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Car Accident Law Firm PA Knows Daniel’s Law: Cracking Down on Texting and Driving in PA

Drivers used to have to be worried about other drivers being distracted by their passengers or fiddling with the radio while on the road. Now, these practices are still dangerous, but they have been surpassed by the risk that comes from

By | November 22nd, 2016|Automobile Accidents, Car Crashes, Injury Attorneys PA, Tractor Trailer Accidents, Truck Accidents, Van Accidents|Comments Off on Car Accident Law Firm PA Knows Daniel’s Law: Cracking Down on Texting and Driving in PA

NYT: Forced Arbitration is ‘Stacking the Deck’ Against Us

A three-part series in The New York Times details the increasing use of forced arbitration clauses in terms of service agreements with some of the country's largest companies, from eBay to Netflix to Starbucks. What would it take for

PA Legislature Finally Poised to Update ‘That Seventies Law’

We wrote in February about “That Seventies Law,” our nickname for the portion of Title 75 of the Pennsylvania Code that sets the mandatory minimum limits for motor vehicle insurance liability coverage. Since 1974, those limits have been stuck at their original levels of $15,000 for bodily injury for one person, $30,000 for two or more persons, and $5,000 for property loss. As we explained, those limits are woefully inadequate for the world of 2015. Thankfully, reforms were in the works, and we are pleased to report some important progress on this front.

By | July 16th, 2015|Automobile Accidents, Car Crashes, Injury Attorneys PA|Comments Off on PA Legislature Finally Poised to Update ‘That Seventies Law’

Pennsylvania Dram Shop Laws Need More Teeth

Many businesses that interact with the public voluntarily carry liability insurance – because sometimes, to paraphrase a certain popular phrase, stuff happens. When it does, it’s nice to have an insurance company’s backing to cover the costs. Of course, there are

By | July 2nd, 2015|Automobile Accidents, Dram Shop / Liquor Liability, Injury Attorneys PA, Insurance Bad Faith / Insurance Denials, Liability, Premises Liability|Comments Off on Pennsylvania Dram Shop Laws Need More Teeth

Does a Killer Lurk In Your Car? Check Your VIN

When we learned in the fall of 2014 about the massive series of vehicle recalls involving airbags made by manufacturer Takata, which was then known to affect about 8 million vehicles, we wrote on this blog, “That number may grow higher still in the months ahead.” We had no idea then just how dreadfully right we were. In May 2015, under mounting pressure from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and auto manufacturers, Takata agreed to recall a staggering 34 million airbags installed in U.S. vehicles.

By | June 18th, 2015|Automobile Accidents, Car Crashes, Dangerous Products, Defective Products, Injury Attorneys PA, Product Liability / Defective Products|Comments Off on Does a Killer Lurk In Your Car? Check Your VIN

That Seventies Law – Support the Movement to Update PA Car Insurance Coverage

We are often contacted by people injured in automobile accidents by drivers who carried the state’s minimum required insurance coverage. These outdated coverage limits are 41 years old and need to be updated. That is why we are calling on all our clients, past and present, to join us in calling upon our state legislators to support a new effort that would finally bring Pennsylvania’s minimum auto insurance coverage closer to the 21st century.

By | February 26th, 2015|ATV Accidents, Automobile Accidents, Car Crashes, Drunk Driving, Injury Attorneys PA, Motorcycle Accidents, Pedestrian Accidents and Bicycle Accidents, Tractor Trailer Accidents, Truck Accidents, Van Accidents|Comments Off on That Seventies Law – Support the Movement to Update PA Car Insurance Coverage

You’ve Just Been In An Auto Accident. Now What?

Much of the news and advice we share on this blog concerns the legal options you should consider after you’ve been injured due to someone else’s negligence. Here, however, we want to share advice that may help you long before you ever contact us for legal counsel. After you read our tips for auto accident protocols, print them out, fold them up, and keep them in your glove box.

By | January 29th, 2015|Automobile Accidents, Car Crashes, Injury Attorneys PA, Motorcycle Accidents, Pennsylvania Truck Accidents, Tractor Trailer Accidents, Truck Accidents, Van Accidents|Comments Off on You’ve Just Been In An Auto Accident. Now What?

Don’t Let An Older Vehicle Drop A Disaster Into Your Lap

Three-point seatbelts, with an upper strap that originates above the shoulder, have been a federally mandated requirement in all newly manufactured U.S. vehicles since 2005, and there’s a good reason for that. Old-fashioned, two point seatbelts -- or lap belts, as

By | December 18th, 2014|Automobile Accidents, Car Crashes, Injury Attorneys PA, Product Liability / Defective Products|Comments Off on Don’t Let An Older Vehicle Drop A Disaster Into Your Lap

Where Is a Nice House In The Suburbs Worth More Than Your Leg? Pennsylvania

It’s often said that there’s no way to put a dollar value on a human life. However, in Pennsylvania, we’ve long since figured out how to put a value on, say, a human leg. As a Pennsbury high school student discovered the hard way, that value can be less than a single family home in the Bucks County, Pa., suburbs.

By | December 4th, 2014|Automobile Accidents, Car Crashes, Injury Attorneys PA, Pedestrian Accidents and Bicycle Accidents, Truck Accidents, Van Accidents|Comments Off on Where Is a Nice House In The Suburbs Worth More Than Your Leg? Pennsylvania

Rail Roaded: Is a Safety Threat Lurking Alongside Pa. Highways?

Another hazard that was originally intended to provide safety to passengers in motor vehicles has surfaced. ET-Plus guardrail units underwent a design change without notifying federal regulators leading to dire consequences.

By | November 20th, 2014|Automobile Accidents, Car Crashes, Injury Attorneys PA, Motorcycle Accidents, Pennsylvania Truck Accidents, Product Liability / Defective Products, Tractor Trailer Accidents, Truck Accidents, Van Accidents|Comments Off on Rail Roaded: Is a Safety Threat Lurking Alongside Pa. Highways?