Defective products are unfortunately a common source of lawsuits in Pennsylvania and across the rest of the United States. This phenomenon is especially important to keep in mind as the holiday seasons approaches and you are purchasing gifts for friends, family, and other loved ones.
On this week's edition of Throwback Thursday, let's take a look at a large settlement that was awarded to a family of a tractor-trailer accident victim. Our firm takes many cases similar to this one, so this information is valuable when pursuing your legal claim!
Some countries are stepping up to the plate to when it comes to keeping their citizens safe while driving! In a recent article, the United Kingdom's new system to protect used car buyers was discussed. The program, which is a collaboration between multiple organizations, consists of a Vehicle Safety Recall tool that allows car buyers to see if a particular model has been recalled before they purchase a car that is potentially unsafe. Currently, this Safety Recall tool doesn't cover all car brands, only those brands who have agreed to participate in the service.
According to local news source WFMZ, a Nazareth area teen was recently killed when he was hit by a large tractor-trailer. According to the report, the teen was turning left onto a road after riding on the shoulder of the road. Family and friends say that the teen's bike was unusual in the sense that it had a motor attached to it, which made a distinctive noise as he road around town. No charges were filed against the truck driver at the time of the report.
Many people who have traveled on Pennsylvania's state highways, especially on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, have most likely noticed the large amount of tractor-trailers. Although many of these drivers are conscientious and considerate, many others are aggressive, speed, and frequently switch lanes without signaling. As a result, Pennsylvania has a high number of tractor-trailer accidents, which can lead to serious accidents and fatalities for neighboring cars and trucks.