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These blogs are posted on behalf of 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 in the winter: Bad news for the Keystone State

Pennsylvania residents might be shocked to learn that when it comes to crashes resulting from winter weather, the Keystone State ranks second in the nation. There are certainly other states that traditionally see far more snow accumulation, but snow is only one hazard drivers face during the winter months. Ice, freezing rain, winds and limited visibility can also contribute to a car accident.

Car accident is no laughing matter

Social media has become a part of daily life for many Americans, especially teenagers. These days, it is not uncommon for the average person to check social media accounts several times a day. For many, social media is a coping mechanism, as many people feel posting on various social platforms is a way to express feelings he or she may otherwise have trouble sharing. Recently, a Pennsylvania teen used the social media app Tiktok after a crash but soon learned not everyone was inclined to hit the "like" button when a car accident was the subject of a post. 

Don't let a car accident ruin your holidays

Though it is not yet winter, snow and ice have arrived in Pennsylvania like those pesky relatives that show up hours early for a family gathering. Residents are happy to see them, but a bit more time to prepare would have been nice. In the last week, winter weather took the Keystone State by surprise, and some unfortunate souls had to deal with a car accident instead of holiday plans. 

Massive car accident a somber reminder

Some areas of Pennsylvania have already been hit with a bout of winter weather, and it won't be long until drivers have to contend with snow and ice. Dangerous road conditions require extra vigilance, and during the winter months, drivers must contend with increased holiday traffic and decreased daylight. Even an experienced and law-abiding driver can become the victim of a car accident in the blink of an eye. 

Rush to save a life causes car accident

Pennsylvania drivers know that when a rescue vehicle such as a fire truck, police car or ambulance hits the lights and sirens, other drivers should pull off to the side of the road as quickly and safely as they can. When an ambulance is carrying a victim in need if emergency treatment, every second counts. Rescue workers do their best to reach the hospital as soon as possible, but a recent rescue attempt actually caused a car accident

Small car, big damage: car accident warrants highway closure

As the leaves begin to display brilliant colors that signal long dark nights and crisp cool weather, the Keystone State readies itself for the upcoming holiday season. This time of year, driving through Pennsylvania can be both beautiful and dangerous. As the temperatures dip and the weather becomes temperamental, drivers need to be wary of road conditions. Driving, even in ideal conditions, can result in a serious car accident that potentially affects a victim for a long time to come. 

Teen Trouble: Wayward youths cause serious car accident

Teens have a tendency to find trouble, and when bad behavior gets behind the wheel, innocent people might not see it coming. Recently, a pair of Pennsylvania teens went on a bit of a crime spree, first stealing a car, then running from the police and causing a serious car accident. Unfortunately, the teens have now learned a lesson about the dangers of breaking the law. 

Car accident involves different sort of lanes

Like anywhere else across the nation, Pennsylvania roads can be dangerous. While most accidents are caused by driver error, weather conditions or other relatively common hazards, a crash is occasionally caused by a person committing a crime. A recent car accident in the Keystone State left a local community bewildered. 

Family of car accident victim speaks to judge before sentencing

When a Pennsylvania motor vehicle collision results in fatality, it is devastating for friends and family members of the victim. Coping with the sudden death of a loved one is difficult because family members have zero time to prepare such as they might in a case of terminal illness, for instance. Loved ones and friends of a 19-year-old girl who was killed in a car accident last year recently spoke in court before the judge sentenced the man deemed responsible for her death.

Crime and a car accident: Where the robber meets the road

Fans of action movies or television series that feature a police chase or vehicle pursuit may think it all looks rather exciting, as drivers weave in and out of traffic, dodging vehicles, explosions and other obstacles to catch the bad guy and save the day. While certainly, these scenes make for exciting television, in real life, a fleeing suspect can mean innocent people and local heroes could suffer injuries in a car accident. A recent incident in Pennsylvania underscores the danger a real car chase involves. 

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