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Fatal car accidents can lead to complicated litigation

It may not be something anyone wants to think about, but when a car accident happens, there is a chance that the wreck is devastating enough to cause fatal injuries to any of the people involved in the crash. When a person dies in a motor vehicle accident, their loved ones will want to know the circumstances of the crash, and they may pursue a wrongful death lawsuit against the driver that is at fault for the crash.

Distracted driving allegedly at fault for fatal wreck

While the following story may be lacking in details, the content of the story is important for everyone to hear. A woman in Pennsylvania will stand trial after being accused of texting while driving prior to causing a fatal car accident.

Road is cleared for self-driving cars to become more common sight

The U.S. House of Representatives made a unanimous decision recently, a rarity in these politically divisive times. Last week, the House passed a new measure that will allow auto manufacturers to release 25,000 self-driving cars per year out on U.S. roads even if they don't meet safety standards that other vehicles must pass before being deployed. The measure is meant to accelerate the rise of self-driving cars and, ultimately, reduce the number of car accidents out on the road.

Car may have been distracted prior to causing 4-vehicle wreck

A terrible car accident on the Pennsylvania Turnpike left three people hospitalized and the police searching for answers about the crash. The accident occurred near a work zone, where a van and a tanker truck were stopped. A red car was pulling up to the area and failed to stop. As a result, the driver of the red car tried to swerve out of the way, but the vehicle collided with a box truck, causing both of the vehicles to crash and, ultimately, become entangled with the van and the tanker truck.

Helmet camera helps catch reckless driver

We've talked about motorcycle accidents on this blog before. They are a huge problem because the motorcyclists are often left with serious or fatal injuries. Motorcycles simply have very few safety features, and there aren't many protective options that motorcyclists have other than a helmet, gloves, and some padded clothing.

A truck's cargo: how it can be a critical factor in accidents

A few months ago, we wrote a post about truck accidents and how these incredibly serious wrecks can cause fatal injuries to innocent people. They are a real problem, and until self-driving technology truly takes over and eliminates a vast swath of common accident causes, truck accidents will always be an issue.

Driver suffers medical emergency, crash injures 5

An accident in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania saw a car plow into a restaurant, leaving five people with injuries. Four people in the vehicle suffered injuries, as did on pedestrian that was tangled up in the wreck. None of their injuries were deemed life threatening. It appears that the driver of the vehicle, a 36-year-old man, suffered a medical emergency of some kind causing him to love control of his vehicle. Little else is known at this point about the crash.

Car accidents can have life-long impact on victims

Until the unrealized dawn of self-driving cars and autonomous vehicles becomes a reality, there will be negligent drivers and irresponsible people behind the wheel of motor vehicles. Even when self-driving cars become the norm, there will be technical problems and emergencies that could lead to a car accident. There is no version of the future where car accidents are completely eliminated. Mistakes will happen. So the most important thing we can do, as a society, is be prepared for these mistakes and take action when necessary.

Nearly 5,000 people died in motorcycle crashes in 2015

Motorcycle accidents are incredibly punishing to the motorcyclist. The likelihood that major injuries are suffered in an accident are high. And you don't have to take our word for it -- just look at the data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for the 2015 year.

Fatal crash closes westbound Pennsylvania Turnpike

An accident last weekend on the Pennsylvania Turnpike left one person dead and multiple vehicles damaged. The accident occurred sometime in the early morning hours, as the westbound portion of the Pennsylvania Turnpike was closed starting around 4 a.m. That portion of the turnpike was reopened before 11 a.m. No other details were presented in the source article for this post.