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Feb 16, 2021 - Uncategorized

Important Information to Gather from the Scene of an Accident

Being involved in an automobile accident is always annoying, often stressful, and sometimes tragic. Still, one thing is for sure: you’re shaken up and not always thinking straight. Plus, there are many different things to deal with, not the least of which are your insurance claims and sometimes your legal claims.  However, we can help. If you have been involved in a vehicle accident, your first call should be to a Doylestown accident lawyer at Drake, Hileman & Davis, even before you call your insurance company. They can help you with any type of accident, including those that result in injury,  serious injury, or even death.  What Do I Need to Gather from the Scene of an Accident? The important information you should gather includes: The date and time of the accident The exact location of the accident The contact information of any other drivers involved The license plate number of any other drivers involved The driver’s license number of any other drivers involved The insurance carrier’s name, phone number, and policy number of any other drivers involved The names and contact information of any witnesses Any remarks made by witnesses, the other drivers, or the police that seem important or related to fault Photos and/or video of the scene, the vehicles, and any injuries The names and contact info of all the occupants in both vehicles A copy of the police report and any tickets that were issued The police officer’s name and badge number Consider simply taking pictures […]

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Nov 1, 2019 - Articles

TURNING OUR CLOCKS BACK INCREASES THE RISKS OF DRIVING AT NIGHT– Here Are Ten Tips to Stay Alive

  This Sunday morning, at 2 AM, Daylight Savings Time will end. We will move our clocks back one hour. While many will welcome the extra hour of sleep we gain, when Daylight Saving Time ends, many people will find themselves spending more time driving in the dark. According to the National Safety Council, traffic fatalities are 3 times greater at night than during the day. Fatigue, compromised night vision, and impaired drivers are some of the risks we face when driving at night. These risks become especially pronounced moving into the weekend, with fatal crashes peaking on Saturday nights, according to NSC analysis of NHTSA data. Depth perception, color recognition and peripheral vision can be compromised in the dark and the glare of headlights from an oncoming vehicle can temporarily blind a driver. Even with high-beam headlights on, visibility is limited to about 500 feet (250 feet for normal headlights) creating less time to react, especially when driving at higher speeds. Ninety percent of your reaction time depends on your ability to see what’s around you. Since your depth perception, color recognition, and peripheral vision decrease after sundown, your chances for a car accident tend to increase. According to the American Optometric Association, as we age, we have greater difficulty seeing at night. A 50-year-old driver may need twice as much light to see as well as a 30-year-old. At age 60 and older, driving can become even more difficult due to compromised vision as a result of cataracts […]

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