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What is a wrongful death claim for damages?

A wrongful death claim for damages is an important resource for surviving family members who have wrongfully lost a loved one in an act caused by another person's negligence. A wrongful death claim is brought on behalf of the lost loved one's estate for the benefit of surviving family members and can help with the financial challenges they may face following the unexpected loss of a loved one.

Important steps to take following a car accident

Following a car accident, it is important for victims in Pennsylvania to know what steps to take to preserve important personal injury legal protections they may want to pursue at some point following the accident. It is essential for victims to understand their legal rights when they have been harmed in a car crash caused by the negligence of another party.

Pennsylvania bullish on self-driving cars despite crashes

A series of crashes involving self-driving cars -- such as the March accident involving a driverless Uber vehicle in Pittsburgh -- has garnered scrutiny from both lawmakers and the media. Arizona banned Uber from testing after one of the company's autonomous vehicles killed a woman in Tempe. However, Pittsburgh did not follow suit. It was not until Uber voluntary stopped the program in the city that testing of its self-driving vehicles was halted.

1 of 6 traffic fatalities in Pennsylvania involves a motorcycle

Summer means that motorcycle enthusiasts in Pennsylvania will be hitting the roads in much greater numbers. Even though motorcyclists typically only ride with frequency in warmer months, they unfortunately account for a disproportionate number of the state's annual traffic fatalities. This is largely because a motorcycle affords its occupants significantly less protection than a car or a truck, making a motorcycle accident a far more dangerous occurrence for the rider.

Don't let your motorcycle ride take you straight to the hospital

Motorcycles are more fuel-efficient than other modes of transportation, and taking them out on the open Pennsylvania roads on bright summer days is exhilarating. However, disregarding the dangers they pose can have devastating consequences. If you are an experienced motorcyclist, you will know that operating a bike requires more coordination and skill than driving a car. Unfortunately, not all motorists are considerate when they have to share the highways with bikers.

Your outdoor job might not be all fun in the sun this summer

Pennsylvania workers who do their jobs outdoors will likely be happy to welcome the bright and sunny days of summertime. However, it's important to remember that, regardless of the season, working outdoors can pose many environmental hazards. Employers must comply with strict safety regulations prescribed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Truck driver charged in fatal Pennsylvania truck accident

This blog recently discussed the serious nature of truck accidents and the impact they can have on victims. Unfortunately, they can result in death as well as life-long injuries and a lifetime impact. A truck driver was recently charged with felony homicide by a vehicle in relation to a Pennsylvania truck accident that killed one man and left another victim still struggling to recover from her injuries suffered in the accident.

Five vehicle safety features to keep your family safe

Driving is a daily routine for many Americans. Whether they are commuting to the office or driving the kids to softball practice, more people are spending time on the road in the U.S. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the number of automobiles on roads in the U.S. increased 2.2 percent in 2016. Unfortunately, along with more cars on the road, the NHTSA also reported 37, 461 deaths from traffic fatalities, which was an increase from the previous year.

Help for truck accident victims and their families

Truck accidents can cause serious harm to victims throughout Pennsylvania. Truck accident victims can be left paying the high cost another party's negligence such as a negligent truck driver or trucking company. Victims of truck accidents may find they need help with the unexpected damages that result from a truck accident and the legal process provides options to help them do that.

Maximum tractor-trailer lengths and widths

Have you ever noticed that tractor-trailers all seem to have standard widths and trailer lengths? Tractor-trailers that operate in Pennsylvania must conform to the federal government's size regulations. The federal government regulates the width of tractor-trailers, and it also regulates the length of their trailers. This blog post will provide a brief review of these regulations.

Mother wins medical malpractice verdict for misdiagnosis

People in Berks County have probably heard horror stories about doctors who wouldn't take their patients' concerns seriously, with nearly catastrophic consequences for the patients. Tennis superstar Serena Williams's bad experience after giving birth is probably the best-known example. Unfortunately, a jury here in Pennsylvania has found that doctors' refusal to take a mother's concerns seriously had deadly consequences for the mother's newborn baby.

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