Car Accident

Recent Posts in Car Accident Category

  • The Dangers of Driver Fatigue

    || 27-Feb-2015

    Early Friday morning, a driver lost control of his vehicle and slammed through the bay doors of a Philadelphia firehouse. The vehicle plowed through the building and pushed a new medic unit six to eight feet back. No firefighters were injured and the driver only suffered minor injuries. The crash happened shortly after 2:00 a.m., causing police officers to believe the driver of the vehicle fell ...
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  • What To Do If Your Insurance Company Won't Pay

    || 7-Feb-2014

    When you have insurance to protect your family, whether auto insurance or PIP (Personal Injury Protection), and you have faithfully paid your premiums, it can be a shock to have a claim denied, or a settlement offer than doesn't even cover your medical expenses, much less the other damages in your case. You may be under the impression that you will get fair treatment from an insurance company, ...
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  • Icy Roads Increase the Risk of Car Accidents in Philadelphia

    || 30-Jan-2014

    There has been an increase in the number of serious car accidents in the Philadelphia area due to the freezing temperature and icy roads. The recent accidents include on I-76, on Martin Luther King Drive, and in other areas of the state. Some roads, streets and highways have been closed due to impassable conditions. If you have been involved in a collision due to icy roads and have suffered an ...
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  • Car Accident Kills Child Walking on Sidewalk

    || 17-Jul-2013

    Chester, PA – Three young boys were walking along a sidewalk when out of nowhere, two vehicles came careening directly towards the trio, striking two of the young pedestrians. The collision that began in the street, poured into the sidewalk, injuring one of the boys and killing another; the third boy walked away unharmed. One boy was released from the hospital, but not without wounds from ...
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  • If you were injured in a motor vehicle accident in Pennsylvania, your lost wages may be payable by several automobile Insurance policies. To determine which automobile insurance policy may be responsible to pay your lost wages arising out of a motor vehicle accident, click here. If you are eligible to obtain first party "Income Loss Benefits" pursuant to 75 Pa.C.S. § 1712(2) based ...
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  • Who Pays Your Lost Wages for Lost Income Arising out of a Motor Vehicle Accident

    || 21-May-2013

    The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania requires all Pennsylvania automobile insurance policies to offer as an option, Income Loss Benefits (lost wages) for motor vehicle accidents taking place in Pennsylvania. However, because this is optional coverage and not required coverage, you may or may not be eligible for this coverage. Also, please note that Income Loss Benefits are not based on who negligently ...
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  • Time Limit to Seek Underinsured/Uninsured Motorist Benefits

    || 15-May-2013

    If you were injured in a car accident caused by a negligent driver who does not have sufficient automobile liability insurance ( underinsured motorist ) or has no insurance ( uninsured motorist ) to pay your claims for bodily injury (pain and suffering), excess medical bills and excess lost wages, you may have several automobile insurance policies available to you to seek payment of your Benefits. ...
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  • If you or someone you know is injured in a motor vehicle accident in Pennsylvania, while a vehicle occupant or a pedestrian or on a bicycle, due to the negligence of another, you may have the right to seek compensation for your bodily injuries, excess lost wages and excess medical bills. In Pennsylvania, with regard to your bodily injuries, you must first determine your tort status, i.e. whether ...
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  • The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania requires all Pennsylvania automobile insurance policies to offer as an option, Income Loss Benefits (lost wages) for motor vehicle accidents taking place in Pennsylvania. However, because this is optional coverage and not required coverage, you may or may not be eligible for this coverage. Also, please note that Income Loss Benefits are not based on who negligently ...
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  • If you or someone you know are injured in a motor vehicle accident while an occupant of a motor vehicle or as a pedestrian or on a bicycle, due to a negligent driver, then you have the right to seek compensation for your personal injuries, which consist of your bodily injuries, medical expenses and lost wages, from the negligent driver's automobile insurance company. However, do in part to the ...
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  • If you or someone you know is injured in a motor vehicle accident in Pennsylvania, while a vehicle occupant or a pedestrian or on a bicycle, you may have the right to seek compensation for your bodily injuries, lost wages and excess medical bills, which collectively are known as a personal injury claim. To obtain compensation for your personal injury claim, you must prove the negligence of the ...
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  • Springfield Hit and Run Leads to Victim's Death

    || 13-Mar-2013

    Springfield – An Upper Darby man has been charged in the death of a man arising from a hit and run accident that occurred in the early morning hours on North State Road on July 4th, 2012. The 29-year-old defendant appeared before Magisterial District Judge Anthony Scanlon; he waived his preliminary hearing and agreed to a straight waiver. According to police, the defendant was the driver of ...
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  • If you or someone you know is injured in a motor vehicle accident in Pennsylvania, while a vehicle occupant or a pedestrian or on a bicycle, your medical bills must be paid by automobile Insurance, not health insurance. After the applicable automobile insurance policy's medical benefits have been exhausted, then your health insurance will pay any excess medical bills that are still ...
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  • 1,336 Crashes Resulting in 7 Dead and 315 Injured During Holidays

    || 15-Jan-2013

    Between December 21 and Christmas Day, Pennsylvania state troopers reported there were 1,336 car-, truck- or other vehicle-related accidents that left 7 people dead and 315 people injured. In addition, troopers made 348 DUI arrest and issued 2,152 speeding citations. They also issued more than 300 citations to people who were not wearing seat belts and another 37 citations to drivers who had ...
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  • High School Sweethearts Die in Single-Vehicle Car Accident

    || 7-Jan-2013

    Around 6:15am on the morning of December 29, 2012, a car being driven by 18-year-old Thomas Bono was involved in a fatal accident when Bono allegedly lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a utility pole on Race Street in Lehigh County. Both Bono and his 18-year-old high school sweetheart, Jaenis Delos Santos, were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Two additional passengers, ...
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  • How Are You Able to Recover Lost Wages Arising Out of a Motor Vehicle Accident

    || 1-Oct-2012

    If you are injured in a motor vehicle accident in Pennsylvania and incur lost wages as a result of your injuries, you have two separate sources from which to possibly recover your lost wages. The first source is referred to as first party benefits, and possibly allows you to recover your lost wages under an automobile insurance policy that you are insured under. This source is referred to as first ...
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  • Sometimes when a person is injured in a motor vehicle accident, slip and fall or trip and fall, they can pursue a claim for personal injuries, known as pain and suffering, if their injuries were caused by the negligence of another person or business. Sometimes when a person is injured in a motor vehicle accident, slip and fall or trip and fall, they can pursue a worker's compensation claim for ...
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  • In Pennsylvania, every owner of a registered motor vehicle must obtain automobile insurance on their vehicle pursuant to 75 Pa. C.S. § 1701 et. seq. In 1990 the law was changed to enable vehicle owners to have a choice between the standard automobile insurance policy and a cheaper, less expensive automobile insurance policy. These two types of policies are known as a "full tort" ...
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  • All over the news and commercials, viewers are hearing of the latest new car models that provide the highest levels of safety around. New steels that can protect the passengers from new levels of accidents and impacts that are unheard of, airbags that have less of a head and chest trauma when deployed. All these additions sound great, so why is there a growing concern with car safety still? The ...
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  • Car Accidents: Other Cars Aren't the Only Enemy

    || 1-Aug-2012

    According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, statistics for the first three months of this year show that there have already been around 7,630 people who have been involved in fatal car accidents. This is just between the months of January and March of 2012. Unfortunately car accidents are one of the leading causes in deaths in the United States, it is a sad truth to have to face. Even with ...
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  • In Pennsylvania, every owner of a registered motor vehicle must obtain automobile insurance on their vehicle pursuant to 75 Pa. C.S. § 1701 et. seq. In 1990 the law was changed to enable vehicle owners to have a choice between the standard automobile insurance policy and a cheaper, less expensive automobile insurance policy. These two types of policies are known as a "full tort" ...
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  • In Pennsylvania, every owner of a registered motor vehicle must obtain automobile insurance on their vehicle pursuant to 75 Pa. C.S. § 1701 et. seq. In 1990 the law was changed to enable vehicle owners to have a choice between the standard automobile insurance policy and a cheaper, less expensive automobile insurance policy. These two types of policies are known as a "full tort" ...
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  • In Pennsylvania, every owner of a registered motor vehicle must obtain automobile insurance on their vehicle pursuant to 75 Pa. C.S. § 1701 et. seq. In 1990 the law was changed to enable vehicle owners to have a choice between the standard automobile insurance policy and a cheaper, less expensive automobile insurance policy. These two types of policies are known as a "full tort" ...
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  • Whenever you are injured while an occupant of a commercial vehicle that is involved in a motor vehicle accident in Pennsylvania, you automatically have unrestricted full tort rights to pursue a personal injury claim. A commercial vehicle is one that is not owned by an individual, but rather by a business. Examples of commercial vehicles are all types of buses, including SEPTA buses, private buses ...
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  • Bicyclist's Rights in a Motor Vehicle Accident

    || 12-Mar-2012

    A bicyclist has the right of way in a designated bicycle lane. Where there is no designated bicycle travel lane, the bicyclist has the same rights and responsibilities as motor vehicle operators on streets and roadways. Thus, when a bicyclist is in a travel lane on a city street, motor vehicle operators must yield the right of way to the bicyclist before merging into or crossing the ...
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