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December 21, 2020
Teen and Older Drivers at Greater Risk of Auto Accidents

Teen and Older Drivers at Greater Risk of Auto Accidents

A Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) study found that the cars typically driven by teens and older adults play a key role in their risk for auto accidents, as reported by the Philadelphia Inquirer recently. As teens typically drive hand-me-down cars and seniors stay with the same car for years, these vehicles tend to be […]

December 7, 2020
Appeals Court Rejects Gunmaker Protection

Appeals Court Rejects Gunmaker Protection

A Pennsylvania appeals court ruled a federal law unconstitutional this fall, paving the way for gun manufacturers to be held accountable in Pennsylvania for gun injuries if their weapon is used in a crime, reported an article in Bloomberg Law. At issue is the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA), which shields gunmakers […]

November 30, 2020
Shifting the Focus to White-Collar Crimes

Shifting the Focus to White-Collar Crimes

White-collar criminals who escaped notice during the Trump administration may be held to greater scrutiny under Biden, according to a recent article in the Portland Press Herald. Corporate wrongdoing, cheating on taxes, and taking foreign bribes are expected to be key focuses for federal prosecutors. Under the Trump administration, there was a 30% drop in […]

November 17, 2020
Did Divorces Really Spike in 2020?

Did Divorces Really Spike in 2020?

While the pandemic has been the nucleus for quite a few unpleasant side effects this year, one thing is clear: divorce was on the rise in 2020. According to a recent article in PsychologyToday.com, one legal form website saw a 34% increase in divorce agreement sales in summer 2020 as compared to summer 2019.  Additionally, […]

November 13, 2020
With Daylight Savings Comes… Medical Mistakes?

With Daylight Savings Comes… Medical Mistakes?

If you feel as if things were thrown off by changes in Daylight Savings Time, you are not alone. New research shows that medical errors increase in the days following Daylight Savings Times clock adjustments, according to a recent article on OptometryTimes.com. A 2020 study recorded incidents, as reported by Mayo Clinic Health System healthcare […]

November 6, 2020
How Coronavirus is Affecting Workplace Safety

How Coronavirus is Affecting Workplace Safety

COVID-19 has forced employers to rethink workplace safety. While precautions have traditionally focused on physical injuries, as employees return to work amid the pandemic, employers must implement new safety measures, according to a recent report. The report cited statistics from the Bureau of Statistics’ Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, saying COVID must now be added […]

New PA Bill Would Protect Tow Truck Drivers, First Responders

New PA Bill Would Protect Tow Truck Drivers, First Responders

A proposed bill in the Pennsylvania General Assembly will mean increased fines for drivers not complying with the commonwealth’s law on cautionary driving near accidents. The current “steer clear” law requires that drivers approaching accident scenes on state highways either slow down or move over by one lane to protect first responders. However, increased crash […]

New Data: PA Roundabouts Reduce Crashes

New Data: PA Roundabouts Reduce Crashes

In several Pennsylvania locations with roundabouts, the average numbers of fatalities and crashes dropped 100% and 21% respectively over a 20-year period, according to recent data from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT). PennDOT’s data was based on police-submitted crash reports from 2000-2019. The data also showed, however, that by 2019 property damage-only accidents were […]

“Slip and fall:” When is it an accident, and when is someone at fault?

“Slip and fall:” When is it an accident, and when is someone at fault?

After a slip-and-fall accident, sometimes the thought is “Clumsy me.” Sometimes, however, it is important to ask if the accident could have been avoided with a little extra care on the part of the property owner. While it is normal for things to fall or spill onto the ground, that should never serve as an […]

October 12, 2020
New Data on Youth Fatalities in Auto Accidents

New Data on Youth Fatalities in Auto Accidents

Sadly, more than 70,000 Americans under the age of 19 died in automobile accidents between 2004 and 2018 in a recent study on the latest available data. Of those numbers, 84% were in the driver or passenger seat. Where are these accidents most common and why? States with the most child and teen fatalities (per […]