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October 2016 Archives

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.

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.

Exploding e-cigarettes may bring products liability claims

Doctors working in hospitals' traumatic burn units in Pennsylvania and elsewhere have seen many horrific injuries. Recently, however, these doctors are treating gruesome wounds that are different from any they have previously seen. With the increasing popularity of electronic cigarettes, more patients are suffering from burns and other injuries the devices cause, leading some to consider filing products liability claims.

Auto accident rates caused by distraction continue to rise

The number of accidents involving distracted drivers continues to increase in Pennsylvania and elsewhere. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that auto accident deaths and injuries linked to driver distraction increased by 10 percent over the past five years. However, psychologists say people should not be discouraged. In time, with proper public outreach, those numbers will begin to fall.

Auto insurance: Bad faith acts in refusing to pay your claim

Insurance coverage for drivers is often expensive, and it is not something you can opt out of if you intend to get behind the wheel. In Pennsylvania, the penalties for driving without auto insurance are high, and some learn that lesson the hard way. Insurance policies are there to protect you when others are negligent, but they are also there to protect others when you make a mistake behind the wheel.

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