How Do I Handle a Wrong-Way Car Accident?

January 25, 2022

Motorists entrust each other to abide by the rules of the road to keep everyone safe. Aside from remaining cognizant behind the wheel, motorists believe that their peers are well versed and knowledgeable on the streets that they use. Despite everyone’s best intentions, a simple wrong turn can have severe consequences, including a car accident. This is especially true if the turn places the motorist…

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Accidents More Likely in Slick, Icy Weather

January 17, 2022

While highway safety experts hold that the majority of auto accidents are due to driver error, unsafe road conditions can make crashes far more likely. The same is true for slip and fall accidents – they are more likely to occur in a wintry storm, the kind that hit the area Sunday into Monday with a combination of frigid temperatures, then warmer temperatures, snow, sleet,…

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Tragic Fairmount Fire, One of the Deadliest in Philadelphia’s History, Leaves Many Questions

On January 5, one of the deadliest house fires in Philadelphia and the nation’s history occurred in a rowhouse in Philadelphia’s Fairmount section. The rowhouse fire killed 12 people, nine of which were children. Two residents were also hospitalized.   The home, which was owned by the Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA), was ravaged by a fire that officials say may have been ignited by a…

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Why Is Tailgating So Dangerous?

January 12, 2022

One of the most annoying things that happen when driving is when other drivers tailgate. Tailgating is when a driver who is behind you is riding way too close to the rear of your vehicle. It is annoying because it usually causes anxiety and fear that they will cause a car accident. All that it takes is if you must stop quickly because of a…

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What Are Some Winter Weather Driving Tips? 

January 3, 2022

During the winter season, there are great dangers for travelers during storms, bad road conditions, and all-around harsh weather. The chance for a car accident is increased. When it comes to the cold weather, driving in the snow, long-distance travel, and preparing a car, it is important to always be safe and aware of possible situations. As always, drivers should pack emergency kits, plan for…

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How Can I Handle a Traumatic Brain Injury from a Car Accident?

December 29, 2021

An unfortunate result of being involved in a car accident is receiving a traumatic brain injury (TBI). There are many types of TBIs. The symptoms and course can vary significantly, even from person to person. The good news is that there are treatment options available for anyone who has suffered a TBI, regardless of whether it is mild or severe in nature. Because these are…

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What Happens if I Witness a Hit and Run Car Accident?

December 20, 2021

Legally speaking, there are no laws on the books that state that if you have seen a hit and run car accident, you need to get involved.  State laws do not obligate witnesses to stay at the hit and run scene or provide the police with an account of what they have seen. It is important to note that Good Samaritan laws only apply to…

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How Can Motorists Avoid Holiday Drunk Driving Accidents?

December 16, 2021

Drunk driving puts people in danger every day of the year, but during the winter holidays, the risks increase. On a regular day, a drunk driver is involved in one-quarter of all fatal car accidents. During the holidays, that percentage rises to nearly one-third of all deadly collisions. It is no surprise that alcohol plays a role in holiday celebrations for people all over the…

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What Is Older Driver Safety Awareness Week?

December 7, 2021

It is important to make older generations feel safe because all communities should recognize the challenges that come as people get older. Older drivers are more at risk for car accidents because of medical conditions, health, age, and other factors. During this week, it is important to talk with older loved ones or other people in the community about staying safe and raising awareness. There…

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How Do I Document Broken Ribs from a Car Accident?

December 2, 2021

Victims of a car accident are often susceptible to a litany of injuries including blunt chest trauma from the force of the accident, which can result in broken ribs. Broken ribs are a painful injury that can result in pneumothorax or collapsed lungs. The injury involves a great deal of medical treatment that will need to be done beyond pain alleviation and often result in…

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