auto accident

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 [...]

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 [...]

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