disrupt your life. In a car accident, injury of any type is possible, but due to the nature of most collisions, some occur much more frequently than others. Car crash injuries can lead to high medical bills, missed work, and a dramatic change in the victim’s quality of life.  Working with an...
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This is How Long it Takes to Get a Police Report After a Car Accident 

Posted on November 2, 2020
It takes about 15 days to obtain a police report after you get into a car accident in Pennsylvania. How you get your police report may differ depending on the police department compiling it. For instance, you’ll have to mail Pennsylvania State Police directly to request your crash report.  Understanding how long it takes to get a police report after...
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Lower Back Pain Car Accident Settlements: What Can You Expect? 

Posted on October 27, 2020
The average settlement for car accident back and neck injury claims doesn’t always fit the needs of a specific injury victim. A car accident back injury can look very different from one victim to the next, making it difficult to predict the amount any claim settlement is likely to reach.  By understanding the nature of the neck and lower back...
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What to Do Immediately After a Car Accident That’s Not Your Fault 

Posted on October 9, 2020
Knowing what to do after a car accident that’s not your fault is an important part of any driver’s education. When an accident happens, it’s common to feel scared, relieved, and shaken up. That’s why it’s so important to know what to do when someone hits your car, how to protect your rights to compensation, and what your legal obligation...
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Truck and Pedestrian Accidents: Common Causes, Claims, and Guide to Settlements

Posted on September 1, 2020
Truck versus pedestrian accidents can be some of the most tragic and dangerous motor vehicle accidents. Due to the massive size of commercial vehicles, a pedestrian hit by a semi will almost certainly be seriously injured and possibly killed. A personal injury claim can help you get the resources you need to put your life back together after a pedestrian...
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Accidents Caused by Truck Drivers Falling Asleep

Posted on September 1, 2020
When a truck driver falls asleep at the wheel the damage to property and lives can be catastrophic. Commercial vehicles can weigh up to 80,000lbs, and once that amount of weight is moving, it’s hard to stop its momentum. Losing control of a semi-truck in a falling-asleep-while-driving accident often ends in a tragedy that is entirely avoidable. Unfortunately, they are...
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