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How Does Pennsylvania Auto Insurance Work After an Accident?

Posted January 24, 2017 | Car

You’re a careful, defensive driver.  You never thought it would happen to you, but you’ve just been involved in a serious car accident.  You know you have the auto insurance you’re required to carry by law, but you’ve never been in a crash before and don’t know what to expect.  Insurance can be a confusing… read more

Enhanced Penalties for Texting While Driving in Pennsylvania Under New “Daniel’s Law”

Posted January 20, 2017 | Car

On November 4, 2016, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed into law House Bill 2025, nicknamed “Daniel’s Law,” to promote better road safety by reducing the number of auto accidents caused by distracted driving.  Named for Daniel Gallatin, a father, volunteer firefighter, and military veteran who was killed in a fatal motorcycling accident caused by a… read more

Does Your Vehicle Have One of the Top 5 Most Common Defects that Cause Car Accidents in Pennsylvania?

Posted January 17, 2017 | Car

Most car accidents are caused by driver errors, such as speeding, following too closely, or running red lights.  However, deadly auto accidents can also be caused by vehicle defects.  Could one of the most dangerous defects be lurking in your car or truck?  Philadelphia car accident lawyer Brent Wieand sifts through PennDOT data to uncover… read more

How Many Car Accidents Happen on Thanksgiving?

Posted November 22, 2016 | Car

You’ll probably spend a few hours in the car over your Thanksgiving holiday.  Unfortunately, you’re likely to share the road with drivers who are tired, distracted, intoxicated, or all three, especially later in the evening when people are returning from parties and family gatherings.  But how much danger are you really in?  And how do… read more

The Top 10 Counties in Pennsylvania That Are Most Dangerous for Drunk Driving Accidents

Posted October 12, 2016 | Car

Drunk driving is a preventable yet widespread source of car accidents in the United States.  As a Philadelphia drunk driving accident lawyer, I have seen firsthand how Pennsylvanians are affected by this problem.  There are plenty of statistics showing what a common and serious issue this is, with PennDOT attributing 345 fatalities to DUI crashes… read more

PennDOT Statistics Show Increase in Pennsylvania Car Accident Deaths and Injuries in 2015

Posted October 10, 2016 | Car

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) releases an annual statewide report on auto accident deaths and injuries.  By comparing these reports from year to year, it’s possible to see how crash trends and accident statistics change locally over time.  Unfortunately, the data doesn’t always paint an optimistic picture.  According to recent PennDOT statistics, crash-related injuries… read more

What is the Most Dangerous Time of Day to Drive in Pennsylvania?

Posted October 5, 2016 | Car

The frightening reality is that a car accident can occur on any day, in any setting, in any type of weather conditions.  However, the likelihood of an accident fluctuates depending on certain factors, down to the time of day you are driving.  In this article, Philadelphia car crash injury lawyer Brent Wieand examines the latest… read more

PennDOT Crash Statistics Show How Effective Airbags Really Are Against Car Accident Injuries

Posted September 29, 2016 | Car

Along with seatbelts, airbags are one of the most important safety features in any vehicle. Whether you drive a compact car, a family SUV, a pickup truck, or a sporty convertible, your airbag is a key line of defense against serious car accident injuries. But just how well do airbags really work? Philadelphia car accident… read more

Can I Get Compensated for Car Accident Injuries if I Wasn’t Wearing My Seatbelt?

Posted September 12, 2016 | Car

After you’ve been injured in a car accident, you may be able to recover compensation if the crash or collision was caused by the other driver’s careless actions.  But what if you weren’t wearing your seatbelt at the time of the accident?  Is it still possible to get compensated for your injuries if you didn’t… read more

How Long Will it Take to Settle My Pennsylvania Car Accident Claim?

Posted September 1, 2016 | Car

An experienced Philadelphia auto accident attorney like Brent Wieand can help you fight for injury compensation after you have been hurt in a car crash in Pennsylvania.  As you begin the claims process, which may be unfamiliar to you, you are probably feeling anxious to know what you can expect in the days ahead.  This… read more