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Uninsured and Underinsured Motorists

Car Accident Lawyer Philadelphia PA Chances are, the next time that you are stopped at a busy intersection, one of the other drivers within your line of sight is uninsured or underinsured.  In 2017, the Insurance Research Council found that 1 out of every 8 drivers in America was uninsured. In Pennsylvania, drivers are required […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

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Groundbreaking PA Lawsuit Probes Sender Liability for Text Messages That Cause Fatal 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 […]

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4 Important New Updates to PA Driving Safety Laws

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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, […]

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How Dangerous is Driving on Christmas in Pennsylvania?

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 […]

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