Car Accidents

Victims of distracted driving are protected by the legal process

Distracted driving is an increasingly common problem. Increases in cell phone use, texting while driving and other types of distracted driving lead to car accidents that can result in significant injuries and harm to victims. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation reports that 11 percent of car accidents were caused by distracted driving. In addition, distracted… read more

The cost of living with a spinal cord injury

The injuries a person can suffer in a car wreck can vary in severity. For instance, in a minor fender-bender an individual may escape with no injuries whatsoever. However, in a high-speed rear-end collision a driver may suffer from whiplash or broken bones. In the worst cases, outside of fatal accidents, victims suffer serious spinal… read more

Pennsylvania residents injured by negligent drivers take action

In a previous post here we discussed how distracted driving is becoming more prevalent across Pennsylvania. Primarily, motorists are engaging their mobile devices more frequently while behind the wheel, whether that means texting and driving, checking email or perusing social media. Yet, there are a number of other ways in which drivers can be distracted…. read more

New Pennsylvania statistics show increase in distracted driving

Over the years, it is becoming more apparent that smartphones often make drivers do dumb things. While having a wealth of information, communication options, social media and games at your fingertips is often a good thing, for too many drivers on the road it is a danger. And things are getting worse. According to the… read more

Head-on accident leads to two deaths

An early morning head-on accident on April 6 on Route 28 led to the death of two drivers and crippled traffic for the start of the commute day for many others. The accident occurred when a 24-year-old driver of a Kia from Coraopolis, Pennsylvania, travelled outbound on the inbound lanes, colliding with another 24-year-old driver… read more

Using a police report in the aftermath of a car accident

When Pittsburgh residents are involved in a serious car accident that causes injuries, they can often feel like things are spinning out of control quickly. The scene may be chaotic, with emergency personnel on the scene to treat all parties who have suffered injuries and tow trucks present to haul away the damaged vehicles. Medical… read more

What steps should I take immediately following PA car accident?

When getting behind the wheel of a motor-vehicle, it is a reality of life that everything may not go according to plan. It is possible that one could be involved in a motor-vehicle accident in which they themselves or their passengers are injured. While the possibility of this happening is slim, the outcome is potentially… read more

Texting could be to blame for PA car accident

We have all heard the horror stories about texting and driving on Pennsylvania roads. But, the reality is, although most people know the dangers, people are still texting and driving behind the wheel. Many drivers have made the responsible decision to put the phone down, while behind the wheel, but some are not heeding the… read more

Even accidents due to uninsured motorists can be compensable

Most drivers are responsible and would never think about letting their car insurance lapse, let alone get behind the wheel an uninsured driver. However, it’s true that there are several uninsured drivers on Pittsburgh roads today. When an uninsured motorist is involved in a car accident, others involved in the accident may not find out… read more

Is fault easy to prove in certain types of car accidents?

When Pittsburgh residents get behind the wheel, as they often do on a daily basis, they never think that they will be the one involved in a horrific car accident. The reality is that car accidents can happen anywhere, anytime and to anyone. Innocent drivers and passengers are involved in serious car accidents that can… read more