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Accident Prevention

The leading cause of injury in the United States is not car accidents but falls. Car accidents are #4 according to the National Center for Health Statistics (as for the leading cause of death, that depends on how old you are – for people under 45 accidents, not illnesses, are the leading cause of death). […]

Emotional Distress

A 17 year old is walking home from church with his father when a drunk driver runs him over.  The 17 year old is killed instantly, the father is untouched.  Should the father be able to recover for his “emotional distress” even though he wasn’t physically injured?   The insurance company said that its policy only […]

Cell Phone Use While Driving

The Secretary of Transportation for the US government, Ray LaHood, has weighed in on cell phone use.  The U.S. Department of Transportation has decreed (by Rule) that interstate truck and bus drivers are prohibited from using cell phones.  He was quoted as saying, “when drivers of large trucks, buses and hazardous materials take their eyes […]

Shouldn’t the Other Driver’s Insurance Company Pay My Medical Bills?

Many people have asked me over the years why their own insurance company has to pay their medical bills when they have been involved in a car accident:  “Shouldn’t the other driver’s insurance company pay my medical bills?” Under Pennsylvania’s “Financial Responsibility” law, car insurance policies are required to include coverage for the medical bills […]

Motorcycle Accidents in Bucks County

Perhaps it need not be stated that motorcycling can be dangerous.  But these statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) demonstrate just how dangerous: More than 5,000 U.S. traffic accidents in 2007 resulted in the death of motorcyclists, up seven percent from the previous year. More than 103,000 motorcyclists were injured in that […]

Daylight Savings Time and Auto Accidents

Springtime! A time for blooms, buds, flowers and warm breezes!  A good time to remind your family of the importance of being well rested to avoid injury while they’re having fun. Did you know that Daylight Savings Time seems to cause accidents?  Yes, unfortunately, it’s true!  Studies based on statistics of the National Highway Traffic […]

How to know if you have an Auto Accident Lawsuit?

How Do You Know if You Have an Auto Accident Lawsuit? To have a reasonable chance of a viable case in an auto accident, certain minimum conditions must exist.  By viable, it should be one in which… There are sufficient damages to justify the time and effort of litigating the case There is a reasonable […]


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