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What types of coverage are available against uninsured motorists?


Although Pennsylvania law mandates that drivers purchase auto insurance, there will always be those who flout such rules and drive without coverage. So what options do Pennsylvania residents have to protect themselves against uninsured motorist crashes?

How medical malpractice is handled in Pennsylvania

An act of medical malpractice can be defined roughly as an injurious mistake made by a medical professional while treating a patient. Usually someone filing a medical malpractice claim is doing so because a medical mistake was made which caused them to suffer some type of injury; an injury that would have not happened but for the mistake made by the medical professional. Filing a malpractice claim is how the injured patient attempts to hold doctors, nurses, and all other providing medical care responsible for their actions. Some believe that without this type of malpractice claim, there would be no checks and balances in the medical profession.

Texting while driving still a cause of many accidents


Driving a motorized vehicle, whether it is a car, a truck or a motorcycle, requires attention to detail. Not only does a driver have to know and take note of what they are doing at all times while behind the wheel, but said driver also needs to be aware of what other drivers are doing on the roadways. So, driving is twofold. You have be conscientious and alert as to what your actions on the streets as well as to the actions of other drivers.

Study shows decline in traffic deaths, increase in two 2 groups


There can be a lot of joy involved in getting out on the open road with a vehicle. It is an experience that many citizens of Pennsylvania take pleasure in and also rely on for more practical purposes. However, that joy can unfortunately sometimes turn to tragedy when accidents occur. A new report from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) shows promising developments in traffic deaths overall. However, that silver lining is marred by a troubling pair of statistics.

What are some birth injuries that can occur?


The birth of a child for Pottsville area residents is usually a joyous occasion. The new child is anxiously anticipated for months before it is born. Most births go as expected, with no complications, but occasionally a birth injury can occur.

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.

Potential for nursing home errors difficult to spot


Winter is a hard month for people who live in Pennsylvania. From shoveling out from snowstorms to paying down high heating bills to commuting to jobs on icy roads, winter months pose challenges to area residents that just do not exist during other times of year. During these rough months, some individuals discover that they are no longer able to take care of themselves and then have to make the difficult decision to move into nursing home or long-term care facilities.

Elderly man is injured in weather-related accident in PA


Car accidents can occur for a plethora of reasons. Whether it be because of inclement weather or for other reasons, car crashes are not pleasant to be in no matter what. Car collisions can lead to serious injuries if the accident is severe. However, not all accidents result in physical injury to those involved. Less severe accidents may cause only property damage. Insurance companies usually handle these types of accidents, and often, court involvement is not necessary. When accidents result in serious injuries, there are other steps that may have to be taken to receive compensation for the accident.

How is fault determined in car accidents?

For most of us, driving is a necessary part of life. We need to drive to get to work, to pick up our kids after school, to go on family vacations and get to other important destinations such as work or the store.. As such, driving is a necessary evil, meaning that there are inherent risks with driving. Driving, as we all learned in driver's education classes, is a privileged activity that can be dangerous and even deadly in some cases. Drivers in Pennsylvania understand that the likelihood that an individual will be involved in a car accident during your driving lifetime is a very real possibility. There are various degrees of accidents that range from the serious in nature to the not so serious, such as a fender bender. Most times it is easier to find fault in the more serious car crashes, especially when it was clearly caused by a negligent driver.

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