Can I sue my employer?
Your immediate reaction after a work incident, especially if it was somehow due to your employer’s negligence, is to file a lawsuit. Before you start the paperwork, you should take a step back because the chances are you cannot sue your employer. The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry explains the workers’ compensation system works to stop […]
Top 4 reasons for medical errors
When you go to the doctor, you never expect to leave with further injury than before you arrived. The thing is, this happens more often than you may realize. In the world of medicine, medical errors occur when a person experiences preventable adverse effects. The reasons for these conditions can vary. If you are experiencing what you […]
Legislation in U.S. Congress Seeks To Change Some Trucking Laws
When politicians introduce legislation to enhance safety on the roadways for truckers and the general public, the benefit of such changes depends upon the details. The Drive-Safe Act, last introduced in 2019, looks to allow younger drivers to cross state lines for trucking companies. Currently, the legislation, backed by many industries, has bipartisan support in […]
What is road rage?
Most Americans learn defensive driving when they begin to get behind the wheel. However, cooler heads do not always prevail on America’s roadways. Road rage is a form of aggressive driving, and it can take a myriad of different forms. Geico Insurance says that almost 80% of drivers expressed significant aggression or anger at least once over […]
Low-cost lights reduce risks of tanker truck crashes
The biggest and most dangerous vehicles rolling through Williamsport on Interstate 180 are the tractor-trailers. The most dangerous of those large commercial vehicles are the tanker trucks that often carry hazardous materials that are flammable and toxic. Added dangers If a tanker truck crashes with a passenger vehicle, the collision will have not only the […]
FMCSA registry offers insight on substance abuse in trucking
Truck drivers across Pennsylvania and the nation assume a certain degree of responsibility. Part of this responsibility involves staying sober and exercising solid judgment while out on the road. To help combat drug and alcohol abuse in commercial trucking, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration created a Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse. The clearinghouse looks to […]
What is Return-to-Work?
After suffering an injury on the job, your main focus is on healing your body, but soon you will begin to think about returning to work. IN some situations, the return does not take too long and is fairly easy, but if you have a more complex injury, you may need some assistance to be […]
What are some common distracted driving habits?
Virtually every driver on the road today is aware that texting while driving is dangerous. In fact, most states have laws on the books banning the use of a mobile device behind the wheel in some form or another. According to U.S. News & World Report, there are many other distracted driving habits that can also do […]
Which factors affect the aftermath of a large truck crash?
As a Pennsylvania driver, you likely share the road with large trucks, such as 18 wheelers, as you travel roads and freeways. These trucks present certain dangers as they typically weigh several tons, brake slowly and are not as maneuverable as smaller vehicles when it comes to preventing an accident. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety […]
Glaring examples of medical malpractice
When you go to a Williamsport doctor or hospital for medical attention, you expect quality care delivered by trained, skilled, attentive medical professionals. And that’s what the vast majority of people get when they see a physician here or when they’re admitted to a hospital anywhere in the U.S. The exceptions to the expected standard […]