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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.

Teen works to help save lives in motorcycle accidents

Losing a beloved family member -- especially through a tragic accident -- can be a turning point in many lives. While some surviving family members may mourn and then try to resume a normal life, some may use the tragedy to attempt to make changes that may benefit others. One Pennsylvania teen is now working hard to help save some lives of other victims of motorcycle accidents.

Driver admits intoxicated driving led to fatal car accident

The majority of motorists who travel the streets and highways of Pennsylvania will arrive at their destinations without any mishaps befalling them. Unfortunately, that is not true for everyone, and a serious car accident can change lives forever. Recently, one man entered a guilty plea for causing a fatal crash.

Flat tire leads to fatal car accident in Pennsylvania

No matter how carefully one plans out the day, the unexpected often occurs without warning and can lead to a tragic sequence of events. A simple car problem at the wrong time can result in a serious or fatal car accident. One Pennsylvania family is now mourning the loss of their loved one after one of these wrecks.

Will updates to FMCSA handbook prevent tractor trailer accident?

The majority of Pennsylvania motorists likely assume that the federal government has strict regulations that determine the physical requirements truckers must meet in order to safely operate their large commercial vehicles. However, other than a few definite disqualifications, the physical fitness of an individual may have been decided based on a handbook that was deleted from the agency's website two years ago. Not having a standardized handbook could possibly result in an innocent family suffering physical injuries in a tragic tractor trailer accident.

Uber may help prevent a drunk driving car accident in some cities

One of the perks of using a smart phone is the variety of apps that the user can access to make some aspects of life easier or safer. One of those is the ride-sharing program started by Uber. A recent study was conducted by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania Injury Science Center to asses whether this service has reduced the risk of an alcohol-related car accident.

Texting not the only cause of distracted driving car accident

The automobile is such a status symbol that a person's social and economic standing is often based in part on the year and model of vehicle that one drives. Partially in an effort to appeal to potential owners, many of the latest models are including an array of technological options that are marketed as a way of enhancing one's driving experience. Unfortunately, these options are often a deadly distraction that can lead to a serious or fatal Pennsylvania car accident.

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