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November 2015 Archives

Cellphone use underreported in Pennsylvania car accidents

Every year transportation officials tell us how dangerous it is to use a cellphone while driving. What we didn't know is that it is even more dangerous than they originally thought. According to officials at the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, cellphone use while driving is grossly underreported in car accidents. PennDOT spokeswoman Fritzi Schreffler says that it can be difficult to know exactly how many accidents are caused by driver cellphone use because people don't want to admit to doing it. Officers don't always see the driver on their phone, so they are unable to report it.

NFL cornerback out for season after brain injury

One of the most difficult consequences of a brain injury is that you may not be able to live a normal life ever again. For NFL athletes, many of whom devote their whole lives to football, a brain injury can be devastating for their careers. NFL star Rashean Mathis has been placed on injured reserve and will not play for the rest of the season after suffering a brain injury.

Pittsburgh wrongful death lawsuit filed after inmate kills woman

If a family believes that another party's negligence caused the death of their loved one, the surviving family members may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit against those parties. One family recently filed such a lawsuit in Pittsburgh after a woman living near the Armstrong County Jail was killed. Authorities have charged an escapee and inmate-trustee for the death, but the family believes that Armstrong County and the jail's outgoing warden were also responsible. The family is seeking compensatory and punitive damages.

Pennsylvania car accident victims can recover damages

When a car accident occurs, victims and their families are typically overwhelmed with stress and emotions. Many people are concerned about their loved ones who may have suffered catastrophic injuries in the accident. Accident victims and their families are often hit with countless medical bills and rehabilitation costs, as well as lost wages. With so many things to worry about, it can be difficult to figure out your next steps.

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