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Car Accidents

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Sleep Apnea Poses Danger On The Road

People with untreated sleep apnea may be less alert behind the wheel – risking thousands of lives.

08/12/2014

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Townships Regulating Roadside Memorials

Roadside memorials present legal issues for townships which have begun to regulate them, for one thing because it uses public land for a private purpose, often religious in nature.

06/16/2014

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UPDATE: Pa. Turnpike Reopened After Massive Crash, All-Day Closure

Several multi-vehicles crashes involving dozens of cars and several trucks shut down the eastbound lanes of the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

02/14/2014

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Emergency Doctrine Protects Driver In Auto Accident

The emergency doctrine protects drivers who are faced with sudden and unforeseen circumstances that leaves the driver with little or no time for thought. Here’s an unusual example.

01/15/2014

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The Risk Of Paying Less For Car Insurance

Wanna save money on your car insurance? Think twice before answering that.

10/10/2013

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When Children Suffer From PTSD

10-14% of children who experience a road accident or burn injury have PTSD 6 months later.

10/04/2013

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Study: Music May Affect Teen Driving

Fumbling with buttons while driving is linked to increased risk of crashes for teen drivers, but the kind of music they’re listening to may also be a factor.

09/03/2013

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The Safety Belt Defense

The safety belt defense isn’t when your weight watchers leader tells you to tighten your belt to avoid overeating. It’s a legal defense that could cost you a lot of extra dough.

08/06/2013

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Dude, Your Car! App

The Dude, your car! app lets you take pictures of a friend’s car and add realistic looking dings and dents before you send it off to them, bringing about a panic attack.

06/18/2013

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The Legal Entanglements Of Roadside Memorials

While the people who create roadside memorials do so with the best intentions, they may not realize that they are using public land for a private purpose – one of several unintended consequences such displays present.

02/04/2013

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Improvements In Treating Trauma

It has been estimated that fifty to ninety percent of US adults experience trauma in their lifetime. The issue with trauma is that it can affect us at any time and at any age.

01/15/2013

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Woman Suspected Of Driving Drunk Flips Car In North Philly

Authorities say a woman was driving under the influence of alcohol early Sunday morning in Philadelphia’s East Oak Lane neighborhood when she got into an accident and her car flipped.

10/07/2012

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More Adults Texting While Driving

A large percentage of adults actually text on the road to and from work. This is concerning because there is clearly an increased risk of accidents from the distraction.

07/24/2012

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New Study Says Failure To Use Turn Signals Is A Leading Cause Of Car Accidents

Research from the Society of Automotive Engineers says failure to use those turn signals results in more than twice the number of accidents that are caused by distracted driving.

05/02/2012

Elderly Drivers

Canadian Study Sheds New Light On Elderly Drivers

We know that more elderly people are involved in traffic accidents, but researchers from Canada suggest that the higher number may be the result of factors that go beyond driving ability.

04/19/2012

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