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How to Spot the Signs of Sexual Abuse

September 17, 2018 | Uncategorized

Sexual abuse of children is a serious crime that can have lasting effects on a child’s health and mental wellbeing. Unfortunately, such abuse happens far too often, with hundreds of child sexual abuse cases reported daily. In response to these crimes, Pennsylvania has started to conduct grand jury investigations into the matter, with other states… read more

Top 10 Unsafe Summer Toys

August 17, 2018 | Personal Injury

In Pittsburgh and throughout the state, summer is still in full swing. Kids are enjoying their last days of vacation and outdoor summer toys are a big part of the fun. Unfortunately, some toys aren’t safe for children. The consumer watch group, W.A.T.C.H. – World Against Toys Causing Harm – offers a list of the… read more

What If the Other Party Lies on a Car Accident Report?

August 17, 2018 | Accidents, Blog

After a car accident, the negligent party’s insurer must compensate victims for the costs associated with injuries and property damage. Deciphering who is at fault after a car accident can be difficult even when both parties are acting with integrity. When the other party lies on a car accident report, it can make the situation… read more

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