After Pennsylvania residents are seriously hurt in a car accident, their focus is often on regaining their health to the extent possible, and rightly so. But the operations, medications, therapy, rehabilitation and other medical treatment that may be necessary costs a great deal of money. These high costs are on top of the other significant expenses faced by the person in the aftermath of an injury, such as lost wages from not being able to work.
When Pennsylvania residents suffer serious injuries in a car accident, the focus is often placed upon the acts of the negligent driver who caused the crash. However, as discussed recently in this blog, there may be the potential for holding other parties liable beyond simply the driver.
Many Pennsylvania residents would agree that everyone should take personal responsibility for their own actions. Of course, getting others to take personal responsibility for their wrongdoing can be easier said than done.
One of the great things about the justice system is that it applies equally to everybody. Another way of saying this is that justice is blind, which simply means justice is administered objectively and impartially to all, without regard to who the particular individuals are that may be involved in a case.
When Pennsylvania residents suffer serious injuries, there are often many different factors that contribute to those injuries. This is certainly the case when it comes to injuries suffered in automobile accidents, which can be caused by any number of factors.
Life can change in an instant for Pittsburgh residents. Often, these sudden changes occur when they are least expected, which is the case when serious automobile accidents occur seemingly out of nowhere. In the minutes and days after the crash, those injured in the incident can be left trying to figure out what happened and what recourse they have to hold the driver who caused the crash responsible.
Car accidents involving pedestrians can be some of the most devastating of all. Pedestrians lack the protection provided by a vehicle and are therefore are at risk of immediate death upon impact. Sadly, this was the case for a 16-year-old Pennsylvania boy who died early this month in a tragic hit and run car accident.
Pedestrians are at risk every day when crossing the busy streets in Pittsburgh and other major cities. One study shows that pedestrians in wheelchairs face a number of dangers that make them 36 percent more likely to die in a fatal car accident than others.
Pennsylvanian families are torn apart every year by fatal motor vehicle accidents. Many of these car accident fatalities and serious injuries are caused by a delay in braking or braking with insufficient force. However, there are technologies available that could prevent some of these tragedies from occurring.
Car accidents in Pittsburgh are on the news constantly. The countless lives lost are enough of a reason to look deeper into why these accidents happen. According to a study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, many of these car accidents are the fault of the driver. The study shows that close to 87 percent of drivers engage in at least one unsafe behavior while driving.