State College Pennsylvania Law Category: motor vehicle accidents

FMCSA Hours of Service rule lifted temporarily April 21, 2020 | motor vehicle accidents

In an effort to curb or eliminate accidents and fatalities caused by fatigued truckers operating big rigs, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration developed a set of rules that outlines the maximum number of hours a trucker may work each day and each week.  Referred to as the Hours of Service rule, this rule caps the number of driving hours for property-carrying drivers as 11 per day with… READ MORE

Is there such thing as a pothole damage claim? April 14, 2020 | motor vehicle accidents

In the best-case scenario, a pothole is a minor inconvenience and an unsightly mark on an otherwise smooth surface. In the worst-case scenario, a pothole can cause considerable damage to your vehicle or even an accident. Depending on the depth of the pothole and the speed at which you hit it, a pothole can cause considerable damage to your vehicle and physical health. If it does,… READ MORE

Aggressive driving is a dangerous epidemic April 01, 2020 | motor vehicle accidents

Most Americans know what road rage feels like. Most understand the tightness in their chest and overwhelming frustration when another vehicle cuts you off. While frustration alone is not problematic, it can become a problem when it grows into road rage. Road rage itself is a major factor behind why American roads can be so dangerous.  However, road rage does not have to escalate. WebMD describes those… READ MORE

What should you know about personal injury claims? February 27, 2020 | motor vehicle accidents

Filing a personal injury claim can help recoup part of the expenses incurred as a result of a serious accident. However, your claim can only be accepted if you follow all the necessary procedures. In line with this, a general understanding of personal injury law can be helpful. For you to qualify for compensation, you need to make a personal injury claim within four years from… READ MORE

Why are TBIs so prevalent in auto accidents? January 24, 2020 | motor vehicle accidents

When you become the victim of an auto accident, your head and neck become two of the most vulnerable parts of your body. Despite the advances in seat belt and airbag technology, a car crash can cause your head to violently jerk forward and backward. When this happens, your brain moves likewise inside your skull. This could cause you to sustain a traumatic brain injury. The… READ MORE