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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 […]

Tactics Insurance Companies Use To Minimize Financial Obligation To Accident Victims

Tactics Insurance Companies Use To Minimize Financial Obligation To Accident Victims

People injured in motor vehicle crashes caused by another person or entity’s negligence are often entitled to compensation for medical expenses, property damages, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses that occurred as a result of the accident. Victims in this unenviable position can expect to hear from the insurance company for the at-fault […]

Save These Important Documents After A Construction Accident

Save These Important Documents After A Construction Accident

Due to the hazardous nature of construction, it’s an inherently dangerous industry for workers. One out of every 10 of the 6.5 million people who work in the construction industry suffers injuries in on-the-job accidents each year, according to the Occupational Health and Safety Administration. Additionally, statistics from the U.S. Department of Labor report an injury […]

How Bias Against Motorcyclists Could Affect Your Case

How Bias Against Motorcyclists Could Affect Your Case

Motorcyclists injured in crashes caused by the negligence of a vehicle driver or other entity may be entitled to compensation for injuries, property damages, and other losses. Unfortunately, bias against motorcyclists can make it difficult for motorcycle accident victims to get the compensation they need and deserve. An experienced motorcycle accident attorney can help level the […]

Stalled Bill Would Extend Filing Deadlines For Some Civil Child Sex Abuse Cases

Stalled Bill Would Extend Filing Deadlines For Some Civil Child Sex Abuse Cases

Child sex abuse is a trauma that can haunt victims for the rest of their lives. Lingering feelings of fear, shame, and guilt associated with their abuse can prevent victims from coming forward—often for many years. Sadly, when child sex abuse victims gather the courage to finally report their abuse, they often find too many […]

What Is The Difference Between A Birth Defect And A Birth Injury?

What Is The Difference Between A Birth Defect And A Birth Injury

The joy parents experience at their baby’s birth can be ruined if they discover their child is seriously ill, especially if the condition cannot be cured and will have long-term consequences on the baby’s health. Two types of health problems a newborn can have are a birth injury and a birth defect. It’s important to understand the […]