Motor Vehicle Accidents

Pennsylvania’s School Zone and School Bus Stopping Laws

According to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), nearly 1.5 million children are transported on Pennsylvania roads each day, and driven approximately 400 million miles to school each year. These children are needlessly put at risk by drivers who ignore two crucial provisions of Pennsylvania’s motor vehicle code. Each year approximately 1,000 drivers are convicted of passing a stopped school [...]

By |2023-09-01T14:09:18+00:00September 1st, 2023|Categories: distracted drivers, Motor Vehicle Accidents|0 Comments

Trouble on Two Wheels – Bikes, E-Bikes and Motorcycles

According to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the average weight of a car is around 4094 pounds. A loaded 18-wheeler can weigh up to 80,000 pounds. On average, the motorcycles we see will typically see on the road weigh anywhere from about 300 to 600 pounds. E-bikes weigh an average of 55 pounds. A regular bicycle is around 26 pounds, on [...]

By |2023-07-17T19:57:56+00:00July 17th, 2023|Categories: bike accidents, Motor Vehicle Accidents, motorcycle accidents|0 Comments

Complexity of Rideshare Accident Claims

Ridesharing services, such as Uber and Lyft, offer more convenience. Conversely they can also lead to more accidents and create more complexity in bringing a claim for such accidents. More Accidents According to a study from the University of Chicago and Rice University, ridesharing services have led to a 3% increase in traffic deaths in the United States since 2011. A [...]

By |2023-06-20T13:27:39+00:00June 20th, 2023|Categories: Motor Vehicle Accidents|0 Comments

Avoiding Summer Driving Dangers

Every summer, more people take to the road. Truck drivers traveling to and from construction sites, families heading to a new vacation spot, there’s just a lot more traffic. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), summer months lead to an approximately 20% increase in the number of total vehicles on the road at any given time. We [...]

By |2023-06-02T18:28:19+00:00June 2nd, 2023|Categories: Motor Vehicle Accidents|0 Comments

Accidents Involving Constuction Vehicles

The year 2021 witnessed the second-highest number of truck accidents in Pennsylvania since 2005. Two thousand and twenty-one also brought the second-highest number of fatalities in the past 5 years, causing 144 deaths. Not all truck accidents involve big-rigs. Our roads and highways are regularly traversed by construction vehicles. Although they’re smaller than 18-wheelers, these vehicles can be as just [...]

By |2023-05-15T14:13:19+00:00May 15th, 2023|Categories: Motor Vehicle Accidents, truck accidents|0 Comments

Negligence in Automobile Accidents

Automobile accidents can have a number of causes, including but certainly not limited to: distracted driving a poorly-maintained vehicle driver fatigue hazardous weather conditions disregarding traffic laws Driver negligence can play a role in any of those scenarios. For example, driving in a torrential downpour without slowing down can end in a collision with another vehicle.   What is Negligence? [...]

By |2023-05-02T17:22:46+00:00May 2nd, 2023|Categories: Motor Vehicle Accidents, personal injury, wrongful injury|0 Comments

Why Do Need To Hire an Attorney?

Challenges abound in every area of the law, requiring specialized knowledge of the law and of the court system. Without a qualified attorney to provide that knowledge, one can get lost in a maze of complex procedures and Latin legal terms. Ad litem. Respondeat superior. Quantum meruit. In articulo mortis. Res ipsa loquitur. Quid pro quo. Ad damnum. Pro se.  [...]

Making Winter Driving Safer

According to the Federal Highway Administration (FHA), over 1,300 people are killed, and more than 116,800 people are injured in vehicle crashes on snowy, slushy or icy pavement annually. In addition, each year some 900 people are killed and nearly 76,000 people are hurt in crashes during snowfall or sleet. Accident Prevention While we can’t control the weather, we can [...]

By |2022-12-14T16:15:41+00:00December 14th, 2022|Categories: Motor Vehicle Accidents|0 Comments

Truck Accidents Caused by Hours of Service Violations

An estimated 16-year high of 42,915 people died in motor vehicle crashes in 2021, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA). That represents a 10.5% increase over fatalities in 2020. And, fatalities in crashes involving at least one large truck were up 13%. Driver Fatigue Accidents involving large trucks can have a number of causes. One of the [...]

By |2022-11-07T20:02:46+00:00November 7th, 2022|Categories: Motor Vehicle Accidents|0 Comments

Road Fatalities Reach Highest Level in 20 Years

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), an estimated 9,560 people died in motor vehicle crashes between January and March of 2022. This makes it the deadliest first quarter since 2002. The 2022 figure represents a 7% increase over January through March of last year, when there were 8,935 fatalities. Annual fatalities for 2021 totaled 42,915, a 16-year [...]

By |2022-09-06T15:58:32+00:00September 6th, 2022|Categories: Motor Vehicle Accidents|0 Comments
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