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Can You Sue a Drunk Driver for an Accident in Pittsburgh?

If you have been injured by a driver who is legally intoxicated under Pennsylvania law, you can pursue a personal injury claim to recover monetary damages. In addition to potential criminal charges, a drunk driver is also subject to civil liability under the doctrine of negligence per se. This means that when parties engage in… Read More »

Auto Accident Compensation

If you have been in an auto accident that was not your fault, you are likely aware of the drastic physical, mental and financial consequences an auto accident can cause. Auto accident losses can also extend to your car and other personal property. The damages you incur may continue long after the date of the… Read More »

Defective Auto Parts: When the Fault Is in Your Vehicle

A Philadelphia jury recently returned a verdict of $15 million in an automobile products liability case against Central City Toyota. The lawsuit alleged that the plaintiff, a physician, was injured when the ball joint of a rented vehicle she was driving failed, causing the vehicle to roll over and fall down a ravine. Defects in… Read More »

Distracted Driving: It’s Not Just Texting

Distracted driving has become an epidemic in our fast-paced, digital society. In 2011 alone, distracted driving accounted for more than 3,000 car accident fatalities. When we think of distracted driving, we usually picture a teenager texting behind the wheel or a busy professional conducting an intense cell phone conversation while driving down the highway. In… Read More »

Signs of Aggressive Drivers

Aggressive drivers are typically regarded as menaces on the road, as aggressive driving causes half of all car accident fatalities. When approached by an aggressive driver, your best bet is to get out of the driver’s way to avoid a serious accident. To protect your safety and the safety of your passengers, it is important… Read More »

Ten Tips for Safe Driving in Bad Weather Conditions

Driving safely is made exponentially more difficult in poor weather conditions. Rain, snow, ice and fog can wreak havoc on driving conditions. The following is a list of 10 top tips that can help you be prepared no matter what the weather or road conditions bring: 1. Slow down. Speed is the biggest cause of… Read More »

Auto Insurance Claims Process Pitfalls

When you pay car insurance premiums, you expect the company to be there for you after an accident. Unfortunately, your insurer may try to minimize your compensation or even deny your claim altogether. Knowing more about the claims process helps protect your right to fair compensation. If your insurance broker recommends the minimum insurance required… Read More »