Many Motorists Disregard Risks Of Texting While Driving

Over the past few years, it has become clear that texting and driving can be a deadly combination. It has been estimated that as many as 16,000 people died in car accidents between 2001 and 2007 because of such reckless behavior. A percentage of these accidents occurred in Pennsylvania. This alarming data, however, does not […]

Penndot Avoiding Distractions Means Avoiding Car Accidents

With many more young motorists on the roads over the summer months, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has issued a timely safety reminder that can assist in preventing motor vehicle accidents. The main message is this: Avoid distractions while behind the wheel and remain focused only on driving. PennDOT officials say that younger motorists, because […]

Punitive Damages Denied In Distracted Driving Lawsuit

Sometimes after car accidents, the innocent driver is able to sue the driver-at-fault for damages. Usually, the damages that apply in Pennsylvania car accident cases are compensatory. Compensatory damages include medical bills, lost wages and other financial losses stemming from the accident. In extreme cases, punitive damages may also be available following car accidents. Punitive […]

Should Truckers Be Banned From Using Cell Phones

Traffic accidents claim the lives of too many innocent people each year in Pennsylvania and the rest of the United States. Oftentimes the fatal accidents involve large commercial vehicles or trucks with drivers who are speeding, too tired to be driving or distracted by a cell phone or other device. After it was determined that […]