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December 2015 Archives

6 people suffer accident injuries in multiple-vehicle crash

A car accident involving multiple vehicles has left six people with injuries, including a Pennsylvania law enforcement officer. The accident occurred along Lincoln Drive in Philadelphia, leaving two victims trapped inside the wreckage. Six victims were taken to the hospital for treatment for their accident injuries. 

Teen drivers may be at a higher risk for motor vehicle accidents

Young drivers are less experienced, facing a higher risk of accidents and injuries in Pennsylvania and across the country. Their inexperience and propensity to distraction place others in or near the road at risk of motor vehicle accidents. It is important for teen drivers to be properly trained in order to protect their safety and the safety of others.

Can you recover lost income after suffering a brain injury?

Car accidents can leave victims with varying types of injuries, all ranging in severity. Some of the most common types of car accident injuries, though initially diagnosed as minor, can have a profound and lasting impact on a person. In some cases, a Pennsylvania victim could be left with significant medical expenses and even lost income from missed work. 

Many suffer accident injuries in tour bus accident

A recent bus accident in Pennsylvania sent a number of victims to the hospital for treatment for a myriad of injuries. The collision occurred along I-70 when the bus collided with a smaller vehicle, causing the bus to flip over. During the crash, the driver of the bus was ejected from his seat. Several passengers and the bus driver suffered accident injuries that required medical treatment.

If unable to work, SSDI benefits may be available

When a person cannot work, he or she is left with medical bills and other costs associated with the loss of income. This leads to a frustrating cycle as a person is unsure of how to meet ongoing financial obligations without having a steady income. Fortunately, Social Security Disability Insurance benefits may be available to those who are unable to work.

Poor truck maintenance may have caused accident

A Pennsylvania couple has filed a lawsuit against a company, claiming that negligence led to physical suffering. The principal claimant states that he suffered serious injuries in an accident that occurred while driving a truck to deliver groceries for C and S Wholesale Grocers. The lawsuit includes claims that poor truck maintenance is to blame and named C and S Wholesale Grocers and Whiting Door Manufacturing Corp. as defendants.

Car defect could lead to higher risk for a car accident

Pennsylvania readers will note that Ford has initiated a recall that affects the 2009 and 2010 Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX. These vehicles have problems with fuel leaks, which could place drivers at a higher risk for a car accident or other issues. This recall affects vehicles that are driven in areas where salt is frequently used to clear the roads of snow and ice. 

Workers placed at unnecessary risk of workplace injuries

A Pennsylvania company has been fined more than $57,000 by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The company was fined for placing workers at an unnecessarily high risk for workplace injuries by allowing them to work in a hazardous environment. The company provides certain types of construction services, and it was found to have employees in a trench, working without cave-in protection. 

Pennsylvania motorcycle accidents: the long-term repercussions

A Pennsylvania woman who suffered serious trauma in a motorcycle accident five months ago is still facing the permanent and lingering effects of the crash. The woman was riding her motorcycle when a drunk driver crossed the center line and caused the near-fatal crash. Motorcycle accidents often leave victims with serious injuries, many requiring long-term and expensive medical care.

Faulty car parts increase likelihood of car accident

Pennsylvania residents may be aware of the fact that certain Hyundai vehicles are being recalled for a possible problem with the brakes. The manufacturer recalled about 305,000 of the 2011 and 2012 Sonatas because of an issue with the transmission that could allow the vehicle to move out of park and roll, potentially causing a car accident. This places drivers at a high chance of harm to themselves and others, even when the car is not in motion.