Pedestrian Deaths On The Rise

According to research done on behalf of the Governors Highway Safety Association which represents the state highway safety offices, pedestrian deaths have risen faster than motorist fatalities and are up to 6000 total last year. Why are there more pedestrian

Car Accidents On Icy Roads

If you have been in a car accident or truck accident due to icy conditions, the insurance company is not going to give you a break because you lost control on an icy patch you couldn’t see. You have to

THE REASON YOU NEED UNINSURED MOTORIST COVERAGE

In excess of 1 million people are driving around in the U.S. without any auto insurance because they cannot afford it. This includes 1.1 million drivers in PA! What happens if you are hit by one of these uninsured folks?

Social Media and your accident

Nowdays it is commonplace for people to jump on Facebook or Twitter and spew out personal life details to friends and others. It is certainly an era of lightening quick communication which can be an incredible and efficient tool for

If You Are in an Automobile Accident . . .

There are approximately 12 million car accidents in the United States each year. It is a disturbing fact that you or someone you know is likely to be involved in an auto accident. Take a few minutes to read the

Avoiding Car Accidents

If you’ve been injured in an auto accident, it’s important to obtain just compensation for your injuries. However, most people would certainly agree that it’s always better to avoid being injured in the first place. This is especially true when

Pets in the Car: Buckle Up

Most people today know the importance of buckling up when they get in the car, but few know that the same rule should be applied to their pets. People will often drive with their pets in the car. That trip

Tired Truckers Cause Accidents

Of all of the causes of truck collisions, one of the most preventable gets the least press: driver fatigue—put simply, tired truckers. Federal law both limits the maximum number of hours that a truck driver is supposed to drive and

Car Safety

What if Your Brakes Fail? Although rare, total brake failure can be a terrifying and dangerous experience. As in all emergency situations, remaining calm is the first and most important step. In addition to that: Shift into a lower gear

Do you have any clue whether your auto insurance is adequate to protect you?

Most people are searching for auto insurance based on getting the cheapest deal they can to afford compliance with the law.  Life is expensive and this is not one of the items we love to spend money on.  However, buying

Fall leaves and rain=slippery roads

The leaves are falling now and even when the weather is fairly warm, if it rains, the leaves combined with rain and oily discharge from vehicles can make the roads quite slick. It doesn’t have to be snowing or sleeting

Takata air bag debacle-do YOU have a killer airbag?

Boy, this makes me mad. Takata, an air bag manufacturer has announced there are as many as 30 MILLION vehicles in the U.S. furnished with air bags that have deteriorating “inflators”. These inflators could blow up and shred your throat

What to Do If You are in a Car Accident

When people are in a car accident, it often occurs that they are so undone by the experience that all prior knowledge and common sense goes out the window.  I recently had a client tell me he was hit and

Full Tort Coverage is Worth Every Cent!

Did you know that Full Tort coverage is usually a lot less expensive in the suburbs than in the City?  If you have been delaying adding full tort to your PA auto insurance policy because your friends and family have

Make Sure You Have Full Tort on Your Insurance Policy

Do yourself and your family a very important favor in 2013-add FULL TORT to your auto insurance policy. Without it you simply do not have adequate insurance. I deal with insurance companies every day and why do you think I

How to Reduce Your Auto Insurance Premiums

Many people ask me during or after I handle their accident case, how can I reduce my auto insurance premiums without going unprotected?  I advise them to always keep their FULL tort coverage which is critical, no matter what it

How to Lose Your Auto Accident Case

A sure way to lose your accident case is to hire a lawyer who is a “jack of all trades”. If you have found your lawyer online or in the yellow pages, look at the ad carefully. Does the lawyer

Limited Tort vs. Full Tort – What Does it Matter?

How do I choose between the limited tort option and the full tort option?  Features of the “limited tort” option are that you basically forfeit your right to sue for pain and suffering, loss of life’s pleasures, embarrassment, inconvenience, and

Why am I Writing This Blog?

I am sick and tired of seeing insurance companies take advantage of people “before” they have had a chance to speak to an attorney. For years, one major insurance company would encourage claimants to not hire an attorney. Frankly, you

I Am Not Permitted To Give Legal Advice In This Blog

I know the arguments the insurance companies will make in your case – and so should you – even before you file your claim. When you were injured you did not realize it, but you had entered a “war zone.”

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