Balzarini & Watson
Local: 412-471-1200
Toll Free: 866-316-2111
Home and Hospital Visits / Contingency Fee BasisFreeConsultation

Over 135 Years of Combined Experience In Personal Injury and Wrongful Death

September 2017 Archives

Size matters when it comes to auto safety

Drivers of larger and heavier cars in Pennsylvania and across the United States are more protected in case of accidents than those who travel subcompact vehicles. According to crash test statistics compiled by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the driver of a Honda Civic runs a greater risk than the driver of a Honda Ridgeline should they meet in a head-on collision.

When and where most car accidents occur

Pennsylvania has the unfortunate distinction of being one of the most dangerous states in the Northeast to drive in. Contrary to what some may believe, many accidents happen on quiet roads. Driving on familiar roads could lead a driver to pay less attention, and that can cause car accidents.

Daytime running lights increase safety

Pennsylvania motorists may already be aware of the increased safety provided by running headlights at all times, even during clear daylight hours. Further proof continues to come in, as numerous studies indicate that daytime running lights reduce the risk of a car accident. Indeed, some studies have noted that using headlights during daylight hours could reduce the number of crashes by as much as 10 percent. Perhaps more interesting, though, are the types of accidents that might be avoided by drivers putting on their headlights.

Fall safety tips for Pennsylvania drivers

Pennsylvania residents often take to the roads in the fall to view the state's impressive foliage, attend football games or visit friends and family members, but driving conditions can be unpredictable at this time of year and traffic conditions often change quickly. Heavy rains can make fall roads treacherous when water pools on top of accumulated summer dust and oil, and drivers in states like Pennsylvania with mountainous and wooded terrain should be especially vigilant as fog can descend rapidly and impede visibility.

Procedures for cancer diagnosis

Cancer screening procedures in Pennsylvania and in the rest of the country fall into two categories: imaging testing and tissue testing. An imaging test could be an ultrasound, an X-ray, an MRI, a CT scan or a PET scan. A tissue test is usually a type of biopsy after which the sample collected by the doctor is examined in a lab. In either case, patients need to know what kinds of substances and waves will be used in the procedures.