Are Americans Using the Safest Child Car Safety Seats?

PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania. According to the New York Times, car accidents are the leading cause of death among American children. Yet, according to the Times, the regulations and recommendations provided by the government often doesn’t align with the research. To make matters worse, recommendations change so frequently, that parents may not be up-to-date on the latest [...]

2018-04-13T20:22:52+00:00 By |Personal Injury|Comments Off on Are Americans Using the Safest Child Car Safety Seats?

Politicians Scramble When It Comes to Regulating Self-Driving Cars

PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania. When self-driving cars make mistakes, they can kill, as we saw last week with the pedestrian accident in Arizona involving a self-driving car. Until last week, local and state governments didn’t have to look at actual deaths involving self-driving technology. The technology was just too new. No one had yet been killed due [...]

2018-03-30T15:55:08+00:00 By |Personal Injury|Comments Off on Politicians Scramble When It Comes to Regulating Self-Driving Cars

How to Escape a Sinking Car

PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania. Every day, drivers cross bridges without giving them a second thought. Few people want to consider the horror of being in a sinking car. Yet, according Popular Mechanics, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that approximately 400 people die every year by drowning in their vehicles. Do you know what you should [...]

The Complexities Involved In A Medical Malpractice Case

When a doctor or another medical professional fails to apply the appropriate standard of care resulting in serious harm to a patient that is when medical malpractice is deemed to have occurred. However, simply getting a bad result does not mean that medical malpractice has occurred. Medical procedures are inherently risky and bad results may [...]

2018-02-28T15:49:23+00:00 By |Uncategorized|0 Comments

Blood Test Can Detect Concussions

PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania. In the aftermath of a car accident, it can be difficult to gauge the seriousness of a victim’s injuries. While some injuries, like broken bones, bleeding, and back injuries can be immediately diagnosed, other injuries like concussions, traumatic brain injury, and psychological injuries, like post-traumatic stress disorder are harder to detect. The symptoms [...]

How Biases Against Women Can Impact Women’s Ability to Seek Justice After a Car Crash

PITTSBURG, Pennsylvania. According to Broadly, the FBI, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety all report that men are more likely to get into accidents than women. Men are estimated to pay as much as $15,000 more in car insurance over the course of their lives. Despite this, women [...]

When Doctors Dismiss Women’s Symptoms-Injury and Death Sometimes Follows

PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania. Serena Williams recently gave birth, but she, like many other women in America, suffered from frightening and life-threatening birth complications. According to Vogue, Williams experienced “shortness of breath” while recovering from a C-section in the hospital. Williams had suffered from blood clots in the past and she knew the symptoms. She spoke to [...]

Traumatic Brain Injuries In A Car Accident

Traumatic brain injuries occur when the head is struck, jerked, or penetrated by any foreign object. Injuries can be sustained in the range of mild to severe. In a mild brain injury loss of full conscious awareness may persist for some time. The majority of all reported traumatic brain injuries are the result of an [...]

Fire Prevention and Safety

PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania. As temperatures drop, the risk for fires increases. Across Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania, we’ve seen several deadly fires in just the past few weeks alone. In Pittsburgh, cold weather interfered with fire fighters’ ability to fight off flames when a home burst into flames, according to Pittsburgh’s Action News 4. And, in Salem Township, [...]

Snowy Roads Bring Hazards to Holiday Travel

PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania. If the past several weeks are any indication of what is to come, snowy weather is likely to wreak havoc on Pittsburgh roads this holiday season. According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, snowy roads last week led to several accidents. Even though the Gazette reports that the snow showers were minor, they still resulted [...]

 

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