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The U.S. Northeast and Hawaii Have the Lowest Traffic Incident Rates

As of the latest data from the National Highway Safety Traffic Administration, the number of pedestrians killed by drivers in traffic accidents is at a recorded high, with 7,522 fatalities in 2022. The percentage of fatalities caused by drunk driving is also at a record high of 31.8% Overall, the U.S. has fallen behind other developed countries in preventing motor vehicle fatalities. The rate of car accident deaths in the U.S. is three times higher than in Canada and Australia, and more than five times higher than in Scandinavia, Switzerland or Britain.

Motor vehicles are the most common form of transportation in the U.S. — 75.4% of Americans commute to work using a car, truck or van, while only 2.5% used public transport. In total, drivers in the U.S. […]

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PA Governor Signs New Child Car Seat Law

Updated April 2024
Over the past few years, Pennsylvania has changed many of its laws about using child seats. In June 2016, then Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed legislation requiring all children under 2 years of age to ride in rear-facing child car seats in the vehicle’s back seat.

The previous law stated only that all children under 4 years of age must be restrained in a safety seat – it did not specify rear or front-facing, and did not state that children that young must ride in the back seat.

The law has been updated to match the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s guidelines. According to the updated law, children under the age of 8, less than 57 inches tall, or less than 80 pounds, are required to be placed in a car or booster seat as approved by the U.S. […]

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Can I Sue Uber for Emotional Distress After an Accident?

CAN I SUE UBER FOR EMOTIONAL DISTRESS?

Picture this: It’s Saturday night and you are leaving your favorite local restaurant. You plan to Uber back home after meeting up with friends. You book a car, and within no time, your Uber is waiting for you. All seems well until your Uber driver starts to exhibit signs of reckless driving. He’s speeding, being aggressive toward other drivers, and leaving you feeling uneasy. Then it happens, you’re in a car accident. Not only do you have physical injuries, but emotional trauma as well.

With more Americans opting for rideshare transportation, it’s no wonder that we’re seeing services like Uber and Lyft accounting for a percentage of total traffic accidents and fatalities. In a 2018 study by the University of Chicago and Rice University, it was found that rideshare services such as Uber and Lyft actually make up a two to three percent increase in traffic fatalities since 2011. […]

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Road Trip Prep: What to Do to Avoid a Car Accident While on a Road Trip This Summer

Road trip prep for car accidents

Road trips can be exhilarating adventures for many of us. Just getting away for a weekend can be thrilling! But you may be surprised to learn that road trip accidents are more common than you think. And the best way to protect yourself from a car accident is to follow a few simple tips to minimize risks and ensure a safe journey.

Remember, if you do get into a car accident while on the road, one of your first calls should be to an experienced car accident lawyer from Munley Law. We will help you with your claim and make sure that you are properly compensated for your accident.

Let’s delve into the ways you can make your next road trip not only memorable but also safe.

Understanding the Common Causes of Road Trip Accidents

A summer road trip can be fun and a thrilling adventure. […]

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How to Obtain a Police Report After an Accident

How Important is the Police Report After an Accident?

Getting into a car accident can be a very traumatic experience. Not only do you have to recover from the shock and begin the recovery process, but you have to deal with the insurance company. And one of the first things the adjuster will ask for is a police report.

If you have never been in a serious car accident or truck accident before, you may not know how to go about getting the incident report. After all, you’re busy fielding calls from the insurance companies, making doctor’s appointments, looking for a car accident lawyer in Philadelphia or some other city in Pennsylvania, and maybe arranging to take time off of work. Who has time to fetch a police report?

What you may not realize is the police report will have vital information that you need in order to receive fair compensation for your injuries. […]

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