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Attention PA and NJ drivers Meet a distracted driving accident victim

Many of us have read in the news about a distracted driving accident in Pennsylvania or New Jersey. But how many of you personally know someone who has been in a serious car crash caused by someone texting while driving?

Meet Amanda Kloehr. A 24-year-old Enola, Pennsylvania, resident, she almost died when she slammed her car into the back of a tractor-trailer in June 2008. During a recent talk at Central Penn College in Summerdale, where Kloehr is a student, she told fellow classmates there about her distracted driving car accident.

“I do not remember the impact at all,” Kloehr told ABC 27 News. “I was distracted. I had my GPS and my cell phone.”

Kloehr’s face hit a forklift on the back of the trailer. “I had completely crushed the right side of my face,” she said. “The eye socket was crushed. The cheek, the jaw was fractured in four places.”

When Kloehr’s mother found out about the accident, she raced to the

hospital. When she first saw her daughter, Tina Wright didn’t recognize her.

“My knees buckled,” Wright said. “I wanted to feel her heartbeat to make sure she was still alive.”

What’s worse, the accident happened on Wright’s birthday. “I can’t imagine anything harder then putting my birthday on her tombstone, ” Wright recalled. “Thank God she is alive.”

Driver distraction was a factor in 11 percent of the 30,797 fatal accidents nationwide in 2009, according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. Don’t become another statistic. Stay focused and stay safe.

At the Flager & Associates law firm, our Pennsylvania car accident lawyers have dedicated their careers to working with people injured in an auto accident in Pennsylvania or New Jersey. Distract driving accidents can be very frustrating. If the driver had been paying attention, none of this would have happened.

After an accident, you have many legal options available to you. Allow us to help you decide the best strategy for you, including whether to file a Pennsylvania auto accident lawsuit.

Amanda Kloehr got her life back on track after her distracted driving accident. Contact a Pennsylvania auto accident attorney who will work tirelessly to do the same for you. Contact Flager & Associates, Suite 280, 1210 Northbrook Drive, Trevose, PA 19053.

Flager & Associates is a Pennsylvania Law Firm. We cover cases across Philadelphia, Yardley, Bristol, Bensalem and Levittown/ Fairless Hills. Most of the cases we cover are auto accidents, slip and fall, and product liability related.

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Should more restrictions be placed on teenage drivers?

Mar 2012
By: Flager & Associates

Driving laws for teenagers vary from state to state. New Jersey has two different types of  teenage driver’s licenses based on age and experience for drivers under 21 years old. Pennsylvania restricts driving for teenagers under 18 years old, including limiting the hours teens drive.

Such laws may sound strict, but are they tough enough? A recent study advocates nationwide phased-in teen driving rules. If every state had tougher phased-in teen driving laws, an estimated 2,000 traffic fatalities each year nationwide could be prevented, according to a study done by the National Safety Council, which researched the issue for the Allstate Foundation.

An estimated 34 lives in Pennsylvania and 13 lives in New Jersey could be saved every year if every state nationwide adopted tougher phased-in teen driving privileges, according to the Allstate Foundation.

Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death for teenagers in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Teenage drivers may have a reputation for being reckless behind the wheel, but is it fair to assume every teenage driver in an accident is at fault? While teenagers can be at fault in an accident, this is not always the case. As personal injury lawyers in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, we have fought to protect the rights of accidents victims from all walks of life, including teenage clients who were injured due to the reckless actions of others.

In some cases, the teenager is a passenger or a pedestrian who is injured or killed through no fault of his or her own.

If you are a teenager who was seriously injured in an accident, or your teenage son or daughter was injured or died in an accident, a lawyer at Flager & Associates may be able to help you. Our legal professionals are prepared to conduct a thorough investigation to determine liability. We understand how devastating an accident can be – not only to the victim, but to the parents, the brothers and sisters, aunts and uncles and friends.

Contact a Pennsylvania teen auto accident attorney who fights for justice: Flager & Associates. Serving clients in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, our attorneys are dedicated to helping auto accident injury victims, including working with them to decide whether to file a Pennsylvania auto accident lawsuit.

Flager & Associates is a Pennsylvania Law Firm. We cover cases across Philadelphia, Yardley, Bristol, Bensalem and Levittown/ Fairless Hills. Most of the cases we cover are auto accidents, slip and fall, and product liability related.

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