Small dashboard cameras (dash cams) that record footage in front of the car and inside the car are garnering acclaim from U.S. drivers for a variety of reasons.
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.
In the story "A Study in Scarlet," the world famous private detective Sherlock Holmes declares that "there is nothing like firsthand evidence." With this quote, Holmes is telling us that our best chance to discover the truth about something lies in our ability to access information directly and unfiltered.
Pennsylvania motorists are likely well aware of the hazards caused by drivers who use mobile devices while behind the wheel. Yet cell phones and other such devices are not the only things that can create dangerous distractions for drivers. In order to avoid being involved in automobile accidents, drivers should set aside anything that takes their attention away from the road until safely stopping their vehicles.
When we take to the roads of Pennsylvania, we know that staying alert is important for staying safe. A good driver is constantly surveying the traffic so as to react as quickly as possible to any potential hazards. But it can be difficult to respond to everything that happens as we drive. A car accident can be caused by that one thing we missed or simply had no way of predicting.A new motor vehicle technology is being tested that holds the promise of providing drivers with critical traffic information while they are behind the wheel. The so-called V2V technology is designed to send signals between vehicles.Vehicles outfitted with the V2V system would be able to broadcast and receive information to and from similarly outfitted vehicles. Reportedly, the data transmitted would include a vehicle's brake status, speed and even steering wheel position. With this sort of information readily available, drivers could better anticipate the actions of other drivers. Currently, General Motors has plans to build the V2V system into future models of its cars. But this system is still very much in development. Even if the system becomes a standard part of all motor vehicles, it may take years before all cars and trucks have V2V technology on board.So for the time being, we are left having to depend on our own powers of observation to keep us clear of danger as we drive down the road. But automobile accidents can happen anytime. All too often, victims are left with life-changing injuries. Injuries from a car accident could leave you unable to work and may even require long-term care. All the while, you will face mounting medical expenses.In order to get a satisfactory level of compensation for a car accident, you may benefit from the services of a Pennsylvania personal injury attorney. The attorney could work with insurance companies or help you prepare a civil suit as you attempt to receive a just settlement.
When we take to the Pennsylvania roads, we should do our level best to drive safely. But car accidents can happen, and when they do, it is extremely important for all involved to stop and make sure no one is hurt and to assess any damages.
Most of the time while traveling the scenic roadways of Pennsylvania, good drivers are capable of observing potential hazards and reacting accordingly. Motorists can greatly decrease the likelihood of car accidents simply by staying alert while behind the wheel. But events can transpire that may take even the keenest of drivers by surprise.
An Erie car crash resulted in two drivers being taken to the hospital yesterday. The collision occurred near the intersection of Zuck Road and Zimmerly Road in Millcreek Township when a motorist exiting the Country Fair parking lot pulled into traffic, setting in action a three car, chain reaction rollover auto accident.
A Pennsylvania car accident in Crawford County resulted in seven people seeking treatment at UPMC at Greenville Hospital. According to reports attributed to the State Police at Meadville, the two vehicle crash occurred in the 4300 block of East Lake Road in South Shenango Township when a southbound 2007 Chevy Cobalt made a left turn in front of a northbound minivan.
A major Erie car accident on Thursday sent six people to the hospital for injuries of uncertain severity. The auto collision occurred at the intersection of Cherry Street Extension and Young Road in Millcreek Township, Pennsylvania.