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Who is liable for a multicar accident in Pennsylvania?

Multicar accidents can happen so easily in winter. One slip of the tires on a snowy road can set off a chain reaction that easily involves three or more cars in a wreck.

Hopefully, if you do end up in a multicar accident, you won't suffer anything worse than a bent fender or a broken taillight. If you do end up injured, however, you may find the process of obtaining fair compensation for your injuries to be far more difficult than you expect.

Ruling makes it harder to sue for defective medical devices

What happens if your pacemaker is defective? What if your insulin pump doesn't properly kick in when you reach a dangerous low? What if your pain pump causes an overdose?

You might think that the manufacturers of such devices would bear some responsibility if their products fail. Unfortunately, the Supreme Court just made it harder to hold those manufacturers responsible for their defective products -- even when the quality of those products is a matter of life and death.

How to prevent your children from becoming driving distractions

Most likely you have already heard about the dangers of texting or talking on the phone while driving, but do you know there are many other ways a driver can become distracted? For example, if you are a parent or often drive with children, you may be unintentionally putting yourself and your children at risk on the road if you allow yourself to become distracted by your children.

It can be difficult to prevent your children from becoming driving distractions. Maybe you have children that fight with each other in the car, or you have a young child who drops a bottle or a favorite toy. Maybe your kids are always running late, so breakfast is eaten in the car on the way to school. Whatever your kids may be doing, if it causes you to take your eyes off the road, hands off the wheel or mind off the task of driving, it is a dangerous distraction.

How do you avoid unsafe toys when buying holiday gifts?

There are a lot of dangerous toys out there on the market. With the holiday season moving into full swing, parents are encouraged to take a good look at toys -- before they buy.

When selecting toys to buy for your children (or someone else's children), here are the most important things to keep in mind:

Take care while holiday shopping to avoid falls

Because of winter weather, one of the biggest hazards you face while shopping for the holidays could be right under your feet.

According to the National Floor Safety Institute, falls are the No. 1 reason that people end up in emergency rooms -- and many of those falls start with nothing more than a slip on unsure footing or a slick floor. Falls are responsible for all manner of significant personal injuries, including bone fractures, spinal cord injuries and head trauma. They're also the No. 1 cause of lost work days.

Pennsylvania child killed at bus stop by hit-and-run

A second-grader waiting at a bus stop in the dark was killed by a hit-and-run driver in Pennsylvania on Thursday morning. The driver allegedly wasn't even aware that the child had been hit.

This is the latest in a string of high-profile accidents across the country that have injured or killed children at bus stops. Three children -- all siblings -- were killed trying to get to their school bus by a reckless driver in Indiana. Another driver was arrested after killing a child who was crossing a highway to reach his bus in Mississippi. In Florida, a teenage driver struck and injured a Florida child who was trying to board a school bus after the driver failed to stop.

Know how to document your injuries after a car accident

Nobody goes out the door expecting to get into a car accident -- but it happens to someone every day.

According to statistics, there are about 6 million car accidents every year -- and roughly 3 million people end up injured as a result. Around 2 million of those people will have permanent injuries. That's why it's important to know how to properly document your injuries if you end up in an accident. Good documentation can help you obtain fair compensation for injuries that can cause you missed work, a pile of medical bills and a lot of pain.

Who is at-fault in a multi-vehicle crash?

Late last week, a 63-year-old Pennsylvania woman crashed into seven vehicles on Route 772 in Lancaster County. The woman struck several vehicles, including a school bus, before slamming into a car carrying local high school students. The crash killed two of the students and severely injured three more. Unfortunately, multi-vehicle crashes like this are on the rise, and drivers are not always aware of their responsibility in these types of accidents. 

Startling statistics about slips and falls

What's the biggest danger you face on a daily basis?

A lot of people probably fear a car accident on their way to or from work every day. While it's true that commutes can be difficult and car accidents are deadly, the biggest threat to your health may simply come from walking across the floor. If you slip and fall, the damage to your body could be very serious.

Parents: You have the power to stop teens from distracted driving

The biggest hazard your teenager faces on the road isn't an aggressive driver, a speeder, or a semitruck. It's a distraction. Most likely, it's the distraction coming from your teen's cell phone.

Cell phones are involved in over one million car wrecks each year. Because of that, most states now ban holding phones while driving in an effort to curb texting behind the wheel. Despite that, more than half of all teenagers don't see texting while driving as dangerous.

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