Car Accidents

The Rate of Motorcycle Accidents Soar; Lawyers Can Help

Recently, two auxiliary police officers were charged with official misconduct in the fatal accident of a 31-year-old man from Paterson. The officers are alleged to have sounded their vehicle’s sirens, which led Randolph Waddy to reasonably believe they were making a traffic stop. According to local ordinances, the officers are not allowed to make traffic …

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New Jersey Governor Candidate injured in Car Collision

In February New Jersey Democratic gubernatorial candidate, Barbara Buono, suffered minor injuries when her car was involved in an accident. She was leaving an event and being driven home by an assistant when her driver attempted to turn and collided with an oncoming car. The 59-year-old senator suffered a minor injury to her forehead. Buono’s …

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Taking the “Hit” out of “Hit and Run”

In Commonwealth v. Lowry, Pennsylvania’s Superior Court recently held that, even when a vehicle never strikes another car or a person, a reckless driver can still be criminally charged and convicted of causing an accident involving death or personal injury and summary offenses of operating a motor vehicle without financial responsibility and careless driving.   The …

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When Tragedy Strikes, Car Accident Lawyers Can Come to the Rescue

Late last year, a tragic car accident left one person dead and another hospitalized in West Philadelphia after a multi-collision accident occurred where 41st Street intersects with Haverford Avenue in the Belmont section of the city. One man was pronounced dead at the scene. A second male was thrown from his vehicle and placed in …

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Police Officer Injured in South Philadelphia Afternoon Wreck

An unidentified officer from the 17th District was injured when his cruiser hit a parked car on 24th street near Moore Street. The cause for the crash is as of yet unknown. Just a week after this South Philadelphia crash, another officer was dragged two blocks while conducting a traffic stop.  The man became aggressive when …

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New Law Holds Bikers to Same Laws as Vehicles

The streets just got safer for Philadelphia’s cyclists. Whether you prefer a fixed gear, road bike, fat tires or tandem, a new state law established a four-foot buffer between bikers and motor vehicles. Collisions between automobiles and bikes have decreased in recent years, but if you are involved in such a situation, you may need …

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