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
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 These outdated coverage limits are 41 years old and need to be updated.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.
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.
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.
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.
Scranton-based personal injury law firm Scartelli Olszewski, P.C. speaks on the mechanisms installed in our vehicles that are meant to protect us, but may just do the opposite.
Just a few months ago, we wrote about the federal government’s efforts to protect motorists by issuing rules intended to avoid excessive fatigue among commercial truck drivers. The U.S. Department of Transportation estimated that the new Hours-of-Service rules would cut truckers’
When we last wrote about the General Motors recall debacle, it already had reached historic proportions. Unbelievably, the full extent of the quality control issues affecting the safety of the company’s millions of customers had yet to come to light. At
Traffic deaths in Pennsylvania reached an all-time low in 2013, according to figures announced this spring by PennDOT. Fatalities on our state’s roads were down almost 8 percent from a year earlier. Everyone can agree that those numbers are good news.
Unfortunately, the pace of life doesn't slow or stop when you've been injured or otherwise sidelined from your normal routine. The world continues forging ahead.