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Multimillion-Dollar Advocates Forum members Christopher Marzzacco recently settled a $1.85 million wrongful death claim out-of court on behalf of the parents and the estate of a 20-year-old man killed in an auto accident involving a commercial refuse truck.

Ursula Culpepper and Demetrius Ayler filed a wrongful death and survival action petition against  York-based Tiger Trash and Joseph Newson –the driver of the truck that fatally injured their son, Philip Ayler on May 19, 2014. Continue Reading

Memorial Day is the unofficial start to summer.  It is also one of the deadliest holidays for drivers and passengers. Car accident injuries claimed 397 lives during the 2010 Memorial Day weekend, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and many organizations are joining in the effort to spread knowledge about dangerous habits on the roadways. But for Philadelphia personal injury lawyer Joel Feldman, dedicating a day to teaching young drivers about the consequences of driving while distracted is just another day.

Joel Feldman, a shareholder at the prominent Pennsylvania injury law firm Anapol Weiss, founded End Distracted Driving ( after his daughter Casey was killed by a distracted driver in 2009.

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Car collisions can be devastating — especially when a life is lost. About 43,000 people are killed in fatal car accidents each year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). An additional 2.9 million people are injured in car accidents each year.

Fatal car accidents in many situations can be caused by a negligent driver. About 40 percent of fatal crashes are alcohol-related. In the event of a fatal auto accident, a drunk driver is not only negligent, but he or she is also guilty of causing a wrongful death.

Though it will not bring back a lost loved one, surviving family members can seek justice by filing a wrongful death lawsuit. Filing a lawsuit with the help of a Pennsylvania personal injury attorney can be the first step toward obtaining compensation for costs incurred as a result of the auto accident and the financial loss of a family member.

Not taking appropriate immediate action after an auto accident is one of the most common mistakes made by auto accident victims, according to 7 Fatal Mistakes Victims of Accidents Make in PA and How to Avoid Making Them. This book, written by Pennsylvania car accident lawyer Christopher Marzzacco, is designed to guide auto accident victims through the claim process from the instant the accident happens to settlement and beyond.

How you conduct yourself after the accident can have an affect on the outcome of your case. If you are involved in an auto accident, stay calm and follow this protocol to avoid a fatal mistake that could harm your case.

1. Stop and pull over but do not block traffic.

Truck accidents can be traumatic and can result in serious injury and a totaled vehicle.

A Pennsylvania truck accident attorney knows what to expect during the course of a lawsuit and can guide you through the lengthy process.

Truck lawsuits can be more complex than car crash lawsuits and may require accident reconstruction to determine the exact cause of the collision. Tractor trailer accident reconstruction requires extensive knowledge of truck crashes and scientific principles to draw important conclusions. Victims need an experienced lawyer who understands truck accident complexities and knows how to win, even when the odds are against them.

At least 17 people were injured in numerous crashes today around 8:30 a.m. near the Route 1 exit on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. The collisions involved 50 to 100 vehicles.

Rescuers still hadn’t gotten through the entire scene by 11:00 in the morning, and Montgomery and Burlington counties provided EMS assistance. Of the 11 injured people taken to Abington Hospital, five were reported as trauma cases. A few injured people were taken to other nearby hospitals.

The cause of today’s Pennsylvania car crashes on the turnpike appears to be weather-related, according to State Police Captain Greg Bacher. The North East was blasted with snow and freezing rain yesterday, leaving roads slippery and dangerous.

Unsecure cargo and overloaded cargo cause truck accidents in Pa.

Yes, there are laws on the federal, state, and locally to govern the weight of commercial vehicles, i.e. trucks and big rigs. However, these laws are difficult to enforce and are not such a deterrent to prevent overloading which in turns helps to prevent accidents.

Trucking companies overload trucks because time is money. The fewer the trips made, the higher the cost of fuel, and the pressure to meet a tight schedule are all reasons why trucking companies overload cargo.

It might seem like a good idea initially but over the long haul and the life of the truck, overloading cargo shortens the lifespan of the transmission as well as the tires and makes each journey riskier regarding braking and controlling the vehicle. Not only does the trucking company put the driver at risk but every other car, vehicle, and passengers on the road and damage to the load.

Loose cargo that falls off of a big rig can cause traffic problems and other people could be hurt or killed, especially during a quick stop or crash.
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