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Distracted Drivers Increase Crash Rates in Work Zones

Distracted driving is becoming an increasingly large problem. Studies have shown that it is related in part to the fact that we are becoming more and more reliant on our cell phones for all sorts of things like directions, where to find our next meal, and even simply to converse with co-workers, friends, or family…. Read More


Child Custody Basics

If divorcing parents cannot agree on child custody arrangements, Pennsylvania courts will step in to decide which parent gets full custody, if the parents can share custody, and if necessary develop a visitation schedule. This decision will be based on examining several factors to determine what is in the best interest of the child, including: Records… Read More


Car Accidents and Brain Injury Awareness Month

A severe brain injury potentially changes not only the victim’s life forever, but that of their family. Car accidents are one of the most common causes of traumatic brain injury (TBI). While a serious head injury and TBI after a motor vehicle accident could be obvious, that is not the case with a less severe… Read More


Gray Divorce: Ending Your Marriage at an Older Age

Most married couples would likely agree that marriage takes work. Some generations ago, the amount of work put in, some might argue, seemed to be higher. As of 1990 fewer than 1 in 10 people who got divorced were over the age of 50. But over the course of the last two and a half… Read More


Those Who Are Sleep Deprived are More Likely to be Involved in Car Accidents

As demands on our time increase, the hours available to sleep decrease, which puts us at risk for serious and sometimes fatal car accidents. According to a new study posted in Science Daily, people who sleep less than seven hours in any 24-hour period are three times more likely to cause a car accident. Those… Read More


How to Prevent the Top 5 Most Common Workplace Injuries

It may seem as though the only dangerous workplaces involve power tools or construction sites. However, that is not the case. Workplace accidents and injuries can occur at any workplace. Here are the five most common workplace injuries: Slips, Trips & Falls These types of injuries account for about one-third of all personal injuries in… Read More


Changing Your Name After Divorce

After a divorce, the thought of changing one’s name back to a maiden name can elicit a range of emotions. For some, it can evoke a feeling of independence and new beginnings; but for others, it is just another inconvenience caused by divorce. Whether you look forward to the change or simply need to do… Read More


Self-Driving Cars and the Future of Personal Injury Law

Self-driving cars are not only changing the transportation industry, they are also changing laws regarding personal injury accidents. When you are involved in an accident involving a self-driving vehicle, you may be wondering who the responsible party is? Is it the person who owns the vehicle, the company using the vehicle, or the vehicle developers?… Read More


Compensation for Kitchen Injuries

Wherever food is prepared, such as in restaurants, bakeries, food trucks, or factories that make and process food, people can get hurt. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) the food service industry experienced more than 190,000 injuries in 2014, costing employees and business owners more than 9,000 days away from work. Kitchen accidents… Read More


Examining Several of the Most Expensive Divorces

Many individuals considering divorce recoil at the cost of splitting up. The division of marital assets can be destructive to savings, real estate, businesses and other possessions. While division tries to be fair and equitable, many feel they are left with less than half of what they had. If it is any consolation, consider the… Read More


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