Category: Auto & Vehicle Accidents

TRAGEDY STRIKES AGAIN ON INTERSTATE 380

Once again, tragedy strikes on Interstate 380 in the Pocono area when an Academy bus and an Xtra tractor trailer collided on June 3, 2015, causing three deaths and multiple injuries on this highway.  Reports indicate that the Academy bus, marked with Viaggidea on it, was transporting Italian tourists to Niagara Falls via Interstate 380. The Citizen’s Voice newspaper reports that the crash occurred on the same stretch of highway in Monroe County where singer Gloria Estefan was injured when a tractor trailer crashed into her tour bus in 1990 while heading to a concert in Syracuse, New York. At Rosenn Jenkins & Greenwald, we are very familiar with the area of the crash. The Chairman of our Personal Injury Practice, Richard A. Russo, was one of the attorneys who represented Gloria Estefan in that crash, as well as multiple crash victims in a more recent bus accident on Interstate 380.

As a result of our experience in handling commercial vehicle accidents, we recognize the importance of moving quickly to preserve significant evidence. We know that buses and tractor trailers are equipped with black box like devices that can record critically important data regarding the cause of the crash, and we know that this data can be forever lost if a victim’s lawyer does not act more quickly to have it preserved. It is vitally important for accident victims to hire an experienced bus and tractor trailer accident lawyer as soon as possible to preserve evidence and protect their rights.

At Rosenn Jenkins & Greenwald, we also are very sensitive to the human aspect of commercial vehicle crashes. We have a deep appreciation for the tragic loss of life and unimaginable harm that often results to entire families from collisions involving huge vehicles like a bus or semi-truck.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of Marco Fornasetti, Rino Guerra and Alfredo Telemaco, as well as to each of the injured victims of this terrible crash.

‘Tis the Season for More Motor Vehicle Accidents

The winter weather is starting to blow in and cause havoc on the roadways. Three people were recently killed in Northern California because of blustery rains and an Oakland, California man died after he crashed into a fallen tree while attempting to avoid debris in the road. In Yuba County, California, a woman died when a tree fell on the parked car where she was sitting. More than 50 cars have already been left stranded this winter in snowy rural Nevada.
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Hybrid Vehicles Cause More Pedestrian Accidents

In a 2012 report compiled by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, pedestrian injuries and deaths have been found to be on the rise during three of the last five years. In 2012 alone, there were 4,358 pedestrian-related crashes and 168 fatalities. Statistics show that nearly half of pedestrian injuries occur on local roads.
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What to Do After an Accident with an Uninsured or Underinsured Driver

If you were injured in an automobile accident in Pennsylvania, there is a 10% chance the person who caused the accident carries no automobile liability insurance. In Pennsylvania, although all licensed drivers are required to carry liability insurance, not every driver complies — or they just carry the bare insurance minimum. In the event of a “hit and run” accident, you might not locate the driver, much less the driver’s insurer. Is there some way to protect against these situations in advance?
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