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Going through mediation in a car accident injury case

It's Monday morning, and you are on your way to work when a car comes out of nowhere and careens towards you on the highway. It slammed into your vehicle, leaving you with no time to brace yourself for the impact. Now, you are left to suffer and deal with painful injuries and costly medical bills all because of the car accident that wasn't your fault.

If you are injured in a traffic accident where another driver is at fault, you may choose to explore your options with regard to seeking compensation. These types of accident claims are resolved by either settling before trial or going rough a civil trial.

Don’t lose your business in your divorce

When divorce comes knocking, you and your family might not be the only ones whose lives change drastically. For business owners, the prospect of divorce is even heavier than for other spouses, because the law generally considers a business to be marital property.

Plainly speaking, this means that your employees, and clients may also suffer if your spouse puts your business on the chopping block when it comes time to negotiate your divorce settlement.

Why you should never get a divorce without legal help

Many of us experience the heartbreak of realizing our marriage is over. If you are facing this reality, you may be entering survival mode and looking for the quickest and cheapest way out of your marriage.

You are not alone, and you're not crazy. It's very reasonable to respond to the end of a marriage by looking for the easiest way out so you can start rebuilding your life. Unfortunately, there is no thing as a quick-and-easy divorce and mistakes made during the divorce process can have lasting and negative consequences.

This is what you do after a motor vehicle accident

If you find yourself involved in a motor vehicle accident, it’s easy to panic. It’s easy to lose your cool and make decisions that you know are not in your best interest.

However, it’s important that you take all the right steps at the right time. This will ensure that you get the help you need, while also leaving no stone unturned.

Teen drivers: Three tips to avoid an accident

If you're like most teenagers, you likely can't wait to get your driver's license. However, you must follow certain procedures before you can obtain a driver's license. Under Pennsylvania's graduated licensing program, new drivers must first obtain a learner's permit and junior license before a full and unrestricted driver's license is issued.

The following tips can help you stay safe as you move through and beyond the graduated licensing program.

4 things you should do after a truck accident

Large trucks, including the water tankers used in local fracking, pose a hazard to people on the roads. This is especially true if a truck driver isn't driving in a safe manner. Victims of truck crashes often face a long and arduous recovery because their injuries are especially severe. If you were involved in an accident with a large truck, here are four things you should do.

Car accident fatalities down, but costs up in Pennsylvania

Most people would agree that 2016 was a crazy year in our country. One statistic that added to the calamity was a 10 percent rise in traffic deaths in the first six months of 2016. The National Safety Council (NSC) cites a better economy and lower gas prices as a catalyst for increased travel and, subsequently, traffic-related deaths.

The nationwide rise is alarming, but drivers in Pennsylvania are bucking the trend as of late. According to the NSC, Pennsylvania is one of 12 states that saw a decrease in motor vehicle deaths from 2015 to 2016. The one percent decrease last year continues the recent trend in the state, which also saw an identical decrease from 2014 to 2015.

Ways you can reduce the risk of birth injury

Pregnancy is an exciting time but also an anxious time. You are excited to welcome your new precious child to the world, but you also want to make sure your baby is healthy and safe. Many deliveries go very smoothly but sadly, there are cases of birth injury every year. Sometimes there is nothing you could have done to prevent an injury, but these are some steps you can take to reduce that risk.

Who is responsible for trampoline park injuries?

A recent NPR feature told how the new recreation fad of trampoline parks have been seeing the expectable number of injuries.

The NPR story told how one 13-year-old Oklahoma boy bounced off the trampoline, smacked into a wall and broke two bones in his arm. The arm required surgery to insert two pins into the arm.

If you have not been tp a trampoline park, you should know they are everywhere, including Williamsport. Nationwide, trampoliners are streaming toward these parks - the International Association of Trampoline Parks estimates 50 million visits in the last year in North America alone.

Truck crash fatalities are down, but serious injuries are way up

A recent report from the Federal Motor carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) showed a peculiar change in truck crash outcomes. Fatal accidents are down about 6 percent. That's good news.

On the other hand, however, injuries from truck crashes are up significantly, by 21 percent.

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