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Car Accident Medical Expenses Are a Common Cause of Debt

Medical bills due to a bad car accident can quickly add up to thousands of dollars or significantly more. Whether it’s emergency surgery or long-term medical care, all those bills might also explain why medical debt has become so common for so many Americans. Medical debt in the United States has skyrocketed to $140 billion,...

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Defying the odds: Trucker, 79, recognized for immaculate driving record

Pennsylvania trucker Don Cook defies the odds. At age 79, he recently reached a major milestone in his career: Cook has driven 4 million miles without an accident. As experienced trucking accident lawyers who have handled a multitude of cases involving trucker negligence, we know full well Cook's stellar driving record is the exception, not...

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Prevent work zone car accidents with these tips

On highways, main streets, and back roads, work zones are everywhere this time of year. Although necessary for the sake of smooth, safe roads, the temporary construction sites change traffic patterns, create congestion, and increase the risk of bad car accidents. Work zones separate construction and maintenance workers from traffic. Orange cones, jersey barriers, workers...

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Distracted drivers still an issue in Northern Panhandle

It may not be obvious, but the number of car accidents caused by distracted drivers is continuing to rise despite the advent of new hands-free devices and anti-texting laws. The AAA of West Virginia says that many people in the field suspect the number of distracted driving accidents is being severely underreported. People rarely want...

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Report: Speeding Deadlier Among Teens

Among teen drivers, speeding-related fatalities have been rising in recent years. Between 2015 and 2019, 43% of the 4,930 roadway deaths of teen drivers and passengers were due to speeding, according to a new report from the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA). In contrast, speeding was a factor in 30% of fatal car accidents among...

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Who pays for my damages after a crash?

An experienced car accident lawyer discusses how compensation is paid after a crash. Nobody can predict when they will be hit by a negligent or reckless driver. Crashes often come without warning, and some are life-changing. Sometimes, crash victims are rushed to the nearest hospital where they undergo invasive medical procedures and ensure long recoveries....

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3 leading risk factors in nighttime crashes

Fall is here and as we come closer to the end of daylight saving time, the days are getting increasingly shorter. Shorter days will have a profound effect on roadway safety in West Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania, especially on poorly-lit rural roads. This can be a contributing factor in nighttime car accidents. According to the...

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