As the United States moves steadily toward automatic driving, many people are learning to use their new vehicle’s assist features. This new technology is meant to keep drivers safer, but is that what it’s accomplishing?
The term “road rage” is used to describe drivers who become so upset on the road that their actions become irrational and even violent. Road rage often leads to car accidents but has also resulted in physical assault.
People are injured in Pennsylvania every day. Fortunately, people are seriously hurt far less often. Dangerous jobs or situations, such as construction work or winter sports, are statistically more likely to cause a catastrophic injury. But carelessness by others may cause an injury or illness that victims need financial help to recover.
Last fall, a 22-year-old college student at West Virginia University fell down the basement stairs at a fraternity house. After two-hours of lying unconscious, the Uniontown, Pennsylvania, native was brought to the hospital where he was diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury.
If you are injured on the job, a lot of thoughts will fly through your head even before you get care. Many of those thoughts will be negative or apprehensive, such as wondering how much treatment will cost you or what your family will do for money until you can get back to work. Fortunately, Pennsylvania law requires companies to be insured to provide workers' compensation benefits.
Last week, a 62-year-old Amish man in Pennsylvania was rear ended and died while riding in his horse and buggy on U.S. Route 522. Sadly, this situation occurs frequently around the Amish communities in Pennsylvania.