How Much Does a Texting Ticket Cost?

Pennsylvania has a texting-and-driving law that makes it illegal to use an interactive device to send, read, or write messages while driving. The fine for a texting-and-driving ticket is $50 for each offense. But the costs of a texting ticket go beyond a fine. These… read more

Are You Suffering from PTSD After a Car Accident?

Combat veterans, crime victims, and disaster survivors can experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). But according to psychological studies, the leading cause of PTSD in the U.S. is car accidents. About 39% of accident survivors experience PTSD. This means that 6 million car accidents in the… read more

The Most Common Medical Errors

The odds of dying from a medical error are 1 in 10. Studies estimate that medical errors are responsible for between 100,000 and 200,000 deaths each year in the United States. However, some researchers suggest the figure might be even higher. John Hopkins Medicine reports… read more

How Tailgating Causes Accidents & How To Stop It

It can be frustrating when you can see the other driver’s eyes in your rearview mirror. But you should never be tempted to punish a tailgating driver. That can make the situation worse! Following too closely behind a car, commonly called tailgating, increases the risk… read more

How Much Damage Can Occur In a Crash at 30 MPH?

When two objects collide, the amount of damage that occurs depends on a variety of factors, including the type of objects involved, as well as the speed of each object. While some may think a car accident involving a vehicle traveling at 30 mph may… read more

Pregnancy and Car Accidents: 4 Things You Need to Know

The idea of being in a car accident during pregnancy is petrifying. Unfortunately, sometimes scary things happen. If you are pregnant, it is important to understand a few things about pregnancy and car accidents.  By knowing the risks surrounding pregnancy and car accidents, an expectant… read more

What are Herniated Disc, C4/C5, and C5/C6 Injuries?

If you have been diagnosed with a herniated disc after a car accident or other accident, you may have heard your doctors describe your soft tissue injury with “C4/C5” or “C5/C6.” You probably understood pretty well what your doctor was saying, but if you still… read more

Tattoo Infections: Causes, Treatment, & Legal Options

Tattoos have become widespread, and for many, they provide a highly personal form of expression. But tattoos are not limited to pictures and symbols. Tattoos also come in the form of permanent makeup and cosmetic medical procedures. With so many tattoo shops, customers inevitably run… read more

Popcorn Lung: Causes, Treatments, and Options

Bronchiolitis Obliterans, also known as popcorn lung, is a health condition that affects a person’s lungs and can cause shortness of breath, coughing, and in extreme cases can be debilitating. Often the disease is caused by the inhalation of flavoring chemicals such as diacetyl. While… read more

What is the Difference Between Express And Implied Consent?

Have you ever had to sign a consent to treatment form at the doctor’s office or the hospital? Consent to treatment forms give the medical facility and doctors permission to perform various treatments and diagnostic tests. Consent forms are legal documents that could impact your… read more