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Winter weather could increase your risk of a slip-and-fall

Despite how minor and humorous they may appear in television shows or movies, slip-and-fall incidents can result in serious injuries. Sometimes, these common accidents can even prove fatal. In fact, more than a million people head to emergency rooms each year because of slip-and-fall incidents. There are certain steps you can take to reduce your risk of joining this group, such as wearing shoes or boots with good traction and moving slowly on slick surfaces. Still, if a property isn't carefully maintained, even your best efforts may not prevent a slip-and-fall.

How dangerous is distracted driving for teen drivers?

Students in Butler and surrounding counties are enjoying the last gasps of summer before facing the challenges of another school year. As many of them are newly-minted Pennsylvania drivers — and still others will be climbing in to the school systems' Driver's Ed vehicles for a semester of hands-on instruction — it's a good time to focus on the problem of distracted driving by teens.

DUI accident dangers persist for all Pennsylvania residents

It doesn't matter what time of day it is, if you venture out onto a Pennsylvania roadway, you'll likely be sharing the road with intoxicated drivers. Getting hit, seriously injured or killed by a drunk driver is a risk that everybody takes when they get on the road.

What are hours of service for truck drivers

If you're traveling on major roads, freeways or highways, chances are good that you'll encounter a number of commercial trucks. From tanker trucks full of gasoline or milk to eighteen-wheelers loaded with lumber, there are thousands of commercial vehicles on Pennsylvania roads at any given time. While these vehicles and their drivers help keep our stores stocked and products relatively inexpensive, they also represent a serious threat to other drivers on the road. When a passenger vehicle collides with a commercial vehicle, the people in the passenger vehicle are more likely to end up seriously hurt.

Dog bites and liability claims

Dog bites can have very serious consequences. They can often happen when you least expect it. Many times, the bite comes from a neighbor's dog or a friend's pooch. While most people have mixed feelings about reporting a bite from a dog they know for fear of putting a friend in a financial bind, it is important to remember that insurance companies usually pick up the tab.

Truck accidents: Your questions answered

You have seen them on the highway, hauling their loads between construction sites or distribution centers. You have lost count of the number of times you have had to dodge tractor-trailers that have changed lanes without thoroughly checking their blind spots. Accidents that involve large commercial trucks can often have tragic consequences. This is one of the reasons why the government regulates the trucking industry.

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