Which Types of Car Accidents Are Most Common?

Posted on September 30, 2022
Car accidents are an everyday occurrence across the U.S., but there are a few types that are the most common.  Rear-end accidents are some of the most frequently occurring types of collisions. They happen when a vehicle is struck from behind by the front of another vehicle. Rear-end accidents can vary from minor “fender...
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Are Wrongful Death Settlements Taxable in Pennsylvania?

Posted on September 30, 2022
If you receive a settlement or award from a wrongful death claim, you may wonder whether it is taxable income. For the most part, wrongful death settlements are not taxable in Pennsylvania. However, depending on the specific circumstances of your case, there may be portions of it that is.  Under Pennsylvania’s wrongful death statute,...
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What Is The Timeline For a Wrongful Death Claim in Pennsylvania?

Posted on September 30, 2022
Pursuing a wrongful death claim can be overwhelming and stressful for surviving family members at an already difficult time. Depending on the complexity of the case, wrongful death claims can resolve in a matter of months, but many take one to four years. Knowing what to expect and a general timeline can help.  After...
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Is An Autopsy Required In a Wrongful Death Case in Pennsylvania?

Posted on September 30, 2022
Autopsies are not legally required in Pennsylvania wrongful death cases. However, they are almost always critical to proving that another party is responsible for a loved one’s death.  When an Autopsy is Necessary in a Wrongful Death Case Depending on the circumstances, it may not always be apparent that another party caused the death...
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Am I Legally Required to Wear a Seatbelt in Pennsylvania?

Posted on August 31, 2022
Drivers and passengers are legally required to wear a seatbelt in Pennsylvania. However, failure to wear a seatbelt is considered a secondary offense unless you are under the age of 18. As a result, a police officer cannot pull you over solely for not wearing a seatbelt. Pennsylvania’s Seatbelt Law Under Pennsylvania Statutes Title...
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Am I Legally Required To Wear a Helmet on a Bicycle in Pennsylvania?

Posted on August 21, 2022
Since bicyclists must share the road with cars in Pennsylvania, there are laws and safety rules that must be followed to keep everyone safe. However, only children under the age of 12 are legally required to wear a helmet on a bicycle. Benefits of Bicycle Helmets The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation strongly recommends that...
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