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Pennsylvania program hopes to reduce red light collisions

Negligence behind the wheel causes far too many injuries each year on Pennsylvania’s roads and highways. Although an individual driver’s license should embody each driver’s commitment to safety and obeying traffic rules, there are multiple examples of contradictory behavior. From distracted driving to speeding to driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, the examples of unsafe behaviors abound.

State authorities are also committed to driving safety, as evidenced by an ongoing initiative launched by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. Called Automated Red Light Enforcement, the nearly $5.5 million in program funds earmarked for 2016 will go to support programs in 18 municipalities across the state.

Injured While Vacationing Blog Series Part 2: Involved in a Motor Vehicle Accident

Many people travel to their vacation destinations by vehicle. The most important thing you can do before heading out on the road is to make sure your vehicle is safe and running well. Although an accident can occur at any time, when traveling through unfamiliar places, your chance of an accident occurring is even higher. Busy highways, distractions in your vehicle, and unfamiliar roads can all contribute to the unfortunate event of an accident.

What should I do after being involved in a car accident?

Were you just involved in a car accident? If you're reading this post now, then take a few deep breaths, remain calm, and prepare yourself to handle a bevy of small issues that could help you in the long run.

The first thing to do is to stay at the scene of the car accident. Though a seemingly obvious step, you'd be surprised how many people end up fleeing the scene. That causes so many legal problems for people in the future, so don't flee the scene. Then you should check on the other people involved. Medical help may be necessary, so call 911 if that's the case and follow their directions. If medical help isn't necessary, then have a calm conversation with the people involved and exchange information.

Injured While Vacationing Blog Series Part 1: Amusement Park Injuries

Pittsburgh is home to many amusement parks including Idlewild, Kennywood and Sandcastle. During the summer, many residents plan family trips to these amusement parks and others around the country. It is important for families to know that although these parks are designed for entertainment, any amusement park can present hazardous conditions if they are not properly maintained and safety rules are not followed.

Although accidents at these parks are uncommon, when they do occur the injuries can be severe. The most common injuries that occur at amusement parks are: whiplash, stroke, traumatic brain injuries, lacerations, broken bones and drowning.

Injured While Vacationing Blog Series Part 1: Amusement Park Injuries

Pittsburgh is home to many amusement parks including Idlewild, Kennywood and Sandcastle. During the summer, many residents plan family trips to these amusement parks and others around the country. It is important for families to know that although these parks are designed for entertainment, any amusement park can present hazardous conditions if they are not properly maintained and safety rules are not followed.

Although accidents at these parks are uncommon, when they do occur the injuries can be severe. The most common injuries that occur at amusement parks are: whiplash, stroke, traumatic brain injuries, lacerations, broken bones and drowning.

Family of 4 hurt in Mother's Day rear-end wreck

Someone else’s poor choices can mean disaster for an entire family. This is what might have happened on Mother’s Day, when a Western Pennsylvania family of four was rear-ended and badly injured. The victims included two young brothers, aged 1 and 2.

According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the family was on its way to church on May 8. The local volunteer fire department believes their car was either stopped at a red light, or was driving slowly at the intersection, when a pickup truck slammed into them from behind.

Pittsburgh Paralympian shares her distracted driving crash story

It is always inspiring to hear stories of people who lead a successful, fulfilling life after suffering a disabling injury. But it would be better if peoples’ mettle never had to be tested to such an extent due to someone else’s negligence.

One way bad drivers cause terrible disabilities to the public is by driving while distracted and crashing into innocent people. Not every distracted driving wreck is serious, but using your phone while driving is comparable to drunk driving in the way it reduces your ability to notice and react to changing traffic conditions.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Social Security Disability Benefits

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a stress disorder that develops after a highly traumatic event, whether the event is physical or psychological. In the past it has also been called post-traumatic stress syndrome, war neurosis or shell shock and is known to be an anxiety disorder due to trauma.

If you suffer from PTSD, it may be hard to accomplish daily activities and tasks including working. If you feel you can no longer work due to this disabling condition, you may consider applying for Social Security Disability benefits.

Injured While Vacationing Blog Series

It is that time of year again. With summer in sight, vacation season is right around the corner. Many people travel to popular summer destinations to spend time with their friends and family. While no one wants to imagine being injured while on vacation, unfortunately, it is more common than you might think.

It is important for you to know that you have options if this occurs. Many feel when they are injured while vacationing that they will simply put the injury off and not pursue any type of treatment or claim.

Tips for avoiding a boating accident this Memorial Day

Now that spring is here, many of our readers are no doubt making plans for Memorial Day weekend. Heading onto the water is surely among the most popular activities in spring and summer. Unfortunately, boating can be potentially unsafe, especially if other boaters are drunk or acting recklessly.

Though the following tips for a safe boating excursion come from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, they apply just as well to boat enthusiasts in the Pittsburgh area:

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