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How Do Speed Cameras Work in Pennsylvania Highway Work Zones?

Published on Feb 20, 2020 at 7:16 pm in Auto Accidents.

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Work zones can be extremely dangerous for workers and drivers alike, and when drivers speed through them, any accident in a work zone can quickly become deadly. That’s why PennDOT rolled out a trial of speed cameras in work zones in an attempt to slow down drivers and reduce the amount of fatal accidents that occur.

According to PennDOT, there were nearly 2,000 crashes in work zones in 2018. 43 percent of the crashes resulted in injuries, and 23 people died. The program’s intent is to lower these numbers and make work zones safer for everybody over the next five years, so how do they plan to achieve that?

Can Car Manufacturers Deter Drunk Driving?

Published on Jan 30, 2020 at 7:12 pm in Auto Accidents.

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Drunk driving takes the lives of thousands of people each year. When impaired people make the decision to get behind the wheel, they’re risking their lives and the lives of others. There have been strides to try and stop drunk driving, like using taxis or rideshare services like Uber. Advertising explaining the dangers of drunk driving always informs the audience of how their lives can change in an instant if they choose to drive drunk. Despite these options and countless deterrents like hefty penalties, drunk driving still happens. So what new measures are being taken?

Pennsylvania Ranks as the Second Most Dangerous State for Winter Driving

Published on Dec 20, 2019 at 4:29 pm in Auto Accidents.

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Pennsylvania drivers are all familiar with how dangerous the roads can get in the winter. Between snow, ice, sleet, and freezing rain, the road conditions all increase the chances of an accident happening. According to a recent news article, Pennsylvania was ranked as the second most dangerous state for winter driving, falling right behind Michigan. While other states that were in the top 10 included New York and Colorado, you may be wondering how Pennsylvania made second.

Does a Collision Need to Happen at a Certain Speed to Cause Whiplash?

Published on Oct 31, 2019 at 6:03 pm in Auto Accidents.

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Typically, the more severe the car accident, the worse the injuries. In a high-speed collision on the interstate, a crash victim may have broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, or spinal cord injuries. It’s important to remember, however, that any accident has the potential to result in injury. For example, whiplash can occur in nearly any accident situation. Speed may play a role in the severity of the injury, but the force from even a low-speed accident can result in neck strain. In order to understand why this is, let’s take a look at why whiplash happens.

PennDOT Testing Digital License Plates in Some Pennsylvania Counties

Published on Oct 17, 2019 at 2:09 pm in Auto Accidents.

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PennDOT is using 20 state vehicles, including dump trucks, crew cabs, passenger vehicles, and a van to test out digital license plates before lawmakers in our commonwealth decide whether or not to approve legislation for the plates. These tester vehicles are predominantly in central and northwest Pennsylvania in Adams, Crawford, Cumberland, Dauphin, Erie, Forest, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Mercer, Perry, Venango, Warren, and York counties.

What’s Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)?

Published on Sep 12, 2019 at 2:15 pm in Auto Accidents.

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After a traumatic event like a car accident, it’s likely that those involved will have some form of injury. The doctor will give them a medical evaluation and assess their injuries. Then, they’ll move on to treating the injury and recovering. But what happens if they have persistent pain that’s not getting better? It’s possible that they have complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS).

If you believe that you or a loved one is suffering from CRPS after a car accident, you may want to look into seeking compensation through a car accident claim. The attorneys at Shrager & Sachs have dedicated, skilled lawyers who work tirelessly to get justice for their clients. We may be able to help you get fair compensation.

It may benefit you to have more information on complex regional pain syndrome. Let’s look into what it is, how it can arise, and what signs indicate that you may have it.

What Can We Do to Prevent Accidents That Occur at Intersections?

Published on Aug 1, 2019 at 1:17 pm in Auto Accidents.

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Intersections come in many different sizes, designs, and configurations. Some intersections contain as many as six converging streets. For any driver, but especially those with little experience driving or knowledge of the area, intersections can be confusing. When that confusion is combined with impatience or general negligence, the chances of an accident happening increases significantly.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), approximately 40 percent of all traffic accidents take place at intersections. The most common cause of these accidents is aggressive driving. Behaviors that are considered aggressive include tailgating, improper lane changes, dangerous passing, erratic speed changes, failing to yield right of way, speeding, making improper turns, and ignoring traffic control devices or signs.

In order to prevent accidents that occur at intersections, it’s important to understand what the best driving behaviors are for approaching an intersection and dealing with different types of traffic.

The First Few Minutes After a Hit-and-Run: What to Do

Published on May 16, 2019 at 2:59 pm in Auto Accidents.

The first few minutes after a car accident can be overwhelming. When you discover the other driver has fled the scene, the situation can become that much more stressful. As a hit-run-victim, it’s important to understand what to do immediately following an accident. Taking the proper steps to ensure you take care of your health, make the proper reports, and document important information will help you down the line when you’re trying to seek compensation for your losses related to the accident.

Stay Where You Are

After a hit-and-run, you might have the urge to go after the driver that hit you. This is never a good idea. For one, there’s no way to know the extent of your injuries or how damaged your vehicle is. Chasing the other driver down could also put you in a dangerous situation and compromise your chances for receiving the compensation you need to recover.

5 Tips for Maximizing Recovery Time After a Car Wreck

Published on Feb 15, 2019 at 3:53 pm in Auto Accidents.

Auto accidents can be burdensome in more than one way. It’s likely you’ll need to figure out how to repair your vehicle or get a new one. You’ll also have to deal with insurance companies and complex policies. When you’ve been injured, no matter how severe, those burdens are amplified. It’s important to remember, however, that property damage and insurance policies can wait if you have physical injuries that need to be taken care of.

You’ll likely want to deal with everything at once after your crash in an attempt to move past the incident as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, physical injuries often take time to heal, and focusing on your recovery is paramount. Before returning to your normal schedule and work hours, you’ll want to ensure you are healed or at least at a place where you can work without injury yourself further. Let’s take a look at five of the ways you can maximize your recovery time after a vehicular collision.

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