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December 2014 Archives

Fatal auto accident leaves 1 driver dead, another injured

While it is not uncommon for fatal accidents to happen on Pennsylvania roads during the holidays, they will likely produce life-long trauma for those who loose loved ones at this time of the year. Apart from the tragic loss of life, the surviving family will relive the sadness every year. One family lost a loved one in a fatal auto accident that occurred in Erie two days before Christmas.

Man faces multiple charges after auto accident

A 53-year-old man from another state was recently arrested after allegedly giving a 15-year-old girl permission to drive his vehicle on a Pennsylvania highway. His alleged irresponsibility led to the death of three 15-year-old passengers. The auto accident happened during the Labor Day weekend.

Medical malpractice suit follows failure to diagnose stroke

It is only natural for people to rush to an emergency facility when they experience medical emergencies. However, many people are disillusioned by the level of care they receive, and it is not uncommon for medical malpractice lawsuits to follow such incidents. A Pennsylvania couple recently filed such a suit against a neurologist, a doctor on duty and a medical center.

How can legal assistance help victims of truck accidents?

Many drivers of passenger vehicles feel threatened by 18-wheelers and other large trucks on Pennsylvania roads. Considering the size and weight of these vehicles, the feeling of vulnerability is understandable. Media reports regularly describe fatalities and life-changing injuries caused by truck drivers who are exhausted from driving for periods longer than the law allows. In many cases, the vehicles that are involved in truck accidents carry massive loads that require drivers to be alert at all times.

Truck accidents in Pennsylvania often result from drunk driving

Truck drivers who disregard road safety regulations can be the cause of devastating accidents. Trucks typically need more space than a car to come to a halt, and many truck accidents in Pennsylvania and other states occur when the drivers fail to keep a safe following distance. Driving at a rate of speed unsuitable for traffic conditions and following too closely, combined with alcohol intake, is a foolproof recipe for fatal accidents.

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