Steps to Take After a Car Accident

In recent years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported a marked increase in the number of fatal car accidents in the United States. In fact, that number increased between 2014 to 2016 by 14 percent. This was the largest increase in 53 years. The best way to handle an accident is ensuring that all passengers are wearing seat belts. Seat belts save lives when they are worn properly. This is especially true for children under the age[…] Read More

Motorcycle Safety Tips

When spring and summer are in full bloom, motorcyclists dust off their bikes and head out on the road. Before hitting the open road, motorcyclists and motor vehicle drivers should be aware of safety tips that could prevent fatal accidents. Safety Tips for Motor Vehicle Drivers Regarding Motorcycles Motorists should first be aware that when the weather is warm, more motorcycles will be on the road and they should be aware that motorcycles could be in their blind spots since[…] Read More

Exercise Can Prevent Falls in Older Adults

Preventing slip and falls can also prevent fatal injuries. Within a year, about 33,000 people over the age of 65 in the United States are fatally injured from falls. About one in three individuals over the age of 65 reported that they had fallen within a year. Reducing the number of falls among older adults is likely the best way to treat this problem and reduce premise liability claims that can accompany these falls when they happen in public places.[…] Read More

Bicycle Safety Tips

A beautiful day for a bike ride can turn into a nightmare if the cyclist and a motor vehicle collide. Cyclists have little protection from this type of impact, so the results may prove fatal or cause serious, permanent injuries. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), cyclists account for two percent of all traffic fatalities and injuries within a year. Many automobile drivers simply do not know much about road safety rules when it comes to cyclists.[…] Read More

Slip and Fall Accidents at Restaurants

Slip and fall accidents can occur in restaurants due to negligence on part of the restaurant owner. Restaurants should do everything in their power to ensure safety to avoid accidents that injure customers. Slip and fall accidents are cause for premises liability lawsuits. This liability happens when an accident occurs on a property where the owner was negligent to uphold reasonable care. Restaurants Must Maintain Floors Restaurants can take precautions to avoid slip and fall accidents by laying down mats[…] Read More

Self-Driving Cars and Liability

As technology advances, Philadelphia car accident attorneys are getting up to speed on how self-driving cars work and their advantages and disadvantages.  Although self-driving cars are not yet popular in the Philadelphia area, the state of California has taken a friendlier stance toward allowing these cars on the road.  One of the primary concerns with self-driving cars is who to blame when accidents occur. Who is at Fault? From 2014 to 2017, California has seen approximately 30 car accidents in[…] Read More

Predicted Distracted Driving Risk

Anyone out on the road at any time is at risk of having an accident involving a distracted driver. Even if you do not use your cellphone while driving, that does not mean other behaviors behind the wheel will not put you at risk. If you engage in any of these practices while driving, you can easily become distracted: Eating or drinking Smoking cigarettes Changing the radio station Adjusting climate controls Rubbernecking Allowing loose pets in the vehicle Driving with[…] Read More

The Dangers of Winter Slip and Fall Accidents

Several factors combine to form a perfect storm of conditions for slip and fall accidents in the winter season. Some of these conditions, examined in greater detail, include the following: Inclement Weather Slick and icy roads can make it harder for a driver to avoid a collision with a pedestrian. Sleet puddles and ice patches on poorly treated or untreated walkways may also impact the way a pedestrian moves near the road. They may be less likely to pay attention[…] Read More

Simulated Accidents Teach Lessons

For some time, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol has been a significant cause of car accidents. Today, distracted driving, which includes anything that takes your attention away from the road, is on the rise. Talking or texting on the phone, eating, adjusting music controls, and using a navigation system can distract a driver. According to the National Highway Traffic Administration, in 2015, 3,477 car accidents involving distracted driving resulted in fatalities. The largest age group reported as[…] Read More

Avoiding Work-Zone Related Accidents

The United States Department of Transportation (DOT) states that there is a work-zone related car accident every five minutes throughout the nation. In fact, work-zones are listed among the most common element in fatal car accidents. The usual flow of traffic is interrupted by lane closures, shifting lanes, warning signs, lights, barrels, flags, vehicles, and workers. Extreme caution is required to avoid work-zone related car accidents as data consistently shows that traffic accidents increase in work-zones. The following are actions[…] Read More