As a resident of Pennsylvania who has either lost a loved one in a crash recently, or experienced a traumatic one yourself, you likely have a lot of questions that you want answered. Navitsky, Olson & Wisneski, LLP, will help you get the answers that you deserve.
The Pennsylvania Turnpike is a well-traveled road. As such, it is prone to many accidents throughout the year. While accidents may happen anytime, it is winter that poses the highest risk to you as you drive on this road. Heavy traffic and bad road conditions add up to serious hazards that make it difficult to drive. There are some things you can do to help keep yourself safer while traveling this route.
Pennsylvania residents like you who have been involved in accidents know that the journey to recovery isn't over after the crash is done. Navitsky, Olson & Wisneski, LLP, are here to help you through the tumultuous struggle that can follow your involvement in a wreck. Today, we'll focus on handling back pain that is a result of an accident.
Many people in Pennsylvania might hear about how tough the laws against drunk driving are yet they still hear and read about many serious and even fatal accidents caused by drunk drivers. Even though the state lowered the blood alcohol content threshold for drunk driving from 0.10 percent to 0.08 percent 15 years ago, it seems law enforcement has not been able to stem the tide of deaths attributed to impaired drivers. This logically makes one wonder if the laws are tough enough.
If you are concerned about your safety and the safety of your friends and family members on the road in Pennsylvania, you are not alone. Motor vehicle accidents can happen anytime, anywhere and have to some degree come to be accepted as a normal part of life. However, these things do not need to happen and records from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that Dauphin County has experienced significant increases in the number of lives lost in traffic accidents.
Residents of Pennsylvania know that when they hear the sirens or see the flashing lights of an emergency vehicle, they should pull over and stop until they know that vehicle has safely passed them if that needed to happen. This is true whether the emergency vehicle is a police car, an ambulance or a fire truck. It should always be assumed that these vehicles are on their way to help others in need and standing in the way of that should not happen.
Residents in Pennsylvania who hear about fatal accidents in which drunk drivers ruthlessly and negligently claim the lives of innocent people have good reason to be angry and want to see justice done. Some of the time, however, that path to justice may not be as direct or fast as people would like. An example of this can be seen in a case that has actually made its way to the State Supreme Court.