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The Trucking Industry Lagging Behind in Safety Technology

Large truck accidents in Pennsylvania cause catastrophic injuries, usually suffered by those in smaller passenger vehicles or vulnerable road users such as motorcyclists, bicyclists and pedestrians. Consumer Reports reveals that crashes involving large trucks have been on the upswing nationally, with more than 4,300 people killed in such collisions in 2016. That is an increase of...

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Reoccurring Back Injuries on the Job

When returning to work after suffering from a back injury, you may be concerned about sustaining another injury. It's important to be cautious of what caused your back injury in the first place. Luckily, workers' compensation in Pennsylvania is a no-fault system, which means that you can receive benefits regardless of who's at fault. Further,...

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Identifying Deadly Car Accident Risks in Central Pennsylvania

Penn Live recently reported the number of fatal Pennsylvania traffic collisions has hit an all time low, but Central Pennsylvania remains a deadly hot spot. Cumberland County reported 28 fatal accident victims last year. In Dauphin County, crashes killed nearly twice as many people as homicides. Luzerne County reported 27 fatalities, which was actually the first...

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Drowsy Driving a Greater Risk to Hazleton Drivers Than Previously Thought

Many dangerous driving habits receive media coverage and public awareness campaigns through public safety agencies. Drunk driving, drugged driving, seat belt use, and speeding are commonly targeted through such sources. Tired drivers also pose a serious safety risk, but this issue receives less attention than more dramatic road dangers. Nonetheless, drowsy driving can injure drivers,...

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Potholes a Road Hazard for Hazleton Drivers

Road conditions can be a major contributing factor for car accidents. While impaired drivers, toxic chemicals, and other more visible factors often receive more media coverage, the fact remains that poor roadway conditions can be just as dangerous to road users. Victims who are injured in any type of auto accident may have the right...

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Distracted Driving: Avoiding the Risks in 2018

As Pennsylvanians continue to deal with winter weather, we want to remind you that distraction is among the most preventable causes of car accidents in Hazleton. Our injury attorneys reported last month on the risks of winter driving. Yes, driving in snow, ice and reduced visibility increases your risk for an accident. But that is most often...

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Hazleton Workers Comp Attorney Speaks Out Against Proposed Changes

HAZLETON, PA (February 5, 2018) – Doctors who treat injured workers in Pennsylvania will face severe restrictions on their ability to do their job if state legislators approve proposed changes to Pennsylvania’s 103-year-old workers’ compensation system, according to Hazleton workplace injury attorney Edward P. McNelis. “This proposal punishes injured workers, plain and simple,” attorney McNelis...

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Hazelton Drivers Face Winter Weather Car Accident Risks

Winter weather car accidents in Hazleton and throughout Pennsylvania will be a common threat for the next few months. As Lancaster Online reported, the year began with school and office closings across the region as drivers throughout the greater Philadelphia area dealt with icy roads and bone-chilling temperatures. Experienced injury attorneys understand that winter weather has...

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