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
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
5 Ways Social Media Can Hurt Your Car Accident Claim
We live in a different world today than we did even 10 or 20 years ago. Social media has changed how we communicate, and we’ve become a nation with bits and pieces of our lives showing up on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and more for the world to see. Most of the time, these new technological… read more
What are Recoverable Damages in a Car Accident Lawsuit?
If you were involved in a car accident that left you seriously injured, you may be considering filing a lawsuit to help recover damages. But just exactly what are “damages,” and which ones may apply to you? What are Damages in a Car Accident Lawsuit? The term “damages” refers to monetary compensation that a plaintiff… read more
How Did Distracted Driving Month Get Started?
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) states that during daylight hours, about 660,000 drivers are using their cell phones while driving around the country. In 2015, over 3,400 people were killed in car crashes involving distracted drivers, while 391,000 were injured. Back in 2010, Congress passed a resolution to create a special month devoted… read more
What Happens When You File a Car Accident Lawsuit?
If you’re in a car accident and you suffer from serious injuries such as a traumatic brain injury (TBI), you may be entitled to seek compensation for your damages in a car accident lawsuit. If your case is successful, you could receive funds to help cover your medical expenses and to help you while you’re… read more
Should You Consider Filing a Car Accident Lawsuit?
You’ve just been through a difficult car accident, and you and/or your loved ones are recovering from your injuries. You’re overwhelmed with medical expenses, and haven’t been able to work, making it even more difficult to pay the bills. Meanwhile, the insurance company is calling, and you don’t think what they’re offering is fair. It’s… read more