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Category: Vehicle Accidents

Will Insurance Pay if I’m Hit by a Car as a Pedestrian in Philadelphia?

Posted September 21, 2017 | Vehicle Accidents

With its historic architecture, eclectic food scene, and plenty of shops and museums to visit, Philadelphia is every pedestrian’s dream city. On the other hand, Philadelphia’s narrow streets, chaotic intersections, and aggressive drivers can also make it a pedestrian’s nightmare. If you are hit by a car while walking in Philadelphia, you should contact a… read more

2 Pedestrians Injured in a Car Accident in Center City, PA

Posted June 15, 2017 | Vehicle Accidents

Two pedestrians sustained injuries earlier this week when a black Toyota Sienna minivan jumped onto the curb in Center City, Philadelphia near Suburban Station around the intersection of 16th Street and JFK Boulevard. The injured pedestrians were rushed to nearby Hahnemann University Hospital for medical treatment, where they are reportedly in stable condition. The van… read more

I-95 Bus Accident Injures 29 from Philadelphia, Leaving 2 in Critical Condition

Posted May 16, 2017 | Vehicle Accidents

What should have been a fun-filled day for dozens of Philadelphia students, teachers, and chaperones became a nightmare after their charter bus crashed on I-95 en route to Washington, D.C. for a field trip. The accident occurred around 9:30 A.M. near the Havre de Grace exit in Maryland when a Honda, in a failed attempt… read more

New NJ Law Requires Background Checks, Insurance Coverage for Uber and Lyft Starting May 2017

Posted May 1, 2017 | Vehicle Accidents

While traditional taxi companies are far from becoming obsolete, app-based ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft are an increasingly prominent method of transportation. However, according to a 2015 report by Fortune, roughly half of all Uber drivers have never worked as professional drivers before. In an effort to better regulate who can (and can’t) drive… read more

Groundbreaking PA Lawsuit Probes Sender Liability for Text Messages That Cause Fatal Accidents

Posted April 13, 2017 | Vehicle Accidents

Like many states, Pennsylvania already has road safety laws that prohibit texting while driving.  From a legal standpoint, there is nothing particularly unusual about attempting to sue a distracted driver who causes an accident while reading text messages.  What’s more controversial is the idea of suing the text message’s sender.  That is now the issue… read more

4 Important New Updates to PA Driving Safety Laws

Posted April 3, 2017 | Vehicle Accidents

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) reported that there were more than 127,000 auto accidents in Pennsylvania during 2015.  Even though technological advancements are making driving safer all the time, there’s still plenty of room for improvement when it comes to reducing the number of car accidents.  In an effort to prevent injuries and save… read more

Who is at Fault for Pennsylvania Car Accidents Caused by Ice Coming Off Vehicles?

Posted March 10, 2017 | Vehicle Accidents

Pennsylvania has enjoyed a few beautiful, early spring days this year, but winter isn’t quite finished yet. With a chilly blast of winter weather in the forecast for mid-March, there’s still a risk that snow and ice could lead to car accidents later this month. But while most winter weather crashes are caused by ice… read more

Who is Liable for a Car Accident When a Vehicle Slides on Ice?

Posted February 16, 2017 | Vehicle Accidents

Located on the chilly east coast, Philadelphia often receives heavy snow during the winter months.  When the snow starts to melt in the sunny afternoon, only to refreeze overnight, the streets are left coated in slick, treacherous sheets of ice, which can be almost impossible to see under certain lighting conditions.  As any driver knows,… read more

How Dangerous is Driving on Christmas in Pennsylvania?

Posted December 28, 2016 | Vehicle Accidents

Christmas 2016 is just around the bend.  For millions of Americans, that means long drives on treacherous, icy roads that are crowded with holiday travelers, many of whom will be drowsy or intoxicated.  Philadelphia car accident lawyer Brent Wieand investigates some of the crash risk factors associated with holiday travel, including how many car accidents… read more

How Many Auto Accidents in Pennsylvania Are Caused by Truck Drivers?

Posted November 7, 2016 | Vehicle Accidents

Any vehicle is capable of causing massive damage when an accident occurs.  However, heavy commercial trucks, like the 18-wheelers you see hauling steel and lumber down I-676, are especially dangerous due to their size and weight.  When a semi-trailer strikes or overturns onto a passenger vehicle, the smaller vehicle’s occupants are likely to be injured,… read more