Many people think that common sense dictates what is to be done after an auto accident. Maybe so, but our common sense can desert us under stress. It is a good idea to keep this simple checklist in your car
Cars are expensive to own and require the owner to continually buy “consumables” such as gas, oil, filters, spark plugs, and windshield wipers. Among these consumables are tires, and most car owners understand that they will have to replace their
While no one looks forward to being involved in a personal injury lawsuit, keeping in mind some simple do’s and don’ts should help to make your case as simple as possible. DO keep all appointments regarding your case, especially those
Even as payments by insurance companies for property damage and injuries shrink, insurance rates continue to rise. However, there are a number of things that the savvy consumer can do to lower his rates and reduce the auto insurance bite.
Despite your best efforts to be careful, you have been involved in a collision. You have been injured and suffered property damage. What steps can and should you take to get the compensation you deserve? Often, the first step is
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
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
The perception among drivers is that bigger is better, and therefore SUVs—which are bigger than other cars—must be safer. Unfortunately, this perception is not correct. SUVs, which are not only bigger but taller than other kinds of cars and trucks,
Month after month, you pay hundreds of dollars in insurance premiums, expecting that if you have an auto accident your insurer will cover the bill. Unfortunately, this expectation all too often goes unmet because insurers play hardball in accident claims.
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
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
We all know the feeling: your chest tightens when you look at your rearview mirror and see a 40 ton, 18 wheeler truck, rapidly approaching your back bumper. This feeling is not completely irrational. According to federal statistics, trucks of
If you have been injured in an accident and have hired an attorney to assist you in making a claim, try to keep the following in mind: Help Your Attorney Help You Your attorney is on your side, fighting for
There is no question that airbags have saved thousands of lives. However, the government also estimates that hundreds of people have been killed by their airbags. Therefore it is important to know the risks. A car’s airbags fully deploy in
The Stats When a pedestrian and a car collide, the pedestrian always loses out. In 2009, about 5,900 pedestrians lost their lives in such collisions in the United States, or one every 90 minutes. These deaths account for 11% of
RVs of all sizes are becoming more and more popular. With their increased popularity, there is a higher probability of their involvement in accidents on the highways and byways of our country. However, with some advance planning, you will be
Sandra Worthington, personal injury lawyer, celebrating 30 years in practice this year! For more information on visit the Worthington Law Group website.
I have had numerous clients calling me this past few weeks asking me about potential cases in which ice and snow caused either a slip and fall or a car accident. Specifically in relation to slip and fall cases, the
Snow creates treacherous conditions and many accidents on PA roads
We are seeing more and more accident reports regarding teens and young adults being involved in terrible auto accidents. One such accident occurred yesterday in Lansdale, PA, when a 21 year old male was allegedly speeding just after midnight and