Ten of the Strangest Traffic Laws in the U.S. and Abroad

PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania. Most of us, we hope, know the basics about traffic law before we get behind the wheel. Obey the speed limit, stop at red lights, and put down that cell phone. Yet, not many Americans know about some of the more bizarre traffic laws still in place across the country. What are they? [...]

Worst Speeders May Face the Fewest Penalties

PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, speeding is the leading contributing factor leading to accidents in the U.S. The NHTSA estimates that speeding costs individuals and society an estimated $40.4 billion each year. Speeding was cited as a contributing factor in 30% of all fatal accidents. Speeding puts everyone at risk. [...]

I Wasn’t Wearing a Helmet in My Motorcycle Accident: Can I Sue?

PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania. Under Pennsylvania law, individuals are required to wear a helmet by law unless they are over 21 years old and have two years riding experience, or they have completed an approved motorcycle safety course. In Pennsylvania, individuals are required to wear both a helmet and protective eyewear. If you were in a motorcycle [...]

Do Personal Injury Cases Rely on Negligence?

Personal injury cases generally stand on the basis of negligence. If a driver was speeding and happens to crash into another vehicle, they were engaging in negligent behavior which contributed to causing the accident. If an employer fails to adequately train a worker and sends them out into the field inexperienced, they can be held [...]

Can I Recover Compensation in a Personal Injury Claim If I Was Partially At-Fault?

Although each personal injury claim is unique, all of these cases are founded on the concept of negligence. Put simply, negligence refers to a wrongdoing that causes another person an injury or loss. […]

5 Tips to Remember When Taking Photos of a Car Accident Scene

According to the Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association, the average liability claim for property damage in 2013 was more than $3,000, and the average liability claim for injuries was more than $15,000. These are only averages, though, and it is important to remember that some claims were for significantly more. […]

How Can I Recover Compensation after an Accident with an Uninsured Driver?

A car accident with an uninsured motorist is more likely to happen than most people realize. In 2012, about 6.5 percent of drivers in Pennsylvania did not have auto insurance. […]

Can I Sue Uber after an Accident with an Uber Driver?

Uber performs background checks on all of its drivers, and the company does not employ drivers who have had a recent DUI or a significant number of traffic violations. Unfortunately, even the most responsible motorists are not immune to accidents, and the fast growth of Uber has led to an increase in rideshare collisions. [...]

 

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