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May 2015 Archives

Gas drilling accident settles for PA man's estate

The shale gas drilling explosion from last February in which a 27-year-old contracted worker and future father was killed has been settled. The explosion, which happened in February 2014 in Dunkard, Greene County, PA, killed the man as he and another worker were rushing toward the blast area after hearing a loud hissing noise. The man worked for Cameron International Corporation, a company contracted by Chevron to work the well site. The victim, who was from Warren, PA, has had an estate set up for his son. The victim died before his boy was born.

DOT develops proposal limiting speed for heavy trucks

Accidents involving commercial trucks can cause serious injuries to motorists. Commercial trucks can be dangerous on the Pittsburgh roadways due to their extensive size and weight. When these vehicles are speeding, their danger is even more pronounced. Despite this danger, many truck drivers exceed the design limits on the tires of these commercial vehicles. That's why the Department of Transportation has developed a new proposal to help prevent future truck accidents.

Amtrak employee files suit after suffering traumatic brain injury

Traumatic brain injuries lead to devastating life changes for many people each year. Traumatic brain injuries are typically caused by an external force and often arise in personal injury cases. A TBI can occur as a result of slip and falls, motor vehicle accidents and workplace accidents.

Car accident investigations require experience and skill

Every day, thousands of people travel on the busy highways of Western Pennsylvania. Some of these people will be involved in a car accident that will change their lives forever. While some accidents are not preventable, many of them are caused by a motorist who failed to follow the rules of the road.

Women more prone to memory problems after traumatic brain injury

Traumatic brain injuries can occur as a result of serious accidents. These accidents can range from a slip-and-fall at the local grocery store to a car accident on a busy Pittsburgh highway. While not all traumatic brain injuries are severe, even a relatively mild one can have long-lasting consequences.

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