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While truck driver mistakes are the main cause of commercial truck collisions, there are many ways that trucking companies can be negligent and lead to a crash and serious injuries. The following are only some examples of negligence for which trucking companies may be held responsible. Hiring Practices Every trucking company should have a careful hiring system to ensure that ...
The days and weeks immediately following a serious injury-causing accident can be stressful and confusing. Many victims are dealing with mounting medical expenses, uncertainty about when they will be able to return to work, and significant physical and emotional pain and suffering. Under these circumstances, the thought of taking steps to recover compensation from the perso ...
A car accident can leave you with serious injuries, a wrecked car, an inability to earn an income, and significant physical pain and emotional suffering. Thankfully for victims, under certain circumstances, Pennsylvania law1 allows people who are hurt in accidents to recover compensation for these and other losses that they sustain as a result of their accident.
Millions of Americans love motorcycles and the fun and freedom they bring. Of course, motorcycles also come with some safety concerns, too. Helmets are not mandatory for most riders over twenty-one years of age in Pennsylvania, but there are plenty of common sense tips that can help keep you safe on your journeys. Some Sobering Reminders: Unfortunately, accidents happen.
Losing a loved one is often devastating and a life-altering experience. If that death was caused by the actions of another, you may have to face some challenging legal issues, as well. There are two types of actions in civil litigation for the family of someone who died due to negligent or intentional circumstances: wrongful death and survival.
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s website, the use of seat belts is at its highest levels since the first studies in 1994. Seat belt use saves thousands of lives and prevents thousands more serious injuries every year. Why are so many people smartening up and how much difference does it make? How Did America Get Seat Belt-Smart — and Who Is Still Not Getti ...
Car accidents are fairly common in Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation estimated that at least 121,000 alone occurred in 2015 alone. Approximately 9% of those 121,000 accidents occurred solely in Philadelphia and approximately 7% of all traffic-related deaths occurred in Philadelphia.
Sadly, the world is not filled with all good people. Every now and then, there are a few bad apples who think they can collide with another person’s vehicle and get away with it. The attorneys at The Levin Firm have helped many clients recover from hit and run accidents. Here are a few helpful tips who individuals who have been involved in a hit and run accident: Stay Put and Remain Calm.
You are walking down the sidewalk, minding your own business and all of a sudden fall over on the concrete. After getting up, you notice that your foot got caught in a crack in the sidewalk. Many people may get up and walk away from this event and casually write their injuries off as a product of their own clumsiness.
Unlike normal motorists, motorcyclists do not enjoy the luxury of being protected by an enclosure of steel. This vulnerability leaves them exposed to things like weather and virtually anything else that may come into contact with the rider. Side Swipes and Weaving Although it is not advised to do so, many motorcyclists tend to squeeze their way through rather narrow gaps in ...
Everyone has tripped or slipped at some point in their lives and ended up on the ground. Most of the time, we may look around to see if anyone saw the fall, dust ourselves off, and maybe laugh. Many people who fall down have no injuries or maybe a small bruise or cut so it can be surprising that slip and fall accidents can also be quite dangerous.
Have you ever been behind a driver who was swerving across the road in the middle of the day? You start to wonder how many drinks he or she had, and then, when you pass the car, you realize he or she is actually engaged in using a mobile phone. Or, you may have been guilty of sending or reading a text yourself.
The light turns green, and you start to head out into the intersection. Suddenly, screeching brakes, airbags, and smoke greet you as someone coming the other way crashes into your car. They claim the light was green on their side, and you suddenly find yourself in a frustrating and painful situation.
Everyone should know that following a car accident, you should always exchange information with any other drivers involved and if there are any serious injuries or totaled cars, you should call 911 for emergency assistance. However, if an accident is seemingly minor and you are able to move your cars off the road, it can be difficult to know whether to call the authorities.
Head-on collisions are widely considered to be one of the most – if not the most – dangerous types of vehicle crashes. Statistics provided by the Department of Transportation estimate that about 18 percent of fatal accidents that took place outside of intersections involved a head-on crash. This number is high considering the overall percentage of accidents that are head-on, ...
If you have driven anywhere in the Philadelphia area, you have certainly seen large commercial trucks like semis, tankers, big-rigs, and flatbeds traveling from place to place. While the majority of trips undertaken by commercial vehicles go smoothly and without incident, it is important to remember that the vehicles are capable of causing serious injury when they are involved ...
Car accidents are like people – no two are exactly the same. For this reason, the injuries that result from a car accident can also vary widely from one crash victim to the next. However, there are certain types of serious injuries that are regularly seen in car accident victims because of the nature of the crash. The following are only a few examples of common auto accident injuries.
Motorcycle accidents injured some 88,000 people in the United States during 2015, according to data published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). While motorcycle accidents can occur anywhere, there are some places that are more dangerous than others. As a result, motorcyclists should take extra precautions if they find themselves in one of these areas or situations.
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