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Car Accidents Archives

The dangers of driving truck

For the average driver of an average vehicle, it's overwhelming to navigate heavy traffic, unfamiliar roadways and adverse weather conditions. Yet truck drivers often face these challenges - and countless others - on a regular basis.

Tesla Autopilot accidents reflect potential dangers of self-driving cars

No longer relegated to science fiction novels, self-driving cars are becoming more and more within reach. In recent years, companies as diverse as Google and Tesla have made high-profile forays into the realm of autonomous and semi-autonomous vehicles. Their goal is to reduce the risk of accidents by taking human error out of the equation.

Top 3 factors that contribute to accidents among teen drivers

It's a scary statistic: Teen drivers are three times more likely to get into an accident than adults (per mile driven). As the parent of a teen driver, your biggest nightmare is learning that he or she has been in an accident. Understanding some of the biggest risk factors that contribute to these crashes can help you talk to your children about auto safety - and, hopefully, avoid ever hearing such tragic news.

Drivers need to share the roads with bicyclists and pedestrians

For pedestrians and bicyclists, sharing the roads with cars can be a scary undertaking. A driver's attention may be averted from the road by talking on the phone, changing the radio station, looking at a text, talking to a passenger or any number of other distractions.

Did a drunk driver cause your car accident?

Perhaps you've been to a bar or restaurant in Pennsylvania and noticed a bartender or server refuse to provide a visibly intoxicated patron another drink. Not only was the bartender looking out for that individual's well being, he or she was complying with the state's dram shop laws.

PA Amtrak crash a reminder of safety risks to railroad workers, passengers, P.2

In our previous post, we briefly discussed a recent fatal Amtrak crash here in Pennsylvania. As we noted, investigation of the crash is ongoing and it remains to be seen what will be found in terms of the causes of the crash.

PA Amtrak crash a reminder of safety risks to railroad workers, passengers, P.1

Pennsylvania readers may have heard about a train crash earlier this month in Pennsylvania. That crash, which occurred when an Amtrak train headed from New York for Savannah, Georgia, crashed into a maintenance crew, resulted in the death of two Amtrak workers and injury to at least 30 passengers.

The insurance company is not your friend − understanding your rights after a car accident

Insurance companies often recruit customers by using slogans that indicate that they are attentive, available, compassionate, neighborly, and understanding - characteristics you might find in a good friend. But at the end of the day, an insurance company is not a friend - it's a business. Insurance agents may seem friendly and many are nice people, but at the end of the day, the agent's job is to protect the insurance company's bottom line.

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