October 4, 2017 at 3:38 pm | 4 Driving Dangers to Stay Aware of While on the Road This Fall

Fall is here! As you’re enjoying everything pumpkin, seasonal apple cider and football games with friends, make sure you’re also staying aware of the dangers that can cause car accidents during this season.

If you rely on your car, motorcycle or truck during this time of year, make sure you’re keeping a special eye out for these fall dangers and make sure that you have the number of a Bucks County auto or motorcycle lawyer from the Law Offices of Rovner, Allen, Rovner, Zimmerman and Nash in the event of an accident.

  • Watch out for children. Fall means back to school for children, which means more cars and buses on the roads. Drivers need to watch out for increased pedestrian traffic in the morning and afternoon as children walk to and from school and their neighborhood bus stops. Also, as the days get shorter and Halloween approaches, more and more children will be outside playing when it starts to get dark out. If you’re driving through a residential area, make sure to drive below the speed limit and keep your headlights turned on to avoid an accident.
  • Leaves. Fall is a beautiful time of year with the colorful foliage, but as leaves begin to fall, they cover the roads, making streets slick while obscuring traffic lines and other pavement markings. They also hide potholes and other road hazards. And when it rains, it can make those wet leaves on the roadway as dangerous as ice.
  • Deer. The fall season brings an increase in deer activity because it’s their time for mating and migrating. If you live in a deer-heavy area, watch for darting deer, especially when driving at night.
  • Fog. Cold fall mornings often lead to fog, which can greatly limit your driving visibility and perception of distance. Fog tends to occur in low places or areas surrounded by hills, water, mountains, and trees. One common mistake drivers make during foggy conditions is putting on their high beams instead of staying with their low beams. This only makes visibility worse because your high beams will bounce off the fog and create glare. When driving through fog, slow down and stay well behind the car in front of you so you’ll have adequate time to stop if you need to.

Keeping yourself safe on the road this fall is all about keeping aware of your surroundings, turning your headlights on and slowing down. If you are in an accident and require the assistance of a Bucks County truck accident attorney, be sure to call our legal team at the Law Offices of Rovner, Allen, Rovner, Zimmerman and Nash at 215-259-5958 as soon as it is safe for you to do so.

For over 40 years, our law firm has been accomplishing its motto of getting results for many thousands of grateful and satisfied clients in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Florida. The firm is headed and founded by former Pennsylvania State Senator and Assistant District Attorney, Robert Rovner. The firm is made up of over 15 lawyers, plus paralegals, and investigators who put The Law Offices of Rovner, Allen, Rovner, Zimmerman & Nash at the top of the Philadelphia area legal profession.

To hear more about The Law Offices of Rovner, Allen, Rovner, Zimmerman & Nash, please visit http://www.dial-law.com or call 215-259-5958 immediately.

 

 

October 4, 2017 at 3:32 pm | What to Do After a Slip and Fall Accident

No one imagines that it’s going to happen to them, yet it does, many times a year. You’re walking on a hard floor, often out in public, when suddenly you find yourself on the ground after a short, but violent fall. You may be bruised, injured, and may have even suffered a broken bone. Whether it’s occurred at a friend’s home or a hospital, a store, or your place of work, the property owner or host facility is often found to be at fault for any injuries that you’ve sustained on their premises.

If you’ve sustained injuries from a slip and fall, speaking with a Philadelphia slip and fall lawyer from the Law Offices of Rovner, Allen, Rovner, Zimmerman & Nash should be your first step to making sure that you’re able to focus on your physical recovery, not your medical bills. While you get necessary medical care, your experienced legal team at Rovner, Allen, Rovner, Zimmerman & Nash will be investigating all of the responsible parties, locating witnesses, pictures, surveillance footage, and determining the cause of the condition that resulted in your fall and subsequent injuries.

The first thing that you should do following a fall is to make sure that you receive medical treatment. Put your health first and visit a hospital if you notice any injuries. If you’ve hit your head during the fall, it is absolutely imperative that you are examined by a medical professional; even if you don’t feel any serious pain, you still may be suffering from a concussion or other internal injuries which are not visible.

The age group who is considered to be the most at-risk for falls are older adults aged 55 and up, as people in this group tend to fall more frequently and to sustain more serious injuries during their falls. 67% of fall fatalities occur in people over the age of 75.

If you’ve been injured from a fall, one of the most important things you can do is to get a reliable Philadelphia slip and fall attorney on your side, right away, who will fight for your rights. These cases are handled on a contingency fee basis which means that you do not pay for anything.  The lawyers at Rovner, Allen, Rovner, Zimmerman & Nash pay for all costs and only get paid when you get paid for your losses.  Call 215-259-5958 today, and an associate from Rovner, Allen, Rovner, Zimmerman & Nash will help you navigate the facts of your case and determine the next steps that you should take.

August 22, 2017 at 6:13 pm | What to do after a Tractor Trailer Accident

Getting into any kind of car accident can be scary, but it can be particularly dangerous and devastating if the other vehicle is a large tractor trailer. At the Law Offices of Rovner, Allen, Rovner, Zimmerman & Nash, we’re proud to provide you with a Philadelphia and  Bucks County tractor trailer lawyer that will represent your case, and we’ve seen firsthand the type of damage that large vehicles can cause.

These types of vehicles are heavier than the average SUV and may contain hazardous material; thus, if you are in an accident involving a truck or any other large vehicle, it’s particularly important to know what to do should an accident occur.

  • See a doctor. As is the case in any type of accident, the first thing that you should be worried about is your health. Even if you think you’re feeling okay, signs of a concussion, whiplash, and even minor broken bones can go unnoticed while you are processing what has happened. Get to an emergency room, urgent care facility, or your family doctor immediately to get professionally checked out.
  • Gather as much information as possible. It’s crucial that you get the pertinent information of the other driver involved in the crash as well as anyone else who witnessed the accident because this information can be nearly impossible to track down later. You should record the name, address, insurance policy, tractor tag and trailor license plate, and other identifying information of the truck driver, as well as the vehicle DOT license number of the truck involved in the accident. Also take pictures of the vehicles and accident location.
  • Get the right lawyer. One of the most important ways that you can protect yourself and your financial interests following an accident with a tractor trailer is to get an experienced attorney on your side. Choosing a Philadelphia and Bucks County truck accident attorney is highly recommended, as not every attorney out there has experience in this specific and highly regulated area of motor vehicle An experienced attorney will be able to guide you through the next steps, and help you get the settlement or verdict  that you deserve.

If you are in need of trusted representation, contact our knowledgeable legal team at the Law Offices of Rovner, Allen, Rovner, Zimmerman & Nash today by calling 215-259-5958 or visiting them online at http://www.dial-law.com/.

When a person is injured, The Law Offices of Rovner, Allen, Rovner, Zimmerman & Nash are ready to help. For over 40 years, the Rovner Law Firm has been accomplishing its motto of getting results for many thousands of grateful and satisfied clients in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Florida. The firm is headed and founded by former Pennsylvania State Senator and Assistant District Attorney, Robert Rovner. The firm is made up of over 15 lawyers, plus paralegals, and investigators who put The Law Offices of Rovner, Allen, Rovner, Zimmerman & Nash at the top of the Philadelphia area legal profession.

To hear more about The Law Offices of Rovner, Allen, Rovner, Zimmerman & Nash, please visit http://www.dial-law.com, or call 215-259-5958 immediately.

July 19, 2017 at 8:19 pm | Driver vs. Company Liability: Who’s Responsible for My Accident?

If you’ve recently been in an accident involving a commercial truck, you will want to hire an experienced lawyer to represent you for your physical injuries as well as those to your vehicle.  Commercial trucks are typically larger than passenger motor vehicles and have a much higher potential to damage your car and cause injuries due to their size. However, even if the truck driver was clearly at fault the responsibility for whether he pays your damages or his company/employer is responsible can often be difficult to determine.   You will need a Bucks County truck accident attorney to help you navigate your claim and determine who is legally liable.

Typically, a truck accident falls under the legal theory of “respondeat superior.” A Latin phrase that roughly translates to “Let the master answer.” This maxim and legal principle essentially means that a master is liable in certain cases for the wrongful acts of his servant, and a principal for those of his agent.  Thus, a company is often liable for actions of their employee including if they cause an accident.  Not only is the company responsible for their employee’s actions, but they are also responsible for training and ensuring that only qualified, safe, and competent employees are on the road and acting in the interests of the business.

The first thing that you will need to do to hold a company legally liable for damages caused by their employee or agent, is to show that the driver is an employee of the company and that the accident occurred while the employee was acting within the course and scope of his employment responsibilities.  An experienced truck accident lawyer in Bucks County will help you to navigate the differences between an employee and an independent contractor.

Other factors also will determine who can be held accountable for an accident, where drugs or alcohol are involved or if there is an issue about an accident being intentional rather than an accident.  The bottom line is, if you’ve been involved in a truck accident, make sure that you have an experienced and qualified lawyer on your side.

If you wish to learn more about liability, you can contact our expert legal team at the Law Offices of Rovner, Allen, Rovner, Zimmerman & Nash today by calling 215-259-5958 or filling out a contact form on our web site, www.dial-law.com. For over 40 years we have been representing injured clients in Philadelphia, Bucks County, Montgomery County, New Jersey, and the entire Delaware Valley.  If you are injured in an accident call us right away at 215-259-5958 for a free consultation and to learn your rights.

June 5, 2017 at 1:29 pm | Questions to Consider before Pursuing a Personal Injury Claim

No one ever wants to imagine themselves in a situation where they or a loved one is injured in an accident, but unfortunately, many of us will have to face the reality of a being involved in an accident and getting injured due to another’s’ carelessness or negligence.  Pursuing a personal injury claim can help you and your loved ones deal with the burdens (physical, financial and emotional) of an accident, but there are some considerations that must be taken prior to that step. Before you call your trusted Bucks County trip and fall lawyer to pursue a personal injury claim, consider these questions.

Have I taken care of my health first?

The most important thing in any personal injury accident is to treat the injury immediately. If you do not have health insurance and do not know who will pay for your medical care, it may be tempting to try to find legal help first, but failure to treat the injury as soon as possible may cause the injury to get worse, which can leave you partially responsible for the severity of harm.  A good lawyer can always figure out who should be paying for your medical care, but it is the injured person’s responsibility to seek treatment where it is necessary.

Was the accident someone else’s fault?

If you’re looking to pursue a personal injury claim in court, you will need to show that another person or company is liable for the accident that was sustained by you or your loved one. If you believe that you or a good lawyer can show that another party was responsible for the event that caused the accident, consider calling a local personal injury lawyer and discussing your case.

Am I speaking to the right attorneys?

Not all attorneys are created equal! For your personal injury case, you need to contact a law firm that’s experienced in personal injury claims and knows how to get you the compensation that you deserve.

At The Law Offices of Rovner, Allen, Rovner, Zimmerman & Nash, we pride ourselves on putting our clients first, and we will meet with you to discuss your options when pursuing your personal injury claims.

If you wish to learn more about our distinguished team of legal professionals, we encourage you to contact us by calling 215-259-5958 or filling out a contact form on our website to receive a free consultation. Whether you are in Bucks County and seeking a truck accident lawyer or a personal injury attorney, you can turn to our legal experts.