There was a slight decrease in the number of traffic accident deaths that occurred in 2018 compared to 2017. Data also showed that there was a 3% decrease in the number of fatalities per 100 million miles driven in 2018. Since 1975, that figure has dropped from 3.4 deaths per 100 million miles traveled to just 1.1 in 2018. However, there was an increase of pedestrians and cyclists who were killed on roadways in Pennsylvania and throughout the country.
Losing a child is a traumatic and deeply saddening experience for any parent. When a child has taken his or her own life, a parent may feel an extra sting, thinking perhaps something could have been done to prevent the death. One Pennsylvania mother began looking into what may have prompted her own daughter to end her own life, and she discovered that a website may have contributed to what surely seems a wrongful death.
Pennsylvania residents are certainly glad that winter is over and warmer temperatures are taking hold. Many daydream of the summer to come, perhaps planning a vacation to a beach or resort. While such plans require preparation, most people do not plan on themselves or a family member becoming the victim of wrongful death while on such a vacation.
Pennsylvania readers who have visited New York City may be familiar with the long flights of stairs in most of the city's subway stations. On Jan. 28, a young Connecticut mother fell down one of those stairways and was killed. Apparently, she was trying to carrying her baby in a stroller when she lost her footing.
Pennsylvania parents may know the mix of emotions that accompany the milestone of a child going off to college. Though certainly a child furthering his or her education in pursuit of a degree in a chosen field is a reason to feel proud, many parents often worry that harm will befall their child as he or she moves away from home to live on a college campus. In many cases, these fears are not unfounded; however, one grieving family has filed a wrongful death suit on behalf of their deceased son.
Winter is coming to Pennsylvania, and some areas of the state have already had their first snowfall of the season. This time of year, many residents may want to make sure the heating system in their home is working properly. When service is needed, they often rely on an experienced utility worker to get the job done. The wife of one such worker has filed a wrongful death suit after her husband was killed in a home on a service call.
For Pennsylvania college students, a new semester can bring both nerves and excitement. As a student attempts to find his or her niche, many are drawn to the appealing prospect of joining a fraternity or sorority. Unfortunately, a "pledge" must often complete a series of challenges to earn one's spot, and some of these tasks can cause serious personal injury or even wrongful death.
Pennsylvania parents would likely agree that one of their greatest fears is an accident that causes serious injury or death to their child. Sometimes, negligence on the part of a product manufacturer can be considered wrongful death. Recently, a small child was tragically killed, and authorities have already determined the parents were not at fault.
Pennsylvania residents were horrified when they learned of a tragic accident at Manitowoc Crane company several months ago. Though initial reports did not contain much detail, the company confirmed that a crane fell and three worker deaths resulted. The incident prompted a thorough investigation by OSHA. It now seems as if there is a case for wrongful death, as it is noted the deaths could've been prevented.
Pennsylvania parents would probably agree that one of their biggest fears is receiving the news that their child has been killed. The death of a child is always tragic and can be especially hard to cope with if the circumstances indicate an adult is responsible for a wrongful death. Sadly, this may be the case in the death of a local teenager at the hands of a police officer.