One of the most unique things about Cracker Barrel is the Old Country store out front. While you're waiting for your meal or after you've finished, you probably want to peruse the cutesy items for sale. From giant checkerboard rugs to rabbit skins and even clothing, there's all kinds of gifts and fun items for sale. Unfortunately for some people, one of the items recently sold in Cracker Barrel could prove dangerous.
In September of 2015, a man filed a lawsuit against Baptist Hospitals of Southwest Texas in relation to a slip and fall incident that occurred a year prior in 2014. But as can be the case with lawsuits, it takes time for the full process to be completed. Filed in 2015, it was only recently that both parties agreed to a motion of continuance so that both sides could review discovery responses and information.
A car accident on the Parkway East in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania involving two vehicles highlights the dangers of the road and the role that weather can play in motor vehicle accidents.
While the following story doesn't involve Pennsylvania, or even the United States, it still warrants some discussion on a personal injury blog. Our story today comes from the United Kingdom, where an insurance company performed an analysis of more than 700,000 car accidents in the UK. What they found is that the average driver in the United Kingdom is 14 percent more likely to get into a car accident on Friday than on any other day.
Pennsylvania had a good year in terms of fatal motor vehicle accidents, as 2016 ranked as having the fewest motor vehicle accident fatalities on record. 1,188 people died last year according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. As great as that is though, the state also saw a dramatic increase in total motor vehicle crashes. 129,395 auto accidents occurred in 2016, while in 2014 there were 121,317 accidents. That's a stark jump in the number of wrecks out on Pennsylvania roads.
Most people go out of their way to avoid serious injuries. Whether it's driving more slowly in inclement weather or avoiding unleashed dogs on the street, we all engage in risk management.