Motorcyclists are more prone to severe injuries in a crash, which is why helmets are highly recommended. However, many may wonder whether they must wear one when riding in Pennsylvania. Am I Required to Wear a Motorcycle Helmet in Pennsylvania? In Pennsylvania, motorcyclists are required to wear helmets on public roadways if they are...Read More
Once car seats are outgrown, children are still not ready for adult seat belts. Local child passenger safety laws require these kids to travel in booster seats, typically until 8 years old. Pennsylvania Booster Seat Law Children who are at least four years old and 40 pounds can ride in a booster seat and...Read More
It is possible for multiple parties to be responsible for a car accident in Pennsylvania. Due to the state’s “modified comparative fault” rule, the compensation awarded to each party involved in a collision will be reduced by their percentage of fault. How Comparative Negligence Works Pennsylvania courts apply the law of modified comparative negligence...Read More
Driving with headphones is illegal in many states, including Pennsylvania. Under section 3314 of Title 75 of the state’s Vehicle Code, “No driver shall operate a vehicle while wearing or using one or more headphones or earphones.” However, drivers can use cell phone headsets or Bluetooth devices that cover only one ear, as long...Read More
Despite every effort to avoid them, sometimes potholes end up causing serious damage. When a pothole is responsible for an accident, there are various steps that drivers must take to ensure they receive adequate compensation for their injuries and property damage. How Do I Report Pothole Damage in Pennsylvania? The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation...Read More
Are Home Inspectors or Sellers Responsible For Issues That Went Undetected During a House Inspection in Pennsylvania?
In some cases, home inspectors or sellers can face liability if they fail to notice or disclose a defect with the home. The key is whether they knew or should have known of the defect at the time of the sale. Are Home Inspectors Accountable? If a home inspector failed to find an issue...Read More