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Fatal truck accident has police searching for definitive answers

While the following truck accident didn't happen here in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the circumstances of the wreck could be relevant anywhere in the country. This particular crash happened in Georgia, where 8 vehicles were involved in a massive pile-up that may have been started by a truck driver.

Video footage shows 3 slips within minutes at Mall of America

An interesting story is emerging out of the Mall of America. Though that may not be here in Pittsburgh, the story is an important one nonetheless. The incident in question dates all the way back to 2010, when a 10-year-old girl was walking through the mall at the time. She was passing through the food court when she slipped and fell on a clear liquid. As a result of the slip and fall, she suffered a serious knee injury that left her on crutches for months.

Driver killed after fleeing police, crashing into pizzeria

A bizarre motor vehicle accident up in Springdale, Pennsylvania left one person dead and a pizzeria damaged after the car crashed into it. The person who was driving the car allegedly was being pulled over on the suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. But the man fled the police, and he reached such a speed that the police had to abandon the chase. The car later crashed into a pizzeria, killing the driver. Thankfully no one else was hurt in the accident, as the restaurant was empty.

9-year-old bitten by pit bull

A dog bite story out of Kansas City could have happened anywhere in America, given its all-too-familiar details. The story involves a 9-year-old child that had just arrived at a park with his father. The child was skating with his father when a pit bull suddenly charged the boy and bit him on the upper part of his arm. He suffered injuries that are detailed in the story, though thankfully they aren't life-threatening. It appears the 9-year-old will be fine.

When you slip and fall on someone's premises, who is responsible?

Any property owner or non-owner resident has a responsibility to maintain a safe apartment, building or premises. Any guest or invitee that enters the property has a reasonable expectation for the premises to be safe. It is a right. So when a dangerous condition exists and it isn't properly addressed, you can get a premises liability lawsuit that comes from the accident related to the dangerous condition if someone is harmed.

Take The Right First Steps After An Accident

Car accidents caused by driver negligence are a common occurrence--it was only a matter of time before someone hit you during your daily commute. One minute, you were on your way to work, contemplating stopping for a coffee, and the next thing you knew, you were spinning through an intersection because someone had run the light and slammed into you.

3-car crash under investigation, 1 person killed

An accident in Lower Burrell, Pennsylvania that involved three vehicles claimed the life of a 36-year-old man and shut down Route 56 as a police accident reconstruction unit investigated the scene of the wreck. Little information has been provided other than what was stated above since the investigation is ongoing. No other injuries were reported in the source article and we don't know how many people were involved in the crash.

You might need uninsured motorist coverage

Imagine making your daily commute when another driver rear-ends you. Once the police arrive and you and the other driver are providing your information for the police report, you find out that he does not have car insurance. Does this mean that you have to pay for the damages to your car? What about medical expenses associated with your injuries? The impact was hard enough that you soon began to experience back and neck pain. What if the damage is more serious than you think it is? Will you be stuck paying expensive medical bills and losing out on pay because you have to take time off of work?

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