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Report claims autonomous cars are still far from safe

Published on Apr 16, 2019 in car accidents, Firm News.

Pennsylvania residents who follow developments in the technology sector are likely aware that several carmakers have vowed to bring fully autonomous vehicles to market within the next few years. Recent fatal accidents involving a Tesla sedan with its Autopilot feature engaged and a self-driving SUV being tested by the ride-sharing company Uber have prompted some […]

Speeding deaths continue to rise, says GHSA report

Published on Feb 7, 2019 in car accidents, Firm News.

Speeding is a factor in nearly one-third of all automobile-related fatalities, according to a report from the Governors Highway Safety Association. Yet speeding is considered culturally acceptable among many drivers in Pennsylvania and across the U.S., and this mindset cannot be changed except through better education and stricter law enforcement, among other things. This is […]

Technologies could blunt impact of car crashes

Published on Dec 12, 2018 in car accidents, Firm News.

Many people in Pennsylvania may be interested in technologies that could improve driving safety. One company, ZF, is developing external airbags that cushion a car’s exterior in case of a crash in order to reduce the risk of injury or death. Every year, thousands of people across the country lose their lives in car crashes, […]

The basics of safe driving

Published on Aug 21, 2018 in car accidents, Firm News.

Safety should be the top concern of every driver in Pennsylvania, especially since distractions are now so widespread. The first step in staying safe on the roadways is to drive attentively. This means never reaching for the phone or picking things up from the floor. “Buzzed” and drowsy driving are examples of impairment that are […]

Falls tied to nearly a third of construction claims

Published on May 15, 2018 in car accidents, Firm News.

In Pennsylvania, as in other states, the construction industry is full of safety hazards. Falls from elevated surfaces are especially frequent. Nationwide Insurance recently found that out of the more than 10,000 workers’ compensation claims that it processed in the past five years, nearly a third were concerned with falls. Falls can be prevented, though, […]

Firm releases alarming distracted driving study

Published on May 2, 2018 in car accidents, Firm News.

Accidents involving distracted drivers claimed 3,477 lives around the country in 2017 according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration figures, and most road safety experts expect the death toll to rise even higher in the years ahead. The alarming rise in distracted driving accidents and fatalities is generally blamed on cellphone use behind the wheel, […]

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Pennsylvania Car Seat Laws

For over 60 years, motor vehicle crashes were the single leading cause of death for children in the United States. Only in very recent years has firearm injuries overtaken the top place, with car crashes remaining in the leading first or second positions in the past few years of research. Following all Pennsylvania car seat […]

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10 Safety Tips for Your Next Family Outing

Planning a day out for your family? At Stapp Law, LLC, we want everyone to be safe when exploring Williamsport, Lycoming County, or anywhere else in Pennsylvania. That’s why we’ve compiled our top 10 safety tips for your next family outing.

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Who Bears Liability in a Slip and Fall Accident?

Most of us are so focused on completing our task at hand that we don’t take extra time to look for every potential hazard in our path. However, not doing so comes with some downsides, one of which includes the risk of slipping and falling and getting seriously hurt. You may be surprised to learn […]

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