Pittsburgh Personal Injury Blog

2 Pennsylvania residents killed in multi-vehicle crash on I-95

Car Accidents
  April 15, 2015

In the blink of an eye, seemingly calm traffic on the highway can turn into disaster. There are many ways for a pile-up to occur on the interstate, but they often end the same way: with the death or serious injury of multiple victims. A recent multi-vehicle accident on Interstate 95 caused five deaths, including two people from Pennsylvania. This…

Lives of families of brain injury victims also change

Brain Injury
  April 13, 2015

A severe brain injury usually affects more than the person who sustains it. Most people have family, like a spouse, children or parents, whose lives also change. They do not suffer from the symptoms of a TBI, but they must now live with a loved one who may be permanently disabled. More importantly, in many cases a loved one becomes…

How do workers’ compensation claims work in Pennsylvania?

Workers' Compensation
  April 8, 2015

A person who gets hurt or sick at work will probably care more about getting their rightful compensation as soon as possible than knowing the nuts and bolts of the workers’ compensation process. However, for those looking for a brief overview, here is a summary of how workers’ compensation works in Pennsylvania, as provided by the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation.…

Truck accidents can be caused by driver, employer or both

Truck Accidents
  April 6, 2015

Tractor-trailers provide a vital service. They transport goods and products across the United States, including here in Pennsylvania. As a crossroads of the Northwest region of the country, thousands of semi trucks pass through Western and Central Pennsylvania every day, hauling millions of tons of materials. Though most of these vehicles pass through the state without incident, sometimes, commercial trucks…

Suspected drunk driver kills woman in Pittsburgh suburbs

Car Accidents
  April 4, 2015

Once again, drinking and driving seems to have cost an innocent person her life in the Pittsburgh area. We all know that drinking and driving don’t mix, but people continue to think that the facts don’t apply to them. Too often, the result is serious injury and death. In the latest case, a 76-year-old woman was killed when a suspected…

Smell test may detect brain injury

Brain Injury
  April 2, 2015

Doctors and researchers are always looking for faster and more accurate tests for possible brain trauma. The sooner a victim of traumatic brain injury can be diagnosed, the sooner he or she can begin receiving treatment, which may reduce his or her symptoms and the injury’s long-term effects. A new study suggests a new avenue for detecting whether or not…