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Car Crashes Leading Cause of Teen Deaths

June 27, 2016

Each year as school ends for the summer, we hear tragic stories of teen lives cut short by car crashes. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for U.S. teens according to the CDC. In fact, they were the leading cause of death for every age 16 through 24 in 2014. Two startling facts from the NHTSA Teen Crash Statistics 2014 are: 1,727 drivers ages 15 to 20 died in motor vehicle crashes and 170,000 young drivers were injured in motor vehicle crashes. 100 Deadliest Days for Car Crashes Teen Drivers According to a study by the AAA Foundation, over the past five years, more than 5,000 people have died in car crashes involving teen drivers during the 100 day summer driving period between Memorial Day and Labor Day. This is a period of time when more teens are on the road. The study found that distracted driving […]

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Distasio & Kowalski 2016 PA Super Lawyers

June 20, 2016

Personal Injury Attorneys Daniel J. Distasio and Michael J. Kowalski have been named 2016 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers. They are partners in the law firm of Distasio & Kowalski, LLC, which is located in Wilkes-Barre. The personal injury firm specializes in Auto and Truck Accidents, Medical Malpractice, Product Liability, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death cases.             Each year, no more than 5 percent of the lawyers in the state receive this honor bestowed by Super Lawyers magazine. This is the eighth consecutive year that Daniel Distasio and Michael Kowalski were named Super Lawyers. Super Lawyers is a rating of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Each year, the research team at Super Lawyers undertakes a rigorous multi-phased selection process. The process includes a statewide survey of layers, independent evaluation of candidates by the attorney-led research staff, a peer […]

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Bike Truck Crash Kills Five

June 10, 2016

Tragedy struck in Michigan earlier this week when five bikers were killed in a fatal bike truck crash. The five bikers were killed and four others seriously injured when a pickup truck ran into the riding group. Each year, over two percent of motor vehicle crash deaths in the U.S. are bicyclists, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The NHTSA reported 726 bicyclist motor vehicle crash deaths in 2014. In Pennsylvania in 2014, there were 19 bicycle crash deaths, up from 11 in the previous year, and nearly 1,300 injuries. 95% of the deaths occurred on state highways, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. This is the time of year when bicyclists are most active in northeast Pennsylvania and seen often on roadways throughout the state. All motor vehicle drivers should be cautious around, and on the lookout for bikers when driving, especially on higher speed limit […]

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    We understand your suffering and are here to legal representation if your baby is the victim of a tragic birth injury. 

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    Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis can result in devastating injuries. Reach out to our firm for help. 

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    If you were seriously injured in a construction or industrial accident, our firm will fight aggressively for you. 

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    We are injury attorneys dedicated to fighting for the rights and recoveries of families who have lost loved ones.