Philadelphia Personal Injury Blog

Is Pennsylvania a No Fault State?

January 30th, 2019

Fault and no-fault car insurance laws refer to a state’s rules for how an accident victim must handle the claims-filing process. Most states practice fault-based laws, but 13 states mandate no-fault insurance policies. Pennsylvania is unique in that it is neither a fault nor a no-fault state. It instead classifies as a choice, or hybrid, state. This means it is…

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How Do Helmet Laws Affect Motorcycle Accident Cases?

January 16th, 2019

In Pennsylvania, all motorcycle riders and passengers under the age of 21 must wear motorcycle helmets. Riders over 21 may opt not to wear helmets if they have at least two years of motorcycling experience, or if they pass an approved motorcycle safety course. Whether or not you must lawfully wear a helmet in Pennsylvania, going without one could affect…

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What Is a No-Contact Motorcycle Accident?

January 9th, 2019

A motorcycle accident does not always refer to a collision between a motorcycle and a motor vehicle. Many motorcycle accidents are single-vehicle accidents, in which only the motorcycle crashes. Yet even in a single-vehicle accident, with no contact between a motorcyclist and a driver, a driver could still be liable for the motorcyclist’s damages. This could be the case in…

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Is Lane Splitting Legal in Pennsylvania?

January 2nd, 2019

Lane splitting refers to a motorcyclist riding between two lanes of traffic moving in the same direction. It is a controversial practice with divided opinions on its safety. The only state in which lane splitting is not illegal is California. California did not legalize the practice, per se, but it eliminated the traffic provision that prohibited lane splitting. In Pennsylvania,…

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What Happens If a Dog Bites Someone on Your Property?

November 19th, 2018

Dogs are very popular pets in America, but dogs can also cause severe injuries when they bite or attack people. Dog owners must take care to prevent injuries to others while walking their dogs in public, visiting dog parks, or simply walking through their neighborhoods. However, dog owners also have a duty of care to prevent dog bite injuries in…

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Should You Rely on the Government Star Rating When Choosing a Nursing Home?

May 16th, 2016

Finding quality care in a nursing home is a very serious issue, especially when you are looking for a home for a loved one. Most nursing home residents are particularly vulnerable and reports of abuse, neglect and substandard care have become commonplace. In order to help families find a safe place for their loved ones and to encourage nursing homes…

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