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Category: Auto Accidents

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[...]

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[...]

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[...]

When To Hire an Attorney After a Car Accident

You or a close family member were involved in a motor vehicle collision in or around Philadelphia. You've given it some thought, but you're unsure when to hire an attorney after a car accident. The appropriate answer may be right away. Let us explain when and why (and when) that needs to be the case. Why You Need to Connect with a Lawyer Quickly After a Crash We mentioned above that you might need to get in touch with a lawyer as soon as possible after a wreck.[...]

The Most Dangerous Roads in Philadelphia

Philadelphia, with its rich history and vibrant culture, is a city that never sleeps. However, as with any urban center, its charm is not without its challenges. This is especially true when it comes to the perilous network of roads that crisscross the city. PennDOT, Pennsylvania’s Department of Transportation, reports that, in Philadelphia County alone (population 1,584,064), there were 10,108 vehicle accidents in 2020. That's an average of 28 crashes every day, or more than one per hour! Of these crashes: 154 resulted in fatalities 6,202 included non-fatal[...]

The Dangers of Driving on Black Ice

More than 70% of our nation’s roadways are located in snowy regions, according to the Federal Highway Administration (FHA). Any type of moisture on the road, whether it’s rain, snow, or ice, can decrease friction between vehicle tires and the roadway, limiting maneuverability and increasing braking times and distances. If you travel in or near Philadelphia or anywhere that experiences snow or winter-time precipitation, it’s important to understand the dangers of driving on black ice. What Is Black Ice? Also known as clear ice, black ice is a[...]

What Happens When Someone Dies in a Car Accident?

According to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PDoT), there were 115,938 reported crashes on Pennsylvania roads in 2022, resulting in 1,179 fatalities. The aftermath of a car accident can be traumatic and devastating, regardless of how serious a crash it is. And when someone dies during an accident or due to their injuries suffered because of it, the situation often becomes much more difficult and confusing. This is where our compassionate team at Shrager, Sachs, & Blanco can help you. We have decades of experience handling cases just[...]

Is Pennsylvania a No-Fault Accident State?

Auto insurance coverage limits and the handling of claims if someone gets hurt or has a vehicle that sustains damage in a crash varies from state to state. Here in Pennsylvania, we're only one of a dozen no-fault accident states. Every other state follows an at-fault system as far as filing claims for damages is concerned. If this at-fault and no-fault language sounds confusing, do not despair. We'll explain what the no-fault doctrine applicable in Pennsylvania means to you if you've been hurt or if your vehicle has[...]

Determining Fault in Lane Change Incidents

Each day, motorists take to Philadelphia's busy streets with a sense of worry about different types of accidents they may have the misfortune of becoming involved in. One such crash is a lane-change accident. While new technology that comes equipped on many newer vehicles nowadays has put a dent in the incidence rate of these lane-change crashes, also known as sideswipe accidents, not all cars have this software. Even in some situations where they do, drivers don't always pay as close attention to it as they should because[...]

Can a Passenger Claim Compensation in a Car Accident?

You weren’t driving the car when the accident happened. Maybe you were riding in the front passenger seat or somewhere in the back, and now you’re dealing with the aftermath of a crash that you played no role in. So what are your rights in this situation? Can a passenger claim compensation in a car accident? The easy answer to this question is “Yes.” Under the right circumstances, a passenger who was injured in a crash has the right to claim compensation. The more complicated answer, however, is[...]

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