I’m writing this post both as a federal mediator and as an attorney for plaintiffs. Yes, I’m wearing two hats but in this case the two “hats” might be helpful to you. “We fight, we win!” Let’s say your attorney suggests you”mediate” your lawsuit.Whatever happened to “We fight for you”? That was on the billboard,…

What do you think about roundabouts in eastern Pennsylvania? Roundabouts are popping up all over Pennsylvania and despite their statistical safety improvements, many local drivers dread them because they haven’t had much experience with them. Plan to See More Roundabouts Locally Allentown and Easton have two prominent roundabouts in their City centers. Monroe County acquired…

In a recent study released by the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, one-third of parents reported reading text messages while driving, one-fourth sent text messages and one-seventh used social media while driving children between the ages of 4 and 10. Bloomberg posted this graphic based on the…

We handle motorcycle cases quite differently than the average car case. Why? Cycles Behave Differently Unlike passenger cars, motorcycles are capable of rapid acceleration. They offer little protection to the rider during a collision and require special skills to be able to maneuver the bike effectively. Unlike a car, a motorcycle has separate front and…

If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident in northeastern Pennsylvania, I’d be happy to answer your questions and protect your right to compensation. Motorcycles are not cars and riders face unique challenges that the average personal injury lawyer does not truly understand unless he rides himself. The concept of “counter-steering” is probably “Latin” to…

The Statistics Nearly 15 people every day of the year are killed in pedestrian/motor vehicle crashes. In the past year, our office has seen an increasing number of pedestrians seriously hurt or killed in eastern Pennsylvania. Distracted and impaired driving is a likely cause of this increase as is the lack of lighting and sidewalks…

We Have No Tolerance for Distracted Drivers–Save the Texting for Later Although many people know not to text while driving, it does not seem to have stopped them. It is a significant  public safety issue. I had a recent eye doctor appointment and, although there was a sign saying no cell phones, I sat with…

Pedestrian Injuries in Monroe County PA The National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA) reports that almost 5000 pedestrians die each year in motor vehicle accidents. Sadly, the number of deaths has been increasing. The 2016 national data shows that pedestrian deaths increased by 9% to 5,987, the highest number since 1990. While the reasons for…

How artists came up with a solution to reverse the increase in pedestrian deaths. Eastern Pennsylvania and Monroe County have had far too many pedestrians seriously injured or killed by motor vehicles in the past few years.The question is what to do about it. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released a study reporting…

14th Amendment Requires Schools to Protect High School football players from concussion injuries On September 21, 2017, the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals filed a precedential opinion ruling that high school football players have a constitutional right to be protected from further harm after suffering a concussion injury on the field. Ironically, the School District…