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NHTSA Will Begin Using Crash Test Dummies to Test Back Seat Safety

February 1st 2017

Recently, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that it will begin conducting tests using crash test dummies in the back seats of vehicles. While many people assumed that the NHTSA had tested back seat safety for years, in reality the announcement marks a change in NHTSA policy. In… Read more...

Hazards of summer: Laws regulating drowning accidents

January 30th 2017

Summer is a time of sunshine, barbecues, and swimming. As the summer winds to an end, many families work to squeeze a few more pool days in before school starts. While swimming pools provide an enjoyable, relaxing safe haven for many families, they can also be incredibly dangerous. According to… Read more...

How common are amusement park accidents and injuries?

January 29th 2017

This summer, amusement park injuries have dominated personal injury news. Most notably, a 10-year-old boy named Caleb Schwab was killed and two women with him were injured on a water slide ride in Kansas. When an accident occurs a theme park, carnival, or other similar event, the injury always makes… Read more...

Pedestrian safety tips

January 28th 2017

Each year, thousands of people around the country are killed while walking along or crossing the road. Pedestrian deaths are usually the fault of an inattentive driver, but not always. Pedestrians have certain responsibilities while walking, and can take steps to avoid collisions with cars. If you walk frequently, be… Read more...

N.J. Supreme Court Weighs Ethics of Defense Attorneys Facebook “Friending” A Personal Injury Plaintiff

January 27th 2017

After a car accident, it is not uncommon for the insurance companies in the case to begin investigating the people involved. Often, this means looking through Facebook and other social media accounts for information that can shift liability—for instance, pictures of the driver drinking shortly before the accident may help… Read more...

Penn. Judge Allows Lawsuit to Proceed Against Men Accused of Distracting Driver

January 26th 2017

By now, everyone is aware of the dangers of texting and driving. While most of the focus on preventing distracted driving has been on raising awareness for drivers, a recent Pennsylvania lawsuit found that those who cause the distraction by texting a driver may also be responsible for any accidents… Read more...

How Does Insurance Coverage Work After a Bicycle Accident?

January 25th 2017

If you are injured in an accident while riding a bicycle, your car insurance may step in to pay for your medical treatment. Even though you might not have been driving or riding in a car at the time you were injured, our auto insurance may still be responsible for… Read more...

Proposal for required speed limiters on trucks moves forward

January 24th 2017

A speed limiter, also known as a governor, is a device that restricts the engine from attaining a certain maximum speed. These devices have long been common in passenger cars for parents who want to maintain some control over spirited teens or in rental cars to keep drivers from breaking… Read more...

Gun Ownership and Negligence: Can an Irresponsible Gun Owner Be Liable for Injuries Caused by an Unsecured Weapon?

January 23rd 2017

Gun ownership is always a hot topic of conversation across the country. No matter what your stance on gun rights, everyone can agree that responsible gun ownership is an important skill to learn. When a person chooses to own a firearm, whether for hunting, protection, or other purposes, that person… Read more...

Can a Person Be Partially Responsible for an Injury and Liable for All of the Compensation? Understanding Joint and Several Liability

January 21st 2017

In many personal injury cases, more than one person shares the blame for someone’s injuries. For example, a car accident involving four vehicles may have resulted from the negligent actions of two of the drivers. Or, a person who causes a car accident after driving drunk may share liability with… Read more...

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