When driving around this summer, are you aware of the legal risks on the road? It is more clear when you are driving in a car that you own, but what about traveling in rental cars, hotel shuttles, and other means of transportation? USA Today spoke about some of these issues in a recent article.
Prepare for the upcoming holiday travel! According to state statistics, the Thanksgiving holiday is one of the deadliest times of the year to be on the road. Other holidays that top the list include July 4th (the all-time highest holiday for accidents across the nation) and Labor Day. However, in Pennsylvania, Thanksgiving surpasses all other holidays in terms of the number of motor vehicle accidents. According to an online news source, via the Pennsylvania Medical Society, "counting July 4 as well as the days just prior and afterwards, the Independence Day holiday was second in crashes (3,051 in 2010) and third in deaths (50). Labor Day and days surrounding the holiday was third in crashes (3,013) and second in deaths (51). The Thanksgiving holiday season topped both rankings for crashes (4,352) and deaths (55)." Most of our state's accidents occur in the counties of Philadelphia, Allegheny, Lancaster, Bucks, and Westmoreland.
To read more of their report, please click this link.Car accidents are a very real danger when driving, no matter on the highway or on a secluded country road. The physical and psychological damage caused by car accidents can be extensive and result in years of medical and professional care. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car crash that was the fault of another, Attorney Doug Stoehr would be willing to set up a free consultation to discuss a possible legal claim involving your accident. Attorney Stoehr has experience litigating personal injury claims relating to car crashes, and if you would like to meet with him, please contact our law office at 814-946-4100.