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Multi-vehicle crash on Rt. 422 with truck results in injuries

Those affected by truck accidents will be forever changed. The body may heal and appear to be how it once was, but the mind will never forget the horrific event. Trucks can weigh up to several tons and the sheer force of it can take down just about anything in its path. When trucks lose control, innocent people can be hurt and affected.

Contesting drunk driving at the state level

Unfortunately, some people in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, have to suffer through the aftermath of a drunk driving accident. Whether you yourself have been in an accident with a drunk driver or are a family member of a victim, it is never easy dealing with being a party to an accident of this magnitude. Drunk driving accidents seem to be even more heinous in nature than other types of car wrecks because the perpetrators of these accidents choose to put others in harm's way by their actions. It is almost a misnomer to call a drunk driving accident an accident because but for the driver getting behind the wheel of the car drunk, the accident most likely would not have occurred.

Truck with an attached trailer causes a deadly accident

The aftermath of any accident can be devastating for those involved. The aftermath of a truck accident can be even more intense. Truck accidents tend to cause more damage than car accidents in a lot of cases. When dealing with a flatbed trucks or semi-trucks, car drivers need to stay aware of their surroundings while on the roads. Even when drivers are extremely attentive to the different types of trucks that they share the road with, accidents still happen because sometimes accidents are just unavoidable and can lead to serious injuries.

Truck company responsibilities in trucking accident in PA

Truck drivers are held to a different standard than people who drive cars. It is a higher standard and one that is heavily regulated. Federal trucking regulations must be adhered to by every driver in every state. As such, truck companies must comply with these regulations. In most cases, when a truck accident occurs, the principal-agent relationship is sometimes at play. Truck drivers can be agents of the companies that they work for, meaning that when a truck driver is involved in the accident, the truck company might be able to be sued in a court of law if the driver is found at fault. Now depending on the facts and circumstances of the accident and whether the driver was negligent or not, a trucking company may indemnify the driver where applicable.

Drunk driver kills one and seriously injures another in accident

No one wants to be involved in a car crash. As a matter of fact, most people try to avoid car accidents. Many times while driving, attentive drivers can make adjustments while on the roadways so that they are not a part of a car crash. This type of defensive driving is taught to all who hold a driver's license. However, defensive driving and avoiding car accidents is not even in the cards when dealing with someone who is driving while under the influence of alcohol. Drunk drivers sometimes can't avoid accidents because of their impairment and inability to drive attentively and defensively. Moreover, they tend to cause horrific accidents that result in seriously bodily injury, and sometimes death.

One killed when drunk driver hits man on bike

The aftermath of a car crash that results in serious injuries can be devastating and difficult for those involved to deal with. Not only does an accident impact the person directly involved in the accident, but that individual's family may be duly affected. As such, everyone harmed physically, emotionally or financially by a car accident should know their legal rights

I-81 alleged drunk driver accident seriously injures two men

Victims of drunk drivers are protected by the legal system. These victims may have a right to recovery when injured.

Pennsylvania drunk drivers may face criminal charges with DUIs

Driving while under the influence and driving while intoxicated are against the law. Each state has rules and regulations regarding this type of behavior. The state laws determine when someone is considered intoxicated while driving and everyone that drives a motor vehicle is subject to these laws. When a car crash occurs involving a drunk driver and serious injuries result, the person driving drunk and responsible for the accident can be held criminally liable, depending on the facts and circumstances surrounding the accident.

Possible drunk driving accident in Pennsylvania proves serious

Whenever someone is involved in a car crash, the resulting injuries can range from not serious to very serious and even deadly. A number of accidents that occur on the roadways fall into the not serious category, normally referred to as fender-benders. No serious injuries result but the car is damaged in some way. However, there are many accidents that lead to serious bodily injury and even death in some cases. Dealing with the aftermath of a serious car crash is both difficult and complex for those involved.

Pennsylvania truck accident proves fatal

It seems that the most serious vehicle crashes happen on roadways where there is a lot of traffic, like busy highways and freeways. The ebb and flow of the traffic on these types of roads, coupled with the speeds that people drive, contribute to tragic automobile and truck accidents. With truck accidents, there seems to be a greater likelihood that the accident will lead to serious bodily injury or death based on the size of the vehicles involved. Big rigs, 18-wheelers, and tractor trailers all have the potential to be quite destructive if involved in a crash on the roadways.

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