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Summer Driving Tips- Injury? Call DLP

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 […]

DLP Truck Accident Team Obtains $14.5 Million Susquehanna County Settlement

The Truck Accident litigation Trial Team at Dougherty Leventhal Price LLP finished 2014 by resolving several multi-million dollar cases.  These settlements come on the heals of last year’s $14.5 million dollar settlement in Susquehanna County.  The Dlp Truck Accident Team handling the case included Top 100 Trial Lawyers Patrick Dougherty and partners James Wetter and […]

Truck Accidents And How They Affect You If Involved

Big rigs have the lion’s share of freight transport in the United States. Millions of trucks hit the road every year, delivering food, raw materials for manufacturers and household goods. Even though it is possible for automobiles and commercial trucks to co-exist on the roadway, personal injury from the crushing blow of a big rig […]

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

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 […]

The Excessive Dangers Posed by Tractor-Trailer Accidents

The recent New Jersey tractor-trailer collision involving comedian Tracy Morgan has brought to the forefront the potential devastation associated with these types of accidents. In the June 7th accident, a Wal-Mart tractor-trailer driver failed to see the traffic ahead of him until it was too late.  He changed lanes abruptly, attempting to avoid a collision, but struck […]

The 6 Most Common Causes of Truck Accidents

The latest statistics from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) show that over 33,000 people died as the result of a vehicle accident in 2012. Vehicle accidents involving trucks accounted for over 3,900 of those fatalities. With hundreds of thousands of accidents on our roadways each year, many involving trucks, truck collisions are known to […]

Teens, Texting and Distracted Driving

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 […]

El Auge del fracturamiento hidráulico conduce al aumento – dlp pelea por los accidentes de Auto.y camiónes víctimas de lesiónes Personales en los condados de Bradford, Susquehanna, Wyoming, Tioga y otros de Marcellus Shale

Hace años este blog informó sobre un aumento significativo en el transito en la ruta 6 en NEPA. Otras noticias discuten el aumento en el número de accidentes de tránsito graves ocurridos a lo largo de la Pensilvania rural. Disparando el número de casos manejados por DLP y otras firmas de abogados de lesiones personales. […]

When Poor Safety Standards Lead to Truck Accidents and Injury

Three large truck manufacturers issued recalls on 18,000 trucks earlier this year. Mack, Navistar, and Caterpillar are recalling several truck models for issues with brakes, exhaust pipes, and problems with one model’s Electronic Power Distribution Module, leading to increased fire risks. Some of these trucks have been on the road for more than four years. These are […]

DLP Truck Trial Team Handling I-81 TRUCK ACCIDENT PERSONAL INJURY CASES in Luzerne, Lackawanna and Susquehanna Counties

The past several weeks has seen a tremendous influx of road construction work on Interstate 81 in Luzerne, Lackawanna and Susquehanna Counties.  Unfortunately, with the increase in the number of construction zones has come an increase in truck and car accidents.  The 12 Trial Lawyers at DLP have been retained in a number of recent […]