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.
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.
First and foremost, being involved in any type of vehicular-related accident can be devastating. In your driving lifetime, you will most likely be involved in a car accident, but most of us are lucky and are merely involved in fender-benders, which are low-level traffic accidents in which no one is hurt. However, unfortunately, many people have to bear witness to more serious types of car crashes, especially where drunk drivers are at fault. Drunk driving accidents are one of the most heinous types of accidents, because they have the potential to leave the victims seriously injured or dead. Personal injury resulting from an accident of this type is a given.
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.
Medical malpractice claims are a part of the practice of medicine in Pottsville and elsewhere. When a patient feels like they have been harmed while receiving medical care, they have a right to make a claim for medical malpractice. This claim signifies that the claimant believes that the medical professional did not do what they were supposed to do medically thereby injuring the patient. This is a negligence claim whereby the person bringing the claim has to prove particular elements in order to be successful in court.
Medical malpractice claims arise out of medical mistakes or misconduct by a health care professional that results in injury to the patient. It is a negligence claim whereby the individual making the claim has to prove a negligence case. This requires that the claimant must show that there was a duty owed, breach of that duty, and that the breach proximately caused the injury that was ultimately suffered. Damages are the last piece of the negligence pie and this is can be shown in terms of lost wages, additional medical expenses and/or pain and suffering. Oftentimes, medical malpractice cases can take a long time to resolve.
Every driver probably recognizes the inherent dangers on the roadways. Experience behind the wheel is helpful in avoiding certain hazardous situations, but no amount of experience can avoid every type of accident. This is especially the case where drunk driving accidents are concerned, because it isn't easy to tell who is driving impaired, so there aren't many ways to actively avoid these types of accidents. Oftentimes drunk driving accidents cause seriously bodily injury, or they are deadly in nature, which makes this one of the worst types of vehicular accidents.
Drunk drivers continue to pose one of the biggest dangers to other motorists on Pennsylvania's roadways. Their negligence, recklessness and inability to maintain control of their vehicles often result in serious car crashes that cause other drivers and their passengers to suffer both physical injury and property damage. Unfortunately, police officers and state troopers are not immune to the risk posed by drunk drivers.
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.