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The Most Common Factors That Can Affect Car Accident Settlements

Published on Sep 18, 2020 at 1:43 pm in Auto Accidents.

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After a car accident that wasn’t your fault, you shouldn’t be stuck with the costs of hospital bills, medication, and damage repairs. That’s why many victims of car accidents seek to recover damages from the party who was responsible for the collision. A personal injury lawyer helps victims determine what would be a fair settlement and guides them through the legal process so that they can fully understand what’s happening with their car accident claim.

How Do Insurance Companies Evaluate My Injury Claim?

Published on Jul 24, 2020 at 8:43 pm in Auto Accidents.

When someone else makes a decision that results in you being injured, the expenses and losses can add up quickly. In the event of something like a car accident or fall on someone’s property, you may be dealing with insurance companies if you’re seeking compensation for the damages you’ve incurred. If this is the case, you’ll likely want to know how the insurance company will evaluate your injury claim.

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.

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