auto accident

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 [...]

Insurance Company Refuses to Pay | Insurance Claim Denied

One of the most common complaints consumers have regarding their insurance providers is that, even though they have faithfully paid their bills for months or years, when the chips are down, the insurance company gives them the runaround for months on end and then denies their claim. Such behavior on the part of an insurance company [...]

Motorcycle Accidents Caused by Driver Error

The underlying cause of most motorcycle and automobile accidents is driver error. Driver error can encompass a variety of different things; however, perhaps the most common factor is driver distraction. Drivers are distracted for a myriad of reasons - they may be eating while driving, talking on their cell phones, texting while driving, fiddling with the [...]

Pennsylvania Auto Crash Stats – Youthful / Young Drivers

Recently, the Department of Transportation in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania noted a concern towards drivers who are between the ages of 16 and 21, due to the fact they have the least amount of experience and are “prone to overzealous driving performance.” Unfortunately, car crashes are the primary cause of fatalities among drivers and their passengers [...]

Roadways & Pedestrian Accidents – How Dangerous is Pennsylvania?

Pennsylvania Auto Accidents Involving Pedestrians Just How Dangerous are Pennsylvania Roadways for Pedestrians? A new report called Dangerous by Design 2016 examined all major metropolitan areas in the United States to determine which ones were the most dangerous for pedestrians. It also examined the racial, societal, and economic factors that put people at most risk for [...]

Understanding Vestibular Dysfunction After a Car Accident

Following a motor vehicle accident, it is relatively common for a person to experience some level of dizziness. While the injury may be diagnosed as whiplash, injuries to the neck can also affect the area of the brain which is responsible for coordination, balance, and spatial awareness. Any time the normal feedback from the neck area, [...]

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