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How To Prevent Pedestrian Accidents At Night

How To Prevent Pedestrian Accidents At Night

Pedestrian accidents are a regrettably common occurrence in Pennsylvania. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, 4,218 people were injured and 172 were killed in pedestrian accidents in 2016. Pedestrian-related crashes account for 14.5 percent of all Pennsylvania traffic crash fatalities, despite being just 3.2 percent of reported accidents. The majority of the state’s fatal pedestrian accidents—72.1 […]

Understanding Pennsylvania’s Motorcycle Helmet Laws

Understanding Pennsylvania's Motorcycle Helmet Laws

There’s no question that riding a motorcycle can be dangerous. Motorcyclists have little to protect them from injury or death in the event of an accident. Not only do motorcycles lack the protective exterior and steel frame of passenger vehicles, they’re often much less stable than vehicles with four wheels. As a result, motorcyclists are 27 […]

How School Zone Accidents Differ From Other Pedestrian Accidents

How School Zone Accidents Differ From Other Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian accidents are on the rise and sadly, far too many of them occur in school zones, putting kids at risk of serious injury or even death. In fact, approximately 25,000 children are injured and 100 are killed in school zone accidents each year, according to the Transportation Research Board. In 2016, Pennsylvania citizens were involved in […]

Understanding Pennsylvania Construction Site Forklift Accidents

Understanding Pennsylvania Construction Site Forklift Accidents

Construction sites have a well-deserved reputation for being dangerous workplaces, due in part to the hazardous equipment workers use on a daily basis. One of the most dangerous types of equipment used on construction sites is the powered industrial truck, better known as a forklift. Operators use these powerful pieces of equipment to move, raise, […]

What To Do After Being Injured By A Drunk Driver In Pennsylvania

What To Do After Being Injured By A Drunk Driver In Pennsylvania

Drinking and driving remains a top safety issue throughout the United States and unfortunately, Pennsylvania is no exception. In 2016, the Commonwealth reported more than 10,250 alcohol-related crashes, resulting in nearly 300 deaths, which accounts for approximately 25 percent of all traffic deaths that year, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. One of the saddest […]