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Philadelphia – America's historic city that now serves as the economic hub of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia has a population of 1.5 million people, and is a travel destination for millions more annually. Its major industries are include higher education, manufacturing, oil refining, food processing, health care and biotechnology, telecommunications, tourism and financial services. It is the home of Fortune 500 companies in the Delaware Valley include Comcast, insurance companies Colonial Penn, CIGNA and Lincoln Financial Group, energy company Sunoco, pharmaceutical companies Wyeth and GlaxoSmithKline, and Boeing Rotorcraft Systems.

Philadelphia's traffic reflects its position as the key economic location in Pennsylvania

As thousands of commuters travel into the city each day, traffic congestion and accidents are a constant occurance. The major roadways include: Interstate 70 enters Pennsylvania at the West Virginia state line one mile west in Washington County. Interstate 76 enters Pennsylvania at the Ohio border northwest of Enon Valley in Lawrence County as the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Interstate 78 begins at I-81 five miles (8 km) west of Fredericksburg in Lebanon County. Interstate 79 enters Pennsylvania at the West Virginia state line one mile south of Mount Morris in Greene County. Interstate 81 enters Pennsylvania at the Maryland state line in Franklin County and heads northeast to Scranton before turning north for New York. It is known as the American Legion Memorial Highway while in Pennsylvania. To get up-to-date road information, go to the Pennsylvania DOT site. And to find out current weather conditions in Philadelphia, go to Accuweather.com.

Links to recent accidents in the Philadelphia area

Here is information on the most recent accidents in Philadelphia: Philadelphia car accidents; Philadelphia bus accidents; Philadelphia train accidents; Philadelphia motorcycle accidents; Philadelphia bicycle accidents; Philadelphia truck accidents; Philadelphia pedestrian accidents. If you are looking for information on a specific crash that happened in Philadelphia, go to the link above for the accident type you are seeking.

If you know someone who has been injured in a Philadelphia accident, here are links to the major hospitals in the area:

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania; Thomas Jefferson University Hospital; Hahnemann University Hospital.

Pennsylvania grief support information for accident victims

When a loved one is killed in a motor-vehicle accident, it is often helpful for grieving family and friends to get help from a grief support organization. It can be comforting to talk with others going through a similar situation, and the road to recovering from the loss may go more smoothly. Go here to get information on Philadelphia grief support organizations and counselors.

Philadelphia legal information for accident victims

After someone has been injured or killed in a motor-vehicle crash in Philadelphia, many decisions need to be made immediately and questions need to be answered. For example, how much of the medical costs will be covered by the insurance policy? How does PIP insurance help with medical bills immediately? What if the at-fault driver has no insurance?

Where to find legal assistance after a Philadelphia injury accident

After a serious crash, it is crucial to get help from a Philadelphia injury attorney who understands the local regulations and legal standards, who knows how insurance policies work, and who can handle all aspects of an insurance claim so the injured person can focus on recovery. If someone is killed in a collision, a Philadelphia wrongful death attorney will launch a claim that will begin the process of financial recovery for the family members left behind. Learn more here about what a Philadelphia injury attorney can do to help.
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What is Rental Reimbursement Coverage, and why do you need it?

When you're in a car accident that seriously damages your vehicle, your vehicle may be towed to a body shop and out of commission for significant time, and you are stuck wondering how you are going to get around during its repair.

What does rental reimbursement cover?

Rental reimbursement coverage will help you pay for a rental car—but only if you need the rental car because of a covered loss. For example, if your car is damaged in an accident that's covered by your insurance policy, your rental reimbursement coverage will typically help pay for the rental car.

What is PIP coverage/medical payment coverage?

An automobile accident can damage far more than your car. Medical bills, lost income, and other expenses add up quickly and cause significant financial hardship. Personal injury protection, also known as PIP insurance, helps reimburse you for such costs, and can help protect your friends and family after a covered accident.

What is Comprehensive Insurance Coverage?

Comprehensive coverage is a catch-all for incidents that aren’t considered “accidents” like hail, flooding, or vandalism damage. Comprehensive coverage may help protect your car against damages that are not related to a collision, including:

What Is collision insurance coverage, and why do you need it?

If your car is damaged or destroyed in an accident, collision insurance coverage will typically pay to fix or replace it. Types of covered accidents include hitting another car or hitting a stationary object, like a bridge or a tree. Collision insurance can also help if someone or something else hits your car while it's parked.

What is Under-Insured/Uninsured Motorist Coverage, and why do you need it?

Uninsured Motorist insurance (UM) is coverage that protects you if you're involved in a collision with a driver who does not have liability insurance, or does not have enough liability insurance to pay for your damages.

Underinsured Motorist insurance (UIM) pays for injuries, such as medical expenses, that result from an accident caused by a driver who has too little insurance to cover all of the injuries.

Covered UM and UIM expenses for you and your passengers include:

What is bodily injury liability insurance coverage, and why do you need it?

Liability car insurance covers damages to another person resulting from an accident you cause. One of the most basic types of auto insurance coverage, liability is also one of the few coverage options that's required in every state—though minimum limits of coverage vary, depending on where you live.

What is liability insurance coverage, and why do you need it?

Liability car insurance covers damages to another person resulting from an accident you cause. One of the most basic types of auto insurance coverage, liability is also one of the few coverage options that's required in every state—though minimum limits of coverage vary, depending on where you live.

Traditional insurance policies are wrong for low-mileage drivers

There’s a lot to take into consideration when choosing car insurance. It’s important to ensure you are getting the right insurance coverage for your car and your lifestyle, at a good price. But if you are a low-mileage or urban driver, traditional insurance policies are not for you.

Urban drivers are smart drivers – and deserve to own a vehicle under their own terms

There has been a huge rise in the number of urban drivers – those who typically use mass transit, carpool, telecommute, or otherwise get around town in ways other than a personal vehicle. But these drivers still need their cars on occasion, and until now, were forced to buy the same auto insurance policies that higher-mileage drivers purchase.

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