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July 2015 Archives

Pennsylvania widow to file suit over fatal car accident

Fatal car accidents leave the victim’s families in Pennsylvania and elsewhere struggling to hold on. On top of their emotional grief, families will often have never-ending medical bills, funeral costs and other expenses to worry about. However, wrongful death lawsuits may make the coping process a little bit easier for grieving families.

Traumatic brain injuries impact millions of people each year

Traumatic brain injuries or TBIs impact millions of people in the United States. In fact, approximately 1.7 million deaths, emergency department visits and hospitalizations are related to these types of injuries. Pittsburgh residents suffer from TBIs as a result of many different types of accidents. Any trauma to the head or neck, whether it occurs in a car accident or as a result of a slip-and-fall, can cause damage to the brain.

Pittsburgh family files wrongful death suit after death of inmate

No matter the environment an individual is in, when he or she is experiencing health problems, it is presumed that proper steps will be taken by medical professionals. Even in situations where a patient is in jail or prison, employees of the institution are required to take appropriate steps to ensure proper medical treatment of inmates.

What should I do after a car accident?

It is no surprise that Pittsburgh car accidents can result in serious injuries or death. Many of us will be involved in at least one car accident in our lifetimes, so it is important to know what steps to take following automobile accidents.First, you should always make sure that you stay at the scene of an accident, especially if someone was injured. Failure to do so may mean criminal charges against you as a hit-and-run driver. After contacting emergency medical services if necessary, you should call the police if there is significant property damage, physical injury or death. While at the scene of the incident, be careful not to apologize or take responsibility for anything at the scene. If you do, you may be admitting legal liability for what happened. The next step involves documenting the accident. Make sure to take down all of the other driver's information, including license plate number, insurance information and contact information. Drivers can also benefit from writing down details about the accident itself and talking to witnesses at the scene. Take photos and video of the damages. It may be beneficial to get the property damage valuation from your insurance company.

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