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E-Scooter Laws in Pennsylvania

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Electric scooters are becoming a regular staple of short-distance travel in cities around the United States. Particularly in light of the coronavirus pandemic and commuters’ rightful hesitancy to take public transit, scooters are seen as an easy, affordable, contagion-free and environmentally-friendly alternative to taking a taxi or bus. A number of ride-sharing apps like… Read More »

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Pennsylvania Distracted Driving Law

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Distracted driving has rapidly become one of the biggest dangers on roads in Pennsylvania and across the country. Distracted driving is, in fact, the second leading cause of driver-error accidents in the state, behind only speeding. You are more likely to be hit by a distracted driver than by a driver whose error was… Read More »

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Is Pennsylvania a No-Fault State?

Is Pennsylvania a No-Fault State?

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In most states around the country, if you are injured in a car accident, you have the right to pursue a legal claim against the at-fault driver. You can seek compensation for medical costs associated with an injury, lost wages, and your pain and suffering. In some states, however, drivers are required to carry… Read More »

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What are the Different Types of Car Accidents?

What are the Different Types of Car Accidents?

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There are many different types of car accidents. A variety of factors goes into which type of accident will occur, including the type of vehicle involved, the behavior of the drivers, and the driving conditions at the time of the crash. While some types of crashes are more deadly than others, any traffic accident… Read More »

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What Are Common Burn Injuries and Their Causes?

What Are Common Burn Injuries and Their Causes?

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Severe burns are among the scariest and most painful injuries a person can suffer. They commonly lead to permanent scarring, functional limitations, and require extensive treatment. Burn injuries can occur in many ways, often due to the negligence of employers, product manufacturers, and other parties. Below we discuss some of the more common causes… Read More »

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What Are Common Pedestrian Accident Injuries?

What Are Common Pedestrian Accident Injuries?

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According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), around 137,000 pedestrians were treated in emergency rooms after traffic accidents around the country in 2017. The same year, 5,977 pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes. Pedestrian accidents are a common occurrence, and when an accident involves a pedestrian, the pedestrian is likely… Read More »

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What Are the Distracted Driving Laws in Pennsylvania?

What Are the Distracted Driving Laws in Pennsylvania?

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Distracted driving is dangerous. It is rapidly overtaking drunk driving as the biggest danger on the road. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), more than 15,000 crashes statewide were connected to distracted driving in 2017. The most prevalent type of distracted driving is texting while driving, or otherwise using text-based communications on… Read More »

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What to Do After a Sideswipe Collision?

What to Do After a Sideswipe Collision?

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A sideswipe collision occurs when two cars traveling in the same direction collide, such that the right side of one vehicle hits the left side of the other vehicle. Often, sideswipe collisions occur when one vehicle drifts or swerves into the other lane at a time when it is not safe to do so…. Read More »

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How Long After a Car Accident Can You Claim Injury?

How Long After a Car Accident Can You Claim Injury?

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After a serious car crash, you are likely to have a thousand things on your mind. You may be dealing with auto repairs, figuring out whether you are able to work, finding a way to perform household chores and other activities while injured, ensuring your children and family are cared for, and dealing with… Read More »

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What Are the Causes of Car Accidents?

What Are the Causes of Car Accidents?

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Every year, nearly 40,000 people are killed in car crashes around the country. Hundreds of thousands more are injured. The sad fact is that the majority of these accidents could have been avoided if everyone involved had been following all applicable safety regulations and generally driving responsibly. Most accidents happen because someone was behaving… Read More »

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