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Two tractor trailers in Pennsylvania accident

Because of their sheer size, accidents involving tractor trailers can be much more severe than accidents involving standard cars. A standard tractor trailer can weigh 80,000 pounds, more than 200 times the weight of a standard car, which weighs in at around three thousand pounds. So, it's understandable how severe accidents with these vehicles can happen. However, as it turns out, there is one type of vehicle that can stand up pretty well to a tractor trailer accident: another tractor trailer.

Towanda sees deadly evening car crash

Pennsylvania's highways see many car accidents every day. While the road can be dangerous and unpredictable during the day, driving at night can pose its own sets of challenges. Visibility is often reduced and people can be tired. Under these conditions it is easy for people to get distracted and drive negligently. And, when people are not paying attention, car crashes happen.

State trooper killed in tractor trailer accident while on patrol

People who go for a drive -- whether to the movies, the grocery store or to work -- probably expect to make it to their destination and back home safety. However, this is not a given. Roads can be dangerous places especially those roads where tractor trailers are traveling. Even in minor tractor trailer accidents, those in other vehicles can be seriously injured or killed. In these situations, it is likely that the semi-truck sustained no, or very little, damage.

Pennsylvania warehouse workers sick after carbon monoxide leak

It is not uncommon to hear of an employee getting injured on the job. Accidents happen and can often cause injuries. However, people may not realize that employees can also get sick from their workplaces. In some situations, the work environment is such that employees contract either permanent or temporary illnesses. Just like employees who are injured on the job, employees that get an illness from work can be compensated. Workers' compensation is available to pay for medical expenses, lost wages and, in some cases, pain and suffering.

Premises liability laws protect those harmed by dogs

A Williamsport property can become dangerous because of a number of factors. Inadequate lighting in a parking lot, water on the floor of a grocery store, uneven sidewalks or walkways and even properties in disrepair can become hazardous others. Under premises liability laws, businesses have a duty to protect the people that come onto their property. If the businesses know of, or should have known of, a dangerous property condition and someone gets hurt, that business is liable for the injury. Injured parties can receive compensation.

Commonwealth v. Candice Steinbacher – Motion for Judgement Acquittal Granted

Motion for Judgment of Acquittal for a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) prosecution was granted by Lycoming County President Judge Nancy L. Butts, after Attorney Kyle Rude argues that the Commonwealth could not prove Ms. Steinbacher was in actual physical control of a motor vehicle. Ms. Steinbacher was arrested after Williamsport City Police believed she switched seats with her boyfriend in order to avoid an arrest for DUI.

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