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New PA Law: Failure to Stop for School Bus

New PA Law: Failure to Stop for School Bus

Pennsylvania School Bus Law Changes in 2024 There are several new laws taking effect in Pennsylvania in 2024, including an update to the laws for stopping for a school bus. The new law expands the use of automated stopping arm systems to capture license plate information for offenders, changes the distance at which you must…

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How Much Can I Earn on Social Security Disability in 2024?

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It Is a Myth That You Can’t Earn While on Social Security Disability Many people mistakenly believe that you can’t earn any money to get or stay on social security disability. However, this is not the case. You can earn a small amount of money and still get social security disability. The social security disability…

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Winter Driving Safety Tips

Abandoned car in the ditch after the accident. It is symbolises the dangerous conditions in winter with ice, snow and snatch.

Don’t Let Winter Driving Dangers Ruin Your Season Pennsylvania gets its fair share of snow, sleet, and rain in the winter months, and this often leads to more car accidents. These accidents are often preventable, and it is important to know how to be safe in the winter. Following these tips will also help ensure…

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Most Dangerous Holidays for Driving

Stay Off the Roads During These Dangerous Days Driving on Pennsylvania’s roadways can be dangerous at any time of the year, but certain holidays present a higher risk for injury or death compared to others. It is important to remember that holidays often bring more drivers on the roads and the potential for more people…

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What Happens If Insurance Denies My Claim?

Your Rights If Your Insurance Claim Is Denied If you have been involved in an accident, you may reach out to your insurance company or the insurer of the party that caused you harm. While you may expect to receive a fair and full settlement from the insurer, claims are routinely delayed or denied. If…

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6 Safety Tips For Working In Cold Weather

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How to Prevent Injuries Common in Wintery Conditions As the weather starts to cool down, workers must anticipate colder outdoor temperatures, hazardous icy conditions, and other unsafe winter-related dangers for both their safety and the safety of those around them. Below are some common winter weather injuries as well as tips to keep yourself and…

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Can I Still Sue If I Wasn’t Wearing a Helmet?

Your Bicycle Accident Case Doesn’t Depend on Wearing a Helmet A bicycle accident can cause severe injuries from which it can be difficult to recover. Not wearing a helmet can increase those injuries. However, it is not a legal requirement to wear a bicycle helmet in Pennsylvania. As such, whether or not you were wearing…

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What is Pennsylvania’s Cell Phone Law?

Cell Phone Use Causes Car Accidents Pennsylvania adopted a texting while driving ban in 2012, but the law does not stop all cell phone use while driving. If someone was on their cell phone and caused an accident, they may be liable even if they weren’t breaking the law. The experienced attorneys at Freeburn Law…

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Halloween Pedestrian Accidents in PA

As summer winds down and the leaves begin to fall, Americans of all ages excitedly prepare for one of the most celebrated holidays – Halloween. Every year, millions of children dressed up as their favorite characters line neighborhood streets, going door to door in the excited pursuit of treats. While Halloween is a happy time…

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Car Accidents in Pennsylvania School Zones

Staying Safe in School Zones Throughout the State Each year numerous car accidents occur within school zones. Drivers frustrated by slower speed limits or distracted by cell phones end up in devastating collisions that can involve other drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists. If you are injured in a school zone accident, you should consult with an…

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Who Is Liable in a Rear-End Accident?

Understanding Fault In Rear-End Accidents As one drives through the bustling streets of Harrisburg, PA, a sudden jolt from behind is an unsettling experience many have encountered – the rear-end collision. Not only can these accidents result in vehicle damage, but they can also cause a range of injuries, from whiplash to more severe traumas….

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More Accidents on Rural PA Roads than in Urban Areas

Understanding the Disproportionate Risks of Rural Travel Pennsylvania’s bucolic landscapes, stretching far and wide, hold more than just natural beauty. Recent statistics point to an alarming trend: rural roads in Pennsylvania are witnessing more traffic accidents compared to their urban counterparts. But why is this the case? Let’s delve deeper into understanding the factors behind…

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Recent Fatal Accidents in Harrisburg, PA: A Summer Review

Understanding the Spike in Fatalities and Ensuring Road Safety As summer enveloped Harrisburg, PA, with its warmth and vibrancy, a somber trend became increasingly evident on the city’s roads. With the increase in vehicular traffic during the warmer months, a series of unfortunate fatal accidents occurred, serving as a grim reminder of the importance of…

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What Is the Damage Cap for Injury Lawsuits in Pennsylvania?

Navigating the Complexities of Injury Lawsuit Damage Caps with Freeburn Law In Pennsylvania, personal injury law is filled with nuances and complexities. Among them are the damage caps, the limits placed on the compensation that a plaintiff can receive in certain types of lawsuits. Particularly for car accidents and workers’ compensation cases, understanding these caps…

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Charter Bus Crash in Dauphin County Leaves Dozens Injured

At Least Three Killed in Tragic Local Accident Earlier this week, dozens of passengers aboard a 45-50-passenger charter bus were injured in an accident involving another passenger vehicle. At least three people have been killed, with other injured persons still being treated at Penn State Hershey Medical Center.  The victims and the families involved in…

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Is Pennsylvania a “No Fault” State?

What to Know About PA’s No-Fault Insurance Laws States either follow fault or no-fault insurance laws. While Pennsylvania is one of the dozen states that is considered a “no-fault” state, it allows motorists to opt out of their system. A driver in PA may therefore choose “limited tort” or “full tort” coverage when selecting their…

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Pennsylvania’s Most Dangerous Roads

Learn more about PA’s deadliest roads and most dangerous highways. Freeburn Law provides dedicated legal help for victims of auto accidents.

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Motorist Coverage – Have It, Max It, and, Stack It!

Having a motorcycle comes with a certain level of responsibility, much like owning any vehicle.  One of the first things you need to make sure you have is insurance coverage for your bike.  Not only does having proper coverage protect your motorcycle from damage and theft, but it also protects you in the event that…

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Fender Bender? Remember This!

ALWAYS CALL THE POLICE IN THE EVENT OF AN ACCIDENT  If you’re like most drivers, then being involved in a fender bender may be one of the last things you want to experience. Not only can they be frustrating and inconvenient, but they can also lead to serious financial and legal headaches if not handled…

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Motorcycle Accident vs Car Accident Injuries

Motorcycle and Auto Accident Injury Stats in the U.S. Motorcyclists are significantly more likely to be injured or killed in motor vehicle accidents compared to occupants of passenger vehicles. The statistics are not only shocking, but they are also getting worse. At Freeburn Law, we know the dangers that motorcyclists face on the road. We…

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