There are many roads in Pennsylvania that lend themselves to danger. Sharp curves, steep inclines and narrow lanes may seem like they are more dangerous, but drivers should take extra care in these areas to ensure not only their safety, but the well-being of others as well. When motorists negligently navigate these roads, a deadly car accident can occur.
Many of Pennsylvania's residents have heard of the dangers posed by asbestos. The fiber, which was commonly contained in many manufacturing products, often causes mesothelioma in those who are exposed to it. This cancer is often fatal and can leave a deceased's family reeling, struggling to figure out how to move on with life. Fortunately, in these situations, legal action can be taken in an attempt to recover economic and noneconomic losses related to the unexpected loss of a loved one.
The size disparity between commercial trucks and other vehicles on the roadway is rather large. As a result, truck accidents can be especially devastating for the vehicle the truck collides with, while the truck driver may walk away unscathed. This is even more true for pedestrians. Because of this great potential for harm, truck drivers must exercise a greater degree of care than other drivers to ensure that their actions do not result in an accident that causes serious injury or even death.
Many times when a car accident causes the death of another, criminal charges are levied against the errant driver. The charges may be related to reckless homicide or driving under the influence, amongst others. While seeing an individual punished punitively through the criminal justice system may help bring a deceased's family members closure, it is not the only action that can be taken in an attempt to make themselves whole again. Instead, these surviving family members may choose to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
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.
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.
Yet another hit-and-run pedestrian accident has left a Pennsylvania resident dead. The accident occurred in the early morning hours in Bucks County. There, a woman in her 50s was hit by a vehicle that then left the scene. The victim was pronounced dead on the scene. As the investigation continues, police have identified and are questioning a person of interest who they say is cooperating.