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Will personal injury claims be filed by accident victims?

Every day, Pennsylvania residents leave the relative safety of their homes in order to go to work, run errands and enjoy time with their families and friends. Unfortunately, it is impossible to predict the behavior of others. Suffering serious injuries due to the negligence of others can disrupt victims' lives, at least temporarily. Filing personal injury claims could provide much needed restitution for the financial losses incurred in both the present and the future.

Personal injury news: Drunk driving deaths down in Pennsylvania

The efforts of advocacy groups and law enforcement agencies seem to be paying off -- at least here in Pennsylvania. Data from PennDOT indicates that deaths due to drunk driving accidents are down in the state. Does this mean that personal injury and wrongful death claims decline as well? Perhaps not, but at least more lives are being saved than ever before.

Personal injury: Pennsylvania accident results in fatality

Most anyone who drives or rides in a motor vehicle is aware of the potential of being involved in a motor vehicle accident. However, when drivers follow traffic signs and obey the speed limits, the chances of being involved in an accident could be reduced. Unfortunately, the family of a deceased man may be considering their options -- including consulting with an experienced personal injury attorney -- following an accident in Pennsylvania that reportedly caused the man's death.

Filing a personal injury claim after a pileup can be complex

Winter weather has arrived in Pennsylvania, and it is wreaking havoc on the roadways. Drivers who fail to take extra precautions due to snowy, icy and slippery roads could end up causing an accident involving multiple vehicles. When the victims decide to exercise their rights to file personal injury claims, they could get complex due to the number of vehicles and drivers involved.

Mechanical problems cause personal injury crash

Properly maintaining a vehicle is an important responsibility that every driver carries. In most cases, the vehicle will warn a driver that it needs mechanical attention, such as when the "check engine" light comes on, oil begins to leak or a strange sound comes from under the hood. For a driver who does not pay attention to those signs, regular checkups with a qualified mechanic are essential to keeping the vehicle in top working order, which can prevent catastrophes like the recent personal injury accident in Pennsylvania.

Personal injury accident involves 9 victims

When teenagers get their driver's licenses, they may hear the ubiquitous jokes about teens being a danger on the roads. It is certainly true that teens are inexperienced and unpracticed in the art of responding quickly to changes in driving situations. Additionally, teens may be susceptible to many distractions, especially if their friends are in the car. Unfortunately, it may only be after their friends suffer in a personal injury accident before many teens learn the difficult lesson about the responsibilities they have behind the wheel.

Personal injury accident leaves child hospitalized

While school is in full swing, many incoming high school students may already be over their freshman jitters. Certainly, they are deciding what clubs they will join, looking forward to homecoming and making new friends. For one Pennsylvania girl, her first weeks of high school were spent in a hospital following a personal injury accident that recently resulted in the arrest of a driver.

Personal injury: Wrong-way driver hits 7 pedestrians

Whether as a preferred means of travel, or simply for exercise, many individuals choose to reach their destinations via the sidewalk. While this form of transportation can be beneficial in numerous ways, it can also be somewhat risky, especially if pedestrians come in contact with a negligent driver. Pedestrian-related accidents are a serious concern in areas of Pennsylvania and across the country, and if the driver of a vehicle is deemed at fault, the victims could choose to seek restitution through a personal injury claim should they be injured in the process.

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