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Blog Posts in 2015

  • Reviewing right-of-way laws for Pennsylvania

    In the minds of many motorists in Pottsville, there may a perceived hierarchy of vehicles on the road. Those who follow this line of thinking may automatically place cars, trucks, and SUV’s right at the top of this list, mistakenly thinking that other vehicles must yield the right-of-way to them. Unfortunately, this line of thinking may be a contributing factor to many of the 3,284 motorcycle ...
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  • Manslaughter for drunk driver who killed Waynesboro woman

    When the question of drunk driving arises amongst people in Pottsville, one question that many may have is what sort of responsibility do the passengers in a vehicle driven by a drunken driver assume. Some may argue that they assume the risk that the impaired motorist presents by allowing him or her to drive. Others may contend that their trust in driver’s abilities should be respected, or that ...
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  • What do flashing traffic signals mean?

    You, like most everyone else in Pottsville, have likely come up upon a flashing traffic signal and not been quite sure of what to do. Yet if you are not sure of how to proceed at such an intersection, imagine how confused pedestrians feel. If you’re standing at an intersection whose traffic signals are flashing and are waiting to cross on foot, the uncertainty displayed by drivers may put you in ...
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  • Examining the dangers of rear-end collisions

    Many in Pottsville may believe that only high-speed collisions resulting in extensive vehicle damage can produce injuries that require victims to pursue compensation. Thus, when they are involved in simple rear-end accidents that apparently produce minimal damage, they may assume their potential to suffer a debilitating injury to be low. Research, however, seems to suggest that they could be ...
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  • Reviewing operating guidelines for truckers on slick roads

    With the winter season in Pottsville comes the increased chance for rain, snow, and sleet. Along with these natural elements come slick roads and adverse driving conditions. Even the most experienced motorists may have trouble navigating on the roads during storms. Indeed, the Road Weather Management Program of the Federal Highway Administration reports as many as 61 percent of all vehicle crashes ...
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  • Examining the Cost of a TBI Following a Motorcycle Accident

    For many of the victims and families of Pottsville motorcycle crash victims that we work with here at The Law Offices of Anthony Urban, P.C., the net result of those accidents is a traumatic brain injury. Given that Pennsylvania state law does not mandate the use of helmets, such an outcome is not all that surprising. If you or a loved have suffered such an injury in a motorcycle collision, ...
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  • When Is One Too Drunk to Drive?

    Although auto accidents are fairly common to most in Pottsville, that’s not to say that they happen randomly. Usually, they are the result of a failure on the part of either one of the vehicles or the drivers involved. If another car has struck you, then you may be wondering if that failure was due to drunk driving. Most are likely well aware by now of the dangers presented by drunk driving . At ...
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  • Halloween Night Accident Puts 4 SLC Pedestrians in the Hospital

    Events in Pottsville that bring multiple people out to the streets also requires an increased awareness from on the part of drivers to avoid collisions. Such events can include holidays such as Halloween or the 4th of July, or things like sporting events or concerts. Whatever the circumstances are that cause vast increases in the number of people walking on the roads, the drivers of vehicles are ...
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  • Covering Vehicle Repair Costs Following a Car Accident

    When referencing the expenses that result from car accidents in Pottsville, most often only consider medical bills. However, not every accident results in injury. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that of the over 5.6 million auto accidents that occurred in the U.S. in 2013, over 4 million of them resulted in property damage only . Yet whether or not an accident ...
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  • Speeding semi-truck collides with another on highway

    The commercial truck drivers that travel in and around Pottsville and throughout the rest of the U.S. no doubt feel a great sense of responsibility to protect other motorists from the dangers that their vehicles present. Yet one may wonder if they realize the potential risks that they face from other truckers. Given the time that these men and women spend around semi-trucks and tractor-trailers, ...
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  • What are the average costs of a motorcycle accident?

    As the initial shock of a Pottsville motorcycle accident begins to subside, you may start to wonder if pursuing compensation from the person who caused your collision is ultimately worth it. However, if you were able to see the cumulative costs of the all of the care to you currently require and will continue to need in the future, your thoughts would likely turn from whether it would be worth it ...
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  • Who pays when you are hit by a car while doing road work?

    Most in Pottsville would likely think that you can easily avoid being struck by a vehicle as a pedestrian by either utilizing only those areas of the road open to foot traffic or by avoiding the road while on foot altogether. Yet what if you are not able to? What if your job puts you in a position where you are required to work alongside moving vehicles? This, of course, is a scenario you are ...
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  • Assigning fault for motorcycle accidents in construction zones

    Many of the Pottsville motorcycle accident victims with whom we work here at The Law Offices of Anthony Urban, P.C. come to us needing compensation in order to deal with the expenses associated with their accidents. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, as recently as 2012, Pennsylvania had the third highest motorcycle accident fatality rate in the country. Thus, it may ...
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  • Proving the other driver was using a cell phone

    If you are like many of the other Pottsville clients who’ve come to us here at The Law Offices of Anthony Urban, P.C. following a car accident, your incident likely involved another driver distracted by his or her cell phone. After all, The National Safety Council estimates that nearly 1 out of every 4 accidents in the U.S. involves a driver using a phone . The question then becomes how you can ...
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  • How Can You Tell If a Truck's Load Failed?

    If you’ve been involved in a truck accident in Pottsville, you know full well that in such collisions, the load that the truck carries often presents the greatest threat. Often, it is a load failure that causes an accident. Yet given that such collisions occur on the road very quickly, how are you know if yours was due to a load failure or not? In many instances, even the trucker won’t know. ...
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