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. […]Read More
Updated August 2023
Over the past few years, Pennsylvania has changed many of its laws pertaining to the use of child seats. In June 2016, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed legislation requiring all children under 2 years of age to ride in rear-facing child car seats in the back seat of the vehicle.
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 had been updated again recently 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. […]Read More
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. […]Read More
State legislators passed a bill yesterday to strengthen Pennsylvania’s hit-and-run law. Kevin’s Law was named in honor of Kevin Miller from Dallas, PA, a 5-year-old boy killed by a hit and run driver as he crossed the street with his family in Wilkes-Barre four days before Christmas in 2012. Kevin Miller’s family, along with more than 60 local residents, traveled to the state capital yesterday to show support for passage of the law.
The original law carried only a mandatory minimum one-year in jail. Under the law change, the penalty for those who flee fatal crashes will be increased to a mandatory minimum of three years in prison. Kevin’s Law, amended into Senate Bill 1312, makes the penalty for fleeing the scene of a vehicular homicide the same as homicide by vehicle when drunk.
Alcohol is often a factor in these crashes, and pedestrians are often the victims, […]Read More
When someone you love dies in a collision, you need someone who will fight for your family
Get justice after a loved one dies in a fatal crash
It is the call every family member dreads. While we all hope that it will never be us or our loved ones, 6 million Americans crash every year. 3 million suffer serious injuries from their accidents. Each day, 90 people die in collisions on America’s streets, roads, and highways. In the wake of a fatal crash, the victim’s family members must pick up the pieces while simultaneously grieving the person they lost. However, most people do not know what to do. As a result, the Wilkes-Barre car accident lawyers at Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys explain what happens when someone you love dies in a car crash.
Do you have questions about an accident? […]Read More