Accidents

Summertime Car Accident Safety: What You Need to Know

July 12, 2019 | Accidents

The kids are out of school, the temperatures are soaring, and everyone’s calendars are full of barbeques, summer parties, and travel plans. That all sounds like the set-up of a great summer, and it’s also setting exactly the right conditions for summertime car accidents or collisions. No one wants to put a damper on their… read more

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Decides Important Insurance Case

April 8, 2019 | Accidents

This January, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court decided the case of Gallagher v. GEICO and issued what we consider to be an extremely important decision regarding Underinsured Motorist (UIM) coverage.   Underinsured Motorist (UIM) coverage is optional insurance coverage that allows a driver to recover insurance benefits or recover monetary damages for any injury they suffer because of an underinsured, negligent driver. In… read more

Winter slip and fall accidents: What you need to know

February 25, 2019 | Accidents

Pittsburgh’s harsh winters set up the conditions every year for many different types of accidents. During the snowy and icy winter months, weather-related accidents are never in short supply, but the most common type of wintertime accidents usually happen when someone is injured during a slip and fall. Throughout the cold winter months, snow piles… read more

Protect Yourself and Your Family with the Right Motorcycle Insurance

December 18, 2018 | Accidents

Pennsylvania is among the top states with the most registered motorcycle riders, so it’s not uncommon to see motorcyclists on rural and city streets across the state, joy-riding as recreation and using motorcycles as primary vehicles. Unfortunately, despite their continuous popularity, motorcycle crashes and fatalities increase year after year. Motorcycle accidents are some of the most… 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

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

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