A new study indicates that your collision risk is 23 times greater when you text behind the wheel.  The researchers in that study equipped trucks with video cameras that showed the drivers looking at their phones for nearly five seconds per text ― at highway speeds, this amounts to driving the length of a football…

While seeking medical treatment when you have suffered an on-the-job injury is your first priority, identifying your safety net for lost wages is a close second. Bills for the mortgage, electricity, car lease, food for your family and now your medical care continue even as your injuries prevent you from going to work. But there…

Where you live typically determines the conditions in which you are comfortable driving. For example, in the South, you may never experience a pothole or black ice, whereas in the Northeast, both are common. But the crazy weather patterns we are seeing across the United States have thrown many out of their driving comfort zones….

Despite measures to reduce the number of fatalities from large-truck accidents in the United States, the highway death toll continues to rise.  In Pennsylvania there were 166 fatalities involving large trucks in 2012, an increase from 2011. These increases come after a recent move by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Commission (FMCSA) to reduce the…

Weather and inclement conditions often underlie accidents. Commonly, poor weather leads to driving conditions that increase risk of fender-benders and serious automobile accidents in Pennsylvania. Cold weather also increases hazards, including the following:  Residential fire — Candles left burning and poorly situated space heaters can quickly lead to a fatal fire. Poorly maintained furnaces and…

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