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January 2015 Archives

Can product liability play a role in car accidents?


In most car accidents there is someone to blame. Many times the person at fault in a car collision is the driver of the car that caused the accident. This is really the most common explanation following a car crash. In cases like these, the victim in the accident has legal rights to pursue a claim in damages against the at-fault party where appropriate. Other times there may be extenuating circumstances involved that led to the accident. For instance, product liability can play a role in accident scenarios.

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.

How can drivers protect against PA uninsured motorists?


As if being in an accident is not annoying enough, the situation is only exacerbated when the person that hit you is an uninsured/underinsured Pennsylvania driver. Insurance is what protects victims in a motor vehicular accident. If there is any property damage to the vehicle, then theoretically, the person who was at fault's insurance takes care of the matter. Now, this turns into a theoretical situation when the driver at fault is uninsured or underinsured. So, if an uninsured driver causes an accident, the victim may still have to bear the brunt of paying for damages.

Ignoring school bus signals results in deadly auto accident


Whether they are serious in nature or not, car accidents are disconcerting and scary. Being in a vulnerable situation like an accident can leave anyone shaken because at the time of the accident, there is no way to tell if everything is going to be okay. Especially in accidents where serious bodily injury or death occurs, the level of anxiety associated with these severe accidents is substantial. Drivers, passengers, and pedestrians are unfortunately all at risk of being involved in vehicular accidents.

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