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Motor Vehicle Accidents Archives

Injured in a car accident: dealing with the insurance company

Recovering from a car crash injury can be daunting, expensive and have a major affect on your daily life. Depending on the severity of your injury, the recovery process might be more extensive and require long-term treatment. Medical bills add up quickly and if you're not properly covered it can become financially devastating.

Sleep apnea screenings recommended for commercial truck drivers

With the winter months upon us, the waning hours of daylight that accompany the cold weather and slick roads tend to make winter driving exciting, for all the wrong reasons. For alert drivers, piloting a car in these conditions can be a white-knuckle experience. For those struggling to remain awake, however, navigating the roads safely is another matter entirely.

Teen crashes spike for the first time in a decade

A new study shows that while progress has been made in lowering teen driver traffic accidents, teens are still the most dangerous drivers on the road. In fact, fatal teen driver crashes have jumped up 10 percent this past year. This is the first time teen crashes have escalated in 10 years.

Dos and Don'ts after a car accident

After a car accident, you may be left shocked, shaken and worried about how you will recover from your injuries or damage to your vehicle. You can help your case by taking a few steps immediately after the accident to ensure you can receive the maximum compensation you deserve. There are also things you should avoid doing after an accident, because they could hurt your case.

Hit and run injures pedestrian in South Philadelphia

A man was hit by a car in South Philly, and the driver not only didn't stop, but fled the scene. The crash happened at about 3:40 in the morning, and it was near the intersection of Front and Oregon. The man who was hit was apparently attempting to cross the street.

Google's new patent could protect victims of pedestrian accidents

Automotive safety technology seems to be developing more quickly than ever before. And the innovations are coming from some unlikely places. As just one example, consider the self-driving cars being developed by a team at Google. If and when they come into widespread use, fully autonomous vehicles could greatly reduce the frequency and severity of car crashes. Some even believe that traffic accidents could be eliminated altogether.

Distracted driving: A major problem that may be getting worse

Like most states, Pennsylvania has banned texting while driving. Some states have gone even further by banning use of handheld cellphones behind the wheel, but such measures are still the exception rather than the rule.

Fatal Amtrak crash near Philadelphia: What went wrong?

On a morning, earlier this month, an Amtrak train was travelling at over 100 miles per hour near the Philadelphia suburb of Chester. On the same track was a crew of maintenance workers operating a backhoe. By the time that the train's conductor recognized that the track was blocked, it was too late.

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