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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 (…)

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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 (…)

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5 Important Steps to Take After a Car Accident in Pennsylvania

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 (…)

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Los Abogados de lesiones personales de DLP manejan los casos de motocicletas en Bradford, Susquehanna, Tioga, Wyoming, Pike, Wayne y otros condados.

La Primavera del 2014 ya está aquí!!!!  Los Motociclistas empezaran a  romper sus bicicletas y a llenar las escenas de nuestras carreteras en cifras récord.  Lamentablemente los accidentes ocurrirán más a  menudo.  La mayoría de las veces el operador de la moto es la víctima inocente.  Ya que los operadores no están atentos y no (…)

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DLP Personal Injury Lawyers Handle Motorcycle Cases in Bradford, Susquehanna, Tioga, Wyoming, Pike, Wayne and other Counties.

Spring 2014 is finally here!!  Motorcycle riders will be breaking out their bikes and hitting our scenic highways in record numbers.  Unfortunately accidents will all to often occur.  Most of the time the motorcycle operator is the innocent victim.  Drivers are not attentive and fail to respect the motorcycle on the roadway.  Many operators suffer (…)

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Injuries and Fatalities from Auto Accidents in Pennsylvania Increase in 2012

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 (…)

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What Not to Do After an Accident

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 (…)

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Your cell phone and driving; what’s the law in Pennsylvania?

On August 24, 2011, Steven Rockwell was driving his motorcycle and traveling eastbound on East Union Street in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania near its intersection with North Washington Street. At the same time, Glen Knott was traveling westbound on East Union Street at the same intersection. Knott was driving a Ford van and working for (…)

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DLP’S WAYNE COUNTY OFFICE HANDLES MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT CASES IN HONESDALE AND ELSEWHERE

DLP and managing partner Cal Leventhal have an office on Route 191 handling motorcycle and auto accident cases in Wayne County.  DLP lawyers have collected millions of dollars for motorcycle drivers and riders.  Motorcycle accident cases involve special laws and knowledge.  If you or a loved one need a lawyer skilled in motorcycle crashes—CALL DLP!! (…)

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DLP Lawyers Requested to Speak to Motorcycle Rider Group on Motorcycle Accidents in NEPA

Recently lawyers from DLP were asked to speak at a meeting of a local motorcycle rider club on motorcycle accidents and motor cycle insurance coverage.  DLP lawyers have handle many serious motorcycle accident cases and have the knowledge and experience to lecture on motorcycle accidents.  Remember–Motorcycle accident in Lackawanna, Luzerne, Pike, Wyoming, Sullivan, Bradford, Susquehanna, (…)

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DLP Lawyers Represent Motorcycle Accident Victims in Lackawanna, Luzerne, and Pocono Regions

Lawyers at DLP were contacted this week to represent three (3) new motorcycle accident victims.  All of the new clients were severely injured due to the negligence of other drivers.  Because motorcycle crashes involve special laws and insurance coverages it is important that injured motorcycle operators contact experienced litigators such as the 13 trial lawyers (…)

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NEPA Hit by Increase in Motorcycle Accidents This Summer—DLP Lawyers Represent Motorcycle Crash Victims in Lackawanna, Luzerne, Wayne, Susquehanna, Pike, Bradford and Other Counties

This past month has been rough on motorcycle riders in NEPA.  Not a day or so goes by without reports of riders being injured or killed in serious motorcycle accidents.  With more bikers enjoying the beautiful weather and the great scenic roads of Pennsylvania it is inevitable that accidents will occur.  The 13 Trial Lawyers (…)

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DLP Lawyers Fight for Motorcycle Crash Victims!!

Over the past 35 years the trial lawyers at DLP have handled many serious motorcycle accident cases.  DLP has collected millions of dollars for its clients.  DLP lawyers have the experience and resources to handle even the most complex motorcycle accident claims.  Just recently DLP lawyers were hired on several catastrophic motorcycle accident cases and (…)

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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 (…)

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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.  (…)

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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

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.  (…)

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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 (…)

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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

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 (…)

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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

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 (…)

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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 (…)

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