While being cautious can reduce the risk of accidents, it does not guarantee the safety of road users. All it takes for a serious car accident to happen is one act of negligence. The consequences of an auto accident can vary greatly from one incident to the next, ranging from minor injuries to death. To seek justice, car accident victims who have suffered injuries or losses due to no fault of their own can file personal injury claims against those who are at fault.
When a loved one dies in a car accident, it can devastate a family. One family in Levittown, Pennsylvania, currently has to deal with the fallout of an auto accident that took the life of a 29-year-old woman.
Three Lehigh Valley residents were killed Friday in a car crash on the Capital Beltway in Virginia. The three, who were related, were all on their way to a funeral for a relative when they were involved in the fatal car accident.
No matter how careful you are when driving your own car, your safety also depends on the other drivers on the road. Car accidents aren't always caused by those who are driving under the influence, speeding, or driving erratically, as the driver of a Chevy Blazer in nearby Montgomery Township, Pennsylvania, found out the hard way recently.
A seemingly infinite number of car accidents occur each year in the U.S. And with the advent of texting, there is more distracted driving on the roads than ever before. People are always doing other things while simultaneously operating a motor vehicle, leading to inattentive driving on roads where cars travel at speeds of more than 70 mph. If you or a loved one is the victim of a car accident caused by a distracted driver's negligence, you may be entitled to damages.
A Saturn and a school bus carrying 24 students were recently involved in a head-on collision on Nov. 7 just outside of Easton, Pennsylvania. Three people were injured in the accident, and the two drivers had to be transported to a nearby hospital for the treatment of minor injuries. Those people injured in this auto accident through no fault of their own may be entitled to compensation for any damages, such as medical expenses, that resulted from the accident.
Some of the most serious vehicle accidents occur when a driver chooses to drive through a red light. The danger is only multiplied when a driver involved in a serious car accident was traveling at excessive speeds. On Oct. 29, a Washington Township, Pennsylvania, man was sentenced to jail time for causing a woman's death after he sped through a red light.
An early afternoon accident along a state route in another state has left a woman dead and three others injured, including a Red Lion, Pennsylvania, man. The serious car accident occurred on Oct. 25, and is currently being investigated by state police.
Drivers must take care when turning onto major highways to ensure that there is plenty of room between cars before pulling into traffic. Pulling out without proper clearance can result in auto accidents that may cause severe injuries and even the deaths of passengers or other drivers on the road. Those involved in an accident on any roadway should seek to understand their rights and responsibilities under the law.
The injury of a loved one in a car accident cannot be undone by any amount of compensation, although it can bring some sense of closure to such a tragic event. If drivers fail to exercise care when approaching school buses, the results can be serious.