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Who is Liable for My Accident?

Car accidents can be scary with damages or injuries causing a lengthy aftermath. Luckily, insurance can often help, but how do you determine liability for the accident itself? There are several factors that help determine fault. State legislatures now base liability more on motor vehicle statutes than on common law. Being considered at-fault for a… Read More

Accidents with Emergency Vehicles

Emergency vehicles can appear at any moment and no driver ever wants to unexpectedly be involved in a car accident with one. Although you may believe that it is nearly impossible to get into an accident with an emergency vehicle, accidents with emergency vehicles happen at about the same rate as other car accidents. To… Read More

Understanding Pennsylvania’s DUI Laws

In 2003, Pennsylvania updated its laws regarding intoxicated driving in two ways:  it lowered the blood alcohol content needed to be convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) and increased penalties associated with multiple convictions. The legal blood alcohol content (BAC) limit for drivers aged 21 and older is now reduced from .10 percent to… Read More

How Can I Keep My Teen Driver Safe?

For many people, the learning curve for driving begins when they are in their teenage years. Because teen drivers are less experienced than their older counterparts, they tend to produce higher than average accident rates. However, teens can take precautionary measures to reduce their risk of getting into a car accident. Teen Driving Statistical Information… Read More

Who is Liable in a Rear-End Accident?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that rear-end accidents account for about 28 percent of all accidents in the United States. This is in comparison with other types of accidents, such as improper lane changes, which accounted for about nine percent of accidents or running off the road as a result of losing control… Read More

Back to School Safety

Going back to school can be exciting time. It is also a time of new routines and the potential for accidents. At the start of a new school year, drivers should expect to see an increase in traffic, and they should expect drivers to take on new routes and routines in the morning and evening… Read More

How Can I Prevent Common Office Injuries?

Construction and manufacturing worker injuries tend to get press, but accidents can happen in all workplaces, including offices. Approximately 76,000 employees who work in corporate office environments report serious injuries annually, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. To avoid harm that can lead to lost work days, debilitating long-term medical problems, and even fatalities,… Read More

Whiplash Caused by Motor Vehicle Accidents

Each year, thousands of people experience painful neck injuries resulting from motor vehicle accidents. Whiplash is the most frequently reported car accident injury. Although whiplash is not considered to be life-threatening, evidence suggests that severe cases of whiplash can cause long-term pain or disability. Whiplash can lead to loss of wages or expensive medical bills…. Read More

Head-On Collisions

Head-on collisions can be a tricky situation as far as legal liability, since it may not be clear who was at fault for the accident. A head-on collision is when the front of a vehicle hits the front of another vehicle. Some questions that can help determine fault after a head on collision are: Did… Read More

City Streets Prove Safer than Suburban Roads

Many suburbanites regard the city as a place of danger. Yet, at least in one area, that may not be true at all. Regarding car accidents, a recent study by the University of Pennsylvania found that there were less accidents in Philadelphia than the surrounding suburban areas. They found that the outlying suburban areas had… Read More

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