Category: Vehicle

Penalties for DUI

 Penalties for DUI It is that time of year again; and before you decide to get behind the wheel of your car, consider how much cheer you have consumed.  In 2003, Pennsylvania lowered the amount of Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) necessary to be considered “Generally… Continue reading

What to do if You are Involved in a Car Accident

What to do if You are Involved in a Car Accident Traffic mishaps are an inevitable and unfortunate fact of life.  If you find yourself in one, we offer some guiding principles  you should consider.  A proper reaction can reduce injuries and costs as well… Continue reading

Save on Your Car Insurance

Save on Your Car Insurance A recent newspaper article reminded us that most ordinary folks build wealth not by what they make, but instead by investing what they don’t spend (sounds like the old Ben Franklin adage: “A penny saved is a penny earned.”) Here… Continue reading

Driving To and From Work

As winter has arrived, the inevitable will occur: bad weather (and you thought I was going to say keeping your New Year’s Resolution).  With bad weather comes a number of headaches, including shoveling snow, school cancellations (if you are a parent), and driving in sleet… Continue reading

Competency to Drive

     As the “baby boom“ generation, born after 1945, continues to age, the issue of driver competency will become more and more prevalent.   Statistically, older drivers are generally safer, to a point.  For some, physical and mental impairment begin to take a toll on the… Continue reading

Damage to Your Car in Automobile Collision Cases

When you are involved in an automobile collision, your primary concern is your health.  This article deals with a “fender bender” situation where no personal injuries are sustained.  This article will also focus upon damages to your own vehicle – leaving to another time the… Continue reading

What is a Fraudulent Transfer?

Suppose a negligent driver collides with your car and you are badly injured; further suppose that the other driver has minimal liability insurance of $25,000. You sue the other driver and obtain a money judgment for $500,000. The insurance company pays you $25,000 and you… Continue reading

Is Limited Tort Worth It?

From time to time over the last several years we have addressed the issue of whether drivers are better served electing “limited tort” or “full tort” insurance coverage. Since we handle many car accident cases, we see this issue often. The basic theory of limited… Continue reading

“Full Tort” or “Limited Tort” The Auto Insurance Dilemma

We handle many automobile accident injury cases and recent changes in the insurance laws are catching some drivers by surprise.The Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Financial Responsibility Law establishes two basic choices of automobile insurance coverage, commonly known as the “Full Tort” option and the “Limited Tort”… Continue reading

Don’t Speak Too Soon!

Here is the scene: You have just been hurt in a car accident at an intersection, the traffic light was changing, and you are not sure how fast you were going. Maybe you weren’t paying as much attention as you normally do. Is it your… Continue reading