Many crash victims in Pennsylvania decline medical treatment because they have no open wounds or fractured bones. Visible injuries are often easier to treat than those that are hidden, which are usually only diagnosed when symptoms appear. Some internal and musculoskeletal injuries can remain hidden for days or even weeks after a car accident.
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Pennsylvania drivers do their best to stay safe on the roads. Of course, there is always the potential for a car accident to occur, but obeying traffic laws and keeping up with vehicle maintenance can help prevent crashes. Despite the best efforts of drivers, crashes still occur across the state each day. Recently, a tragic fatal accident resulted in some serious criminal charges against a driver.
Pennsylvania drivers might admit that when they see the police signaling to pull over in the rear view mirror, the nerves kick in. Even when a driver is not certain why the police might be stopping him or her, it is important to comply according to the law. If a driver attempts to evade law enforcement in such a situation, a serious car accident can result.
Pennsylvania residents know that there are all different types of families. No matter if a family unit is large, small, blended, close-knit or separated by distance, there is a common thread. To many people, family is the most important thing. Naturally, each family will experience welcoming new members and, sadly, mourning the passing of members over the years. In the case of a fatal auto accident, the unexpected loss can leave a family bewildered and overwhelmed.
Being convicted of a DUI can result in serious penalties, such as jail time, fines and suspension of one's drivers license. Apparently, some offenders just never learn. Drivers that put other motorists at risk by continuing to drive under the influence are a serious threat to law-abiding citizens, unknowingly at risk to be hurt in a car accident while traveling Pennsylvania roads.
It's that time of year again, and the Pennsylvania Farm Show is underway in Harrisburg. For many families across the state, the farm show has become an annual tradition. With so much to see and do, it boasts attractions for people of any age, and families look forward to making the trip each year. Unfortunately for one family, a serious car accident ruined the day they had been looking forward to.
As Pennsylvania residents ring in the New Year, many may be considering their hopes and plans for 2019. Some may set a personal goal to accomplish, while others may be looking ahead to warmer weather and booking a family vacation for the summer months. While certainly, it is enjoyable to look to the future, an unfortunate reality is that tragedy can strike at any moment, and a person's life can change forever if he or she becomes the victim of a car accident.
Though most Pennsylvania adults are familiar with the idea of an autonomous vehicle, many can hardly believe technology has made the idea a reality and that such a notion no longer falls under the realm of science fiction. New technology emerges almost daily but still has some obvious kinks to work out before self-driving cars become commonplace. Though much of the technology is developed using computers and data, human testing is required, and such testing has already caused a fatal car accident.
Pennsylvania residents have certainly put their lives in another's hands at one point or another. Riding as a passenger in a vehicle driven by someone else requires a certain level of trust, and most people assume that the driver will do his or her best to ensure that everyone in the vehicle reaches the destination safe and sound. Unfortunately, some people make bad decisions, and the careless actions of a driver can easily result in a devastating car accident.
Many Pennsylvania students rely on the school bus to get them back and forth to classes each day. While most bus drivers do their best to keep riders safe, there is still danger involved. One thing many parents may not consider is the potential danger a child is in while waiting alongside the street for the school bus to arrive. In these situations, a child pedestrian is at a great risk to be hurt in an auto accident.