Top 10 Things to Know If You Get into an Auto Accident
We hope you never experience the trauma that comes with being involved in an auto accident, but with cases rising every year, it is important to be prepared. If you or a loved one happens to be hit by a negligent driver, we want to help you understand the steps that need to be taken… read more
The Latest Distracted Driving Statistics
Over the past several years, distracted driving citations in the Commonwealth have skyrocketed. Allegheny County has the second-highest number of tickets for this statewide, following Montgomery County. Philadelphia was third, followed by Chester and Bucks Counties. In 2017, statewide distracted driving citations shot up by 51 percent. In 2018, citations were down by 5 percent,… read more
Why Hiring a Lawyer is Critical After an Accident
One moment you are driving along your normal route, and the next– a car comes swerving into your lane, crashing into your car. The traumatic and sudden shock leaves us in a dazed and confused state, overwhelmed with adrenaline. That is why one of the first things you should do is contact an attorney. Our… read more
Should I See a Doctor After a Car Accident?
Traffic accidents occur out of the blue. If you are seriously injured, emergency personnel will likely transport you to the nearest emergency room. Problems arise when you feel fine and don’t want to go the hospital. No one planned this car accident, and you were obviously on your way to a destination when it happened…. read more
Tips to Avoid a Car Accident in the Snow
Many drivers in the country’s snow belt look at winter driving with a mixture of dread and resignation. Our Pittsburgh car accident attorneys at Chaffin Luhana sympathize with commuters who have no choice but to drive in snow and ice– and offer these suggestions to make winter driving safer: Prepare Your Car for Winter Driving… read more
What Should You Do if You Are in a Car Accident While on Vacation in Another State
An increasing number of visitors from outside of Pennsylvania come to Pittsburgh to enjoy the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium, to take in a Pirates game at PNC Park, to enjoy the amusements at Kennywood Park, or to explore the exhibits at the Carnegie Science Center. Others head southeast of Pittsburgh to the architectural wonder… read more
Why Hire An Accident Attorney?
Negligent parties and their insurance companies might be quick to offer a cash settlement after you suffer injuries in a car accident. You might be tempted to accept the offer and to put the accident behind you. Accepting an early settlement offer, however, will likely require you to waive your right to obtain a greater… read more
Who Is Responsible When Road Construction Causes Accidents?
Road construction is a fact of life for drivers and commuters across the country. The combination of construction workers, heavy equipment, and motorists who are hurrying to get to their destinations can lead to deadly accidents. The Pittsburgh car accident lawyers at Chaffin Luhana represent injured parties in construction accident cases throughout Pennsylvania and West… read more
Younger Drivers and Increased Summer Road Risks
With good reason, the summer period between Memorial Day and Labor Day has been called the “100 Deadliest Days of Summer” on our nation’s roads. The better visibility, drier surfaces, and extra daylight during the summertime do create safer driving conditions, but with a spike in the overall number of cars on the road comes… read more
Who is Liable in a Multi-Car Wreck?
Liability is not always clear-cut in a car accident, and this is especially true when there are multiple vehicles involved. Liability may be based on negligence and it can be a tedious task to parse out which driver’s negligence caused or contributed to the crash. Add to this that each party has (or should have)… read more