Automobile Accidents

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 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

Motorcycle Accident Statistics Emphasize Need for Rider Safety

The weather is warming up and motorcycles are hitting the roadways once again. Motorcycle riders and other motorists must take care to be alert and safety-conscious on the roads of Pennsylvania, so they don’t become the next statistic. Motorcycle Death Statistics Nearly 5,000 people were killed on motorcycles in 2017 – a 5.6% decrease (300… read more

Spring Motorcycle Safety Tips

Motorcycle safety begins with a few simple inspections that you can do when you take your bike out of winter storage. Our experienced motorcycle accident lawyers understand the challenges that riders face from motorists that fail to properly share the road with bikers. From our many years of representing riders in motorcycle accident cases, we… read more

Study Indicates Distraction a Major Contributor to Work-Zone Crashes

Work zone areas are notorious for being high risk when it comes to highway safety. The Federal Highway Administration (FHA) reports that in 2015, there were an estimated 96,626 crashes in work zones, an increase of 7.8 percent over 2014, and a 42 percent increase since 2013. On average in 2015, a work zone crash… read more

Parents – Take Steps to Avoid Teen Car Accident

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month – a topic that is particularly important for teen drivers and their parents. Teen drivers are much more likely to be involved in a fatal crash than adults – largely due to lack of experience, but with technology and other distractions contributing as well. When parents are aware… read more

Winter Weather Raises Car Accident Risks

Winter weather is a major hazard to motorists in Pittsburgh. Snow, sleet and ice create dangerous conditions for drivers, and according to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Pennsylvania ranks among the five deadliest states for winter car accidents. On average, an estimated 5,000 Americans are killed in weather-related traffic collisions each… read more

Alarming Distracted Driver Statistics Continue to Grow

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nine  people per day are killed in the U.S. due to car accidents caused by distracted driving, and over 1,000 people per day are injured by distracted driving-related accidents. In fact, a startling 80% of the total car crashes across the country are attributed to… read more

The Many Types of Distracted Driving [Infographic]

(Text version below) The 3 Types of Distraction Visual When you take your eyes off the road. Manual When you take your hands off the wheel. Cognitive When you take your mind off driving and staying safe. Cognitive can typically include visual and manual distraction 2015 Distracted Driving Crash Statistics People Killed People Injured Some… read more

“Dutch Reach” Technique Could Save Bicyclists Lives

The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia notes that bicyclists represent 45 percent of the traffic deaths that occurred in 2017. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (DOT) states that between 2013 and 2017, bicyclist fatalities increased from 11 to 21, with another over 1,100 bicyclists injured in 2017. Data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) shows… read more