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November 2012 Archives

Distracted driving continues despite prohibiting cell phone use

Almost everyone in Pennsylvania understands that there is some risk to driving a car and that accidents happen. However, many times, this inherent risk is multiplied by other peoples' poor decision making. Some people get behind the wheel after drinking, while others drive while completely distracted.

Two Pennsylvania employees injured after attack at workplace

At work, employers are responsible for the safety of their employees. Employment laws exist that establish safety rules and regulations for businesses, so that employees can be as safe as possible. However, there are times when even these safety precautions cannot keep employees safe. In these situations, workers can be injured on the job. Workers' compensation is available for these employees to help cover any medical expenses and lost wages that may result from the accident.

Sandy damage could lead to dangerous property conditions

As many in Pennsylvania, and around the East Coast, know millions of people have been left to deal with the devastating effects of Hurricane Sandy. According to local insurance adjusters many properties in the area are completely destroyed. Homeowners and businesses alike will now begin to turn their attention to clean up and rebuilding efforts.

Motorcycle and truck collide in Chambersberg

Motorcycles and semi-trucks are some of the smallest and largest vehicles on Pennsylvania roadways. A collision between these two types of vehicles has the strong possibility of being deadly- generally for the motorist on the motorcycle. In some cases, motorcycle accident victims can be left with serious and permanent disabilities because of a motorcycle accident. Truck drivers, in particular, need to be extremely cautious of motorcycles on the roads. When driving a truck, even minor mistakes can result in major damage.

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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