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Some prescription meds are unsafe for older drivers

The risks of drunk driving are well known. Driving while impaired by medications, even if prescribed, is also illegal in Pennsylvania and increases the risks of car accidents. Almost 20 percent of older drivers are using medications that increase the risk of harm or have limited therapeutic benefit, according to recent research by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.

Distracted driving can cause car accidents

Distracted driving has become a leading cause of car accidents in recent years. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that distracted driving caused 3,450 deaths in 2016 and 391,000 injuries in 2015. As the number of car accidents has increased, the number of lawsuits citing distracted driving as the cause has also increased.

Pennsylvania woman dies when car crashes into her home

A late night accident turned deadly when a man drove his car off the road, through a yard and into the home of an 86-year-old woman. Investigators believe that the driver of a car, a 21-year-old Pennsylvania man, had been drinking and possibly using drugs when he got behind the wheel of his car. They also believe that the man was traveling in excess of 80 miles per hour when his car crashed into the victim's home and entered the bedroom where she was sleeping.

One killed by chain-reaction crash

Driving is not always an easy undertaking. Individuals who must operate their vehicles on Pennsylvania's many roads and highways are aware of the significant distractions and complications that can present themselves during the course of a trip. For example, a driver may have to contend with weather hazards, construction, and dangerous drivers all on top of the regular traffic that can clog throughways and cause delays to individuals who have places to go.

Compensation for catastrophic injuries

In the early morning hours of Friday, March 9th, at approximately 1:30 a.m. a woman crashed her car into LaRose's Skating Rink in Franklin Township. She had failed to negotiate a curve along Route 209 causing her to run off the road and crash into the building. Franklin Township police are still investigating the accident for a possible cause.

What is a soft tissue injury?

Car accident victims can experience a wide range of injuries as a result of their collisions. While some Pennsylvanians may walk away from their accidents with minor bruises and abrasions, other may sustain life-threatening damage to their internal organs, broken bones and even death. One of the most common types of injury that occurs during vehicle collisions is soft tissue damage and this post will introduce this important car accident topic. Readers are cautioned, however, that the information provided herein is not medical or legal advice.

Can I recover lost wages after a car accident?

It is not uncommon at all to have to miss work for a few days, or even for an extended period of time, after an auto accident. If the accident was just minor, we may take a day or two off to allow our bodies to heal from any soreness or bruising. If the accident was major, we may require surgery, other treatments, or rehabilitation that can takes month to complete. All of these result in lost wages. So how can those be recouped?

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