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A car accident can be a harrowing experience. Following a collision, it is only natural that those involved may be shaken up, disoriented, or confused about what to do. However, though you may not realize it, there are certain actions that accident victims may take in order to preserve their legal right to recover for their losses at a later date.
A car accident claim can involve complicated laws and procedures set out by the legislature and courts in Pennsylvania. To ensure your claim is successful, it is critical to have an attorney on your side who thoroughly understands every relevant law and how to best apply these laws to your case. The following are only a few examples of important Pennsylvania statutes that may ...
According to a report1 published at nbcphiladelphia.com, a Temple University student was recently involved in a hit-and-run accident when a vehicle struck her near campus on Wednesday, April 29th. The incident occurred near the intersection of Diamond Street and Park Avenue at around 7:30 p.m. and threw the victim from the bicycle she was riding.
Two bills are currently in front of the Pennsylvania Legislature that would allow Pennsylvania to join numerous other states in legalizing medical marijuana. If passed, House Bill 193 and Senate Bill 3 would provide for the use of cannabis for certain medical purposes when prescribed by a qualified physician.
Every driver should be fully aware of the serious dangers of driving while under the influence (DUI) of alcohol. Under Pennsylvania law,  a driver can be convicted of impaired driving if their blood alcohol content (BAC) was over 0.08 percent. If their BAC was over the legal limit, the driver will likely be arrested and charged with the criminal offense of DUI.
With kids out of school, summer is a popular time for families to embark on road trips across the country. Road trips are a good way to see many different cities and sights in one vacation, however, this type of trip does not come without serious risks of accidents and injuries. In order to avoid accidents on road trips and maximize your family’s enjoyment, you should take the ...
Distracted driving has become a serious public health issue. According to statistics  published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were 424,000 people injured in accidents caused by distracted drivers in 2013, up from the 421,000 people who were injured in similar accidents during 2012.
A hot new trend making its way across the United States has finally arrived in Philly: bike-sharing. Bike-sharing programs are currently active or in pre-launch stages1 in numerous cities in the country, and Philadelphians have been hearing about the possibility of their own bike-sharing program for years.
Latest News May 14, 2015Philadelphia Car Accidents vs Everyone Else [Infographic] [Click image for full size] May 13, 2015Death and Mass Injury in Devastating Amtrak Crash in Philly Close to 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 12th, an Amtrak train carrying five crew members and 238 passengers from Washington D.C. to New York suddenly ...
Following a commercial truck accident, a negligent truck driver should be held liable for any injuries that you sustained. However, in order to recover, you must present evidence of the driver’s negligence. Evidence comes in many forms and is regulated by state rules.1 It is important to have an experienced attorney handling your case who understands all of the relevant rules ...
A federal criminal trial1 involving six Philadelphia police officers is currently in full swing and, as likely expected, police officers testifying for the defense are fully defending the innocence of their colleagues. Severe racketeering2 charges were brought against seven different law enforcement officers in 2013 alleging that the officers, all members of the same undercove ...
Road construction is necessary to maintain, repair, and improve roads, bridges, and highways. The stretches of road on which work is taking place can have many hazards and many auto accidents occur in road work zones. Both workers and motorists are at risk for injuries in collisions in work zones and many of these collisions occur due to the negligence of one of the involved parties.
Following a motor vehicle accident, attention should be immediately paid to a victim’s physical injuries. Emergency treatment and stabilization are key in improving a victim’s chance of survival and preventing complications. Treatment for physical injuries may be ongoing for a significant period of time, especially if a victim requires surgical procedures or rehabilitative therapy.
Auto manufacturers are constantly trying to come up with new systems and features to offer in their models to attract customers. Due to an increased concern about vehicle safety over the past couple of decades, manufacturers have specifically looked for ways to both protect motorists in the event of a crash and to try to prevent crashes from happening in the first place.
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (DOT) reports that 79,758 people were hurt in motor vehicle accidents during 2014. In many of these cases, the people who were injured were legally entitled to recover financial compensation for the losses they incurred as a result of their crash. Examples of the kinds of losses that may be compensable after a car accident inclu ...
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