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Pennsylvania car accidents: When rideshare passengers are injured

Pennsylvania, like most other states, has seen an increase in rideshare services over the last few years. While it can be a stress-free way to enjoy a night out or simply get from point A to point B, car accidents that involve rideshare vehicles are on the rise. If one is injured while a passenger in a rideshare car, can one seek compensation?

Pennsylvania car accidents: Arrest made in hit-and-run collision

Law enforcement authorities in Pennsylvania arrested the individual they believe is responsible for a school bus crash that left 14 people injured. This accident happened May 17, in Lancaster County. When hit-and-run car accidents occur, victims may be left feeling that they are without legal recourse. However, in this case, as the individual thought responsible was found, they may now pursue claims for monetary damages.

How does sleep apnea contribute to car accidents?

Numerous Americans, including many residing in Pennsylvania, stop or struggle to breath while they sleep. This is a medical condition known as sleep apnea. Sleep apnea, when left untreated, can make it difficult for a person to function during the day and cause a host of other health issues. Because of the effects that this condition can have on an individual, it also known to contribute to car accidents.

Whiplash often occurs as a result of rear-end car accidents

In Pennsylvania and elsewhere, it is common to see rear-end auto collisions pretty much every day. While quite of few of these car accidents have relatively minor outcomes, injuries are still possible. Whiplash is believed one of the most common injuries following a rear-end auto wreck, and it can result in physical, financial and emotional damages that can last for years.

Mental distractions can contribute to car accidents

Distracted drivers are seen on Pennsylvania roads every day. Most times they are pretty easy to spot. They are the ones putting on makeup, fixing their hair, eating, reading or playing with their cell phones or other electronics. Their lack of attention to what is going on around them is obvious, as they struggle to remain in their lane, fail to follow traffic signals or signs or even cause accidents. When car accidents happen as a result of drivers being distracted, they may be held responsible for any losses suffered by their victims or -- in the event of fatality -- their victims' loved ones.

Car accidents related to winter weather still an issue

While there have been days of gorgeous weather, bringing hopes of an early Spring, it is still the winter season, which brings along with it various road hazards. Winter driving is not easy, even for the most skilled drivers. There are certain precautions that must be taken in order to prevent car accidents. Unfortunately, as seen after one of the most recent snow storms, weather-related collisions are very much an issue in Pennsylvania.

Limited tort coverage: work with experienced attorney to protect right to noneconomic damages

In our last post, we began looking at the requirements of insurance coverage here in Pennsylvania, and specifically at the differences between full and limited tort coverage, which is a choice every driver has to make regarding coverage. As we noted, there are certain exceptions that apply to limited tort coverage which can allow policyholders to sue for non-economic damages, despite the general waiver of the ability to do so.

Full vs. limited tort coverage: protecting your right to noneconomic damages

Car insurance is an absolutely critical resource for those who are involved in motor vehicle accidents, and it is important for accident victims to understand and pursue their insurance entitlements following an accident.

Pennsylvania driver sentenced after Alford plea for fatal crash

Criminal defendants are sometimes punished for crimes without having to state they committed them. The evidence of wrongdoing may be clear, but the accused is not forced to say "I admit my guilt." Pennsylvania courts accept these pleas provided sentences are fulfilled.

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