auto accident

Automatic Car Accident Detection App – Free

The Newly Redesigned Auto Accident App of McLaughlin & Lauricella P.C. is Now Available The free ML Law auto accident app uses the internal sensors of the user's smart phone and automatically detects a car crash. Once the accident has been detected, the app sends a text and email notification to pre-selected contacts.* Many other beneficial [...]

Bicycling Accident in Philadelphia Shines Spotlight on Safety Concerns

Within the past few months, a garbage truck struck and killed 24-year-old Emily Fredricks as she biked to work one early Tuesday morning. This horrific, fatal bicycle accident occurred on Philadelphia’s Spruce Street, which has a dedicated bicycle lane on the right hand side of the road. However, there are no barricades separating this lane from [...]

Distracted Driving? Could a Pokemon Cause Your Car Accident?

Playing games is fun. Spending time on your smartphone is fun. Doing both of those things while driving may be fun, but is NOT safe. By now, most of us understand the dangers of using our cell phones while driving. Yet, that hasn’t stopped numerous drivers from playing “Pokemon Go” while on the road. This smartphone [...]

Pennsylvania Sponsor-A-Highway Program Participants

McLaughlin & Lauricella is proud to participate in the Pennsylvania Sponsor-A-Highway program. As engaged citizens of the Philadelphia area and surrounding communities, we are committed to on-going improvements of our environment and quality-of-life. As avid outdoor enthusiasts we also appreciate the first-hand benefits and recreational improvements to our surroundings. The partners of McLaughlin & Lauricella, Slade [...]

Pedestrian Accidents | How to Teach Your Child to Cross the Street Safely

In 2012, there were 4,743 pedestrian accident fatalities nationwide; 5 percent of those were children, age 14 and younger. More than 20% of traffic fatalities involving children aged 14 and younger were pedestrians. When you consider that a pedestrian struck by a vehicle driving 40 mph has an 85 percent chance of death, you can see [...]

Mini & Small Car Traffic Death – Highest Rates Seen in Compact Cars

While you might think there is no downside to an increasingly healthy economy, you might be wrong about that. A new report by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety claims a stronger economy can lead to an increase in deadly automobile crashes. Data was collected over a four-year period—from 2012 through 2015—with findings that smaller vehicles [...]

100 Deadliest Days – Summer Accidents in PA & NJ

While the period from Memorial Day to Labor Day is often called the “100 deadliest days” for teen drivers, in fact, summertime accidents increase, across the board, for all ages. While you might think that driving on a hot summer day is much safer than driving in winter weather conditions, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety [...]

Driver Insurance Rates Rise Due to Use of Smart Phones

Automobile accidents in the United States continue to rise, with auto insurance rates rising proportionately. Many believe the uptick in auto accidents can be traced to a single issue—the use of smartphones among drivers. State Farm Mutual Auto Insurance released a new study which found that more than a third of all drivers admitted to texting [...]

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