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Fireworks Safety in Pennsylvania 2018

July 2, 2018 | Uncategorized

Independence Day is a festive time for American families, and many Americans enjoy celebrating our Nation’s independence with fireworks. However, fireworks do present certain hazards. Even seemingly harmless fireworks can still cause severe injuries. Each state has their own specific laws regarding fireworks. In Pennsylvania, fireworks are legal. But before grabbing your lighter, consider the… read more

Is Lane Splitting Legal in Pennsylvania?

June 25, 2018 | Accidents

Lane splitting is a controversial practice that is often the subject of hot debate. California was the first to legalize the practice, yet not without its share of controversy. Is lane splitting legal in Pennsylvania? Do legislators have any current plans to address it? Learn all about the practice of lane splitting and what to… read more

Texting and Driving Statistics

June 25, 2018 | Accidents, Blog

Texting and driving presents a threat to everyone on the road. Despite the fact that most states, including Pennsylvania, have a texting and driving ban, many people continue to engage in this dangerous practice. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is just one organization that collects information regarding texting and driving – according to their… read more

Allegheny County Pedestrian Accidents: 2018 Study

June 5, 2018 | Accidents

Pedestrian fatalities in Pennsylvania have steadily dropped in the past few years, but the danger of pedestrian collisions still remains a viable threat, especially in Allegheny County. On February 23, 2018, a pedestrian was the victim of a hit-and-run at the intersection of Beaver Avenue and Franklin Street in the Chateau neighborhood of Pittsburgh. And… read more

Seatbelt Injuries

May 29, 2018 | Personal Injury

Seatbelts are an essential, lifesaving safety feature. The NHSTA estimates that seatbelts save tens of thousands of lives each year. The restraining force of a seatbelt can protect a car accident victim from permanently disabling injuries and death. Unfortunately, these life-saving mechanisms can lead to injuries of their own. If you recently suffered harm caused… read more

Rain and Car Accidents

May 29, 2018 | Accidents

Snow and ice are mainstays in the Pittsburgh area, but federal data suggests they’re not the worst deadly driving hazard. While inclement weather, be it rain, snow, or fog, causes 7000 deaths throughout the country each year, rain actually causes more driving deaths than snow in 39 states. The Auto Insurance Center analyzed data from… read more

Car Accidents on Vacation

April 24, 2018 | Accidents

Passport? Check. International charger adapters? Check. International driving permit – what? A person may think he or she is ready to travel, only to forget one of the most important aspects of traveling – staying safe. Few people know that car crashes are the No. 1 cause of death among travelers who are healthy, according… read more

Who is Liable in an Accident Caused by a Pothole?

April 12, 2018 | Accidents

Potholes, which are depressions or cavities in roadways, are typically caused by wear. They usually occur in areas with heavy traffic and poor drainage, and where road maintenance doesn’t keep up with demand. During the 1950s to the 1970s, the U.S. invested in thousands of miles of highways that were expected to last 50 years,… read more

Q & A with Hal Waldman – Nursing Home Abuse Litigator

March 23, 2018 | Personal Injury

There is no substitute for experience – Q & A with attorney Hal Waldman — a nursing home abuse litigator who has 40+ years’ experience owning and operating a nursing home & personal care home in Western Pennsylvania.   What puts you in a unique position as an attorney who prosecutes nursing home abuse cases?… read more