auto accident

Child Fatalities & Hot Cars | “Where’s Baby? Look Before You Lock” Campaign

Child Safety | Auto Accident & Fatality Prevention Involving Motor Vehicles & Heat The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration initiated a very important safety campaign aimed at preventing child fatalities in hot cars this past summer. The new campaign entitled, "Where’s Baby? Look Before You Lock" reminds all drivers to look for [...]

Which Cities in Pennsylvania Have the Worst Drivers?

Pittsburgh and Philadelphia drivers received dismal rankings in the 2018 Best Drivers Report undertaken by Allstate Insurance Company. Two hundred cities were ranked across the nation, determining the average number of years between auto insurance claims. The report also took into consideration the number of hard-braking events in each of the two hundred cities. The average [...]

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 [...]

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