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April 2017 Archives

The basics of aviation accidents

Even with thousands of flights and millions of Americans flying daily, air travel is considered among one of the safest methods of transportation. Although we often hear about serious plane crashes occurring across the world, often taking the lives of hundreds of passengers at a time, these accidents are quite rare. Smaller planes are not immune to accidents either, although many are not reported and do not make national or even local headlines. This doesn't mean that such non-commercial small aircraft accidents don't lead to injuries or fatalities as well.

Pursuing the compensation you deserve after a brain injury

Accidents can't be predicted, and some accidents can't be avoided. But, when an accident does occur, it often leaves a victim or multiple victims with serious or catastrophic injuries. Such injuries can affect all aspects of a person's life, whether it is caring for a family, earning money and going to work or even carrying on the basics in life. It is not uncommon for accident victims to feel helpless.

Head-on accident leads to two deaths

An early morning head-on accident on April 6 on Route 28 led to the death of two drivers and crippled traffic for the start of the commute day for many others. The accident occurred when a 24-year-old driver of a Kia from Coraopolis, Pennsylvania, travelled outbound on the inbound lanes, colliding with another 24-year-old driver in a Honda from Indiana, Pennsylvania.

What hours of service rules must truck drivers comply with?

Semitrailer trucks ply the highways and byways of Pittsburgh every day. There are so many of them that it is natural to wonder whether all of these truck drivers are fit to drive. Federal transportation law addresses this concern with hours of service regulations. These regulations control the number of hours truck drivers can work and the number and lengths of breaks they must take. This blog post will provide a quick summary of the federal hours of service regulations.

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