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Physical contact not required to be held responsible in car accident

Many times it is just as important to pay attention to what you are doing while driving as it is to pay attention to what everyone else is doing while they are driving. Alertness and awareness of all of the surroundings while on the road can make the difference between being in a serious motor vehicle accident and not being in car accident. However, no matter how careful someone is while driving, things can happen that are out of the driver's control, which can cause a car accident resulting in serious bodily injury or death.

Family members dealing with the loss of a loved one

Car accidents can lead to serious bodily injury or death depending on the seriousness of the accident. Many car accidents that people are involved in do not require hospitalization or medical assistance. These types of accidents are known as fender-benders, or non-life threatening car accidents. However, often times car crashes are serious.

Motorcyclist killed in PA trash truck accident

The number of motor vehicle accidents that occur on a regular basis is staggering. Car and truck accidents are unfortunately very common to witness on the roadways. Many accidents are not of a serious nature. However, there are a number of automobile accidents that result in serious bodily injury or death. A truck accident is one of the most dangerous types of accidents because of the size of the vehicles that are involved.

Car accidents and their repercussions

Car crashes are fairly common. The sheer numbers of cars on the highways and various other commuter roads makes for a high number of car accidents. Driving is dangerous and unfortunately people experience the danger of driving on a daily basis because of the propensity for car accidents. The speeds with which people drive and the proximity of the cars to one another on the roads can lead to fatal car accidents.

What happens after a serious car accident?

Car accidents are common. Most car accidents are not life-threatening and there is very little damage to the car. These types of car accidents are commonly known as fender-benders and require those involved to exchange insurance information so that the party at fault can pay for the damage done. However, car accidents can and do occur that result in serious bodily injury and even death. In serious car accidents, not only do the victims suffer, but the families of the victims also have to deal with the devastating results of a serious car accident.

Drunk driver sentenced to state prison

Drunk drivers cause horrific car accidents and often times seriously injure or kill someone. Driving drunk or driving under the influence puts every other individual on the road at risk of being in a terrible car crash. When these types of accidents occur, the victims as well as the victims' families have to bear the burden of the accident. What's even more glaringly unfair in drunk driving accidents is that more times than not, the drunk driver walks away from the accident unscathed.

Jury awards family $7 million for man's wrongful death

In some unfortunate situations, people have to deal with the mistreatment of a family member by medical professionals. Medical malpractice occurs when a health care professional fails to provide a patient with the accepted standard of care in the medical community and causes serious injury or death.

Pennsylvania patrolman killed in DUI accident

In Pennsylvania and throughout the country, car crashes involving alcohol often result in serious injuries or death. Sadly, family and friends of those injured or killed are often left to deal with the horrible ramifications of accidents caused by drunk drivers.

Driver runs stop sign in Heidelberg, collision kills 5

A serious injury resulting from car accidents is, unfortunately, a risk for every driver. But driving is a part of life in America, including for Pennsylvanians, and it is nonetheless the obligation of each and every motorist to exercise due caution while operating a vehicle.

Drunk driver convicted for Lehigh accident that took baby's life

A 57-year-old man in Allentown recently admitted in court that he was drunk when he caused a car accident that took the life of a 1-year-old girl. The crash happened in North Whitehall Township last year, when the man's vehicle crossed the center line of the road and collided with an oncoming minivan. At the time of the accident, his blood-alcohol level was shown to be .21 percent -- nearly three times the legal limit to drive.

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