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Students checked for injuries after school bus rollover

When parents in Pittsburgh allow their children to ride a school bus, they are putting an inordinate amount of trust in others. While most school buses are driven safely and with vigilance and the bus company makes sure that the drivers are qualified and cautious, there can still be accidents. A bus accident can be even more dangerous than a conventional motor vehicle accident. With children involved, it can turn into an incident with injuries and fatalities. Some of these accidents do not involve other vehicles, but stem from the bus running off the road.

Woman suffers injuries after crash with unlicensed, on-duty cop

No one is immune to being involved in a car accident in Pittsburgh, including first responders and people whose job it is to help those who have been in a crash. When a person is in a car accident with a law enforcement officer, there might be a belief that it is the civilian's responsibility. However, even law enforcement officers make mistakes behind the wheel. The investigation into the accident is key if there are injuries and it is particularly important for a person who was hurt in an accident with a police vehicle.

Pittsburgh high on list for motor vehicle accidents and injuries

Studies are beneficial to understand how motor vehicle accidents occur and what areas are dangerous compared to others. This information can be important when there is a motor vehicle accident and people suffer injuries and wrongful death. For people in Pittsburgh, a report from Allstate says that drivers in the city are some of the worst of all the cities ranked. For those who have been in a crash, understanding the numbers can be key when thinking about a legal filing.

Speeding and distraction rising in newly construction-free area

There are many reasons why a car accident can happen in Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas. From distracted driving to drunk driving to speeding and other reckless behaviors, a crash can result and cause injuries and death. Some crashes might happen for unusual and unexpected reasons, such as a different traffic pattern or even the completion of construction that had once slowed traffic. No matter the cause, after a crash there can be medical bills, lost wages and other problems for the victim. A legal filing might be the most viable strategy to be compensated after a motor vehicle accident.

Survey shows teens are prone to distracted driving

For law enforcement officials and legislators in Pennsylvania, distracted driving is rapidly becoming one of the biggest concerns. Efforts to put a stop to it and convince drivers to put their devices down when they are behind the wheel are frequently failing to hit home. Studies are another strategy to emphasize how risky it is to be distracted behind the wheel, and one new survey says that the nation's teens are often texting and driving. This information is not only important to try to stop the practice, but should be considered when there is a crash and a legal filing is necessary to attempt to seek compensation.

Pickup hits elderly woman in parking lot, causing wrongful death

One of the most dangerous types of motor vehicle accidents in Warrendale and throughout Pennsylvania is one that involves a pedestrian. Pedestrians are completely vulnerable when there is a crash, and there can be debilitating injuries and fatalities. Often, drivers are behaving recklessly, negligently or are drunk driving, leading to a failure to keep track of pedestrians. After an accident, those who have suffered injuries or lost a loved one must know their right to seek compensation in a legal filing.

Motor vehicle accident injuries more frequent at certain times

Many factors go into a Pennsylvania car accident and all should be considered when assessing the cause and thinking about a legal filing. Some are more obvious than others. Reckless driving, driving under the influence, distracted driving and other common reasons are often why there is a crash. Research can be useful when driving to be prepared for potential risks. This is also important after an accident has happened. One issue that should be assessed is the time of the day in which it is the most dangerous to be on the road.

Rear-end bus accidents sends ballet students to hospital

School buses are a common sight in Pittsburgh no matter the time of year. During school, these buses transport kids back and forth to school and to other locations. In the summer, there are children traveling to activities as a group, sports teams are going to games, and clubs and classes are commonplace. Given the number of these vehicles on the road, accidents are all-but inevitable. In these accidents, children and others on the bus can suffer debilitating injuries that cause them problems in the short and long-term. It can even lead to a loss of life. After such an accident, understanding what the future holds can be difficult and it is wise to discuss the matter with a legal professional.

Study: Distracted driving a problem with parents of young kids

While distracted driving is known to be a danger in Pennsylvania and across the U.S., research strives to delve deeper into the issue to gather information as to who does it, when and why. This has revealed that people who should be the most cautious are taking part in this dangerous activity and put others at risk of debilitating injuries and wrongful death.

New research indicates distracted driving goes beyond phone use

One of the most common causes of a car accident in Pennsylvania and across the nation is a distracted driver. While this is commonly perceived as having to do with a driver manipulating a smartphone while behind the wheel, there are other ways in which a driver can become distracted. Despite nearly all 50 states putting some form of legislation into effect to curb distracted driving, people still do it. Because there are around 3,500 fatalities and 390,000 injuries due to distracted drivers, the problem is massive. A study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety seeks to understand this phenomenon and reduce its frequency.

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