In Pennsylvania, pedestrian deaths are at an all-time high. According to a report released by the Governors Highway Safety Association, the number of pedestrians killed by motor vehicles skyrocketed by 41 percent in the first six months of 2018 compared to the first six months of 2017. A jarring total of 90 pedestrians were killed in Pennsylvania traffic-related incidents during the span - 26 more than the 64 fatalities in 2017 - which was the eighth largest total and highest percentage increase (41%) within the United States.
Car Accident Injuries
Car Accident and Full Tort and Limited Tort. If you are in an car accident due to the negligence of a nother driver and suffer injuries the type of insurance policy you have determines what you can collect. It doesn't matter what company you have your automobile insurance under either. Basically we are talking about coverage. What gets paid.
Many are often surprised to learn that traffic accidents are a leading cause of workers' compensation injuries. According to experts, many of these workplace accidents involve nonprofessional drivers who have not received training in defensive driving tactics, such as an individual employee driving to an unfamiliar destination or a group heading to an event.
Distracted driving causes motor vehicle accidents showing it's not safe to text and drive.
As winter approaches, motor vehicle accidents are inevitable. However, studies find that most accidents that take place in the winter months are just as avoidable as those that take place in warmer months. There's just one problem: people don't want to take the added precautions that are consistent with safe winter driving.
Everyday individuals take to Pennsylvania roads in their motor vehicles to get from one place to another. In doing so, rarely does anyone think about the possibility that they may not reach their destination because of a motor vehicle accident. Sadly, a midday car accident in Pennsylvania last week resulted in the death of two people. In addition to the deaths, a third person was injured in the two-vehicle accident.
Over the course of their lives, nearly three in every ten Americans will be involved in a motor vehicle accident that involves the influence of alcohol. Even though we should all be aware of the dangers of drinking and driving, statistics like the previous one show how drivers continue to ignore the facts. Because some drivers continue to ignore these dangers, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has made December "National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month."
While the loss of any life in a car accident is tragic, such an incident is that much more difficult to handle when the person killed is a child. While these accidents may involve other vehicles, in some cases children are struck and killed when cars run over them while backing up in driveways or parking lots. These types of accidents may happen when the person behind the wheel fails to see the much smaller child behind the car.