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LA IMPORTANCIA DE UI/ UIM EN EL CUBRIMIENTO DEL SEGURO DE SU AUTOMOVIL

Muchas personas pagan mucho dinero por el cubrimiento de su seguro, para proteger a extraños que podrían chocar con usted. Así, ellos y la familia de ellos están totalmente protegidos. La mayoría de las personas en Pensilvania maneja con poco Seguro o nada de seguro. A estas personas se refiere la ley como asegurados (UIM) […]

Construction Sites and Ladder Injuries – Most are Preventable

The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons states that more than 560,000 people are treated for ladder injuries in the U.S. every year. If the proper work conditions, safety instructions, and equipment were provided, countless numbers of these injuries could have been prevented. The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) has requirements in place that are […]

How No Fault Auto Insurance Laws Can Affect Your Case

The majority of Americans have no clue what “no-fault insurance” is. Of course, this is mainly because most states don’t have no-fault systems in place for auto insurance policies. Twelve U.S. states though, spanning from Pennsylvania to as far as Hawaii, do have systems in which a person who suffers a personal injury in an […]

OWNERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR WANDERING LIVESTOCK ANIMALS & PETS – DLP REPRESENTS SERIOUSLY INJURED VICTIMS OF AUTO, TRUCK, BUS & MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS

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 […]

THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE POLICE URGES DRIVERS TO WEAR SEATBELTS – DLP REPRESENTS SERIOUSLY INJURED VICTIMS OF AUTO, TRUCK, BUS & MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS

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.  […]

YOU KNOW THE RISKS OF DRIVING RECKLESSLY . . .DO YOUR TEENAGE CHILDREN? DLP REPRESENTS SERIOUS INJURED VICTIMS OF AUTO, TRUCK, BUS AND MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS

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.  […]

SLOW DOWN WHEN DRIVING THROUGH CONSTRUCTION ZONES – DLP REPRESENTS SERIOUSLY INJURED VICTIMS OF AUTO, TRUCK, BUS AND MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

VEHICLE INSPECTIONS PROMOTE SAFETY – DLP REPRESENTS SERIOUSLY INJURED VICTIMS OF AUTO, TRUCK, BUS AND MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS

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 […]