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Who Is Liable for a Crash Caused by a Delivery Driver?

We see the big blue Amazon trucks and red DoorDash bags all over, constantly dropping off packages and food to customers. They have quotas to meet and hot food to deliver and they often drive fast or stop in places that aren’t designated parking spaces. What happens if you get into a fender bender with them? Who is liable for a crash caused by a delivery driver? In this post, we’ll dig into how often delivery drivers are involved in car accidents and who you can hold liable[...]

How Sleep Deprivation Causes Car Accidents

Drowsy driving affects countless drivers. Unfortunately, not enough people get enough sleep, and that can lead to dangerous consequences on Philadelphia roads and highways. Did you know how sleep deprivation causes car accidents? It does, and the reasons why may surprise you. This type of driving is even considered more dangerous than drinking and driving, but it gets less publicity from national safety campaigns. You might even be a tired driver and not even know it. At Shrager Sachs & Blanco, we know that any factors leading to[...]

Is It Legal To Ride a Bicycle on the Sidewalk in Philadelphia?

We see many cyclists every day alongside our cars on our way to work or as we’re walking along the sidewalk. Research from the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia shows that in 2021, bicycle traffic increased by 29% and an estimated 2.1% of commuters in the City of Brotherly Love rode their bicycles to work. With so many bicycles traveling in our city and so many of us choosing to use that mode of transportation ourselves, it’s important to understand the laws regarding where bikes can or cannot[...]

What Injuries Are Treated at a Trauma Center?

Most of us have either seen a sign on the interstate or near a medical facility warning that it's a trauma center or have either personally known or heard about someone who needed to be transferred to one of these facilities at some point. While many of us may have some idea as to what the differences between these types of hospitals may be, most don't realize that there are multiple levels of care medical centers like these offer, depending on their designation. Below, we'll give you an[...]

When Can Kids Start Riding in the Front Seat?

We all probably remember the time when we were kids when our parents finally allowed us to ride in the front seat. It’s a big deal and something new and exciting. When we think about how thrilled we were, we often can’t wait until our own kids are big enough to ride up front with us, too. But, these days especially, there are more and more news stories and articles outlining the dangers of upgrading car seats for kids at too early of an age or improperly securing[...]

How Common Is C-Section Malpractice?

During the birthing process, there could be times when medical intervention is necessary. When the lives of the mother or the unborn child are at risk, the doctor may elect to perform a C-section. Most of the time, these procedures are performed without any complications. However, if errors or injuries occur, the doctor and their medical team could be liable for a medical malpractice claim. How common is C-section malpractice? Let's explore this pressing topic. Medical Malpractice and Cesarean Deliveries As you may already know, when a healthcare provider[...]

Truck Rollover Risk Factors

Want to know more about truck rollover risk factors? We share how these overturn accidents involving trucks occur so you can avoid a crash like this. Each year, around 4-9% of truck accidents that occur nationwide in the U.S. are of the rollover variety, depending on whether you go with statistics published by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) or National Institutes of Health (NIH). It also matters whether you also figure in what are referred to as overturn accidents, which account for at least 2% of[...]

When a Wrongful Death of a Mother Occurs During Childbirth

The birth of a child is a happy event for many families. However, those joyous moments can quickly turn devastating when the mother loses her life. While complications can sometimes occur during the birthing process, it is up to the attending physicians, nurses, and other healthcare providers to monitor the mother's health. If they have made a mistake or neglected their duties, it could lead to a wrongful death lawsuit. Unfortunately, at Shrager Sachs & Blanco, we have handled too many cases of a mother losing their life[...]

What Happens If Someone Who Isn’t on Your Insurance Crashes Your Car?

We let people borrow our cars all the time, and we usually don’t think much of it. We trust them and assume they will take care of our vehicle while they’re driving it. But what happens if someone who isn’t on your insurance crashes your car? The quick answer is…it depends. Your car’s insurer has to factor in who was at fault for the accident and if you gave the driver of your vehicle permission to drive it at the time the accident occurred. In most cases, your[...]

The Different Stages of Bedsores

In the healthcare industry, particularly in long-term care facilities and hospitals, one of the most prevalent challenges is the development of bedsores, also known as pressure ulcers. These painful wounds result from prolonged pressure on the skin, often in individuals who are bedridden or have limited mobility. They can also be a common warning sign for negligence or medical malpractice in nursing homes and other eldercare facilities. Understanding the stages of bedsores is essential for healthcare professionals and caregivers to provide timely interventions and prevent further complications. Understanding[...]

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