After a car accident with catastrophic injuries it's important to determine the details of what happened. In many instances, this means determining the actions that led up to the accident and who is responsible. It's possible that multiple parties could share fault for car accident injury, or a sole party could bear the brunt of it. So how does one begin this process of determining fault?
An otherwise peaceful Pennsylvania road was the scene of a horrific crash earlier this month. When an emergency vehicle, like an ambulance or police vehicle, has their siren on and lights flashing, they can reach high speeds in pursuit or in transit as backup on an emergency call. This can cause a dangerous situation for all on the road. 2 are dead and three more injured in a crash in South Heidelberg Township.
Getting into a car and driving is an essential part of many people's days in Pennsylvania. People need to drive to work, to school, to go to the store or run other errands, visit friends and family and for many other reasons. While driving is very convenient and an easy mode of transportation, driving can also be very dangerous if people are not driving safely or not paying attention to the roads. When people do this, car accidents can occur and people can suffer significant injuries as a result.
Two important rules of the road are obeying traffic signals and watching for motorcycles. Respecting these two rules makes the road safer for everyone. When either or both of these rules are violated, the chances go up that a crash with catastrophic injuries will happen. According to Pennsylvania State Police, an accident involving a traffic signal and a motorcyclist left one man dead on June 25 in Berks County.
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.
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.
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.
This is an exciting time at Berks County high schools as seniors graduate and other students get ready for summer. Unfortunately, students at one Pennsylvania high school are mourning a classmate killed in a hit-and-run accident.
Trying to get to the bottom of a situation or incident can have many twists and turns that can make it difficult to get to the root of the story. It can be the same with car accidents, sometimes it's a matter of putting the puzzle pieces together to get to the bottom of it. There can be several people involved or reasons behind a car accident, which is important when determining fault. Recently, a driver crossed over the center line of the highway and hit another driver and his passenger head-on.
Car accidents can have a dramatic emotional and economic effect on individuals and families. Medical expenses can be great, and families may have to deal with the death or injury of a loved one. But did you know that car accidents also have a major effect on the economy of Pennsylvania and our country generally? When we look at the issue this way, it can bring into focus the devastating effect of car accidents on the Keystone State.