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Pennsylvania woman dies in tanker truck accident


Pottsville, Pennsylvania, truck operators are held to a higher standard while driving on the roadways. This is evident because those who drive trucks have to have a special license in order to do so. Those behind the while of an 18-wheeler or any other type of truck are required to possess a commercial driver's license (CDL) in order to operate the vehicle. There are also specific federal trucking regulations that apply to truckers and their responsibilities, while they are on the road. When a there is a crash involving a truck, the police investigation has to take into account these regulations and utilize them accordingly.

Man seriously injured in drunk driving accident in Pennsylvania


Being involved in a drunk driving accident can have devastating impacts both physically and psychologically which can be both be difficult to get over. The aftermath of an accident of this type takes its toll on those involved in the accident as well as the family members of the victims. Drunk driving accidents are different than other accidents in that the police investigation that follows will likely lead to the person who is the cause of the accident being criminally charged.

Pennsylvania driver killed in head-on collision


Driving is a one of the most dangerous things that people do day in and day out. The responsibilities that go along with driving are quite serious. All drivers have a legal duty not only to pay attention to what they are doing, but also to pay attention to what all the other drivers on the road are doing. A breach of this duty to pay attention can give rise to a claim for negligence.

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.

Large award in Pennsylvania medical malpractice lawsuit


Medical malpractice claims are essentially negligence claims. A person bringing such a claim has to prove that the medical professional's mistake in fact happened and caused some type of damage. In other words, negligence cases require that the claimant prove there was a duty owed, that the duty owed was breached, and that the breach of that duty was the proximate cause of the damages suffered by the claimant. If this is done to the court's satisfaction, then the case will be successful. Failure to diagnose, doctor error and surgical error are all viable medical malpractice claims.

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