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June 25, 2018

Philadelphia, PA – Cyclist Killed After Being Struck by Dump Truck

Philadelphia, PA (June 25, 2018) – An accident left a cyclist killed in North Philadelphia this past week. Four cyclists have not been killed in Philly accidents over the past year alone. The man was identified as a 40-year-old who was struck by a dump truck as the driver was making a right turn. The accident happened on Friday morning, according to police who responded to the scene. The collision happened around 8:40 a.m. at the intersection of Whitaker Avenue and Luzerne Street. The dump truck driver claimed that he never saw the bicyclist when he was making the right […]
June 22, 2018

Bus Collision in White Deer Township Causes Multiple Injuries

Although a motor vehicle accident is often avoidable, one is reminded of the unexpected tragedies that can occur while driving on the road. An accident in White Deer Township left over 40 people injured and one individual fatally wounded early Wednesday morning. The tragic accident occurred between two vehicles on Interstate 80 westbound just before 2:00 a.m. A tractor-trailer in commute along Interstate 80 was suddenly struck, as a Greyhound bus with 49 passengers smashed into the rear end of the trailer, leaving many people injured in its wake. According to Police, over forty people on board the Greyhound bus […]
June 12, 2018

The Frequency of Large Trucking accidents in Pennsylvania

No one is likely to be astonished to find out that large trucking accidents are a major source of severe injuries and deaths throughout the country. The size and power of semi-tractor trailers and other commercial vehicles can easily cause tremendous injuries when they are involved in a crash with a smaller vehicle. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, there were 136 fatalities out of 6,596 total crashes involving a heavy truck in Pennsylvania in 2014. The Likelihood of a Crash Pennsylvania has numerous busy highways throughout the state, and while this simplifies traveling long distances, it also increases […]
June 5, 2018

Statute of Limitations for Wrongful Death and Survival Actions in Pennsylvania

There will seldom be anything harder to deal with than the sudden death of a loved one. Furthermore, when that loved ones’ death is due to the negligent behavior of another person or business, the tragedy can be even more difficult to process. The most common causes of a wrongful death include; Motor vehicle accidents Trucking accidents Workplace accidents Medical malpractice, and Defective products Wrongful Death In Pennsylvania, the law allows any surviving family members to file for wrongful death and/or bring about a survival action. The purpose a wrongful death claim is to recover any economic losses that surviving […]