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Residents question road safety after deadly auto accident

Residents of Springfield, Pennsylvania are concerned about road safety after a deadly auto accident. One man died in the two-vehicle accident after his car was struck by a pickup truck. There were two passengers in the car with the deceased, both of whom required medical assistance. Police are still unsure of the factors that caused this auto accident.

Where the accident took place was along a stretch a road that has long been a source of concern for local residents. One resident who has lived near that road for 40 years has said that it is common for accidents to occur along the same stretch. It is possible that speeding drivers have become more common, making accidents more likely. It is not clear if speed was a contributing factor in this specific accident.

Wrongful death claims can comfort families in Pennsylvania

Injury and death can result from a wide variety of events and situations; some may be accidental or were even simply due to natural causes. However, the wrongful death of Americans is a tragic part of life. Pennsylvania residents who find a loved one the victim of wrongful death do not have to sit back and wonder why it happened.

Car accidents, nursing home negligence and medical malpractice are just a few areas in which wrongful death can occur. Losing a loved one in a way that could have been prevented is extremely emotional and stressful. Not only do you now have to learn to live without your loved one, but there may also be financial burdens that you will face. Making a claim may not seem like the desirable course of action while one grieves, but it can actually be a comforting step to take.

Multi-vehicle auto accident in Pennsylvania leaves 1 injured

Vehicle accidents on the road are always dangerous and can lead to injury. However, the more vehicles involved in an accident, the higher chances of the crash leading to an injury or even death in the worst-case scenario. One person was recently injured in an auto accident which involved multiple vehicles in Pennsylvania.

The incident occurred just shortly after 1:00 p.m. in late August. The authorities are still investigating the incident in order to determine what may have caused the incident. There are little details that have been released to the public regarding the crash. However, one person was reportedly airlifted to a nearby hospital in order to receive treatment for injuries sustained in the collision.

Failure to diagnose is taken seriously in Pennsylvania

Suffering from a sickness or a disease is not something anyone desires to go through. Whether it is a minor cold or something as serious as cancer, being sick is not enjoyable and is just terrible overall. In Pennsylvania and across the United States, Americans who are facing an illness typically go to a nearby doctor's office or a hospital for treatment or medication. Tragically, those who are supposed to help the sick and injured may be responsible for a failure to diagnose.

A wide variety of diseases can be misdiagnosed or not diagnosed at all by professionals in the medical field. Cervical cancer is a major cause of death for women in the United States and is something for which you should be tested regularly. Unfortunately, even with testing, you may come across the issue of late detection if your doctor failed to properly perform his or her part of the testing.

Pennsylvania auto accident results in third degree murder charge

Motor vehicle collisions can range from minor to major and may have long-ranging effects. The consequences of being involved in a serious auto accident often include damage to one’s motor vehicle, personal injury or even death. A car crash that occurred in Pennsylvania approximately one month ago continues to affect the lives of those involved.

A 29-year-old man was operating his motor vehicle along the roadway, allegedly under the influence of heroin and alcohol. His vehicle collided with another automobile carrying an 18-year-old girl, who was killed in the tragic accident. Initially, the man deemed responsible for the fatal crash faced charges of vehicular homicide for the death of the girl in the other vehicle.

Retired teacher killed in Pennsylvania auto accident

A 73-year-old man stopped his automobile along a shoulder off of an Interstate in Pennsylvania to check the rear tires one evening. As his wife waited inside the vehicle, a car driven by a 23-year-old man slammed into the man and his car. The impact of the auto accident killed the man, a retired teacher, police reported.

The driver whose vehicle struck him has been deemed responsible for the car crash. No passengers were reported in his vehicle. Authorities have stated that this young man was under the influence of marijuana and speeding along the highway before striking the stopped vehicle. The 71-year-old woman in the parked car suffered minor injuries in the crash and was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Do victims face a time limit after a Pennsylvania auto accident?

Many people understand that they can take legal action following events that result in damage, personal injury or death. However, there are a number of details of which people may be unaware of after an auto accident. Pennsylvania residents can better understand what the legal process entails by checking with experienced professionals.

One thing that is often overlooked is the statute of limitations, which in Pennsylvania is generally two years from the date of the injury in personal injury cases. Keep in mind that this rule varies from state to state and case to case.

One aspect of this law is to place a time limit upon a victim's right to sue. This time limit may vary upon one's state of residence, as well as one's age or the type of injury. When the victim is a minor, he or she typically has the state's limit begin after turning 18.

Pennsylvania auto accident: Nothing to do but watch

There are many varying factors that can affect what injuries a person will receive in a motor vehicle collision. When one is a passenger in someone’s car, the driver largely determines what happens to the vehicle. From his or her rules about music or seatbelts to the car spinning out of control and causing an auto accident, drivers in Pennsylvania face a great deal of responsibility.

A recent motor vehicle crash involved a single-vehicle as it was traveling along a Pennsylvania roadway on a Wednesday afternoon. A 48-year-old individual was driving when the van slammed into the concrete median dividing the opposing lanes of traffic. The driver attempted to regain control of the vehicle, swerving before hitting the barrier and causing the van to overturn a number of times.

What does it mean when a doctor fails to diagnose?

Going to medical professionals for treatment and examination is a common and necessary part of life for many Americans. Whether it is a routine check-up, treatment of a major disease or a trip to the emergency room, people in Pennsylvania frequently make trips to see doctors. While seeking treatment can save lives, doctors can also make mistakes. Some of those mistakes may result in medical malpractice claims based upon a failure to diagnose.

In general, it is a doctor’s duty to compose a list of all relevant diagnoses based on a patient’s symptoms. As the medical professional works to test and treat his or her patient, there is the possibility that one could make a mistake. Misdiagnosis is one form of medical malpractice that can have severe and potentially fatal consequences.

How to know who is liable for medical malpractice in Pennsylvania

Many people who receive medical attention in Pennsylvania are unaware of the possible malpractice to which they may become victim. If one does fall prey to medical malpractice, it is helpful to know what to look for and who may be responsible. Understanding one’s rights after undergoing treatment can increase the odds of a victim and his or her family receiving compensation that could help with the unfortunate emotional and financial suffering.

Medical malpractice may involve much more than solely the doctors or surgeons who are directly overseeing a patient’s treatment. This claim can be made against anyone employed by the hospital or other medical facility, as well as the corporation itself. Also, pharmaceutical companies that provide hospitals and physicians with drugs can be liable if they do not provide adequate warnings about the risks and side effects of the products.

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