What Happens if You are in a Crash with a Pennsylvania Horse and Buggy
There is so much that is unique about Pennsylvania. One of those things is the way that buggies and motor vehicles share the road in a manner not seen in other parts of the country. Most of the time buggies and motor vehicles are able to coexist peacefully because both types of drivers are required […]
New Developments in Pennsylvania Distracted Driving Legislation
Last week, the Pennsylvania Senate voted, 41- 8, to: Ban handheld cell phones while driving. This includes holding a cell phone to talk, text, surf the web, and check e-mail. Drivers would still be able to talk on the phone while driving if using a hands free device, unless they are under age 18 in […]
Allentown Cell Phone Ordinance Overturned
As an accidental death lawyer, I am concerned about the current lack of distracted driving laws in Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania currently does not have a distracted driving law that prohibits texting while driving or any other form of cell phone use while driving. Some municipalities had enacted ordinances to deal with the problem. Allentown and Bethlehem […]
Why Limited Tort May Not Mean Limited Recovery
As soon as you hear the words “limited tort” uttered by an insurance agent, it is important to contact an experienced limited tort lawyer. Why You Should Contact a Limited Tort Lawyer You may not in fact have limited tort coverage. Just because an insurance agent says you have a limited tort policy does mean […]
Are You Sure Your Baby is Safe?
Baby equipment can be expensive. It is possible to find good deals online, at yard sales and at thrift shops. However, as an accidental death lawyer, I recommend that you know what you are purchasing and that you research whether any recalls have been issued. Why You Should Research Baby Equipment Recently, a Lancaster family […]
Insurance adjusters are employed by companies who profit from scaring you away from making a claim, when they would otherwise be responsible for paying you. Many people contact us because they’ve been in an automobile accident and they chose the “limited tort” option on their insurance policy. The insurance company said that they are not […]
How Old is Too Old to Drive?
The answer to that question is not a chronological age but rather a combination of factors that may make an older person dangerous to themselves or to others. If your loved one is experiencing any of the following signs then it might be time for him to stop driving and to start taking alternative forms […]
When to Report an Accident to the Police
If you witness an accident, or if you are involved in a relatively minor accident, you might be wondering whether you should contact the police. Some people are naturally hesitant to involve the authorities if they don’t have to. Other people believe that the costs related to the accident can be resolved amicably with the […]
Will Pennsylvania Reconsider a Motorcycle Helmet Law?
In 2003, Pennsylvania changed its motorcycle helmet law. Now, a rider who is 21 years or older, has 2 or more years experience riding a motorcycle, and passes a safety course can decide for himself whether or not to wear a helmet. State law does not require it. Pennsylvania is not alone. Historically nearly all […]
How To Keep Your Children Safe in the Car: Pennsylvania Car Seat Laws
Approximately 7,000 children under the age of five are involved in Pennsylvania car crashes each year, according to the Pennsylvania Driver’s Manual published by the Pennsylvania Department of Motor Vehicles. For the safety of all children, ages birth – 18, Pennsylvania has enacted child restraint laws. Pennsylvania Child Restraint Laws Children Under the Age of […]