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Four injured in a car accident as pickup crashes into restaurant

When drivers in Pittsburgh and throughout Pennsylvania are on the road, it will be in the back of their minds that there is a chance there will be a car accident. These crashes can happen at any time and in unusual circumstances. One circumstance in which people are not expecting to be involved in a car accident is when they are in a restaurant. Unfortunately, there are times when an accident finds them and the vehicle crashes into a building. Those who have been injured in a car accident in this type of situation have the same right to seek compensation in a legal filing as anyone else.

Recklessness and distracted driving common for teens

Any driver in Pennsylvania can pose a risk to others on the road, but there is a general perception that teens who have just gotten their license are particularly dangerous. Statistics back this up. There are numerous factors that make teens more susceptible to being in a crash. A lack of experience in knowing how to handle various situations is a natural part of that. People who have been in a car accident should know that it is possible that a teen was involved. This can be an important part of a legal filing to be compensated.

Holiday travel raises risk of being injured in a car accident

With the holiday season, Pennsylvania drivers will be doing a great deal of traveling. Since many people will be traveling by vehicle, this will inevitably raise the volume of vehicles on the road. Statistically, there will be close to 51 million people who travel a minimum of 50 miles for Thanksgiving alone. This is a rise of 3.3 percent from one year ago. In Pennsylvania, there will be a rise of 3.8 percent - 1.5 million people - who are traveling compared with one year ago. This might be associated with seeing family and friends for the holidays, but it is also linked to a rise in the number of car accidents that happen. These can lead to injuries and fatalities and should be thought about when going out on the road.

Drowsy driving and Daylight Saving Time thought to be linked

The concept of "spring forward, fall back" is familiar to Pennsylvanians. Moving the clocks back an hour in autumn happens every year and a great many people look forward to it as they will get an extra hour of sleep. However, there are dangers associated with it that people do not often consider. Researchers from AAA Mid-Atlantic and the Mid-Atlantic Foundation for Safety and Education say that there are various factors that can result in a more dangerous landscape when on the road. People who are in a car crash should be cognizant of this.

Motor vehicle accident injuries, deaths on the rise

In Pennsylvania and throughout the United States, the danger of being in a car crash and suffering injuries and fatalities is well-known. However, research is showing that the dangers are on the rise. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has released its statistics for fatalities on the road in 2016 and the results are troubling. It found an increase in the number of deaths for a variety of reasons. Those who are hurt in a crash should be cognizant of the statistics and the explanations as to why the accidents happened to prepare to seek compensation in a legal filing.

Woman injured in a car accident in which driver fled

Hit-and-run accidents present many difficult issues. Since the law states that a driver who is in a crash is legally obligated to stop whether there were injuries or not, a crash quickly turns into an investigation with an arrest likely when the person who fled is found. For those who were injured in a car accident, legal assistance is essential regardless of the circumstances, but particularly so when it is a hit-and-run.

New hands-free systems can cause distracted driving

Distracted driving is a problem in Pennsylvania and across the U.S. Since it is a known reason for car accidents with injuries and fatalities, there are attempts on the part of government agencies, law enforcement and even carmakers to find ways to increase safety. It is unrealistic to think that people will stop using their smartphones when driving no matter the punishments and advertising campaigns designed to dissuade them from the practice. With that, new technology built in to vehicles is on the increase. However, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety conducted a study into this new technology and discovered that it is dangerous itself.

Pedestrian dies due to motor vehicle accident injuries

Pedestrians are inherently vulnerable to injuries and wrongful death when they are hit by a car. These accidents can happen when the person is crossing in the crosswalk and obeying all the basic rules for pedestrian safety. Because these people are in such danger for serious injuries and death, it is important for the injured person and his or her family to understand whether it happened because of recklessness, due to an unfortunate circumstance, because of a driver's negligent actions or for any other reason. They must also know their rights to seek compensation through a legal filing.

Motorcyclist suffers serious injuries in hit-and-run accident

The roads in Pittsburgh can be dangerous regardless of what type of vehicle a person is using, but it can exponentially dangerous for those who are on a motorcycle. The combination of reckless driving on the part of those in conventional vehicles, distracted driving, failing to follow the law and ignoring traffic signals can cause motorcyclists to be injured in a car accident. Those who have been hurt in this type of crash should be aware of their rights to seek compensation in a legal filing.

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