Chain-Reaction Collisions: Is a Driver Who Didn’t Hit Your Vehicle Legally Liable for Your Injuries?

The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania recently addressed the issue of whether a driver who caused a multi-vehicle crash ― but whose vehicle did not directly impact the plaintiff’s vehicle ― can be held legally liable for the plaintiff’s injuries. Tractor-Trailer Crash In Sutcliffe v. Bernese, the driver of a tractor-trailer…


Thinking of Going for a Bike Ride: What You Need to Know about Motor Vehicle Crashes

With autumn’s beautiful foliage and cool weather finally upon us, now is the perfect time to enjoy Pennsylvania’s big cities, small towns, and picturesque countryside via bicycle. But are bicyclists safe when they share the roadway with cars and other motor vehicles? Bicycle Crash Statistics The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that 783 bicyclists…


Don’t Bend the Law Like Beckham: The Dangers of Distracted Driving

Soccer star David Beckham received a six-month driving suspension last week for operating “a handheld device at knee level” while driving his Bentley in London’s West End, according to news reports. Beckham, who had already accrued multiple speeding violations, was ordered to pay 925 pounds ($1,205) in fines and prosecution costs. Beckham’s legal problems began…