Posts Categorized: Auto Accidents

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Injury? Call Dlp- Attorney Tom Cummings- Summer Driving Tips

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With the summer vacation season now upon us, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) offers some helpful hints to make summer travel safe, efficient and enjoyable. We should all be sure to follow safe driving rules and to avoid distractions that could impair our driving abilities and increase the cahnce of an accident. A… Read more »

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Senate Committee Seeks To Weaken Some Important Trucking Regulations Meant To Combat Driver Fatigue

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Recent action by the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee in the area of federal truck safety regulations has many up in arms. The Committee added an amendment to a funding bill that repeals certain Hours of Service regulation changes enacted last summer for truckers. The timing of this effort has drawn a great deal of attention… Read more »

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Teens, Texting And Distracted Driving

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According to the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, the chances of a car crash increase by 23% when the driver texts while driving, and the National Safety Council reports that 1.5 million annual vehicular accidents are the result of texting while behind the wheel. This increased change of personal injury as the result of distracted driving… Read more »

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5 Important Steps To Take After A Car Accident In Pennsylvania

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No one steps out of their front door in the morning anticipating that they’ll be involved in a motor vehicle crash. Unfortunately, the countless accidents that occur every day in America alone prove that many people are inaccurate in this assumption. One of the most unfortunate parts of these incidents, other than property loss and… Read more »

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Injuries And Fatalities From Auto Accidents In Pennsylvania Increase In 2012

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Pennsylvania saw over 1,310 fatalities due to accidents in 2012, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In 2011, that number was 1,286. Drivers that cause fatal accidents may be impaired by drugs or alcohol, or they may be tired or may be distracted. Everyone hopes that they – and their loved ones… Read more »

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What Not To Do After An Accident

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Nobody likes to think about being in an accident, yet planning ahead for the possibility of an accident is important. Many accident victims jeopardize their health, safety and legal rights because they make critical mistakes after an accident. This is usually because the victims are in shock and aren’t prepared to deal with the complex… Read more »

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Scranton Moosic Wilkes Barre Kingston Accident Lawyers- Work Injury? Call Dlp

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According to figures recently released by the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, highway accidents were the most frequent type of workplace fatality in Pennsylvania in the year 2010 when such incidents caused 45 deaths. Highway accidents have historically been the most frequent fatal event in Pennsylvania for 17 of the last 19 years. The… Read more »

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Is There A Difference Between Car And Truck Accident Cases?

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In all likelihood, there will be a lot of differences between a truck and car accident case. The array of negligible parties and insurance coverage variances make these cases complex. While both auto accidents and truck accidents can cause injuries and even death to those involved, some factors are typical in semi-truck accidents and do… Read more »