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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.

Car accident statistics show increase since 2017

Each year, thousands of Pennsylvania residents make travel plans during the holiday season. For those who choose to drive to their destination, the risk of a car accident seems to be at an all-time high across the state. Each year, law enforcement provides statistics for the number and nature of accidents in the days leading up to a major holiday. 

Deadly car accident one of worst in state's history

When a portion of a Pennsylvania highway is under construction, drivers should be aware traffic patterns could be temporarily altered. Often, there are workers standing close to the lane of travel, or a portion of the road may be closed to traffic. Work zones add an increased risk of a fatal car accident  occurring, but sometimes a careless driver is actually to blame.

Man charged re fatal car accident

A passenger in a motor vehicle depends on the driver to be vigilant and provide safe transportation. When a driver chooses to break the law, he or she risks the lives of any passengers, as well as others in or near the roadway. Sometimes, a driver's negligent or criminal behavior causes a car accident that results in serious injury or death. 

Charges pressed in fatal auto accident

Sometimes, a car crash is the result of unavoidable hazards, such as weather conditions or a vehicle malfunction. Usually, this type of auto accident is handled by insurance companies and will likely never end up as a legal matter in court. In other cases, an auto accident is the result of negligence or carelessness on the part of a driver. Pennsylvania has seen its share of both types this summer, and in the case of the latter sort, charges have been pressed.

Pedestrian auto accident victim dies

Every driver's worst nightmare is being involved in an accident. In Pennsylvania, auto accidents claim thousands of lives each year. Serious crashes can result in permanent personal injury, or worse, and expensive damage to vehicles. When a driver is involved in an auto accident, state law requires that he or she pull safely to the side of the road and remain on the scene until police arrive. 

Car accident claims 2 lives

As summer draws to a close, Pennsylvania roads are busier than ever. Families may be trying to squeeze in a last-minute vacation, or be out and about trying to clear their back-to-school shopping lists. With a summer that produced a near-record number of fatal car accident incidents state-wide, drivers are growing ever more wary of their surroundings, but a recent tragedy shows that a serious car accident is still just a turn away. 

Car accident results in manslaughter charges

The Keystone State is home to some of the most scenic roads in the nation. A drive through Pennsylvania boasts both rural and urban landscapes that could be the photo on a postcard. Though usually a pleasurable experience, Pennsylvania roads can also be dangerous, and there is always the risk of a serious car accident.

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