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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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Mar 17, 2022 - Truck Accidents

Accident Reconstruction for Truck Accident Claims

The most recent data from the National Safety Council reflects a 36% increase in the number of deaths caused by large truck crashes since 2010. In 2019, a total of 5,005 people died as a result of large-truck crashes. 71% of those deaths were occupants of other vehicles involved in the accidents with the large trucks. 

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Mar 10, 2022 - Personal Injury

The 10 Stages of Recovery After a Traumatic Brain Injury

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can cause a lifetime of challenges and hardships. TBIs can be caused by car accidents, construction accidents, and pedestrian accidents. People who suffer from TBIs typically go through various stages of healing while recovering and undergoing rehabilitation. Below we discuss the Rancho Los Amigos Levels of Cognitive Functioning Scale, which discusses the 10 possible stages of recovery for TBI patients in Pennsylvania and elsewhere throughout the US.  

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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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Feb 25, 2022 - Personal Injury

What to Know About Child Brain Injuries

Brain injuries (TBIs), are devastating at any age, but are especially tragic for children who have their whole lives in front of them. Sadly, brain injuries are among the most common injuries suffered by children. From simple falls to motor vehicle accidents, a brain injury can have life-altering consequences for a child. 

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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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Dec 17, 2021 - Truck Accidents

What Makes Truck Accident Lawsuits So Complex?

Accidents involving large commercial trucks are not only exceptionally dangerous but are also complicated. Commercial trucks tend to dominate the highways. The easiest way to confirm this is to drive on an interstate highway during off-peak hours, say, from 12:00 midnight to 6:00 a.m., and you’ll see that a large majority of the vehicles on the road are large commercial trucks.

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