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Crowded roadways increase the odds for car accidents

Across the state of Pennsylvania, roadways are becoming increasingly crowded. Especially in and around larger cities such as Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, highways and freeways are constantly congested. The sheer number of vehicles sharing the same roads make car accidents almost inevitable. Most accidents are minor inconveniences and nothing more than fender benders. However, more and more of these accidents are proving to be serious and even fatal.

A recent crash in Hamilton Township claimed the lives of two people and critically injured another person. The crash happened on Carlisle Pike around 9 p.m. According to reports, the driver of a southbound vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed and lost control. Reports indicate that the vehicle crossed the road into oncoming traffic and crashed into another vehicle.

Thousands are injured every year in slip-and-fall accidents

Accidents can happen any place at any time. Unfortunately, thousands of people are injured every year in the United States as a result of accidents in public establishments. Hazardous conditions such as defective stairs, wet floors or even tools left lying on the ground from routine maintenance can cause slip-and-fall accidents. In Pennsylvania, it is the responsibility of business and property owners to eliminate hazards and protect all legal visitors.

Recently, a woman in another state filed a lawsuit after she allegedly slipped and fell in a retail store. According to the lawsuit, the woman was near the entrance to the store and encountered slick and uneven flooring. Allegedly, the dangerous condition of the floor caused the woman to fall.

Car accidents increase during summer months

Pennsylvania roadways are more dangerous than ever before. During the summer months, travelers criss-cross the state to visit relatives and take advantage of the wonderful vacation opportunities that the state has to offer. Unfortunately, this sudden influx of traffic can mean more car accidents. A recent accident in Jefferson Township claimed the lives of two drivers and injured two children.

The crash happened on state Route 58 just before 1:00 pm. According to reports, two vehicles violently collided head-on. Tragically, police say the drivers of both vehicles were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. Reportedly, one of the deceased drivers was a registered nurse with the ambulance team that responded to the crash.

Pennsylvania attempts to combat increasing elder abuse

Many Pennsylvania residents are reaching the age where they will require the services of a nursing home. The assistants at these facilities have been trained to take delicate care of the senior citizens occupying the building.

However, there is no guarantee that these workers will perform their jobs properly or ethically. This results in multiple cases of nursing home injuries. Unfortunately, a recent study shows that the issue has only gotten worse.

Car accidents: Police officer injured in crash

These days, roadways across the state of Pennsylvania are crowded and often congested. With so many vehicles sharing the same roads, car accidents will inevitably happen. Most accidents are just fender benders and nothing more than minor inconveniences. However, an increasing number of car accidents across the state are serious and sometimes fatal. With the heavy traffic that is common these days across the state, just getting from point A to point B can be a daunting task.

Recently, an accident in Middlecreek Township resulted in injuries to two drivers, one of whom was a Pennsylvania State Police officer. The accident happened along Route 522 just before 10 a.m. According to reports, the officer was responding to an accident that had occurred about 20 minutes away. Reports say another vehicle pulled out into the path of the officer.

How criminal accusations get debunked

False accusations are rampant among disputes of every kind. Innocent people get charged and sentenced to jail more often than we realize. It is a tragedy whenever this happens, since it can take a long time to get a verdict overturned. For anyone who is accused of a crime, you shouldn’t let a criminal accusation be an automatic death sentence to your rights and freedom.

The law is meant to examine arguments and come to a just conclusion. When your freedom and reputation is being seriously threatened, it is crucial for you to seek strong legal representation. Failing to surround yourself with a high-level team of legal experts can have regrettable consequences.

Are you required to submit to testing if suspected of DUI?

On your drive home after a happy hour with friends, two police officers stop your car and ask if you have been drinking. They then pull out a breathalyzer and ask you to blow into the device to measure your blood alcohol content (BAC). You cannot imagine that the couple of drinks you consumed could put your BAC over the legal limit of .08, but you would still prefer to not be tested.

Are you required to submit to the breathalyzer test, or can you legally refuse?

Truck accidents are on the rise across the country

Commercial traffic has increased on roadways across the state of Pennsylvania. As the United States economy grows, there is a greater need to transport and deliver goods and merchandise. With this increased commercial traffic comes an increased risk for accidents. Truck accidents involving passenger vehicles are more likely to result in serious injuries or death to those in smaller vehicles due to the weight and massive size of most semi-trucks. Even though truck drivers spend a lot of time behind the wheel, they still make mistakes just like other drivers.

An accident that occurred in Carlisle recently resulted in a truck driver receiving serious charges. Reports say the truck driver allegedly struck and killed a motorcyclist. According to reports, the truck driver collided with the back of the motorcycle, knocking the motorcyclist and a passenger off of their vehicle.

Ouch, did that hurt!? If you are not at fault, take action now

It was just another grocery run until you slipped on that wet floor.

Oh no, a fracture? Are you okay? More importantly do you know how much that will cost you? Medical bills can be expensive but ask yourself, “Am I liable or at fault because the grocery store did not place signage on their wet floor?” After all had you known there was a wet floor you would have been more cautious. Why was there no signage to indicate that? If you are in this situation remember you can fight this.

A traffic ticket can put your job at risk

When you receive a traffic ticket, your job is probably not the first thought that comes to your mind. If it is a serious offense, you think about insurance rates, credit scores, car damages and a possible court date. However, your traffic ticket can have big consequences for future employment.

Oftentimes, employers will pull driving records while performing background checks. Depending on the field, your record can play an important role while determining applicants. For example, if you apply for a bus driver position and have three speeding tickets, a company is less likely to hire you.

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