After several years of increases in motor vehicle accident fatalities, a new report is showing a minor decline. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2018 fatalities due to car accidents were down by one percent in Pennsylvania and across the United States. Motor vehicle fatalities spiked in 2015 and increased through 2017.
When Pennsylvania patients experience increased suffering and a worsened health condition after a medical mistake, they may be outraged at the results. However, they may face challenges when they aim to seek compensation for a medical provider that used inaccurate or mistaken treatment methods. Under medical malpractice law, patients must show that the physician or health care professional responsible deviated from the accepted standard of care that he or she had a responsibility to follow. They must also show that this deviation caused the harm from which they then suffered.
The Fourth of July is one of the most celebrated federal holidays in the U.S., but it’s also one of the most dangerous. Plenty of first responders are ready to listen to dozens of phone calls regarding car crashes, drunken fistfights and burn injuries at an annual barbecue.
If you are a driver in Pennsylvania, it may not surprise you to learn that Pennsylvania is one the most likely states in the U.S. to hit a deer in. According to a recent survey, the chances of hitting a deer in Pennsylvania is 1 in 63—ranking the state third in the country for states with the most deer accidents per capita.
The summer months are some of the busiest for Pennsylvania first responders who must always be ready to help those who are in danger. Pool accidents, intestinal illnesses and motor vehicle accidents increase each summer. The increased danger is especially prevalent for teenagers. According to a study done by Ford Motor Co., the 100 days between Memorial Day and Labor Day can be extremely deadly for young drivers.