Holidays and Vehicle Accidents

Holidays are a time for family, food, celebrations, and travel. In fact, the days between Thanksgiving Day and New Year’s Day are the busiest in terms of long-distance travel. This increase in travel often results in an increase in vehicle accidents, thereby causing more physical injuries and deaths over the holiday season. Drunk Driving Accidents […]

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Preparing Your Car for Winter Driving

Winter can be a dangerous time to be on the road as weather conditions including ice, sleet, and snow make driving more hazardous. Drivers should be especially attentive when temperatures drop below 20 degrees Fahrenheit. Many states have driving rules during the colder seasons including removing snow and ice from all windows, and motorists who […]

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Cellphone Use Causes Many Pennsylvania Car Accidents

Cell phones now function as small computers that people carry with them everywhere they go. They complete more tasks than ever through apps and built-in cameras. Almost everyone has upgraded to a smartphone that provides instant notifications of emails and Facebook activity along with the standard texts and calls. Part of this is because smartphone […]

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The Basics of Pennsylvania Medical Malpractice Damages: Special, General and Punitive Awards

Unlike many states, Pennsylvania has no damage cap for pain and suffering or economic loss in medical malpractice cases. However, statutory rule changes made in the early 2000’s reduced the amount of insurance coverage that doctors needed to carry and put several requirements in place that often lower the amount of future damages paid. One […]

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How to File a Complaint against SEPTA

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority, SEPTA, provides public transportation to nearly four million people a year. Responsible for transportation by bus, subway, elevated rail, light rail, commuter rail, and electric trolley bus, SEPTA is owned and operated by the State of Pennsylvania. With millions of riders getting on and off at SEPTA’s more than 12,500 […]

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Rear-End Car Accident – Who’s at Fault?

When authorities assess the scene of a rear-end collision, procedure demands the investigation of the factors involved in the crash to discern which driver is at fault. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 33% of accidents in 2012 resulted from rear-end collisions. Assigning fault requires the careful interpretation of specific details involved in […]

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