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Jun 20, 2022 - Car Accidents

Distracted Driving is a Leading Cause of Car Accidents Nationwide

The dangers of distracted driving are well-known. Texting and other distractions interfere with drivers’ ability to stay safe in multiple ways, and it only takes a split-second of inattention for a driver to cause a serious or fatal accident. As the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) explains, “The task of driving requires full attention and focus. . . . In some circumstances even a second or two can make all the difference in a driver being able to avoid a crash.” The NHTSA also reports that there were more than 3,000 fatal distracted driving accidents in the United States in 2020, all of which could have been avoided. Worryingly, the number of fatal distracted driving accidents increased by 12 percent in 2020 despite this being the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic. These numbers make distracted driving one of the leading causes of fatal car accidents in the United States. It is among the leading causes of non-fatal car accidents in the U.S. as well. This is true despite the fact that these accidents are 100 percent preventable. 92 Percent of Drivers Use Their Cell Phone Behind the Wheel EverQuote, an online insurance marketplace, recently released a study that found that 92 percent of drivers in the United States use their phones behind the wheel. While this is an alarming statistic, it helps explain why distracted driving is a leading cause of car accidents, and it underscores the importance of curbing cellphone use behind the wheel. The study also […]

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Mar 24, 2022 - Car Accidents

Car Accidents Caused by Medical Conditions

Car accidents cause injuries and disrupt lives. They occur for a variety of reasons from distracted driving to driving under the influence of alcohol. One cause of car accidents that is often overlooked is medical conditions. Drivers with medical conditions that they may or may not be aware of travel area roadways every day, and sometimes the conditions they suffer from cause them to be involved in a motor vehicle collision. At our firm, our auto accident lawyers help those hurt in car accidents caused by medical conditions recover the restitution they are owed.

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Feb 25, 2022 - Car Accidents

Accidents Caused by Objects Falling from Vehicles

You may be surprised at the variety of objects that fall from the roofs and out of the windows of moving vehicles. For example, if a pickup truck is moving at 40 m.p.h. and drops a few items from its truck bed, that force is similar to hurling a deadly weapon at another vehicle driving behind them. It can happen fast, it can be dangerous, and it can even be fatal.

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Jan 31, 2022 - Car Accidents

5 Costly Mistakes to Avoid After a Car Accident in Pennsylvania

You were injured in a car accident. It’s unfortunate, but it happened, and now you need to deal with the consequences. If someone else was at fault in the accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation beyond your “no-fault” insurance coverage, but you will need to avoid some costly mistakes to ensure that you are able to recover the full compensation you deserve. Whether you were injured in an accident in Allentown, Bethlehem, Doylestown, Easton or Stroudsburg, our knowledgeable Pennsylvania car accident attorney discusses five mistakes you need to avoid in order to protect your legal rights.

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Jan 7, 2022 - Allentown Car Accident Lawyer

Winter Highway Survival: What would you do?

A recent snowstorm caused a United States Senator to endure a twenty-seven (27) hour commute from his home in Virginia to the U.S. Capital.  He was one of hundreds of drivers trapped in freezing temperatures on a 50-mile stretch of I-95 following a multi-vehicle crash, which brought traffic to a standstill.  Could you survive such an ordeal?   Here are some simple tips to help you comfortably wait for traffic to start moving again or for help to arrive. Pack a Bag If you must travel during a snowstorm, it is important that you are prepared.  In winter, always keep some snacks, such as granola bars, and bottled water in your car.   If traveling with children or pets, be sure to keep food and supplies for them, too.  Bringing essentials such as food, water, and a charged cell phone can make a huge difference if you find yourself stuck on the road. Beyond these essentials, it would also be helpful to bring survival gear such as blankets, winter garments, boots, sleeping bags, flares, medications, a first-aid kit, a shovel, an ice scraper, jumper cables, and a full tank of gas. Stay Warm If you find yourself stuck on the road during a snowstorm you should not leave your car. Your car is the safest place to be until the storm subsides. It will always be colder outside your car than the air temperature within.  Don’t leave your car unless help or assistance is within a short distanced of your vehicle Focus […]

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Dec 24, 2021 - Allentown Car Accident Lawyer

Allentown Car Accident Lawyer Discusses Holiday Travel Safety

The holidays are supposed to be festive with happy children, good food, presents under the tree, annual holiday shows, college sports, and fellowship with family members and friends. Nonetheless, it can also be a dangerous time. Accidents that happen while traveling may increase if drivers are thinking about what gifts are suitable for who, what to serve for Christmas dinner, what your New Year’s Eve plans are, and other holiday-related distractions. According to the National Safety Council (NSC), an estimated 427 people may die on U.S. roads during this holiday period, and an estimated 48,700 people will suffer from injuries that will result from crashes during this time.

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Nov 1, 2021 - Car Accidents

Be On the Look Out for Deer While Driving

  With the bow season underway, together with greater activity due to mating season, we need to be reminded that deer accidents are most common from October through December. Today there are an estimated 1.5 million deer in Pennsylvania. November is the month in which you are most likely to have a deer-related collision.  If you drive in Pennsylvania, you have a 1 in 70 chance of being involved in a deer-related accident.   Only in West Virginia and Montana do you have a greater chance of striking a deer with your vehicle.  The most common time to strike a deer is between 6 PM and 9 PM and unfortunately, deer kill approximately 120 people each year.  Deer vs. vehicle collisions are the top animal-related insurance claim in the United States.

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Apr 30, 2021 - Car Accidents

Tactics Used by Insurance Companies to Reduce Liability

If you’ve suffered a personal injury caused by a car or truck accident, an accident caused by unsafe conditions on someone else’s property, a manufacturer’s defective product, a construction accident, an animal attack, or a pedestrian, bicycle, or motorcycle accident, you’ll likely be dealing with an insurance company that is obligated to pay for your damages. 

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Mar 13, 2021 - Allentown Car Accident Lawyer

THE MOST DANGEROUS WEEK OF THE YEAR; 5 Steps to Stay Safe

With the loss of an hour due to daylight savings time, this week we can expect an increase in everything from car accidents to heart attacks. According to a 2014 study by the University of Colorado, auto accidents increase, due to the fact that it takes about 6-7 days to adjust to the darker morning commutes, coupled with the fact that the loss of an hour of sleep causes drivers to be less alert. According to the study, there is a 6.3% increase in traffic fatalities in over the six days following the March time change.

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