Accidents

Car Accidents on Vacation

April 24, 2018 | Accidents

Passport? Check. International charger adapters? Check. International driving permit – what? A person may think he or she is ready to travel, only to forget one of the most important aspects of traveling – staying safe. Few people know that car crashes are the No. 1 cause of death among travelers who are healthy, according… read more

Liability During Car Accidents Caused by Potholes

April 12, 2018 | Accidents

Potholes, which are depressions or cavities in roadways, are typically caused by wear. They usually occur in areas with heavy traffic and poor drainage, and where road maintenance doesn’t keep up with demand. During the 1950s to the 1970s, the U.S. invested in thousands of miles of highways that were expected to last 50 years,… read more

What Are the Car Inspection Laws in Pennsylvania?

February 20, 2018 | Accidents

Pennsylvania has mandatory safety checks to assure the safety of vehicles on the road. Some experts estimate that these safety checks save hundreds of lives throughout the state each year by preventing car accidents. Here’s what you need to know about the statewide system – where to go, how often you need inspections, and what… read more

3 of the Most Common Places for Car Accidents in Pittsburgh

February 17, 2017 | Accidents

Auto accidents can happen at any time and at any place—day or night, big city or small town. Pennsylvania seems to be particularly prone to fatal auto accidents; in 2012, there were 1,211 deaths caused by car accidents, which was the highest number of auto accident deaths in the Northeast. You need to be prepared for… read more

Pittsburgh tightens up DUI patrols to fight car accidents

January 22, 2013 | Accidents

As Pittsburgh begins to put its Sociable City Plan into action, Mayor Ravenstahl announced that citizens can expect police to have a keener eye out for drunk drivers. With public safety as one of the main goals of the new plan, city officials are hoping to reduce “risk and harm” to citizens and visitors alike…. read more

Pittsburgh truck accident claims two lives

December 12, 2012 | Accidents

A Pittsburgh court held the preliminary hearing of a man who is charged with causing a multiple vehicle accident in Washington County. Police are releasing few details about the official cause of the accident, but the man is facing vehicular homicide charges as a result of the truck accident. While driving a tractor trailer, the… read more

Pittsburgh Man Recovers after Car Accident; Driver to Stand Trial

September 26, 2012 | Accidents

Car accidents frequently result in injuries, but when a car hits a pedestrian, injuries are almost guaranteed. A retired University of Pittsburgh professor is recovering from fractured vertebrae and head cuts after being hit by a car while standing on the sidewalk in front of his house. Having just finished a bicycle ride, the man… read more

Too many Pennsylvania motorcyclists still go unseen

September 20, 2012 | Accidents

Motorcycle accidents often pit motorcycle riders against occupants in a much better-protected vehicle, such as a car or truck. Tragically, these types of motorcycle accidents too often prove fatal for those riding on the motorcycles. One recent Pennsylvania accident proved fatal for a motorcyclist after his bike collided with a township trash truck. According to… read more