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Wrongful Death Archives

Fatal work accident statistics show rise in 2016

Fatal accidents are an unfortunate possibility for workers in Pennsylvania and across the U.S. regardless of what kind of work they do. These accidents can come about for a variety of reasons including negligence, faulty equipment, recklessness and much more. Studies and research examine these incidents in which a fatal workplace accident has occurred to determine how and why they happened as well as to try and prevent them from happening in the future. People who have suffered the loss of a loved one in a fatal workplace accident might not benefit from preventative measures after the fact, but this information can be useful when seeking compensation in a legal filing.

Fatal truck accident kills 29-year-old man

Trucks are a frequent sight in Pittsburgh and throughout Pennsylvania. Other drivers will generally give these large vehicles often traveling at high speed significant room to avoid being involved in a crash with one. Because trucks are so large and can cause such massive damage, an accident can lead to severe injuries and fatalities. What makes these crashes worse is when they happen because the truck driver was behaving recklessly, negligently or was outright breaking the law. When there is a fatal truck accident, the people who have suffered the loss of a loved one should make sure they understand the process of filing a wrongful death lawsuit.

Fatal car crash kills elderly pedestrian

An accident in Pittsburgh can happen in numerous ways and all can have long-lasting consequences. One of the most dangerous types of accidents is a crash between a car and a pedestrian. In these accidents, serious injuries and wrongful death are common. A key to the case is finding out how and why it happened. A fatal car crash is bad enough without learning that it was due to negligence, recklessness, substance abuse or distracted driving. Since there will be costs and other long-term issues to deal with in the aftermath of a vehicle-pedestrian accident, having legal advice is a must.

Fatal workplace accident kills two workers at power plant

Pittsburgh is a city that depends heavily on its power plants and mills for business and part of that is maintenance. Workers who are entrusted with keeping these facilities in working order are important and they are also at risk for being injured or killed in an accident. Any job can have a fatal workplace accident, but some jobs are more dangerous than others and people who work with chemicals and heavy machinery in enclosed places are particularly vulnerable. A fatal workplace accident can have a domino effect on the lives of many people. Filing a wrongful death lawsuit is often the only way to receive adequate compensation.

NSC fatal car crash study indicates road deaths still a problem

Pittsburgh residents are fully aware of the risks they face on the road and the consequences of car accidents. Statistics are useful to determine the cause of motor vehicle accidents and to devise ways of avoiding and preventing them. Government agencies and researchers are regularly examining the data in the short and long-term to come to various conclusions as to why a fatal car crash might happen. The National Safety Council has done just that with the statistics for fatal accidents on the road in the first half of 2017.

Protections are available to victims of boating accidents

Boating safety is always important and can be especially important during the active summer season when many individuals and families take to lakes and other bodies of water to enjoy boating as a fun past time. Boating safety is important to prevent fun times on the like from turning tragic. Boating accidents may cause injuries to victims or result in a fatal boating accident.

Negligence in boating accidents

The weather is getting warmer, the birds are chirping, the grass is growing and flowers are starting to bloom. By all indications, winter is behind us and spring is here. The warmer weather may entice many water enthusiasts to fire up their boats and get in for some joyriding or maybe even some fishing out at their favorite lake or river. We'll be swimming soon enough. But as we blow the dust off our boat covers and get ready to head out, it is important to take a moment to remember the many hazards that face those who spend time out on the water.

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