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Medical expenses stemming from Lehigh Valley car accidents

Lehigh Valley car accidents are stressful for all involved no matter the extent of the damage or severity of the injuries sustained. Depending on the severity of the injuries, victims of car accidents will have various medical expenses to pay. These expenses can pile up quickly and last quite a long time depending on the recovery time.

The very first medical expense you will incur when injured in a car accident is the fees for ambulatory service. This includes the ambulance ride from the crash scene to the hospital. It can then include an ambulance ride from the hospital to a rehabilitation facility if your injury was that severe. You might also need an ambulance ride from the hospital or rehab facility to your home.

Recoverable damages in motorcycle accidents

Motorcycle accidents can be some of the most horrific accidents on the roads of Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania. Riders are not required to wear helmets by law in the state, which can make these accidents even more serious. Victims of motorcycle accidents and their family members, should the accident be fatal, can recover a host of different damages.

One of the most common damages recovered in a motorcycle accident is that of the victim's medical expenses. Medical expenses can include ambulance rides, tests, x-rays, surgeries, hospital stays, emergency room bills, rehabilitation and medical equipment needed for the home. If a victim is paralyzed during an accident, he or she might need to renovate their home for wheelchair accessibility. This could be another type of medical expense recoverable under damages.

Dangers posed by a distracted truck driver

Truck drivers play an important role in the economy of our country. The more trucks you see on the roads, the stronger the economy. Driving a truck can be rewarding and dangerous all at the same time. Truck drivers are required to follow certain drive-time rules in order to stay fresh and alert behind the wheel. Below are some of the dangers posed by a distracted truck driver.

Sleepiness, or drowsiness, is very dangerous when it comes to truck drivers. Truck operators are required to rest every so often during their trip in order to avoid falling asleep at the wheel. Being drowsy or sleepy is a type of distracted driving because it takes the driver's focus off the road, even if it's just for a fleeting moment.

Do you know the dangers of driving while tired?

Driving while exhausted can be as dangerous as driving at too high a speed or texting while driving. When you are tired, you are less able to react to your surroundings, and you might not even see dangers on the road until it's too late. Another major concern when driving too tired is that the driver falls asleep behind the wheel. It sounds like one of those things that probably only happens on occasion and never to anyone you know, but the numbers actually prove the opposite.

One out of every 25 adult drivers report that they have fallen asleep in the act of driving within the past 30 days. Consider how many drivers you pass on the road each day -- it could be hundreds, which means at any given time, you could be driving near someone who is sleepy enough to drift off behind the wheel.

2 crashes caused by high-speed chase in Glendon

Two crashes were caused by a high-speed chase in Glendon last Thursday night. The chase led to the arrest of a 29-year-old man who was also booked on drug charges. The man, from Forks Township, was driving with a suspended license, close to a quarter-pound of marijuana and a gun.

The defendant was arraigned Friday on charges of possession with intent to deliver marijuana, resisting arrest, possession of a firearm without a license, failure to give aid at a crash and six other related offenses.

Common medical expenses incurred by motorcycle accidents

Motorcycles are fun to ride, especially during the warm weather months and with a group of friends. But, if safety is not a priority, they can become very dangerous. Even when the rider is being safe motorcycles can be dangerous because other vehicles don't take the time to look for these vehicles. Today we will discuss common medical expenses incurred by motorcycle accidents.

The most common medical expenses incurred by a victim of a motorcycle accident is for ambulatory services. Depending on where the accident occurs, your ambulance ride might be covered by your insurance and it might not. This means insurance might pay for a portion of the ride and you are responsible for the remainder, or you could be on the hook for the entire cost. If you were hurt badly enough you might require ambulatory services from the hospital to a rehab facility and from the rehab facility back to your home.

Take the insurance company out of the driver's seat

Insurance companies try to drive the resolution of your claim because the less they pay out, the more profit they make. Like many Pennsylvania residents, you just want the process to end. Accepting the first settlement offered to you by the insurance company might sound like a good idea, but it will more than likely fail to include all of the compensation you deserve.

What are the common causes of Lehigh Valley truck accidents?

Trucks are an important part of the country's economy. They carry goods to retailers from manufacturers. They also carry goods from retailers to customers. The more trucks you see on the roads, the better the economy is. As the volume of trucks increases, so does the number of accidents. So, what are the common causes of truck accidents?

Believe it or not, there are truck drivers on the roads today who do not have adequate training. This does not mean they are operating a commercial vehicle without a commercial driver's license (CDL), but it is close. Inadequate training includes not having enough defensive driving training, safety concerns and training involving driving technique.

Commercial vehicle accidents and how to prove your case

Commercial truck accidents on Lehigh Valley roads are not uncommon. A large volume of truck traffic moves through the area to and from Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore and further. This type of accident can be more dangerous and catastrophic than an accident involving two cars because of the truck's size. If you or a loved one has been involved in a commercial truck accident here is how you can prove your case.

According to data from the U.S. Department of Transportation, large truck crashes accounted for almost 5,000 fatalities in 2006 and more than 106,000 injuries on the roads of the country.

Google stopped publishing self-driving vehicle accident reports

Back in December, Google decided to spin-out its self-driving car project into a company called Waymo. What Google also did was end its publishing of monthly accident reports for those self-driving cars.

The website that used to house all of the monthly reports for the self-driving cars now redirects to the Waymo homepage. Google began publishing the monthly accident reports in June 2015 to help ease the concern over the number of accidents these cars were causing.

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