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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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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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