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April 2018 Archives

Comprehensive estate planning can prevent family conflict

Many people who are expecting a windfall after a loved one has passed on are often disappointed to see their inheritance eaten away by disputes. Those who are estate planning and people who are set to inherit from the estate should know about potential problems and be prepared for them with sound legal advice.

Research indicates distracted driver statistics were inaccurate

Pennsylvanians and people across the nation are inundated with information as to the dangers of distracted driving. Along with the entreaties from law enforcement and legislators are studies to show the prevalence of the practice. However, it can be difficult to know which studies are accurate. Some studies use different methodology from others and there are arguments as to which information is better. Regardless, those who are in a car accident in today's day and age will automatically think that it was due to a distracted driver. With injuries and long-term damage after a crash, a legal filing can be vital to receive compensation and the cause of the accident can be key to that end.

Pedestrian injured in a car accident with a police vehicle

Pittsburghers who are crossing the street as pedestrians are constantly vulnerable to being injured in a car accident. This can happen in many different circumstances, but one of the most egregious is when the person is crossing the street and is hit by a car. With the many problems that can arise after a pedestrian is injured in a car accident, a legal filing is often needed to cover for medical bills, lost wages and more. Knowing how to pursue a case is imperative, especially in its immediate aftermath.

You may have options if you can’t repay your student loans

If you struggle to repay your student loans, you are far from alone. An enormous percentage of those who carry student loans are unable to pay them at one point or another, but some people find that their loans are simply driving them into the ground, financially.

Survey from AAA shows distracted driving still a major danger

Distracted driving is a known problem in Pennsylvania and across the U.S. Because drivers have such easy access to their cellphones, it can be an irresistible temptation to pick it up and use it for a variety of purposes from talking to surfing the web to texting and emailing. While they are undoubtedly aware of its danger, many do it anyway. Legislators and law enforcement do what they can to reduce it. Part of knowing what strategies will be effective and tamping down on the practice is understanding drivers' thinking. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety conducted its annual survey to examine thinking and behaviors and came to interesting results.

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