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April 2017 Archives

$42 million awarded to family in birth injury case

Most women in Pennsylvania with a healthy pregnancy anticipate that they will give birth to a healthy child. However, the birth process can be complicated, sometimes, necessitating the use of certain tools, such as forceps. These tools take skill to use. If they are improperly used, it could cause the child to suffer lifelong birth injuries, as one Pennsylvania family has experienced.

School bus driver dead in truck accident

The morning commute can be a headache for some in Pennsylvania. But, residents usually reach their schools and workplaces without much incident. Yet, it only takes one wrong move by an impatient driver to cause a devastating collision. This was the case recently as a school bus driver was killed.

Commercial drivers held to higher drunk driving standard

Many people in Pennsylvania already know that the legal limit for driving under the influence of alcohol is a blood alcohol content of 0.08 percent. However, drivers of commercial vehicles and school buses are held to an even higher standard because the lives of so many others are at stake, if these individuals are driving under the influence and cause an accident.

Not all motorcycle accidents are caused by other drivers

When a person in Pennsylvania thinks of an accident involving a motorcycle, they may think that motorcycle unawareness on the part of another motorist is the sole reason for these accidents. While many motorcycle accidents are due to motorists not paying attention, just like automobiles, defective motorcycles see their fair share of accidents on the roadways.

Medical malpracticee claims trending downward, study says

When a person in Pennsylvania is sick or injured, they may be concerned about getting healthy. They want to get back to their normal, day-to-day lives. Having one's life disrupted by an injury or illness is discouraging, but things can be made even worse when a person's physician makes a mistake, causing the patient to suffer a worsened condition. When this happens, the victim may wish to file a medical malpracticee lawsuit. But, one study has found that the number of medical malpracticee claims may be on the decline.

4 things to know about hour limits for truckers

Truckers are bound by specific regulations that govern various aspects of their job duties. One area in which truckers have a lot of regulations is how long they are allowed to drive per shift. The Hours of Service regulations are one of the big factors that have an impact on when truckers can drive. These regulations are meant to help prevent trucker fatigue. Trucker fatigue can lead to crashes that can cause serious injuries to innocent parties. If you were injured in a semitruck crash, you should understand some points about the hourly limits for truckers. These points could help as you plan your claim for compensation.

New technology could detect severe brainjuries within seconds

Car accidents, sporting injuries and falls all have the potential to cause someone in Pennsylvania to injure their brain. In fact, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as many as 30 percent of fatalities due to injuries in our nation feature traumatic brainjuries (TBIs).

Rest stops prevent truck driver fatigue, but they are dying out

Peppering highways and interstates running throughout Pennsylvania are rest stops. Not only were they pleasant place for drivers to have a picnic, use the restroom and check out a map, but also these rest stops were a beacon to weary truck drivers. Even the simplest ones still provided truck drivers with a safe place to stop and catch some sleep. After all, a drowsy truck driver is a dangerous truck driver. But, these rest stops are starting to disappear across the nation.

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