Highway accidents, especially those involving larger vehicles, can have serious and deadly consequences. Recently, two teenagers in Florida were killed after an RV crossed lanes and hit their car head-on. News reports state that their parents sought legal action and were awarded $10M as a result of the action. Unfortunately, this tragedy is all too common on our nation's roads and highways.
We hope cases like these never occur, but unfortunately we do not live in a perfect world. Just this week, a tractor-trailer driver is under fire for being involved in an accident that resulted in the deaths of several people, including a toddler, in Pennsylvania.
It's back to school season in PA. Are you aware of the statewide rules and regulations regarding bus safety? According to PennDOT, here are some important rules and regulations you need to know this school year:
A lot goes through your mind when you are in a car crash. Sometimes, the emotional and physical impact of your crash doesn't really "set in" until a few days after the accident occurs. There are many injuries related to car crashes that may not be immediately apparent right after the accident happens. For example, many common injuries that can show up in the days or weeks following an accident include whiplash, headaches, back and neck pain, fogginess and disorientation, and emotional effects.
Did you ever wonder if and how data on trucking accidents is tracked from year to year? Well, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) keeps data every year on statistics surrounding large truck and bus crashes. Their most recent report is from the year 2015, and some of their statistics are startling! Take a look below:
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.
Have you ever been involved in a busy sports game and initially felt fine, but experienced significant pain days and weeks later? The same is true for car accidents. Even when they seem small at first, these car accidents can have lasting effects that can influence both your work and personal life. What are some of the long-term indications of a car accident injury? They may range from the psychological to the physical.
Unfortunately, it does seem like Pennsylvania has a high number of car accidents each year, which leaves other drivers stranded on the highways for a long period of time while waiting for crash sites to be cleared. However, Pennsylvania officials have recognized how frustrating this can be and are trying to keep drivers more informed.