Pennsylvania and Ohio Injury Law Blog

Drugged Kittanning man starts chain reaction of car accidents

Car accidents can be a difficult thing to face for the family of the victims involved. They can be especially difficult for the victim once he or she begins to heal from the injuries they suffered. When the other driver is intoxicated or on prescription drugs, however, it can be a much tougher pill to swallow; especially when one considers the accident could have been avoided if the other driver had made the right decisions.

Pennsylvania State Police are currently waiting for test results from a lab that is testing analyzing the blood of a driver who caused thousands in damage and hospital bills when he ran a red light and slammed into a car, causing a chain reaction that led to other vehicles being damaged and people being injured.

Do you know what to do after a car accident?

While car accidents are a common occurrence throughout the state of Pennsylvania it is possible that readers may not be aware of the steps they are supposed to take following such an incident. In this post we will provide some tips on what to do.

The first thing may go without saying--stay as calm as possible. The moments following a collision with another vehicle can be confusing, particularly if you are injured. If you are injured, because your health is clearly the most important thing, an ambulance should be called either by you, if you can, or someone else if you are unable to.

Victims' families file suit against Warren County

Pennsylvania Wrongful Death Attorneys

Wrongful death lawsuits often arise from car accidents where victims suffer fatalities. If you have lost someone in a car accident or motorcycle accident because of the negligence of another driver or someone else who is responsible for the road's maintenance, it's important to have a good personal injury lawyer who also understands wrongful death laws.

Wrongful death suit filed due to poor road maintenance

Recently, a wrongful death lawsuit was filed against local officials for not maintaining a road in eastern Ohio where six teens from Warren, OH were killed in a motor vehicle accident in 2013. The accident happened on 10 March 2013 when an SUV driven by a nineteen-year-old woman crashed and took her life and the lives of five of her seven passengers.

Ohio bus driver saves a life, loses her own

On Tuesday morning in Ohio, an act of heroism played out and one very brave woman risked and lost her life to save another. As a school bus's brakes gave way during a safety training exercise, a child stood directly in its path. The bus driver jumped in front of the child and pushed her out of the way, saving the child's life, and risking her own--paying the ultimate price. According to a local policeman on the scene, "She sacrificed her own life to save...this girl." The bus driver, a 51-year-old woman from Akron, is being remembered for her heroics.

Police told reporters that the driver pulled up alongside Middlebury Academy in Akron and the then instructed the children to complete their route emergency evacuation drill. All of the students, nearly forty of them whose ages range from 6-14, got off the bus and lined up on the sidewalk to begin the drill. They then re-boarded the bus and exited out the back emergency door as instructed.

Youngstown pedestrian accident leaves man with two broken legs

Pedestrian accidents in the Youngstown area seem to be in the news a lot lately. When people are hurt in pedestrian accidents, there are often so many questions from family members and victims that aren't asked because they're caught up in the emotion of the accident and subsequent injuries. When this happens, insurance companies can use a victim's sensitive state against them and have them settle out of court for pennies on the dollar. If you have been hit by a motor vehicle, it is important that you lock down an experienced pedestrian accidents lawyer to represent you in the face giant insurance firms.

Early Tuesday morning at about 12:30 a.m., two people were hit by a vehicle as they crossed a street in Youngstown. The elderly couple was reportedly crossing Market Street near the Hilton Avenue intersection when the accident happened. Witnesses say the two had just gotten off of a WRTA bus before they were hit and injured.

Man hurt in Mt. Lebo work accident

Pittsburgh Workers' Compensation Lawyers

When you're hurt on the job, you may be eligible to receive workers' compensation for the injuries you've sustained. Suffering major damages during a work accident can significantly change your life. You will likely no longer be able to adequately perform your job and you and the people who depend on you will have to pay the price. Don't settle for pennies on the dollar with some double-talking insurance representative. As soon you can, contact a respectable workers' compensation attorney and learn about your option as a work accident victim. 

GM hires "compensation expert"

As the General Motors ignition switch saga draws on, there are still thousands of unprocessed claims from people throughout the United States. Those who have hired attorneys have a much greater chance at settling sooner, while others have been told they may wait up to two years before they are given a determination; some say it could be more like four years.

In recent news, a General Motors "compensation expert" who was hired by GM to make determinations on fatal car accidents that happened because of the faulty ignition switches has come to the conclusion that, to this point, there are only nineteen wrongful death claims for which he believes GM should be held responsible.

$15.8 million awarded to car accident victim

A Finleyville woman who was injured along Route 51 in Pleasant Hills on her way to her daughter's wedding rehearsal five years ago has been compensated to the tune $15.8 million for pain, suffering, damages, and hospital bills.

On Monday afternoon, an Allegheny County Common Pleas Court jury found Connecticut-based Lane Construction Corporation and the driver that initiated the accident negligent in a civil trial. The case was brought on by the woman's family. The accident happened on 11 June 2009 when the woman was fifty-two. After the accident, the woman spent five weeks in a coma and is suffering from lifelong brain injuries. The family based their lawsuit on the fact that the construction area was dangerous and those dangers were not given attention even after other accidents had occurred in the same area at earlier times.

Woman crashes into school bus, girl injured

This past Monday morning, a school bus transporting four Karns City Jr./Sr. High School students crashed into another vehicle in Sugarcreek, PA. The accident happened shortly before 7 a.m. along Route 268 as the bus was taking the children to school, according to PA State Police.

The bus driver, a 54-year-old woman from East Brady, PA, was travelling northbound towards the high school when the driver of another vehicle, a 26-year-old woman also from East Brady, did not yield as the bus driver went to turn from Route 4037 on to Route 268. Police issued the woman driving the car with a traffic violation for failure to yield. A policeman told reporters that the bus had the right of way and the woman simply pulled out in front of it. She was taken to UPMC Presby in Pittsburgh, but her injuries are not life-threatening.

Car accident claims woman's life in Youngsville, PA

Western Pennsylvania Car Accidents Lawyers

Car accidents in northwestern Pennsylvania have been in the news a lot lately. With the kids back in school and week-long vacations over, it's back to the grind for many citizens in our area. That means more people on the road and darker mornings. While many of the accidents we report on seem as though they could have been avoided, there are those times when we may never know what happened or why these types of car accidents happen.