Study Teens Together In Cars Results In More Accidents

Pennsylvania toughened its rules on teen drivers in December in an attempt to reduce the number of motor vehicle accidents involving young motorists. Research studies have indicated that the presence of other young people in a car driven by a teen motorist may be one of the most common reasons that such accidents occur. The […]

Roosevelt Boulevard Tragedy Highlights Pedestrian Safety Issues

Late last month, a funeral was held for the Philadelphia family that was killed in a tragic collision in June. The woman and her four children were crossing the Roosevelt Boulevard when they were struck by a car; the oldest child, a 5-year-old boy, survived the crash, and the rest of the family was killed. […]

Pennsylvania Company Fined For Construction Workers Death

Whenever anyone is killed, for any reason, it is always a tragedy. However, it does not take a Philadelphia Construction Accident Attorney to know that if a truck is overloaded, there is always a chance that someone will get injured, or even killed. This was the unfortunate case for one 29-year-old worker back in September. […]

Philadelphia Father Sues Club For Over Serving Deceased Son

Owners of bars and other establishments that serve liquor to intoxicated patrons have certain liabilities under Pennsylvania’s Dram Shop Acts. The state legislature has decided that serving intoxicated patrons more alcohol amounts to negligent conduct, which is why legal liability can be imposed if the over-serving results in someone being injured or killed. In a […]

Pennsylvania Employer Fined For Fatal Workplace Accident

There is a possibility for employees in any workplace to be injured on the job. However, some professions are inherently more dangerous than others. When employees are surrounding by dangerous working conditions daily, whether the danger is presented by machinery or other factors, it is the employer’s responsibility to provide the employees with the appropriate […]

Report Teen Driving Fatalities Up Drastically Last Year

A scary new report from the Governors Highway Safety Association indicates that highway fatalities involving teens in the United States increased by 19 percent during the first half of 2012. Overall, highway fatalities increased by 8 percent during the same time period. The report indicated that there were 240 highway fatalities involving drivers ages 16 […]

Workplace Fatalities Down In Pennsylvania In 2011

According to new data from the Department of Labor, fatal workplace accidents decreased by 16 percent in Pennsylvania in 2011 compared to the year before. Overall, there were 186 workers killed on the job in the state during the year 2011, which was down from 221 fatalities in 2010. This is the most recent data […]

Safety Group Warns That Fatalities Will Rise If Policy Is Ignored

For about a decade, the number of fatal motor vehicle accidents in Pennsylvania and the rest of the country were on the decline. However, according to preliminary data from 2012, highway fatalities are starting to rise and safety advocates warn that they could keep going up unless action is taken. In fact, last month the […]

Injured Construction Worker Pronounced Dead After Scaffold Fall

Although many construction companies in Pennsylvania and other states have safety programs in place to prevent falls and other construction-related injuries, accidents still happen due to the nature of the work. A Philadelphia construction accident attorney understands that construction accidents can result in serious injuries or even death. Sadly, a 51-year-old man died after falling […]

Drunk Driving Prevention Ntsb Recommends Iid Like Devices For All Cars

Recently, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released a report that shows a slight decline in drunk driving fatalities — a 2.5 percent drop from 2010 to 2011. Yet, of all traffic fatalities, alcohol remained a factor in 30 percent of accidents, accounting for more than 9,800 deaths. There have been years of effort […]

Holiday Drunk Driving Primary Focus For Pennsylvania Police

Additional grant money provided by the state is helping Pennsylvania police officers better combat drunken driving during the holiday season, which is known as one time of year when drunk driving rates are at their highest because of holiday parties and celebrations. Law enforcement is using a variety of methods to try to reduce the […]