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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.

As Social Media Evolves, Distracted Driving Worsens

Earlier this month, in eastern Pennsylvania, two teens were involved in a fatal car accident that seems to have stemmed from their use of Facebook Live. The app, which allows users to stream real-time videos of themselves on Facebook, is described by the company as "the best way to interact with viewers" and to "express yourself in ways that delight your followers."

Competition may lessen distracted driving car accidents

Because of the alarming number of fatalities that result from distracted driving, a joint venture of a Pennsylvania newspaper and AT&T will focus on creating an awareness of the potential repercussions of cell phone use while driving. A competition was launched for secondary school students across Pennsylvania. This is part of a state-wide competition where students have to write an essay in answer to a question about texting and driving and the potential car accidents that may result.

Driver charged after causing TBI in a serious car accident

The consequences of reckless driving are often devastating and can change the lives of injured victims forever, and in fatal accidents, it is often the lives of surviving family members that will always have a void. A Pennsylvania man, who suffered traumatic brain injury in a serious car accident on an afternoon in July of last year, is now one of the statistics of accidents allegedly caused by reckless drivers. After an affidavit of probable cause, the driver who is accused of causing this man's injuries was released on his own recognizance and is awaiting a scheduled preliminary hearing.

What forms of negligence are most common re car accidents?

Pennsylvania residents may be interested to know that the greater part of claims for personal injuries in the United States arise from automobile accidents. Whenever personal injury or wrongful death claims are filed in court, the plaintiff has to provide evidence that the defendant's negligence contributed to the accident and injuries or fatalities that resulted. Proving negligence and determining who to name as defendants in claims following car accidents may prove challenging. However, the assistance of a personal injury attorney who deals with such matters on a regular basis may lead to recovery of damages.

Pennsylvania courts may apportion fault for some car accidents

Pennsylvania residents may share the concern of many others about the number of teenagers that lose their lives in wrecks. Car accidents involving a mix of young drivers, alcohol and high-speed occur all too often. Following a fatal accident only two weeks after graduation in 2012, two young men are now facing charges related to DUI and vehicular homicide.

Guilty party in serious car accident may face deportation

A Pennsylvania man, originally from another country, recently pleaded guilty to DUI-related charges that could severely affect the remainder of his life. The charges followed a serious car accident in a construction zone last year. It was reported that the man traveled in a lane that was closed off due to ongoing construction activities, where he knocked over one construction worker and narrowly missed another. He then smashed into a construction vehicle.

Pennsylvania DUI car accidents may lead to wrongful death claims

The son of a 54-year-old father, along with other family members, is likely still traumatized and shocked after learning of his recent death. This was just one more of those senseless, avoidable Pennsylvania car accidents caused by an alleged drunk driver. Every occurrence of such an accident is one too many.

Amputated leg result of a chain of car accidents in Pennsylvania

When a Pennsylvania accident in 2009 resulted in the amputation of a man's leg, it led to civil litigation in 2011. This case proved to be a complex, as there were multiple cars involved in the chain of car accidents that occurred that day. The jury's decision to award $19.1 million to the plaintiff was challenged and on April 10, 2014 a civil trial judge upheld the jury's verdict after finding it not to be excessive.

Returning Marines getting into large number of car crashes

We owe a lot to those serving in the armed forces. It's no small thing to serve in the military, particularly when that service takes them overseas to war zones. It's understandable that when those men and women return stateside, they might seek an outlet to channel their emotions; for many of them, that means getting out in the open road and driving or riding a motorcycle.

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