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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Motor vehicle accidents in Pennsylvania come in all shapes and sizes, including car accidents, truck accidents, and motorcycle accidents. Immediately following a motor vehicle accident, you’ll feel angry, frustrated, and overwhelmed, and if you’ve suffered a head injury, you may not even be thinking clearly. Part of this aftermath raises the question: “What do I do now?”
The taxi-alternative services provided by Uber and Lyft are rapidly growing in popularity. Some of the reasons for this explosion in popularity include: The increased costs of vehicle ownership The increased usage of smartphones and the internet The increased presence of ridesharing vehicles More rigorous CO2 reduction targets However, along with the increased popularity of ridesharing comes an increase in the dangers. If you have been injured in a ridesharing accident, let an experienced Easton car accident lawyer at Drake, Hileman & Davis help you with your insurance and legal claims. The technology surrounding ridesharing is rapidly changing, and new laws are being enacted to keep up with the technology.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (“IIHS-HLDI”) states fairly bluntly that “[a] bigger, heavier vehicle provides better crash protection than a smaller, lighter one, assuming no other factors are involved. The longer distance from the front of [the smaller] vehicle to the occupant compartment in a larger vehicle offers better protection in frontal crashes. Heavier vehicles also tend to continue moving forward in crashes with lighter vehicles and other obstacles, so the people inside them are subject to less force.”
According to Science Daily, a new study found that obstructive sleep apnea is associated with a significantly increased risk of motor vehicle accidents. However, this risk is reduced when sleep apnea is treated effectively using continuous positive airway pressure therapy or other treatment methods.
For many people, especially newer drivers, driving can be a fun experience. Rolling down the highway, listening to music, and turning your thoughts away from any personal difficulties, can be an exhilarating and liberating experience. However, all of this disappears in an instant if you’re unfortunate enough to be involved in an automobile or motorcycle accident. If you’ve been in a collision, you probably have many questions, especially if you’ve been injured or have property damage.
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.
Distracted driving includes a wide variety of distracting activities. When you discuss distracted driving, you most commonly think of texting, talking on your phone, or turning around to speak to your kids or other passengers. Nonetheless, any time a driver’s attention is taken away from driving and focused on something else, the driver is indeed distracted, and the odds of an accident increase dramatically.
As personal injury attorneys, this most recent snow storm, reminds us again of the dangers of snow and ice flying off the back of moving vehicles. The dash-cam video below shows how this dangerous this driving hazard can be.
Let Our Easton Accident Attorney Help If you’ve been injured in a truck accident, then Pennsylvania law may entitle you to sue and recover damages as compensation — but who, exactly, are you entitled to sue? It may seem obvious to sue the driver, but there are potentially other defendants who are contributed to the accident and are therefore responsible for your injuries. Suing multiple defendants is an excellent strategy for when a single defendant might not have the financial wherewithal (or insurance coverage) necessary to pay out your damages in full. In those circumstances, it’s important to explore other defendants who have the resources necessary to cover your losses. Let’s take a closer look. The Truck Driver If the truck driver was negligent, reckless, or even intentionally caused the accident, then you may sue them directly. Truck drivers may have personal insurance coverage that can cover their losses, but it’s worth noting that truck accidents tend to be more severe than other motor vehicle accidents — as such, your damages may be significant, and may not be properly covered by a cheap insurance policy. The Trucking Company If the truck driver was employed and was acting within the course and scope of their employment, at the time of the accident, then you may have a right of action against their employer — the trucking company. You need not prove that the trucking company was negligent to impose liability. This is known as the doctrine of vicarious liability — an […]