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Motorcycle Safety Tips for Eastern PA

Pennsylvania has some of the most popular roadways in the nation for motorcyclists. Whether you are interested in motorcycling for your daily transportation or simply enjoy the occasional summer ride, it is essential that you are properly prepared for the ride. By taking care of yourself and your bike, you can embrace the fresh air and freedom of the road. Maintaining your bike includes ensuring that the oil and other fluids are filled, and that your tires have the correct

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Motorcyclist Awareness of Summer Roadway Conditions in Pennsylvania

Motorcycling in summer is one of the favorite pastimes of Pennsylvania residents and visitors alike. As the blooms of spring fade into the warm days of summer, taking a trip on your bike can be just what you need to warm yourself after a long winter. With almost 400,000 motorcycles registered to Pennsylvania residents in 2015, the state has among the highest numbers in the union. Safety Awareness Throughout the Year While May might be Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, the

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Social Host Liability

There are a number of laws within Pennsylvania’s codes that dictate how situations involving alcohol sales and consumption must be handled. Like many states, social host laws are among these rules. Quite similar to dram shop laws, social host laws typically place responsibility for damages upon the shoulders of the party that provided alcohol to the person at fault. But, as with numerous other laws, Pennsylvania’s social host rules have unique features and contingencies. Social Host Rules For Serving Adults

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Understand Tort Law

When choosing which auto insurance policies to purchase, Pennsylvania residents are offered a choice between full tort and limited tort. As with any feature of an insurance policy, there are certain benefits that go along with each selection, and the importance of this choice is often overlooked. Read on to learn more about the difference between full and limited tort. What Is Limited Tort? Choosing an insurance plan with limited tort involves forfeiting your right to recover certain costs in

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Liability And Damages

When you’re involved in an accident on the road, the first bridge that must be crossed is the establishment of liability. Are you at fault, or is another party responsible for the damages that have occurred? You may only collect damages once this has been decided. Establishing Liability So, how exactly is liability determined? Essentially, fault in a car accident must be proven through evidence that a particular party was acting negligently. Exceeding the speed limit is one way in

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Understanding Motor Vehicle Insurance Policies

Purchasing an auto insurance policy that covers all of the threats faced by everyday drivers can be overwhelming. So, it’s important to consider all of the coverage options that are offered to residents of Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania’s Minimum Insurance Coverage First and foremost, drivers should be aware of Pennsylvania’s auto insurance policy minimums. Per the Pennsylvania Insurance department, PA’s minimum coverage requirements are as follows: $5,000 in Medical Benefits, which cover medical costs for you and those covered by your policy.

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What Exactly Is A Dram Shop Law?

Though they’re not enacted nationwide, most U.S. states, including Pennsylvania, use dram shop laws of some sort. Generally, dram shop rules dictate that if an establishment serves a visibly intoxicated person alcohol, the establishment is liable for damage inflicted by said person. While this can offer protection for both the damaged and the drunkard, dram shop rules certainly bring about a number of difficulties. Dram Shop Laws In Pennsylvania Most states establish specific dram shop rules with their own particular

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Tips On How To Avoid Distracted Driving

A lot of things can demand your attention while driving – don’t let your cell phone or radio be one of them. If you struggle with temptation or distractions on the road, follow these 10 tips to ensure a safer journey for you, your passengers and other motorists. 1. Get Organized. When you’re in a hurry, it can be tempting to hop in the car and take care of the GPS later, but doing so will only result in stressful,

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What To Do When A Child Is Injured In A Car Accident

When your child is injured due to the fault of another party, there are steps you can take to seek out retribution – but pursuing a lawsuit for yourself is vastly different than pursuing one for your child. The state of Pennsylvania protects minors with complicated laws to preserve the child’s best interests, and navigating these rules can be difficult. If your child has been involved in a car accident that resulted in personal injury, then Thomas, Conrad & Conrad

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Five Essential Steps to Take Following a Motorcycle Accident

Being involved in a motorcycle accident is a stressful experience, regardless of how severe the collision. These five steps not only help prepare riders for a potential crash but also ensure that the motorcycle accident attorney will have everything they need if a crash results in a court case. Get to Safety Before doing anything else, riders should ensure their safety. If the accident took place on a busy road, move away from traffic. The rider should also distance his

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