All motorists should take care on the road not only to protect themselves, but to keep others safe as well. Truckers especially should exercise extreme caution when driving as the massive size of their vehicles can cause devastating wrecks that damage property and severe injuries that cripple individuals. Those who are involved in truck accidents often face a long, hard road to physical, emotional and financial recovery.
Every day, Pennsylvania residents put their lives on the line, many times without even thinking about it. Motorists put their lives in the hands of other drivers, workers put theirs in employers' hands, and consumers put theirs in manufacturer's hands. We often do not think of these dangers because safety regulations and laws are in place to protect us. But sometimes people fail to live up to the standards imposed by these laws and regulations, and the results can be tragic.
Pennsylvania has a thriving oil and gas industry. Though this sector fuels our economy by pumping money and jobs into local areas, it also places workers at risk of harm. Whether they are constructing pipelines, digging wells, or working with flammable materials, these individuals face the potential of being seriously injured when something goes wrong.
Sadly, negligent drivers plague Pennsylvania's roads. These errant drivers can turn a routine drive or walk into a nightmare in the blink of an eye, leaving unsuspecting individuals injured in their wake. Pedestrians are especially susceptible to harm as they do not have the protections afforded by seat belts, air bags and metal framing. Thus, when a pedestrian is hit by a negligent driver and suffers a serious injury, he or she should take legal action.
While Pennsylvania remains in winter's grip, drivers must take precautions to ensure their safety as well as the safety of those around them. Drivers of large vehicles, including semi-trucks, must be aware of their inability to stop quickly on slick roads, and should therefore drive slowly to avoid negligence and to prevent accidents. Failing to do so can cause truck accidents that have life-altering ramification for other motorists.
Drunk drivers pose dangers to everyone in their path. Other motorists, pedestrians and even those inside homes and commercial buildings can fall victim to an intoxicated driver's negligence. Those who find themselves in this destructive path often suffer serious injuries. In the worst cases, such a car accident results in death. In order to deter such dangerous driving and to recover their economic and noneconomic damages, family members of deceased victims should consider filing a wrongful death lawsuit.
This winter has been brutal, complete with frigid temperatures and excessive amounts of snow. When roads get nasty, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation seeks to quickly clear them. Pennsylvanians appreciate the hard work these individuals put in, but the increased presence of salt trucks can pose dangers to other motorists.
An explosion at a Pennsylvania factory has left one worker dead and two others injured. The accident occurred at the Mersen USA plant in Elk County after what management is calling "an equipment related accident." The exact cause of the accident remains under investigation. Mersen USA is known for making graphite-based materials, amongst other products.