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20% of Pennsylvania Roads Rated in “Poor Condition”

20% of Pennsylvania Roads Rated in “Poor Condition”Northeast Philadelphia Car Accident Attorneys Fight For Clients Injured Due to Poor Road Conditions

Sadly car accidents and motorcycle accidents are all too common on Pennsylvania roads. They may range from minor to serious causing personal injuries as well as damage to property. The causes of car accidents and the causes of motorcycle accidents may vary greatly. Some causes, such as traveling speed and attention to the road, are within a driver’s control, others, such as road condition, are not. Poor road conditions are an often ignored but especially pressing problem in many areas of Pennsylvania, where one in five roads is listed as being in “poor condition” and an additional third are considered merely fair.

The car and motorcycle accident attorneys of Kamensky, Cohen, & Riechelson have been protecting the legal rights of drivers since 1972. Our attorneys have worked hard to gain a reputation for recovering full and fair compensation for injuries and property damage resulting from poor road conditions for our clients in Pennsylvania towns including Levittown, Northeast Philadelphia, Millbrook, Bensalem, Feasterville, and all of Bucks County. You can rely on our extensive experience to seek a successful verdict or settlement in your claim. Contact us online or call us in Pennsylvania at (215) 337-4915 or at our Trenton New Jersey offices at (609) 528-2596 today for a free and confidential consultation with a member of our experienced and skilled legal team.

Injuries Due to Problems with Northeast Philadelphia’s Roads and Bridges

Pennsylvania experiences wide changes in seasonal temperatures. These large variations in temperature can quickly degrade the roads. Moreover, Pennsylvania has always been a high commerce state and traffic from heavy vehicles can put additional stress on roads. Furthermore, bad road conditions are especially bad in rural areas. Though 20% of Pennsylvania roads have been ranked as poor, the rural roads in the state were recently rated the eighth worst in the country. And it doesn’t end there, the state ranked third for structurally deficient bridges and was ranked 16th in rural road fatalities.

Bensalem Attorneys Discuss Dangers of Poor Road Conditions Leading to Accidents and Injuries

Bad or poor road surfaces can have several unforeseen effects including causing damage to the cars that drive them. In addition, bad road conditions can increase the chances that a car will lose control, especially when drivers are not aware of the road’s condition ahead of time. According to the National Highway Safety Administration, speeds that are too fast for road conditions are a factor in more than half of all traffic fatalities as well as being the root cause of many other injuries and millions in property damage.

Most officials in Pennsylvania are aware of the cracks, potholes and other issues that plague local roads. However, finding the resources and political will to deal with the problems is another matter. A lack of money and a long list of municipal priorities mean that the roads often do not get the attention that they deserve.

In addition, delays in funding are often part of the problem. Funding for a project usually plays a role in how quickly it gets completed. A locally-funded project often takes around a year, while state-funded projects may take three to five years. Shockingly, a federally-funded project, by comparison, may take as long as 12 years to complete. All these delays put drivers at risk.

Contact Our Bensalem Car and Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Today

At Kamensky, Cohen & Riechelson, our car and motorcycle accident attorneys believe the law is a powerful tool that should be used to help give fair compensation to victims for their personal injuries as well as their damaged property. We have dedicated the last 40+ years to ensuring that our clients recover what is rightfully theirs and helped to make their lives whole again. One of our highly knowledgeable attorneys is prepared to assist you with your accident claim. Contact us online, or by phone anytime at (215) 337-4915 anytime for a free, no-obligation consultation.

Bucks County Fatal Injury Attorneys Protecting the Rights of Children and Their Families

Increase in Fatal Personal Injuries For Children Across the US According to Study With proper safety precautions many injuries to children can be prevented. Despite this a recent study by Reuters suggests that there has been a “spike in deaths and serious injuries among U.S. children and teens in recent years”. Many of these traumatic… Continue Reading

Foot and Ankle Injuries from Ice and Snow in Northeast Philadelphia

Thanksgiving celebrations are behind us. The holiday season is in the air. The excitement of year-end shopping, family visits, everyone getting ready for the so awaited Hanukkah Celebrations, Christmas Eve, and of course Christmas. The snow gradually begins to cover the area like a white sheet, everything is harmony and hope. “Silent night, holy night.… Continue Reading

Vehicle Collision in Fairmount Park Leads to Injuries

Philadelphia Authorities are currently investigating a Fairmount Park vehicular accident that resulted in multiple injuries. At the start of rush hour on Wednesday the 13th of July, two vehicles collided on Martin Luther King Drive near The Strawberry Mansion Bridge. The crash resulted in six injuries. Among those reported as injured were three adults and… Continue Reading

Bucks County Dog Bite Injury Claims, Do I have to sue my neighbor?

Dogs really are man’s best friend and a source of love and companionship for many. Despite this it is important to be aware that even the friendliest of dogs can bite or attack with no obvious provocation, and cause serious personal injury. Dog bite injury victims are often hesitant to pursue compensation for their injuries as… Continue Reading

Pennsylvania Law Increases Texting While Driving Penalties

On November 4th 2016 Governor Tom Wolf of Pennsylvania approved and signed a new bill known as “Daniel’s Law”. This legislation was passed in an effort to thwart drivers from utilizing any and all hand held devices while driving by increasing penalties for those charged with and convicted of “distracted driving”. In particular, when a… Continue Reading

Report Shows Motor Vehicular Traffic Deaths Are On The Rise

Earlier this month The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration(NHTSA) released its preliminary report on overall road safety in the country for 2015. Although the data has not been completely finalized, some of the numbers included in the report are alarming. Motor vehicle traffic deaths in 2015 grew by roughly 8 percent from… Continue Reading