Motor Vehicle Accidents

Construction Vehicle and Work Zone Collisions

Pennsylvania has over a quarter million miles of public roads, streets and toll roads. At times, it seems that most of those miles are lined with orange cones. As we start the Spring season, road construction is starting to ramp up and will soon be in full bloom. Dangers on the Road Construction vehicles are substantially bigger and heavier than passenger [...]

By |2024-04-09T12:39:21+00:00April 9th, 2024|Categories: Motor Vehicle Accidents, truck accidents|0 Comments

Understanding the Difference Between Limited Tort & Full Tort Car Insurance

Since the Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Financial Responsibility Law (MVFRL) was implemented, people purchasing automobile insurance have had to choose between a limited tort or full tort option. With the full tort option, in the event of an accident you and other household members covered by the policy may seek recovery for all medical and other out-of-pocket expenses as well as [...]

By |2024-03-05T14:39:56+00:00March 5th, 2024|Categories: insurance, Motor Vehicle Accidents|0 Comments

After an Automobile Accident

Statistically, the average driver will be involved in four accidents during his or her lifetime. You never know when an accident might happen.  One way to prepare is to keep an “accident kit” in your car. Recommended items include an accident checklist, flashlight, and a set of cones or warning triangles. Print this checklist for your reference and keep it [...]

By |2024-02-05T19:57:03+00:00February 5th, 2024|Categories: Motor Vehicle Accidents|0 Comments

Pennsylvania’s “Move Over” Law

Every day in the United States there are – on average – over 12,000 “roadway incident responses”. Each incident can expose responders to the potential risk of being struck by drivers who are not paying attention to their surroundings. Among causes of law enforcement deaths over a 10-year period, “struck-by vehicle” ranked 4th highest category out of 20 categories. Forty-five [...]

By |2023-12-01T18:15:31+00:00December 1st, 2023|Categories: Motor Vehicle Accidents, truck accidents|0 Comments

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
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