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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.

How can you determine fault and liability in a car accident?

Automobiles are heavily relied on in today's society. Most residents in Pennsylvania are likely to have at least one personal vehicle. While motor vehicles are reliable and relatively safe mode of transportation, they are also the cause of numerous dangers and risks on the roadway. Even when a motorist is traveling safely and by the rules of the road, this does not protect them from the negligence or recklessness of others on the road. When a driver fails to uphold their duty to drive safe, this could be the cause of a very serious or fatal collision.

Suspected drunk driver causes wrong way crash in Pennsylvania

There are many good drivers on the roadways in Pennsylvania. While this means that a driver is following the rules of the road and driving safely, this does not always mean that they will evade a collision. Negligence and recklessness on the roads tend to impact safe drivers each day, and the results can be catastrophic.

Helping people injured in a car accident

Many people in Pennsylvania heavily relied motor vehicles, and use them on a daily basis. Thus, major highways and city streets and frequently filled with motor vehicle traffic. While traffic rules and regulations are put in place to make the driving experience safer, this does not ensure that all motorists will uphold their duty to drive safe. When a motorist fails to uphold this duty, it could result in a serious or even fatal car crash.

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