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Since our founding in 1959, we have won thousands of awards and settlements for victims and their families, including million-$ and multi-million-$ settlements.

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Our litigation team obtained a settlement with
a lifetime payout of over $12,750,000 for a middle
aged woman who was diagnosed with a brain
arteriovenous malformation.   read more

A $1,280,000 settlement has been reached in
favor of a retired man seriously injured in an
auto accident at a city intersection.   read more

The insurer for the driver of a truck that swerved to
avoid rear-ending a school bus and collided with
another vehicle has paid 1.2 million for the serious
injuries suffered by the other driver.   read more

A daycare center accident that blinded one eye
of a 22-month old child and that “could have and
should have been prevented,” has been settled...
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A woman who was seriously injured when her
vehicle was struck by a drunken driver has won
a settlement of 2.5 million.   read more

Auto/Truck/Motorcycle Accidents; Personal Injury; Medical Malpractice; Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect; Workers' Compensation; Products Liability
Medical Malpractice; Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect; Auto/Truck/Motorcycle Accidents; Personal Injury; Workers' Compensation; Products Liability
Auto/Truck/Motorcycle Accidents; Personal Injury; Medical Malpractice; Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect; Workers' Compensation; Products Liability
Workers' Compensation; Auto/Truck/Motorcycle Accidents; Personal Injury; Medical Malpractice; Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect; Products Liability
Workers' Compensation; Auto/Truck/Motorcycle Accidents; Personal Injury; Medical Malpractice; Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect; Products Liability
Auto/Truck/Motorcycle Accidents; Personal Injury; Medical Malpractice; Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect; Workers' Compensation; Products Liability

CONSEQUENCES OF DISTRACTED DRIVING CAN BE “DEVASTATING” ACCORDING TO TRANSPORTATION SECRETARY

October 23, 2009 by admin

Automobile accidents resulting from distracted driving are a growing concern.  You must locate the best lawyer in Reading for personal injury if you, or a family member, have been injured in an automobile accident caused by a distracted driver.

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood kicked off a two-day Distracted Driving Summit in Washington, D.C. commencing on September 30, 2009, by noting “Every single time someone takes their eyes or their focus off the road – even for a few seconds – they put their lives and the lives of others in danger. Distracted driving is unsafe, irresponsible and in a split second, its consequences can be devastating.”

Secretary LaHood also announced new statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) attributing more than 5,870 deaths and 515,000 injuries in 2008 to distracted driving.  Driving distraction was reported to have been involved in 16 percent of all fatal crashes last year according to data from the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS).  The age group with the greatest proportion of distracted drivers was the under-20 age group—16 percent of all under-20 drivers in fatal crashes were reported to have been distracted while driving.  An estimated 21 percent of injury crashes were reported to have involved distracted driving according to data from the General Estimates System (GES).

The NHTSA report noted that there has been increased attention on the danger of distracted driving recently, specifically on the dangers of cell phone use and texting while driving.  Other dangerous distractions referenced in the report included eating, drinking, conversation with passengers, as well as interaction with in-vehicle technologies and portable electronic devices.

It is important to find the best personal injury lawyer when pursuing an injury claim arising out of distracted driving.  The lawyers at Liever, Hyman & Potter, P.C. have handled many distracted driving cases successfully.

By Andrew F. Fick, Esquire


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