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Know the Law and Prevent Texting While Driving in Pennsylvania

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While Pennsylvania does not ban cellphone use while driving, the state does have a law that bans texting while driving. The state-wide law went into effect March 8th, 2012, and bans texting while driving when a vehicle is in motion. The law prohibits any Interactive Wireless Communication Device (IWCD) that sends and receives text-based… Read More »

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CommercialVehicleAccident

5 Reasons Why You Should Have an Attorney After a Commercial Vehicle Accident

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Commercial vehicles can cause serious injuries. Unlike accidents between everyday drivers, an accident that occurs between a personal vehicle and a commercial vehicle can prove to be incredibly dangerous. Commercial vehicles like semi-trucks are much larger, heavier, take longer to stop, and can cause serious if not fatal injuries when they occur. Injuries involving… Read More »

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What Determines a Slip and Fall Settlement Payout?

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If you have been injured after a slip and fall incident on someone else’s property, you might choose to move forward with a legal claim against the owner of the property you were injured on. A majority of slip and fall incidents never make it to court and instead are finalized through a settlement…. Read More »

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SpeedLimit

How Fast Can You Go Above the Speed Limit?

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Speed limits are meant to keep the roads safe for everyone commuting. Even if limiting yourself to 65 miles per hour on the freeway feels like traveling at a crawl, that’s technically the law. Many drivers have been told by friends and family that there’s a sort of “grace” given to drivers who are… Read More »

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Returning to Work After Car Accident in PA

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A serious car accident can leave you unable to work for weeks or months while you recover. The prospect of returning to work can feel simultaneously urgent and overwhelming. A car crash is no laughing matter and can lead to severe physical and mental ailments. If you’ve been in a wreck and are concerned… Read More »

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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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