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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.

Man facing charges in Pennsylvania tractor-trailer accident

Those who are employed in occupations that require regular work along busy roadways are no doubt aware of the possible hazards. As a result, they likely work as diligently and quickly as possible in order to minimize the risks they may face from potential dangers such as a tractor-trailer accident. Unfortunately, neither efficiency nor experience was able to save the life of one Pennsylvania man.

Driver indicted for fatal tractor trailer accident in 2015

A life-changing event can occur without warning and can have lasting repercussions. However, the wheels of justice can sometimes move much slower -- especially in regards to investigations into serious accidents. Although the fatal tractor trailer accident happened two years ago in Pennsylvania, officials recently charged a driver for his role in the wreck.

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.

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.

A truck accident can have lifelong consequences

Truckers provide a valuable service as they deliver the products that are needed for our modern lives. However, there is a downside to all of this traffic as it leads to the higher risk of you being involved in a serious truck accident. The lives of many Pennsylvania residents have been forever changed by these tragic accidents.

Teen witnesses fatal truck accident that killed bus driver

So many Pennsylvania children and their parents depend on school bus drivers to safely transport those students who live too far away to walk to their schools. The majority of these twice-daily trips go off without a hitch. Unfortunately, one such seemingly ordinary route ended in tragedy after a fatal truck accident.

Pennsylvania tractor trailer accident causes serious injuries

Traveling the interstates through Pennsylvania can be one of the quickest ways to get from Point A to Point B. Unfortunately, it also increases the risk of being involved in a tractor-trailer accident, especially along the more heavily trafficked portions of the highways. One recent wreck highlighted how quickly life can change.

Truck accident may not be avoided by mandated speed caps

The comment period has ended for those who wished to weigh in on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration proposal to mandate speed limiting devices on newly manufactured large vehicles. The hope of this legislation is to reduce truck accident rates on highways in Pennsylvania and across the country by making it impossible for vehicles over 26,000 pounds to travel above a particular speed. It has not been decided if the limit will be 60, 65 or 68 mph.

Pennsylvania truck accident claims three lives

Distractions, fatigue and impairment are just a few reasons why a big rig operator in Pennsylvania might collide with another vehicle. Truckers who drive long hours are known to experience delayed reaction time or disorientation behind the wheel. Whatever the causes, the consequences of a truck accident are often catastrophic. Truck accidents cause devastating injuries and claim thousands of lives each year. Many of these types of crashes could be preventable if drivers would follow the rules for safe operation of their vehicles.

Getting life back on track after a serious truck accident

Most Pennsylvania motorists are familiar with how terrifying it can be to share the road with massive tractor-trailers. When a truck accident involving one of these huge vehicles occurs, the results are often devastating. If a person actually survives injuries suffered in a truck collision, the road to recovery may be wrought with challenge, often including legal action against the truck driver deemed responsible.

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