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  • Three Reasons Why Nighttime Driving is More Dangerous Than Daytime

    The streets and highways of America are never necessarily a safe place, with thousands of car accidents happening each day across the nation. But when the sun goes down, the possibility of getting into a collision spikes significantly. According to the AAA Foundation’s research, about 30% of all serious or fatal car accidents happen between midnight and 3:00 AM, and fatal crashes throughout the ...
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  • How Do Insurance Companies Determine Pain & Suffering?

    Injuries sustained because of another person usually mean you can seek compensation from the other party’s insurance company by filing a third-party claim. Once the defendant is deemed liable, you must present all evidence and damages so the insurance company can compensate you for lost wages, medical expenses, and more. However, did you know you can seek damages for the pain and suffering you ...
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  • Beware of Swimming Pool Accidents This Summer

    Summer is fast approaching, and many families are looking forward to spending their days lounging in the backyard and attending pool parties with their children. While going for a swim in the pool can be a nice way to cool off in the heat, get some exercise, and make memories this summer, the swimming pool can also be one of the most hazardous areas on your entire property. When school is out and ...
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  • Determining Liability in Truck Accidents

    Unlike car accidents , which often the fault of another driver, road conditions, or vehicle malfunction, collisions involving massive commercial trucks may have a variety of other contributing factors that are different. To establish liability and recover compensation in a truck accident , you must identify every potential party or business entity involved in the crash. The potential defendants in ...
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  • Top 6 Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

    If you are a motorcyclist, you must understand the various hazards and challenges which riders encounter on the road. As lawyers, we know how serious motorcycle accidents can be. Since motorcyclists do not have the same protections compared to drivers of motor vehicles, they are more susceptible to severe or fatal injuries in the event of a crash. Furthermore, motorcyclists are nearly 30 times ...
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  • What Happens if Someone Else is Driving My Car and Gets in an Accident?

    You let a friend or family member borrow your car and he or she got involved in an accident, which leaves you with the question – what next? Understanding who may be covered to drive your vehicle can be confusing. As a general rule, however, anyone living with you is usually covered to drive your car, unless the policy explicitly states otherwise. If a friend or family member does not live with ...
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  • If a Driverless Car Gets Into an Accident, Whose Fault Is It?

    Self-driving, or autonomous, cars are no longer a concept belonging to a distant future. In fact, they are already here and will likely begin to hit the mass market within the next few years. If these autonomous cars cause an accident, however, how will fault be determined? It is a pressing question now that their presence on the road is no longer a question of “if,” but rather “when.” Tackling ...
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  • Pennsylvania Lawyers Claim Unclaimed Money for Clients

    Law Offices of Anthony Urban PC and its attorneys help clients search and claim money held by the Pennsylvania Treasury Unclaimed Property Division. Your money – money you might not have known about - from insurance policies, annuity contracts, beneficiary payments, uncashed checks, bank accounts, investment accounts, trust accounts, inheritance, and other sources may have “escheated” to the state ...
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  • Can I Make a Carpal Tunnel Injury Claim?

    Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a condition caused by compression of the median nerve, which travels from the wrist to the hand through the carpal tunnel. This compression creates pain, numbness, and tingling in the thumb, index finger, middle finger, and the thumb side of the ring fingers. Some people affected with the condition can feel the effects in the forearm or upper arm. If the condition ...
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  • Can I Sue If I Was Injured at a Ball Game?

    Sports events are full of accidents waiting to happen. Not only can athletes harm themselves and other players during a game, but the stands are rife with alcohol-drinking fans. In 1974, for example, the Cleveland Indians promoted their game with the Texas Rangers with Ten Cent Beer Night, an event that went down in history. The stadium offered 12 U.S. fluid ounces of 3.2% beer for just 10 cents a ...
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  • Examining the risks involved with texting while driving

    Texting has long been incorporated into the everyday lives of people both in Pottsville and throughout the rest of the U.S. In fact, according to Department of Transportation’s website Distraction.gov, research from late 2014 showed that Americans send an average of 169.3 billion text messages each month. With texting becoming such a routine activity, it is little wonder that many have begun to ...
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  • Driving too fast for conditions likely cause of semi accident

    It may be common knowledge amongst drivers in Pottsville that special care should be taken when driving in certain conditions. Rain, snow, fog, and even high-speed winds can cause drivers to lose control while on the road. One can only imagine that if such conditions make driving difficult for those operating normal vehicles, how much more difficult must it be for truck drivers? Their vehicles are ...
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  • How bad can a back injury be?

    Given the lack of protection you get from your motorcycle in an accident, most in Pottsville may think your chances of walking away from such an event to be fairly slim. However, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 88,000 motorcycle accident injuries in the U.S. in 2013 as opposed to only 4,668 fatalities. Thus, if you are able to emerge from an accident ...
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  • Examining the issue of driving while medicated

    Many of the clients that we here at The Law Offices of Anthony Urban, P.C. assist who have been involved in car accidents in Pottsville often believe the drivers that hit them were impaired. If you have been involved in accident caused by the unexplained reckless of driving of another, you should remember that alcohol and illicit drugs are not the only agents of impairment. Over-the-counter and ...
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  • Collecting hit-and-evidence other than a license plate number

    Many of those that were involved in hit-and-run accidents in Pottsville who come to us here at The Law Offices of Anthony Urban, P.C. for help do so with very little information regarding the drivers that struck them. If you or a loved one are ever hit by a car while walking or crossing the street, making a mental note of the license plate number of the vehicle involved may not be the first thing ...
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