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Car Accidents Archives

An attorney can help make things right after a car accident

Each year, thousands of Pennsylvania residents are injured or die in car accidents that occur on our state's roadways. These catastrophic events are so damaging that they can affect every member of the family. That is why it is so important for individuals that have been injured in a car accident or have suffered the loss of a loved one to speak to an experienced personal injury attorney. With their help, the pain and suffering families feel after these accidents can be alleviated, and their recovery can begin.

Red-light cameras can help prove liability in accident cases

Red means stop, green means go and yellow means caution. These simple rules tell us all we need to know when approaching an intersection with a traffic light. And we typically learn this lesson well before we take our first driving course. Yet people still fail to respond properly to traffic signals, which leads to far too many accidents in Pennsylvania every year.

Record Pennsylvania Car Accident Verdict

Pennsylvania injury lawyer Eric Purchase persuaded a McKean County jury to return a record verdict in a recent trial about compensation for injuries suffered in a Pennsylvania car accident.  In Hodgins v. Clark, the jury was asked to determine whether a commercial property owner was liable for an accident caused when a customer leaving the property pulled into traffic and caused an accident.  Purchase argued that the property owner had piled equipment and debris so near the road that customers could not see to pull out safely and that the property owner knew about this hazardous condition for months, could have easily solved the problem, but chose to allow the hazard to persist for the property owner's own convenience.

Impaired drivers responsible for fatal accidents on state's roads

Seeing a driver who is clearly in some way impaired is one of the most frightening experiences you can have while traveling on a Pennsylvania roadway. To drive safely, a motorist must have full possession of his or her faculties. Alcohol and drugs can seriously diminish one's judgment and motor skills, making the possibility of causing a serious accident that much more likely.

What are the average medical costs for car accident injuries?

It is not uncommon for an individual who has been involved in a car accident to require hospitalization. Car accidents can produce injuries that range from minor to fatal. Some injuries, such as those to the brain or spine, can leave a victim in need of long-term or even lifelong care. Such treatment is typically very expensive. But even injuries of lesser severity can also generate costly medical bills.

Technology has helped create an abundance of distracted drivers

There is no denying the fact that technology has had a profound impact on our lives. With the advent of the Internet and other communication networks, we have the capability to be connected to others 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Certainly, in many ways this constant interconnectivity has been a boon to people on both a personal and business level. But there is a downside as well.

What can you do if you see a drunk driver on the road?

Typically, Pennsylvania motorists have few problems getting from here to there on the state's roadways. Nonetheless, there are hazards to stay on the lookout for. Some hazards involve road conditions, such as potholes or areas under construction. However, often the greatest dangers are posed by other drivers.

Police focusing on intoxicated drivers through holiday

Three-day weekends can provide Erie residents with myriad opportunities to get out and have some fun. However, holiday weekends can also pose extra dangers on the road as some drivers get behind the wheel while impaired by alcohol or drugs. Impaired drivers put themselves, their passengers and all other road users in danger.

Onboard devices can create distractions for drivers

Car ownership is an extremely important part of the lives of many Pennsylvanians. Many people depend on their cars for work as well as conducting other day-to-day activities. But sometimes people like their cars to have extras that provide added safety, valuable information and entertainment.

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