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Mark Rosekind has been appointed the new head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA.) Rosekind took the job aware of the fact that the NHTSA was understaffed, lacking funds, and not operating effectively. The NHTSA received 45,000 safety complaints in 2013 and 75,000 in 2014; however, the agency employs only nine people to review complaints and only sixteen to investigate potential safety problems. Rosekind plans to improve motor vehicle safety by... Read More
Often the violence and force of a car crash resurrects or worsens an old condition or injury. Many victims of car crashes believe that they cannot be compensated for this type of injury, but the law provides for recovery in the amount by which the injury was worsened. While the defendant from the new accident cannot be made to pay for the original condition, he can be held accountable for all pain and suffering arising directly from the new accident, even if an underlying condition caused... Read More
According to a recent study reported in Health Day News, texting while driving is not just a problem for young drivers. In fact, a recent study reported in Accident Analysis and Prevention, found that drivers aged 45 to 59 were more likely to drive into another lane or onto the shoulder of a road while engaging in this behavior. While this study does not address which age group is more likely to attempt texting while driving, it does suggest that the middle aged driver is... Read More
More than 50 car accidents have occurred over the past year at the Route 422 interchange in Pottsgrove, with seven of those accidents occurring in the past four months. Pottsgrove police and PennDOT officials are focusing their attention on the problem that is particularly dangerous for the commercial trucks as they turn onto the Route 422 interchange at Armand Hammer Boulevard along the construction route. Investigators have reported problems with the rear end of these... Read More
Jim Ronca, a well-known car accident lawyer in Pennsylvania, filed a landmark complaint on Friday January 23, 2015 against GPS manufacturers for their role in a 2013 accident that left a local teen paralyzed.
Bucks County teenager Matthew Cruz was on his way back from a trip to Harvard University with Destined for a... Read More
Your seat belt is the single most important piece of safety equipment in your car. Although many Americans continue to ignore their seatbelts, the facts speak for themselves:1
??? One in five drivers will be involved in an automobile accident this year.
??? For people under the age of 44 car crashes are the number one cause of death, head injury, and spinal cord injury.
??? Roughly half of the 35,000... Read More
In 2012 motorcycle riders in Virginia accounted for less than 3% of the state’s traffic injuries, but more than 10% of traffic deaths.1 The combination of a motorcycle’s small size, high speed, and lack of protection for the driver contribute to this disturbing discrepancy. The most common injuries caused by motorcycle accidents are brain, spine, and internal organ injuries, as well as broken bones. Any one of these injuries has the potential for months of... Read More