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How Does Leaving the Scene of a Crash Impact Liability?

Published on Apr 26, 2022 in car accidents.

Pennsylvania state law is clear—you cannot leave the scene of a motor vehicle accident without first completing certain actions as required by law. However, it can be difficult to think clearly and rationally after being involved in an accident. In the confusion immediately following a collision, some people might act in ways that they would […]

How Does Alcohol Affect Reaction Time While Driving?

Published on Jan 31, 2022 in car accidents.

While driving, you must always be ready to react to anything that happens. A quick reaction time is vital to preventing accidents. When someone is driving under the influence of alcohol, their reaction time is affected. Lowered reaction times increase the likelihood of a car accident. Read on to learn more about how alcohol can […]

Who Has the Right of Way in a Traffic Circle?

Published on Jan 31, 2022 in car accidents.

While driving is a necessary part of almost everyone’s life, about 1 in 57 people are involved in traffic crashes per year according to data collected by Pennsylvania’s Department of Transportation in 2019. Not surprisingly, though, a little over ¼ of those involve a vehicle at an intersection or while taking a turn.

Trucker substance abuse violations on the rise

Published on Nov 23, 2021 in car accidents, truck accidents.

Commercial truck drivers across Pennsylvania and the rest of the nation have a duty to exercise care and caution behind the wheel. Yet, sometimes, truck drivers take unnecessary risks behind the wheel that endanger everyone they encounter. Research shows that the number of commercial truckers using drugs and alcohol on the job is rising rapidly. […]

How do you photograph evidence from a car accident scene?

Published on Oct 11, 2021 in car accidents.

Car accident victims must keep thorough medical records of their injuries and damage to their vehicle. Because of adrenaline and the rush of emotions experienced in the accident aftermath, those injured may neglect to gather viable photographic evidence of their car damage. Forbes offers tips for using images to tell what happened during and after the accident. […]

Should you worry about inattentional blindness?

Published on Jul 30, 2021 in blog, car accidents.

Under normal circumstances, inattentional blindness is not a bad thing. In fact, it serves an important purpose in allowing you to block out distracting information that takes away from a crucial point of focus. But when you add driving into the mix, this can serve as a dangerous – or even deadly – phenomenon. But […]

Legislation in U.S. Congress Seeks To Change Some Trucking Laws

Published on Jun 21, 2021 in blog, car accidents.

When politicians introduce legislation to enhance safety on the roadways for truckers and the general public, the benefit of such changes depends upon the details. The Drive-Safe Act, last introduced in  2019, looks to allow younger drivers to cross state lines for trucking companies. Currently, the legislation, backed by many industries, has bipartisan support in […]

What is road rage?

Published on Jun 10, 2021 in car accidents.

Most Americans learn defensive driving when they begin to get behind the wheel. However, cooler heads do not always prevail on America’s roadways. Road rage is a form of aggressive driving, and it can take a myriad of different forms. Geico Insurance says that almost 80% of drivers expressed significant aggression or anger at least once over […]

What are some common distracted driving habits?

Published on Apr 29, 2021 in car accidents.

Virtually every driver on the road today is aware that texting while driving is dangerous. In fact, most states have laws on the books banning the use of a mobile device behind the wheel in some form or another. According to U.S. News & World Report, there are many other distracted driving habits that can also do […]

Northampton Township collision seriously injures 4 teens

Published on Apr 7, 2021 in car accidents.

There is an inherent risk that comes with driving one’s car on Pennsylvania’s roads and highways. Poor weather, rough road conditions or even a momentary lapse in judgment or attention on the part of another driver can easily result in a car accident. Yet few people actually anticipate one getting behind the wheel with an intent […]

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On May 11th, 2022, representatives from more than 70 political activism groups met in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania’s state capital, to sign a declaration calling for state legislation to return to in-person voting, with the exceptions noted in the election code before the implementation of Act 77. Act 77, enacted in 2019, allowed mail-in voting in the […]

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How Does Leaving the Scene of a Crash Impact Liability?

Pennsylvania state law is clear—you cannot leave the scene of a motor vehicle accident without first completing certain actions as required by law. However, it can be difficult to think clearly and rationally after being involved in an accident. In the confusion immediately following a collision, some people might act in ways that they would […]

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How Can Witnesses Impact Your Personal Injury Case?

Most people who end up being struck in a car accident find themselves so much in shock about what occurred that they don’t know what to think or do after it happens. While many motorists think to check with the other driver, pedestrian, or cyclist to see if they’re hurt or call the police to […]

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