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Owners Are Responsible For Wandering Livestock Animals & Pets – Dlp Represents Seriously Injured Victims Of Auto, Truck, Bus & Motorcycle Accidents

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Owners of livestock animals and pets have an obligation to make sure that their animals do not wander off of their property onto neighboring roadways.  The reason is obvious . . . animals wandering about or darting onto a roadway can and do cause serious motor vehicle accidents.  In Pennslyvania, every year multiple horses, cows and… Read more »

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The Pennsylvania State Police Urges Drivers To Wear Seatbelts – Dlp Represents Seriously Injured Victims Of Auto, Truck, Bus & Motorcycle Accidents

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The Pennsylvania State Police is marketing an ad campaign titled “Click it or Ticket”.  The objective of the campaign is to raise awareness of the dangers of driving/occupying a vehicle without a seatbelt.  The campaign warns drivers that they will receive two tickets and two fines if they are cited for a traffic violation and at that time also found to be unbuckled. … Read more »

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You Know The Risks Of Driving Recklessly . . .do Your Teenage Children? Dlp Represents Serious Injured Victims Of Auto, Truck, Bus And Motorcycle Accidents

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You know it is extremely dangerous to speed through a construction zone.  You know it is extremely dangerous to drink and drive.  You know it is extremely dangerous to text while driving.  You also know that you should not get into a vehicle as a passenger with any driver who engages in such reckless conduct. … Read more »

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Slow Down When Driving Through Construction Zones – Dlp Represents Seriously Injured Victims Of Auto, Truck, Bus And Motorcycle Accidents

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Summer is here!  With the warm weather in Northeastern Pennsylvania comes road construction work.  Pennsylvania law doubles traffic fines for motorists who speed through active construction work zones.  The reason for the increased fines is obvious . . . construction workers are subject to a great risk of injury when a vehicle speeds through an active work… Read more »

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Pennslyvania Law Allows Recovery Against Negligent Bars And Restaurants Who Serve Visibly Intoxicated Patrons – Dlp Represents Seriously Injured Victims Of Auto, Truck, Bus And Motorcycle Accidents

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Pennsylvania law allows innocent victims of drunk driver accidents to recover damages against negligent bars and restaurants that serve visibly intoxicated patrons.  This theory of recovery is commonly referred to as dramshop liability.  These cases are usually very difficult to prove as you need evidence of the drunk driver’s blood alcohol content (BAC) while in the establishment drinking and… Read more »

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Pennsylvania Law Requires Drivers To Illuminate Their Headlights When Using Their Windshield Wipers – Dlp Represents Seriously Injured Victims Of Auto, Truck, Bus And Motorcycle Accidents

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On Dec. 1, 2006, the Pennsylvania General Assembly enacted the headlight wiper law, section 4302 of the Pennsylvania Code. It went into effect Jan. 29, 2007.  The intention of the law is to make vehicles more visible to one another in inclement weather.   The headlight wiper law states that a driver must turn on his… Read more »

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Vehicle Inspections Promote Safety – Dlp Represents Seriously Injured Victims Of Auto, Truck, Bus And Motorcycle Accidents

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Pennsylvania law requires all drivers to have their vehicles inspected by a state-licensed inspection service facility each year.  Some people consider the vehicle inspection process to be a hassle and/or a “money-grab” by the state.  However, we all benefit from the law because it ensures that unsafe vehicles will be kept off of Pennsylvanis roads.  Obviously, if a vehicle… Read more »

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Northeastern Pennsylvania Roads Are Dangerous – Dlp Represents Seriously Injured Victims Of Auto, Truck, Bus And Motorcycle Accidents

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Anyone that drives in Northeastern Pennsylvania knows that the roads in this area are generally in bad condition.  The Scranton Times reported today that a study issued by the research group TRIP reveals that the condition of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s roads and bridges costs each Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area motorist an average of $1,320 annually.  That total is broken down… Read more »

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Motorcycle Helmits Prevent Serious Injuries And Save Lives – Dlp Represents Seriously Injured Victims Of Auto, Truck, Bus And Motorcycle Accidents

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Under pressure from motorcycle enthusiasts, the Pennsylvania legislature repealed the state’s motorcycle helmit law several years ago.  However, statistics continue to show that helmits are effective in reducing serious head injuries and fatalities caused by motorcycle accidents.  Therefore, even though the law does require you to wear a helmit when driving a motorcycle, you would have to be crazy… Read more »

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Workers’ Compensation Does Not Fully Replace Your Lost Wages – Dlp Represents Seriously Injured Victims Of Auto, Truck, Bus And Motorcycle Accidents

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Generally, workers’ compensation provides benefits to pay an injured worker lost wages during the period he or she is unable to work due to a work injury.  However, workers’ compensation benefits do not pay the injured worker the full amount of his regular weekly earnings.  Rather, depending on the injured worker’s average weekly wage (AWW), workers’ compensation benefits… Read more »