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Fatal car crash statistics surpass 40,000 for 2nd straight year

In Pittsburgh and across the nation, law enforcement, government entities and auto manufacturers are seeking to improve safety in a variety of ways. Making certain drivers are obeying the laws, implementing safety protocols and installing new safety devices are all steps that are being taken. Unfortunately, there are still a significant number of fatal accidents on U.S. roadways. The latest research from the National Safety Council indicates that the number of deaths on the road decreased from 2016 to 2017, but the amount reduced was minuscule. Given the frequency of fatal car accidents, it is vital for those who have suffered the loss of a loved one to be aware of these statistics and how they can affect a legal filing.

Fatal workplace accident involving crane kills 2, injures 3

There is an inherent danger for Pennsylvania workers employed in jobs and at locations where there is heavy equipment and lots of activity. Many people work in these kinds of jobs. Family members are aware of the prospect that they will never see their loved one again because of a work accident. Unfortunately, the loss of a loved one can happen in a fatal workplace accident and can happen without warning. After it has happened, the family must be cognizant of the process to seek compensation in a wrongful death lawsuit.

Fatal workplace accident statistics rise for transport workers

In Pennsylvania and across the U.S., many people think that workplace accidents only happen in jobs that are considered dangerous. For example, one might expect law enforcement officers and first responders to encounter dangers because of the constant risks they face. The jobs of truck drivers and delivery workers can also be considered dangerous because of the amount of travel they must do.

Police may have suspect in fatal hit-and-run

When there is a car accident in Pittsburgh or anywhere in Pennsylvania, it is imperative that those involved stop their vehicle. This is to check on the condition of others who were in the crash, to call for emergency assistance if it is needed, and to adhere to the law and exchange insurance information. Unfortunately, some people do not follow this law and decide to flee the scene.

Car crash kills woman; vehicle flees scene

Heading out on the road at any time in Pittsburgh can be a risky endeavor. Accidents happen frequently for a variety of reasons from drivers operating under the influence, driving while distracted, operating the vehicle recklessly, disobeying traffic laws and more. One of the fundamental parts of an accident is that the drivers are expected to remain at the scene and lend assistance or call for emergency responders if there are injuries. Unfortunately, not everyone does that. This is particularly egregious if there is a fatal accident. Those who were affected by a fatal car crash and lost a loved one must be aware of their right to seek compensation in a wrongful death lawsuit.

Man killed in fatal car crash as he changes tire

People on the road in Pittsburgh can face the unexpected danger of being involved in a car accident. However, they might not believe that certain mundane activities can also leave them vulnerable. Unfortunately, they are often proved wrong. Any type of car accident can lead to a wrongful death and long-term consequences for the family that has suffered the loss of a loved one. When there is an incident on the road, whether it involves vehicles, pedestrians, bicyclists or anyone else, it is imperative to have legal assistance to pursue damages from those responsible.

Fatal accident statistics for bicyclists show problematic rise

Whenever a Pennsylvania resident goes out on the road in any way, there is always a chance that there will be an accident. These accidents can lead to injuries and fatalities. The circumstances will often dictate the amount of damage that victims suffer, and if there are minor injuries all the way up to a fatality. One group that is increasingly at risk is bicyclists. Statistics indicate the number of fatalities for bicyclists is rising in the U.S. Those who frequently ride a bicycle should be aware of this. When there is an accident, the person and his or her family should know about the importance of a legal filing in the aftermath.

Two contractors die in fatal workplace accident at plant

Power plants and energy providers are prominent employers in Pittsburgh and throughout Pennsylvania. These jobs are important to the economy and for people who do them to support their families. Some are employed by the business itself or are contractors. With many of these jobs, there are inherent dangers. If there is an accident, it can lead to severe injuries and fatalities. If a worker has been injured in the workplace or there was a fatal workplace accident, the family left behind must be cognizant of the steps they must take to file a wrongful death lawsuit.

Fatal truck accident kills child on bicycle

In Pittsburgh, the summer is a time when there are many children out on the streets. They could be playing ball, riding their bicycles, and doing numerous other activities. Drivers generally keep a close watch on children and make certain they are out of harm's way when driving. Unfortunately, there are still incidents when a child will be hit by a motor vehicle. This is especially dangerous when it is a large truck. The size of these vehicles when compared with the size and lack of visibility of children can lead to severe injuries and death. If such an accident happens, it is important for families to know how to pursue compensation in a wrongful death lawsuit.

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