Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania /ˌpɛnsɨlˈveɪnjə/, officially the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, is a U.S. state that is located in the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States, and the Great Lakes region. The state borders Delaware to the southeast, Maryland to the south, West Virginia to the southwest, Ohio to the west, Lake Erie and Ontario, Canada to the northwest, New York to the north and New Jersey to the east. The Appalachian Mountains run through the middle of the state.Pennsylvania is the 33rd most extensive, the 6th most populous, and the 9th most densely populated of the 50 United States. The state's four most populous cities are Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Allentown, and Erie.
Posts about Pennsylvania
    • Will the Larger iPhone X Increase Distracted Driving?

      These days, few events are more exciting than the unveiling of a brand new, beautiful Apple product—like the much-anticipated iPhone X. In anticipation of its release, many waited with bated breath. Along with this unveiling, however, comes a renewed interest in the role smartphones play in accidents caused by distracted driving, which is an inquiry that’s worth examining more closely.

      Gabriel Levin/ levininjuryfirm.com- 12 readers -
    • Common Injuries Involved in Car Accidents

      There’s no getting around it—car accidents are dangerous. Not all car accidents, however, are created equal. Some are more dangerous and more prone to cause serious injuries. When you get behind the wheel in Pennsylvania, remember to follow the safety rules of the road and to drive defensively. Even the safest driver, however, may be involved in a collision.

      Gabriel Levin/ levininjuryfirm.com- 8 readers -
  • What Causes Truck Drivers to Lose Control and Crash?

    … While semi-trucks are big, fast, and dangerous, we all have to share the road. Our economy and our ever-growing demand for consumer goods ensure that the number of big rigs on the road continues to rise. When you drive in Pennsylvania, you share the road with tractor-trailers. As such, it’s in your best interest to educate yourself about how…

    Gabriel Levin/ levininjuryfirm.com- 19 readers -
  • Rear-End Accident Liability

    … are some situations in which the driver of the vehicle that was struck from behind can be held liable. To understand why this is, it is helpful to keep in mind that in order to be deemed at-fault, a driver must have violated some rule of the road or driven in an unreasonably dangerous manner. Under Pennsylvania law, the driver of a motor vehicle “shall…

    Gabriel Levin/ levininjuryfirm.com- 13 readers -
  • Do I Have to Call the Police if I’ve Been Injured in an Accident?

    … with the other driver and continue with their day. The Law Section 3746(a) of Title 75, Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes requires that a driver of a vehicle involved in an accident report the incident to the police immediately if it involves: injury to or death of any person; or damage to any vehicle involved to the extent that it cannot be driven…

    Gabriel Levin/ levininjuryfirm.com- 11 readers -
  • Endorsement – Craig Stedman for Superior Court Judge

    … Today, I am formally announcing my endorsement of Lancaster County District Attorney Craig Stedman for the Pennsylvania Superior Court. While some may be surprised with my endorsement of District Attorney Stedman – as I have been critical of him in relation to two specific matters – candidate Stedman provided me the unique opportunity to speak…

    Joshua Prince/ Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 17 readers -
  • Is There a Difference Between Survival Actions and Wrongful Death?

    … Losing a loved one is often devastating and a life-altering experience. If that death was caused by the actions of another, you may have to face some challenging legal issues, as well. There are two types of actions in civil litigation for the family of someone who died due to negligent or intentional circumstances: wrongful death and survival…

    Gabriel Levin/ levininjuryfirm.com- 15 readers -
  • Can You Collect On a Philadelphia Car Accident Injury?

    … Car accidents are fairly common in Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation estimated that at least 121,000 alone occurred in 2015 alone. Approximately 9% of those 121,000 accidents occurred solely in Philadelphia and approximately 7% of all traffic-related deaths occurred in Philadelphia. What to Do If Involved…

    Gabriel Levin/ levininjuryfirm.com- 13 readers -
  • Can Injuries Caused by Broken Sidewalks be a Reason to Sue?

    … for those damages suffered on the part of the pedestrian. Procedural Hurdles One cannot simply sue the city or local municipality without following the proper notice requirements under Pennsylvania law. In many jurisdictions, cities may have to be informed of the pending claim before being able to be sued in a court of law. It is important to reach…

    Gabriel Levin/ levininjuryfirm.com- 7 readers -
  • Are You at Fault if You Have Crashed a Leased Car?

    … the first payment on your car. But, just a month after you sign the papers, this car accident unexpectedly takes you by surprise. What can you expect? How does Pennsylvania Evaluate Car Accidents? While a car accident is rarely uncomplicated, having a leased car adds another layer of complexity to an already frustrating situation. Pennsylvania…

    Gabriel Levin/ levininjuryfirm.com- 15 readers -
  • Philadelphia Minor Auto Accidents – Should I Contact The Police?

    … whether to call the authorities. In this situation, it may seem like you can handle the aftermath of an accident on your own without waiting for the police to arrive. So the question arises: should you call the police after a minor crash? Pennsylvania Accident Laws Pennsylvania has specific laws regarding how you should act following an accident…

    Gabriel Levin/ levininjuryfirm.com- 13 readers -
  • Fatalities Caused by Head-On Collisions

    … for the losses incurred because of the death. Pennsylvania law allows surviving family members to file a legal claim for wrongful death after a loved one is killed because of the negligence of another party. In order to recover for wrongful death, it is necessary to identify the liable party and prove the negligent act that caused the fatal crash…

    Gabriel Levin/ levininjuryfirm.com- 13 readers -
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