Pittsburgh Personal Injury Blog

3 Factors That Put You at Heightened Risk of a Multi-Car Collision

Motor Vehicle Accidents
  February 19, 2023

Motor vehicle collisions occur for all kinds of reasons. Sometimes, one person drives while drunk or under the influence of drugs. Distraction caused by mobile devices can also affect the abilities and focus of a driver and lead to a serious collision. The vast majority of collisions involve two cars but some of them involved multiple vehicles. Multi-car collisions or…

What Happens to Workers Injured by Machinery or Robots?

Workers' Compensation
  January 12, 2023

When people think of technologically advanced employment, they often think of Silicon Valley, not Pittsburgh. However, from cutting-edge medical facilities to manufacturing companies, there are many businesses that may have complex machines and even robots performing work alongside humans. Robots and similar machinery help reduce the physical wear on workers caused by performing their jobs. They also reduce the likelihood…

Safety Tips When Working on a Ladder

Workers' Compensation
  December 13, 2022

Many serious workplace injuries happen when someone slips and falls from a ladder. Even a relatively good landing could result in something like a broken ankle or a fractured wrist. But a poor landing could lead to something like a spinal cord injury or a traumatic brain injury. People even pass away in these accidents every year. Clearly, you want…

Is a Bar Partially to Blame for a Drunk Driving Wreck?

Motor Vehicle Accidents
  November 8, 2022

Between the information shared in driver’s training courses and public awareness campaigns, drivers are fully aware of how alcohol might impact their ability to operate a vehicle safely. Many of them just choose to ignore that information and get behind the wheel after drinking anyway. Obviously, someone who breaks the law and does something that every other driver knows to…

How Do Teenagers Cause Auto Accidents?

Motor Vehicle Accidents
  October 10, 2022

Many people learn to drive a car during their teen years – it’s just one of many things teenagers learn to do when growing up. Pennsylvania laws state that anyone 16 years of age or older can get a learner’s permit. Teens who earn their permit may drive to school, grocery stores or friends’ houses. You may have been in…

Why You Shouldn’t Use Health Insurance for a Work Injury

Workers' Compensation
  September 9, 2022

Maybe you fell off of a ladder while dusting a display and ended up with a concussion, or perhaps one of your co-workers accidentally backed over your foot in a company vehicle and broke two of your bones. When you get hurt at work, the injuries that you suffer can require emergency medical care and possibly ongoing treatment. Especially if…

4 Signs of a Hidden Injury After Motor Vehicle Collision

Personal Injury
  August 30, 2022

The collision occurred while in your car stopped at a traffic light. Another vehicle — driven by a young adult — crashed into the back of your car. Thrust forward in your car seats from the jolt, you and your passenger escaped injury. You are annoyed more than anything else. After inspecting the damage, taking accident scene photos and exchanging…

A Simple Blood Test May Predict Severe Brain Trauma Outcomes

Brain Injury
  August 23, 2022

For doctors, accurately diagnosing a patient’s illness or injury is only part of the job. Another factor is figuring out what the most likely outcome will be for the patient. Given the treatment options, should the patient expect to recover fully? Or is their condition more likely to be fatal? A new study suggests that doctors can now predict the…

How Wrong-Way Highway Accidents Happen

Car Accidents
  August 19, 2022

A head-on collision with a vehicle going the wrong direction on the highway is one of the scariest and most dangerous types of car accidents that happen in Pittsburgh. The sheer force of two (or more) vehicles crashing directly into each other at highway speeds can easily cause fatal injury or permanent disability. Tragically, two people died in a recent…

Tips for Helping a Loved One Recover From a Serious Accident

Catastrophic Injuries
  August 17, 2022

If someone you love was recently hurt in a catastrophic accident, you might be unsure of how you can help your loved one through the recovery process. Helping them get organized Your loved one likely has a lot going on after a severe accident – and that comes with a lot of paperwork and appointments to manage. It can be…