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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


What is an Impairment Rating Evaluation?

After you received workers’ compensation benefits for two years, you may be asked to undergo a medical examination to receive an impairment rating. The impairment rating you are given can have a significant effect on your ability to make ends meet because it can shorten the total time you receive workers’ compensation benefits. How Impairment… 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


Installation Safety for Workers

Working at heights is a skilled profession but requires stringent safety practices to ensure that workers are protected from injury. In a recent case, the California state occupational safety and health agency fined a solar installation company over $190,000 for major safety and health violations after a worker was seriously injured in a fall. The… 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


Sanitation Worker Hazards and Injuries

Sanitation injuries are more common than you may think. In the United States, sanitation work is the seventh most dangerous industry, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Thousands of sanitation workers are hurt every year with injuries ranging from mild to fatal. Weather conditions, as well as other factors, can contribute to these… 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


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