It is not unusual for a senior citizen to be involved in a motor vehicle collision caused by someone else's negligence. In addition to the increased physical problems caused by any injuries, there are practical financial issues which are particular to seniors.
Most people are looking to save money wherever they can and often they may get the minimum amount of car insurance. In Pennsylvania that is a $15,000 liability limit meaning that your insurance company will pay up to $15,000 if you cause injury to someone else.
Although winter is almost over in most of Pennsylvania, there are certainly snow dates ahead. If you will be driving in snowy conditions here are some things to consider.
You let your girlfriend drive your new car. You knew she was a good driver, but you had a bad feeling about it nonetheless.
In a case which arose out of Philadelphia, the jury awarded each Plaintiff $1.The Plaintiffs in this case were involved in a side-swipe collision.
The Pennsylvania Senate recently voted to send legislation to the House which would allow local law enforcement agencies, like the State College Police, to use radar guns. Pennsylvania is the only state in the country that does not allow local police departments to use radar.
The Pennsylvania State House recently passed a bill that would make it against the law to leave a cat or a dog unattended in a car. The bill makes it illegal to leave a pet in an unintended vehicle where the temperatures reach 80 degrees or more. It doesn't matter whether the windows are open or not.
Like other motor-vehicle collisions, a person is entitled to certain specific damages or a money award for various items. The following is a list of some of the things that a person may receive a money award for if they are the victim of a negligent driver.
According to the National Safety Council, there was a 14% increase in fatal motor vehicle accidents in the first half of 2015. Contributing to the rise in collisions was the low price of gas, bad weather, and an increase in economic activity, which translates to more drivers on the road.
If you are involved in an accident with a tractor trailer you should be aware that the trucking companies have lawyers and investigators at their immediate disposal. Most often, before the wreckage is even cleared, the insurance company's accident investigator is on the scene taking pictures and examining the wreckage.