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You don't have to navigate the aftermath of a car accident alone

Countless Americans set out on the open road each and every day. For the majority of drivers, these trips are completed without incident. There are some, however, that are not as lucky. Unfortunately, car accidents can result in severe injuries or, tragically, death. When such accidents occur, it's important that the responsible parties are held accountable.

Seven people, including five kids, injured in car accident

Berks County drivers are expected to follow the rules of the road, and perhaps the number one rule of the road is to drive in the correct lane. Thankfully, most drivers do not have a problem following this simple rule. But, all it takes is one person to wreak havoc and cause catastrophic injuries. According to police, a motorist driving in the wrong lane injured seven people in Pennsylvania a few weeks ago.

Fault and liability in car accident claims

Berks County residents know that sometimes, among the parties to a car accident, one has to pay compensation to the other. This is because the law sometimes assigns liability to people involved in car accidents if they are proved to have been negligent. This is similar to many other cases of injury, such as slip-and-fall accidents. It is important for our readers to know about how fault and liability work in the case of car accidents.

Prosecutors to bring charges in alleged texting and driving crash

Smartphones are everywhere, meaning that more drivers than ever before have a potentially distracting device with them in their cars. Lots of drivers are able to keep their attention on the task of driving when they are behind the wheel of a vehicle. But, many are not able to do this, and catastrophic injuries - and worse - are sometimes the result.

Two-vehicle auto accident kills 1, injures another

Car accidents can happen in just a few seconds. Witnesses often disagree in their accounts of the accident. Victims can be so traumatized that they cannot accurately describe their experiences. And some accidents have no witnesses to help authorities understand what happened. A recent car accident in Penn Township appears to have occurred without any witnesses, and police are relying on their accident reconstruction experts to help them understand the accident.

What is comparative negligence in Pennsylvania?

Most people in Pennsylvania understand that a person is legally liable for an injury or death caused by his negligence, or failure to use due care. How does the law treat a case where more than one person is at fault? Before World War II, most state laws said that a person whose negligence, no matter how slight the degree of fault, contributed to the mishap, could not maintain a lawsuit for damages. In other words, a person who may have been only one percent at fault in a car accident was totally barred from seeking damages from a person who may have been 99 percent at fault.

School bus flips in hit-and-run accident in Lancaster County

School buses should be sanctuaries in which students can be safely transported between their homes and their schools. Unfortunately, school buses are subject to the same vagaries as other vehicles that use Pennsylvania's public roads and highways. In a recent accident in Lancaster County, a school bus was tipped on its side while involved in a hit-and-run accident, and two students have suffered serious injuries.

What is accident reconstruction?

A common phrase in media reports of vehicle collisions in Pennsylvania and elsewhere is the qualification that "the cause of the accident is under investigation." What exactly does this mean? Apart from interviewing eye witnesses, the most important investigative tool used by police and other agencies is accident reconstruction. Simply stated, truck and car accident reconstruction is an engineering process that attempts to recreate the sequence of events that led to the accident and that resulted from the collision of two or more vehicles.

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