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Brain injuries as a result of commercial vehicle accidents

Commercial vehicles are found on highways and roads alongside drivers every day. These vehicles might be involved in accidents that may result in serious injuries, such as head and brain injuries. Common commercial vehicles include delivery trucks and vans utilized for transport purposes.

Young delivery drivers more likely to be involved in accidents

While young people certainly deserve an opportunity to work and earn money, they typically lack the experience of older employees. This is to be expected and perfectly fine in many work environments. However, if the job involves using a motor vehicle to perform deliveries, it is incumbent upon employers to make sure their young workers are able to perform their tasks safely.

Charter vans are good for small groups, but take precautions

If you hold the responsibility of making travel plans for a group, such as members of a team, church or small school, you may be thinking about taking a trip in the following months. It may be that you want everyone to travel together, but a coach bus is too large for your purposes. If that's the case, you may want to charter a van to make the trek.

Federal government rates bus companies to help consumers

If you are in charge of making travel plans for your organization, group or team and are preparing to go on a trip in the near future, you may be considering using a coach bus service. Typically, coach buses offer safe, affordable transportation. Nonetheless, you want to make sure that you choose the best company for your needs.

What is the liability of a bus company?

The liability of buses, taxis and other companies that engage in the business of shuttling people or goods are governed by special rules regarding liability. These rules cover many different kinds of companies including ocean liners, airlines, bus companies and taxicabs. Usually, you can prove your claim against one of these common carriers by establishing that they were negligent. These rules primarily cover city operated buses.

Bus crashes in Pennsylvania after driver has medical incident

Every year in Pennsylvania, a huge number of accident occur on the roads. These are not only car crashes, but incidents involving buses, trucks, motorbikes and even bicycles. Sadly, it only requires one person to make a mistake for everyone around them to be put at risk. Worse still, these road accidents often have serious consequences for everyone involved, including life-changing or even fatal injuries.

Commercial vehicle drivers have a duty of care

Many people in Pennsylvania rely on commercial vehicle services such as buses, trains and taxis. For some, this is because they cannot afford to run a car, while others may simply choose not to. In some cases, people cannot drive due to health issues or disabilities. Whatever the case, the state's infrastructure relies on these vehicles. However, their prevalence on the roads also means that they all too often become involved in accidents.

Philadelphia Amtrak Train Disaster

Last Tuesday night, Amtrak Train 188 from Washington to New York derailed and crashed near Frankford Junction in Philadelphia, just a few minutes after leaving Philadelphia's 30th Street Station. At Young Ricchiuti Caldwell & Heller, our hearts go out to the injured victims and the families whose loved ones perished so tragically and unnecessarily. The lawyers here all ride Amtrak's Northeast Corridor trains on a regular basis. No passenger could ever expect such a horrific accident. No one can be prepared for the catastrophic trauma and loss inflicted on so many people and their families.

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