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The Dangers of Autonomous Cars and Current Autonomous Features

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

The United States is one of the most dangerous developed nations, if not the most dangerous developed nation, in which to ride a bike or walk. In fact, it is also one of the most dangerous developed nations to drive in a car as well, with a fatality rate per 100,000 licensed drivers of… Read More »

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Injuries Caused by Recalled Vehicles

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

One of the last thing that a driver imagines happening when they get behind the wheel, start the ignition, pull out into the street and merge onto the highway is to get stuck in cruise control and barrel at top speed into the back of braking tractor trailer. Yet, this very scenario could very… Read More »

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Holding Drivers Responsible

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

Unfortunately, drivers who strike and kill pedestrians and cyclists rarely face any criminal charges, according to newspaper investigative reports around the country.  Whether in the D.C. area, Georgia, the Midwest, Florida, or California, drivers get let off the hook if they give a good enough excuse as to why they “accidentally” killed a pedestrian… Read More »

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How Long Does a Traffic Accident Lawsuit Take?

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

If you are injured in a traffic collision, your injuries need to be treated immediately. You obviously cannot postpone necessary medical procedures in order for a lawsuit award or a settlement to come in. So how long does the average lawsuit take to win and what can be expected from it in terms of… Read More »

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Three Types of Expert Witnesses Used in Traffic Accident Claims

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

In a personal injury case, an expert witness is a person called upon by either the defendant or plaintiff to shed light on a particular topic. Expert witnesses are just that–experts in a specific field of work. They can be extremely beneficial to your case as an injured plaintiff, or detrimental if an expert… Read More »

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What Are My Chances of Being Involved in an Auto Collision?

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

Motor vehicle collisions are an unfortunate reality of living in the U.S. Whether you drive, walk, or ride your bike, you have a very high chance of being in a crash at some point in your life. Even those who take the bus or train, which are the safest modes of ground transportation, are… Read More »

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The Cost of a Traffic Collision

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

Over the past five years of the most current available data, from 2012 through 2016, the total number of reported Pennsylvania traffic collisions has increased every single year, starting at 124,092 and rising to 129,395, as reported by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PDT). This comes as car technology has increased leaps and bounds… Read More »

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Think Before You Drive While Drowsy

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

Sleep deprivation has become a widespread problem in our society. Lack of sleep has profound effects on our mind and body. Constant fatigue leaves our judgment cloudy. We have adjusted to performing everyday task without the proper rest our bodies require. In fact, driving drowsy poses the same dangers as driving while intoxicated, yet… Read More »

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Eight People Injured in South Philadelphia Car Accident

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

An SUV reportedly hopped a sidewalk and barreled towards a block party that was taking place South Ringgold Street. Eight people suffered injuries and had to be transported to the hospital, including a pregnant woman. The reckless driver reportedly told police that her brakes failed, but the video footage of the collision indicates otherwise…. Read More »

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Deadly Hit-and-Run Accident on 67th Street in Southwest Philadelphia

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

When a vehicle collides with a pedestrian, it is usually the pedestrian that is left severely harmed with potentially life-threatening injuries. For example, the driver of a van was speeding on 67th Street when it hit a 57-year-old man who was crossing the street. If that was not bad enough, the negligent driver decided… Read More »

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