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

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, […]

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Pennsylvania Ranked in Top 10 States with Most Train Accidents in 2016

Carrie – Make “blog post” link to “What Are the Most Common Causes of Train Accidents?” blog post when published  Multiple fatal train accidents have occurred during the past few years, the most recent being the Hoboken disaster that killed one woman and injured 114 others.  Several of these accidents took place in Pennsylvania, which […]

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What Are the Most Common Causes of Train Accidents?

Last month, a major train accident in Hoboken, New Jersey killed one victim and injured over 100 others, bringing the nation’s attention to the subject of railroad safety.  A year earlier, an Amtrak train derailed in Philadelphia, killing eight and injuring more than 200.  Philadelphia train accident lawyer Brent Wieand examines what causes accidents like […]

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Speeding May Have Caused Deadly New Jersey Train Accident That Injured 114, Killed 1 Victim

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is investigating a deadly Hoboken train accident that killed one victim and injured 114 others on the morning of September 29.  While the exact cause of the accident remains unknown, data recovered from recording devices reveals the train was traveling at speeds over twice the posted limit of 10 […]

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The Top 12 Most Dangerous Intersections in Philadelphia

Anyone who’s ever lived in a big city can tell you how dangerous something as simple as crossing the street can be.  City streets like Philadelphia’s are always hectic, and intersections are some of the worst offenders, making urban intersections doubly hazardous for bicyclists and pedestrians alike.  According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration […]

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Is it Worth Having Uninsured Motorist (UM) Insurance for Car Accidents?

  Car accidents happen more frequently than any of us would like to imagine.  According to PennDOT, over 120,000 auto accidents injured nearly 80,000 people in Pennsylvania in 2014.  The same year, there were more than 290,000 accidents in New Jersey, nearly 60,000 of which resulted in injuries.  As these grim statistics illustrate, there’s a […]

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How is Compensation Calculated for a Car Accident Injury Claim?

In 2014, nearly 80,000 Pennsylvanians were injured in car accidents – most of which could have been prevented with safer driving.  If you were hurt in a Pennsylvania car crash that was caused by another driver’s carelessness, you may be able to get compensated by making a third-party accident claim with the other driver’s auto […]

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How Much Compensation Can You Get for a Car Accident in Pennsylvania?

After medical bills, property damage, and missed work, even minor car accidents can rack up huge expenses in a hurry.  According to AAA, which cited data from the Federal Highway Administration, the average cost of an injury crash in 2009 was more than $125,000, while the average cost of a fatal accident was closer to […]

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7 Steps to Take After a Car Accident

So, you were Involved in a Car Accident.  Now What? An automobile accident can be a scary and stressful experience.  Especially, if this is your first collision, you might not know what to do following the accident. Familiarizing yourself with what actions you should take after an auto accident can help ensure the safety of everyone involved, as well as protect […]

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