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May 2015 Archives

Blood Alcohol Calculator helps determine how much is too much

It is widely accepted that drunk driving can lead to car accidents. Accordingly, there is a constant effort to reduce the number of drivers who get behind the wheel after consuming too much alcohol. In the course of holiday weekends like the one we are about to embark on, the effort put into doing this is often intensified. This is the case in the state of Pennsylvania.

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.

Could seat belt prevent motor vehicle accident from occurring?

Everyone is likely aware of how seat belts can save lives when motor vehicle accidents occur. By keeping occupants in a vehicle when a crash occurs, they are afforded the protection of the steel structure which can minimize the severity of the injuries they incur. As an accident that recently occurred in South Philadelphia illustrates in some situations seat belts could serve another function as well—preventing a crash from occurring at all.

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