Understandably, a collision with a tractor-trailer can result in property damage, serious injury or death. Unfortunately, some truck accidents may be the result of driver error or company negligence in failing to adhere to proper safety precautions. A recent collision with a tractor-trailer in Pennsylvania resulted in multiple injured victims for the riders of a bus.
Pennsylvania Superior Court recently decided a case in which a boat owner on Lake Erie was stopped by a wildlife conservation officer. The conservation officer boarded the gentleman's boat and cited him for a safety violation.
Beginning on August 25th drivers in Pennsylvania who are convicted for the first time of drunk driving will have an option. Typically in the past a conviction or a first time DUI would require that a person lose their license to drive for one year. Under the current law there are no exceptions, no driving whatsoever is permitted.
It won't be long before many Pennsylvania residents are gearing up for another sports season. College students will return to their campuses, kids will go back to school and parents will do whatever it is they do while all that's happening. As summer wanes and fall sets in, you might eagerly await the times you'll share with friends and family, watching your favorite teams on television (or in person) sharing a few laughs, good food and enjoying the company of those you love.
Although riding a motorcycle is stereotypically a riskier option for traveling from one place to another, riders continue to do so for the enjoyment and convenience it may offer. Unfortunately for riders, when motorcycle accidents occur they often result in serious and even fatal accidents. Recently, one Pennsylvania man was killed while riding his motorcycle in a friend's funeral procession.
Pennsylvania lawmakers have realized that punishment of some crimes often results in the commission of additional crimes. New laws are to take effect this month regarding drunk driving cases. Lawmakers are hopeful that the new laws will lower offenses and prevent repeated cases of driving under the influence.
Young adults may find themselves in situations that can easily get out of control. When alcohol, late nights and tempers are involved, disagreements can escalate quickly. Authorities may be required to intervene in some situations, possibly subjecting involved persons to criminal consequences. When charged and convicted, young adults may become owners of a criminal record, and unfortunately, any criminal record can hinder a young person's future school, rental and employment pursuits. A young Pennsylvania man may be seeking the advice of an attorney after he was charged with assault following a fight.
Motorcyclists are often stereotyped as risky and speedy drivers. When motorcycle accidents occur, the stereotype may unfortunately result in quick blame for the cyclist. Personal injury attorneys in Pennsylvania work to ensure that motorcyclists are treated fairly throughout the investigation process and are properly compensated by insurance or negligent parties. Recently, a three vehicle accident that involved two motorcycles ended in tragedy for one rider.
If you get convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) you may not be able to own a firearm.