After failing to obtain Pennsylvania General Assembly approval previously, a state senator recently reintroduced legislation that will require drivers of tractor-trailers to ensure that their vehicles are free of accumulated ice and snow before taking to the road. She is hopeful that the proposal will be successful this time. Although truckers may be penalized if someone suffers severe injuries that are caused by ice or snow originating from a truck under current law, she endeavors to be proactive and prevent such truck accidents rather than waiting for tragedies to happen.
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.
Pennsylvania employers have a duty to ensure that their workers are not exposed to known safety hazards. The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration prescribes strict safety regulations for all industries. Unfortunately, according to OSHA, there are certain safety violations that bring about more citations than any others. These high-risk violations involve the failure of company owners to protect workers against moving machine parts, and they may lead to multiple cases of work injury, and even fatalities.
When Pennsylvania residents suffer illness or injury, they likely believe that a consultation with a doctor may be the first step toward recovery. Sometimes, however, people end up in a worse condition after medical treatment. In some cases, patients suffer unavoidable injuries while in medical care while injuries in other instances are directly caused by medical staff failing to observe the fundamental standards of medical care. Such cases may lead to medical malpractice lawsuits.