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November 7, 2022
Teen Drivers: Stats, Dangers and Crash Behaviors

Teen Drivers: Stats, Dangers and Crash Behaviors

Inexperience behind the wheel combined with some risky driving behaviors make teens more prone to accidents, including deadly ones. One report cited the risk of accidents being higher for teens ages 16-19 than for any other age group. Here are the top findings: During the first few months after getting a license, a 16-year-old’s crash […]

August 29, 2022
How Car Accident Settlements are Calculated

How Car Accident Settlements are Calculated

An estimated 38,000 people are killed in car crashes each year and even more are injured, resulting in a substantial amount of monetary damages. If you’re a victim of a car crash, the person responsible is expected to cover damages, which can mean a number of things, including medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, […]

June 20, 2022
Top Causes of Car Crashes in Pennsylvania

Top Causes of Car Crashes in Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has released its annual crash statistics, revealing that statewide crashes in Pennsylvania increased nearly 12% from 2020 to 2021. What were the top causes of crashes in Pennsylvania this past year? Intersection crashes represented the greatest number at 43,647. Close behind at 41,884 were crashes involving single vehicles run […]

April 25, 2022
Full vs. Limited Tort & Your Right to Sue After a Car Accident

Full vs. Limited Tort & Your Right to Sue After a Car Accident

You’re injured in a car accident and the other driver is at fault. Can you sue for injuries as well as pain and suffering? That answer, as explained recently in an article in Forbes Advisor, depends upon two things: (1) where you live and (2) whether you have full or limited tort insurance. Torts are […]

January 13, 2022
Q&A: What Kinds of Damages Can I Claim for a Car Accident Injury?

Q&A: What Kinds of Damages Can I Claim for a Car Accident Injury?

Car accidents happen. But when another driver is at fault for the crash, you can pursue damages for your injuries and losses. FindLaw offers a quick reference guide, including the injuries common to car accidents, the types of damages that can be claimed, and whether you can file claims for injuries that aren’t discovered until […]

January 3, 2022
Pennsylvania Cautions Drivers: Deer-Related Crashes Up

Pennsylvania Cautions Drivers: Deer-Related Crashes Up

Pennsylvania is fifth highest in the nation for animal-related crashes, and Pennsylvania drivers have a 1 in 54 chance of being involved in one, reported the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania press room recently. There were more than 5,581 deer-related crashes in the Commonwealth in 2020, up from 4,300 the previous year, according to the Pennsylvania Department […]

Dangerous Road Design in Philadelphia: Roosevelt Boulevard and Other Problem Areas

Dangerous Road Design in Philadelphia: Roosevelt Boulevard and Other Problem Areas

Between 2013 and 2017 Roosevelt Boulevard was the site of 2,846 crashes and 14% of all fatal crashes in Philadelphia, according to a report issued this year by the City of Philadelphia, SEPTA and PennDOT. One out of three people in Philadelphia live within a mile of the boulevard, making its twelve lanes of travel […]

October 4, 2021
Car Makes & Models with the Most Accidents

Car Makes & Models with the Most Accidents

Americans have reportedly developed dangerous driving habits, causing traffic fatalities to rise for the first time in a decade, according an article on Insurify.com. Speeding, cell phone usage, and failing to buckle seat belts are among the behaviors that caused more injuries and deaths despite fewer miles traveled. Even more interesting: certain car models have […]

August 2, 2021
Pennsylvania Teen Car Accidents: The Statistics

Pennsylvania Teen Car Accidents: The Statistics

The period between Memorial Day and Labor Day is considered among the “100 Deadliest Days” to drive, due to newly permitted and licensed teen drivers hitting the road. How safe is Pennsylvania for these teens behind the wheel? WTAJ News took a look at the statistics. Nationwide, motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of […]

July 5, 2021
Travel is Down, But Fatal Accidents are Up

Travel is Down, But Fatal Accidents are Up

The U.S. recorded its highest fatal road accident total in 13 years, despite fewer people being on the road due to the pandemic, according to an article this month in Trib Live. Fatalities were up 7 percent from the previous year, killing an estimated 38,680 people, the most since 2007. This increase occurred during a […]