Category: Vehicle Accidents

Marijuana Plants

A new study reveals that the risk of dying in a traffic crash increases about 12 percent on April 20. Among some circles, that day is known as 4/20 – a holiday in honor of marijuana. Using 25 years of crash data, researchers at Canada’s University of British Columbia looked at the number of crashes […]

Multi Story Parking Lot

A National Safety Council poll in 2016 found drivers had lax attitudes about distracted driving in parking lots. They reported behaviors such as texting and checking social media when driving through parking lots, even though they know those behaviors are dangerous on the open road. Parking lots, however, can be full of hazards – errant […]

Self-Driving Car

In September, the National Transportation Safety Board released findings from its investigation of a fatal Florida crash that occurred in May 2016. The driver who died had engaged the Autopilot feature in his Tesla Model S before crashing into a tractor-trailer. The Tesla Model S isn’t fully autonomous, but its Autopilot feature can brake, steer, […]

PA Product Liability Lawyer

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety announced in June that of 37 new midsize SUVs it tested, only two had headlights with a “good” rating. IIHS assigns one of four ratings in its safety tests: good, acceptable, marginal, and poor. IIHS engineers measured how much roadway is illuminated as vehicles travel straight and on curves. […]

PA Bike Accident Lawyer

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration data published in March shows that in 2015, 4,976 people died in motorcycle crashes in the United States. That’s an increase of 8 percent over the previous year, but the number of injuries from 2014 to 2013 decreased by 3 percent, to 88,000. May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, so […]

Pennsylvania Teen Distracted Driving Lawyer

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers in the United States. But that risk isn’t exclusive to the U.S. That’s why, in 2011, National Youth Traffic Safety Month became Global Youth Traffic Safety Month. Every May, during each week of GYTSM, the National Organizations for Youth Safety focus on specific safety […]

PA Auto Wreck Attorney

Blurred vision, confusion, fatigue – these are all symptoms of the blood sugar irregularities caused by diabetes. When blood sugar is dangerously low, a person may lose consciousness. That’s why people with diabetes need to monitor their blood sugar frequently, especially before driving. Driving with diabetes can be so dangerous that, until 2003, truck drivers […]

PA Distracted Driving Accident Lawyer

Using your smartphone while driving is – in most circumstances – not recommended. Knowing that distraction is the cause of many serious and fatal crashes, there’s no reason to be browsing Facebook, Instagram or Snapchat while driving. However, some smartphone apps could actually help drivers make better decisions on the road. Helping Drivers Stay Focused […]

PA Winter Car Accident Attorney

In February 2014, a multi-car pile-up on the Pennsylvania Turnpike injured 27 people and left other motorists stranded for most of the day. NBC 10 reported that the initial crash near the Bensalem interchange involved five tractor-trailers and 10 cars, and other vehicles subsequently crashed into those disabled vehicles. In all, the crash involved about […]

Pennsylvania Ride Sharing Accident Lawyer

One of the hottest forms of transportation these days is ride sharing. And even though this form of getting from one place to another is a great way to save money as well as time, accidents do occur from time to time. When this happens, it is imperative that those using ride-sharing services understand they […]