By

Matt Slocum
Auto insurance laws vary from state to state. What may be allowed by law in one state may be illegal in another. More often, there are slight differences in the various laws regarding a driver’s financial responsibility for operating a motor vehicle. For instance, not every state requires that a motorist carry auto insurance. However,...
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In the wake of a motor vehicle incident, a police report can be a powerful leveraging tool when it comes to negotiating a settlement. It provides detailed information and personal witness statements about the accident itself as well as road conditions, the weather, and other factors. It can include photos and witness statements as well,...
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Most states in the U.S. require vehicle owners to carry auto insurance on their cars as a way to cover any financial liabilities that may be incurred in the event of an auto accident. In most cases, there is a requirement for a minimum liability insurance level that must be maintained. Nationwide, approximately 13% of...
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Headaches are among the most common medical symptoms following car accidents. If you’ve been in an auto accident, you may have a headache even if you did not hit your head. During a crash, a vehicle — with you inside — quickly decelerates from a high rate of speed to zero. That force alone, even...
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Motorcycle accidents, like accidents involving other types of vehicles, can happen just about anytime and anywhere. But there are some factors that make accidents more likely to occur. By understanding the main causes of motorcycle accidents and what can be done to reduce or avoid these issues, you can be safer on the road. There...
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Throughout history, opioids have widely been regarded as wonder drugs. Applications of the drug have ranged from pain relief for war injuries to recreational use. Even today, their use in managing acute and chronic pain is largely considered standard care. Drugs like codeine, fentanyl, meperidine, methadone, oxycodone, hydromorphone, and hydrocodone are commonly utilized to place...
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There are a number of factors that go into a car accident case, and one of them has to do with accident reconstruction. Recalling the facts of the case in their entirety can be difficult or impossible for the people involved in the collision, and witnesses to the accident may have conflicting memories of what...
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Here at The Slocum Firm we are happy to call Scranton home. Scranton is a great place with a lot to do, no matter what time of year. With spring around the corner, there are more activities being planned so singles, couples, and families with children can get out and enjoy the weather. If you’ve...
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Just a few days after Christmas in 2016, a dump truck driver was driving down the highway when he had a blow-out and lost control of his rig. He drove head-on into a semi-truck, killing that driver instantly. The dump truck also ran into a pickup. The drivers of the pickup and dump truck were...
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The Pennsylvania workers’ compensation system is designed to protect both employers and employees. Employers who have workers’ compensation insurance are protected from a direct lawsuit for injuries sustained on-the-job and employees receive the medical treatment they need and are compensated for any lost wages that are associated with any injuries, and diseases sustained while at...
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