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These blogs are posted on behalf of Seidel, Cohen, Hof & Reid, LLC, and do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of the firm or its attorneys. The information presented in this blog is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be legal advice.

Another victim of summer motorcycle accidents in Pennsylvania

Every spring most states in the country conduct awareness campaigns to help ensure the safety of all travelers. In spite of these efforts, many are hurt or killed as a result of a seemingly endless series of motorcycle accidents that happen almost daily. Recently, another wreck took the life of a Pennsylvania man.

Short haul truckers reveal a reason for a serious truck accident

It is likely that Pennsylvania customers do not ponder how that new appliance arrived on the showroom floor; they are simply pleased to have a selection to choose from. However, the majority of the goods available for purchase at retail stores arrived there via truck. Recently, a news journal highlighted some of the struggles that plague port truckers which can lead to a serious truck accident.

Woman who caused fatal car accident has prior driving violations

A Pennsylvania teenager with several prior driving violations is allegedly responsible for the death of a 64-year-old woman. The 18-year-old woman was purportedly involved in yet another incident moments before causing the fatal car accident. On four other occasions within the last three months, she has received a citation for driving without a license. 

Alcohol and commercial driving a lethal mix for truck accident

Sharing the Pennsylvania highways with increased numbers of tractor-trailers may be intimidating under the best of circumstances. However, if that trucker has been drinking, then the ingredients for a horrific truck accident may exist. These wrecks can have a devastating impact on the victims' lives.

An amputation can negatively impact your life after auto accident

When Pennsylvania residents hear about serious wrecks, they may not consider they types of injuries the victims suffer. Unfortunately, one of the consequences of an auto accident may include a traumatic amputation. There are different classifications of theses types of wounds, and all of them likely have a negative and permanent affect on one's life.

3 common truck driver distractions that cause accidents

Distracted truck drivers are a serious problem. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 71 percent of crashes involving tractor-trailers happened when the truck driver was distracted. As a motorist in Bethlehem, PA, you drive around trucks often, and you should know the risks of distracted truck drivers so you can stay safe.

Distraction can lead to a serious car accident injury

In the past several years, news outlets feature daily stories about the dangers of texting and driving. However, the message has yet to get through to every driver as there are people who become victims of a distracted driver car accident on a regular basis here in Pennsylvania. Using a cell phone while driving is a dangerous habit, though there are other distractions that are just as deadly.

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