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Mental distractions can contribute to car accidents

Distracted drivers are seen on Pennsylvania roads every day. Most times they are pretty easy to spot. They are the ones putting on makeup, fixing their hair, eating, reading or playing with their cell phones or other electronics. Their lack of attention to what is going on around them is obvious, as they struggle to remain in their lane, fail to follow traffic signals or signs or even cause accidents. When car accidents happen as a result of drivers being distracted, they may be held responsible for any losses suffered by their victims or -- in the event of fatality -- their victims' loved ones.

Car accidents related to winter weather still an issue

While there have been days of gorgeous weather, bringing hopes of an early Spring, it is still the winter season, which brings along with it various road hazards. Winter driving is not easy, even for the most skilled drivers. There are certain precautions that must be taken in order to prevent car accidents. Unfortunately, as seen after one of the most recent snow storms, weather-related collisions are very much an issue in Pennsylvania.

Limited tort coverage: work with experienced attorney to protect right to noneconomic damages

In our last post, we began looking at the requirements of insurance coverage here in Pennsylvania, and specifically at the differences between full and limited tort coverage, which is a choice every driver has to make regarding coverage. As we noted, there are certain exceptions that apply to limited tort coverage which can allow policyholders to sue for non-economic damages, despite the general waiver of the ability to do so.

Full vs. limited tort coverage: protecting your right to noneconomic damages

Car insurance is an absolutely critical resource for those who are involved in motor vehicle accidents, and it is important for accident victims to understand and pursue their insurance entitlements following an accident.

Massive car accident on I-90 in Erie County


This time of year, drivers in Erie County are all too aware of nature's fury. Even one's daily commute can prove life-threatening if bad weather or distracted drivers are a presence on the roads. In some cases, particularly on highways and interstates, a pileup may occur when enough cars run into each other. This happened recently on I-90, when snow and an icy slickness covered the roadway.

Taking the pressure off handling insurance


Insurance companies are notoriously difficult to deal with, especially when someone is in the vulnerable position of recovering from a car accident. Even if an Erie accident victim has top-notch insurance, and the other driver has solid insurance coverage as well, the post-accident period can be highly confusing. The solid experience of a team like

Winter weather and trucks: A perilous combination


The Erie area's notorious winter weather presents a host of driving challenges for any driver, but especially for those who operate large semi-trucks. Any large, heavy vehicle requires a longer stopping time than smaller, lighter vehicles, but allowing more time for stopping is just one among many safety precautions that truck drivers must take during the winter months. In order to prioritize safety and avoid

PA car accident victims: more than just drivers and passengers


When residents of Erie think of the term "car accident victim," they may be likely to picture a driver or a passenger. Indeed, countless car accident victims both locally and across the country are other occupants of a motor vehicle. Nonetheless, there are many other types of accident victims who can benefit from consultation with

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