When the Pennsylvania climate allows, motorcycle riding is a popular mode of transportation. Some ride motorcycles primarily as a way to get from one place to another. For others, it is a recreational vehicle used to take long rides throughout the state. Whatever the purpose behind motorcycle use, it is always possible that the vehicle could be involved in one of the many motorcycle accidents that plague our region on a yearly basis. This is particularly relevant in the Pittsburgh area as Allegheny County boasts the highest number of registered motorcycles and motorcycle accidents in Pennsylvania.
Twelve years ago, Pennsylvania repealed a law requiring motorcyclists to wear helmets and replaced it with a policy of optional helmet use with the exception of riders under the age of 21. Evidence found that wearing a helmet did not cause any more motorcycle accidents; however, those who are involved in motorcycle accidents who are not wearing a helmet exponentially increase their chances of death.
Truck accidents happen all over Pennsylvania, nearly every single day. However, when the truck is owned by or under the employ of a major fracking conglomerate there may be several parties at fault.
Truck accidents have been plaguing our area of late. It's that time of year when construction gets underway after winter and more drivers make their way out, making all of our commutes just that much more difficult to and from school, and during our afternoon lunch breaks. Interstates 76, 79, 80, and 90 seem so much more busy and difficult to traverse. If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident involving a truck, it's important that you lock down a trustworthy Pennsylvania truck accidents lawyer to represent you against the trucking company, the driver, and any other third party that may be held accountable.
When innocent people are injured in slip & fall accidents through no fault of their own, they may have a potential personal injury case and could see compensation for the pain, suffering, medical expenses, and lost income from missed time at work that they've endured. However, if the injured party in question is unable to provide significant evidence of negligence on the part of the owner of the property where the accident took place, then the plaintiff could potentially lose his or her premises liability case.
While car accidents are a common occurrence this time of year throughout Pennsylvania, it's possible that many drivers may not be aware of the steps they should take following an accident.
Minor injuries suffered in car accidents where the vehicle you were in receives only minor damages may result in an extended period of time for getting the insurance company to pay for your medical bills and property damage. Studies show that insurance companies in these cases make an effort to show that even the minor injuries you say you sustained were not possible due to the small amount of damage done to the vehicle. This is a problem people go through every day that usually leads to some type of middle-ground between you and your insurance company.
The winter season left us with its share of defective roadways and potholes, but this spring seems to be much worse than recent years. Sure, there's nothing worse than driving peacefully along the road, only to be jolted by a giant hole big enough to cause alignment damage and perhaps even worse. But we live in Western Pennsylvania where we know we must endure weather extremes and roads that are not properly stabilized, turning potholes in nightmares.
A student from St. Vincent College filed a lawsuit against Sheetz this past Monday after she says that she was very badly burned by hot cappuccino two years ago and that Sheetz is at least partially to blame. Many who take to commenting on social media and news outlets liken this story to the McDonald's burn case from long ago. There is a general lack of sympathy for people who burn themselves with hot beverages and that's too bad, but this young woman has a legitimate case against Sheetz.
When most people get into their vehicles, whether as a driver or passenger, they immediately reach for the seat belt and ensure the device is fastened prior to the vehicle being in motion. For the 700 million plus people who use on commercial buses like PAT in the United States each year, buckling a seatbelt is not an option.