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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A car accident is one of the most stressful things you are likely to go through. Even if you have health insurance, a high deductible or coverage limits could make getting the treatment you need expensive.
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.