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February 18, 2021
Fatal Crashes Rise During Pandemic

Fatal Crashes Rise During Pandemic

Less congested roads during the pandemic should have made driving safer, but instead seemingly had the opposite effect, according to an article in the Wall Street Journal. The rate of car crash deaths went up in 2020 even as the miles driven went down. Unimpeded roads inspired drivers to speed, which in turn increased the […]

February 15, 2021
Rise in Slip and Fall Scams

Rise in Slip and Fall Scams

Questionable claims for slip-and-fall injuries are on the rise, according to an article in NJ Property Casualty 360. While business claims represent the majority of such scams, homeowners are increasingly being targeted, too. More scrutiny on the part of insurance companies means a greater burden of proof on people with bona fide injuries resulting from […]

February 8, 2021
What to do After a Car Accident

What to do After a Car Accident

What you do in the minutes following a car accident could go a long way toward affecting related litigation, according to a recent article in Forbes. The article details the steps to take immediately following an auto accident. Step 1: Ensure Safety Before you do anything else, check for injuries. Call 911 if there are […]

February 4, 2021
Government Spotlight for 2021: Money Laundering

Government Spotlight for 2021: Money Laundering

Efforts to combat money laundering in 2021 are coming to fruition, according to an article in ABA Risk and Compliance. Additionally, federal agencies also plan to bolster anti money laundering (AML) compliance by overhauling old systems and harnessing the power of technology. The Financial Action Task Force, which sets international standards for financial crimes like […]

A Trucker’s Responsibility in an Accident

A Trucker’s Responsibility in an Accident

Preparing for an accident before it happens and knowing what to do if it does are key responsibilities of truck drivers, according to an article on the Travelers website. Often, truck fleets have accident response plans to direct drivers step-by-step through the process. It may help to know more about these steps in the event […]

OSHA Marks 50 Years of Safety

OSHA Marks 50 Years of Safety

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is marking half a century of workplace safety oversight, despite having fewer enforcement resources than in its 50-year history, according to a recent report. OSHA was created in 1970 with a law signed into effect by President Richard Nixon with a mission to protect workers from hazards on […]

Slips, Trips and Falls in Pennsylvania: What You Need to Know

Slips, Trips and Falls in Pennsylvania: What You Need to Know

If you are hurt in a slip/trip and fall on someone’s property, you could receive compensation for your injuries. However, it is important to note that not every accident on someone’s property may result in payment for pain, suffering or medical expenses. Here is what you need to know about “Slip and Fall” and “Trip […]

January 5, 2021
Rideshare Accidents Can Mean Larger Settlements

Rideshare Accidents Can Mean Larger Settlements

Uber and Lyft drivers typically pay more than the average motorist if they are at fault in an accident in Pennsylvania. That is because rideshare drivers are required to carry much higher insurance coverage than the typical individual. With a new study showing the prevalence of crashes involving such services, these higher payouts could impact […]

December 29, 2020
OSHA Finds $3 Million in Pandemic Violations

OSHA Finds $3 Million in Pandemic Violations

The agency responsible for making sure workplaces are safe has found hundreds of violations related to coronavirus since the pandemic began, according to a news release from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) of the United States Department of Labor. In just one week, from November 6th through the 12th, OSHA conducted 29 inspections […]

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 […]