Are You An Unsafe Driver? [Quiz]

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Are You An Unsafe Driver? [Quiz]

How would you rate your driving skills? According to an Allstate Survey, the majority of Americans (64 percent) rate themselves as “excellent” or “very good” drivers. But, they don’t view other drivers as being so great. In fact, Americans gave an “excellent” or “very good” rating to only 29 percent of their friends and 22 percent of other drivers their age.

While many Americans believe they are good drivers, they admit to engaging in some unsafe behaviors on the road. 89 percent said they’ve driven faster than the posted speed limit and 53 percent reported having received a speeding ticket or other moving violation.

A separate study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that more than half of drivers believe that using a cell phone or texting makes no difference on their driving performance. But as passengers, 90 percent said they would feel very unsafe if their driver was using a cell phone.

State Farm also conducted a survey about drivers’ opinions on distracted driving. It found that 84 percent of drivers agree with laws prohibiting physically interacting with a cell phone while driving. However, 51 percent of drivers admitted to talking on a handheld cell phone and 36 percent admitted to texting while driving.

Behaviors such as speeding and texting are dangerous. It only takes one mistake to get into a crash.

So, are you an unsafe driver? Take the quiz below to find out.

Safe or Unsafe Driver Quiz

Car Accident Attorneys in Lancaster, PA

Even if you’re a safe driver, the unsafe actions of others could lead to a car crash. If you or a loved one was injured in a motor vehicle collision, the Lancaster car accident attorneys at Haggerty & Silverman can help. Call us at 717-397-3200 or fill out our online contact form for a free evaluation.

Winter Car Crashes [Infographic]

Posted on by Howard G. Silverman in Car Accidents, Personal Injury

Winter Car Crashes [Infographic]

Have you ever driven in the snow? While freshly fallen snow can look pretty, it can quickly become annoying when it affects roads. Driving on snowy or icy streets is difficult and dangerous. Slippery road conditions are to blame for thousands of winter car crashes each year.

Even if you have four-wheel drive, you still have to be careful. You should always avoid driving in winter weather if you can. But if it’s absolutely necessary to drive, then you must take precautions to stay safe. You don’t want to become a winter car crash statistic. Learn more about car crashes in snow and ice in our infographic below.

Car Crashes in Snow and Ice Infographic

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Winter Car Crash Attorneys in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Drivers must use more caution when driving in winter weather. Engaging in negligent or reckless behavior when roads are dry is bad enough. But it can be even worse when drivers are careless on wet roads covered in snow or ice. If a driver is texting and tries to brake suddenly, it will take more time to stop on a snow-covered road compared to a dry road. Winter car crashes can lead to serious injuries or even death.

Some winter car crashes are preventable. If negligent behavior was to blame for your winter car crash, you deserve compensation for your injuries. An auto accident lawyer at Haggerty & Silverman will fight to protect your rights. We are located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and will evaluate your claim free of charge.  Do not hesitate to contact us at 717-397-3200 or fill out our contact form online.

Toy-Related Injuries to Children [Infographic]

Posted on by Howard G. Silverman in Personal Injury, Product Liability

Hazardous Toys

Were you ever injured while playing with a toy as a kid? Whether you fell off your bike and scraped your knee or hurt your eye with a flying object from a toy, you are not alone. Toy injuries are common. In fact, over 250,000 children suffered toy-related injuries in 2014 alone. Some injuries are minor and don’t require a trip to the emergency room. But other injuries can cause serious harm.

Kids may suffer a concussion if they fall off their bike while not wearing a helmet. Toddlers may choke on a small part from a toy designed for older children. That’s why it’s important to follow toy safety recommendations to avoid injuries. By choosing age-appropriate toys and requiring your child to wear a helmet, you reduce your child’s risk of injury. After all, toys should be fun for children. Toys shouldn’t be dangerous or cause harm. For information on toy-related injuries to children, check out our infographic below.

Toy-Related Injuries to Children [Infographic]

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Product Liability Attorneys

You can protect your children from toy-related injuries to an extent. But you can’t protect them from defective products. A defective toy is hazardous to children and can cause them harm. If your child was injured by a defective toy, you deserve a compassionate attorney on your side. Contact the defective product attorneys at Haggerty & Silverman for a free evaluation. We will evaluate your case and get you compensation for your child’s injuries. Do not hestitate to call us at 717-397-3200 or fill out our contact form online.