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Hollidaysburg Personal Injury And Workers' Compensation Law Blog

Is your job wreaking havoc on your body?

You go to pick up your coffee cup, and when you try to grip the handle, a searing pain shoots through your wrist, causing you to have to put the cup down so quickly that you almost spill it. Perhaps, moments like this are occurring more often these days. Maybe you have seen a doctor about your symptoms and he or she has diagnosed you with repetitive strain injuries (RSI).

If you have not made an appointment with a doctor yet, you might want to consider doing so, especially if your recurring pain is beginning to impede your ability to function at home or at work. Do you work as a typist or on an assembly line? Do you stand in the same position for hours on end, every day? Many Pennsylvania workers and others wind up having to take pain medication to manage their conditions when they develop RSI.

Man hit in Walmart parking lot while in crosswalk

When roads are busy and traffic is a little bit crazy from the holidays, it's very important for everyone to take a moment to slow down and look both ways before maneuvering in a vehicle. Even in parking lots, there's a serious risk of injuries if you're not cautious about what's going on around you.

Police in Hollidaysburg recently had to respond to a car crash in a local Walmart parking lot after a 50-year-old worker at the store was struck by a 2006 Chevy Equinox. According to the story, the 50-year-old man was pushing carts back into the building while inside the crosswalk when the driver's vehicle hit the shopping cart collector. While the man tried to get out of the way, he couldn't avoid the impact of the shopping cart collector after it was hit. While he was able to get up and walk around, he did have to wait for the emergency medical team to arrive.

Man arrested after fleeing scene of crash in Pennsylvania

When someone hits you, you want them to be held accountable. They may have been distracted or behaving recklessly when they caused your crash, but the results are the same: You have injuries, and you want support while you recover.

Sometimes, people try to evade responsibility. If they are already violating the law, then they might try to flee the scene of an accident before they're caught. That may be what happened in this case when a man fled after seriously harming three people.

Be cautious, so you can avoid a winter collision

Winter is nearly here, and with the drop in temperatures, you've likely noticed an uptick in crashes around the neighborhood. Winter crashes aren't that uncommon for a few reasons.

First, there's the risk of slick roads. Even if it's just raining, the chilled ground might be slicker than usual. Add to that the possibility of frost and ice, and you can see why some people have trouble stopping or with sliding out of control.

Pennsylvania State Police report on Thanksgiving crashes

Dangerous and drunk driving can kill, which is why it's so important for people to avoid driving while intoxicated or distracted. Sadly, many people were hurt or killed over the Thanksgiving holiday.

According to the Pennsylvania State Police, 247 people were hurt, and eight people were killed during crashes that happened throughout the 2019 holiday driving period from Nov. 27 to Dec. 1.

Try these 3 tips to avoid traffic jam crashes

During the Thanksgiving holiday and holiday season afterward, traffic is going to be tight. People travel more this time of year, and that can mean that the roads become congested. Add to that the risk of heavy snow and high winds, and you can see why traffic jams are so common.

If you do get stuck in a traffic jam, it is important that you know what to do to protect yourself and those you care about. Making the wrong moves could result in a crash, so here's a little more about what you can do to be safe.

The National Weather Service updates snow squall alert

As the winter approaches, there is a piece of information that you should be aware of, and that's how dangerous snow squalls are. The National Weather Service now warns about them because squalls come in quickly and cause suddenly slick roads with poor visibility.

Normally, drivers who feel that they cannot see on the roads or that are having trouble controlling their vehicles will pull over or find a place to stop and wait out the storm. That doesn't always happen, though, and multivehicle pileups may result.

Get help for a broken nose after an accident

You were traveling to visit a friend when the unexpected happened; a vehicle that was traveling the opposite direction suddenly moved into your lane and hit you head on.

When you woke up, you found yourself in the hospital. On top of a head injury, you had broken your nose. You were fortunate not to be more seriously hurt, but the injuries you woke up with were significant enough to cause pain and dysfunction.

Are broken ribs dangerous for victims of accidents?

Whether you've fallen down on a slick path or been involved in a traffic accident, nothing is quite as horrible as knowing that you've broken your ribs. Depending on the severity of the break, you may have severe pain, organ involvement and require surgery.

When people talk about having broken ribs, they usually mean that they're struggling with cracked ribs. Cracked ribs are painful, but they're not as dangerous as ribs that have actually been broken. Broken ribs can break into separate parts and can cause damage to the major blood vessels in the region. The organs can also become involved if the ribs pierce them.

Your attorney will help you make the most of an injury case

There are many kinds of personal injuries that may affect your ability to live life as you once did. For example, you could suffer an eye injury that makes it difficult for you to see or that has blinded you. You could suffer a serious broken bone that requires surgery to help it heal correctly. These injuries are very serious and may require months or years of medical treatment.

When you suffer an injury, it is your right to seek compensation from those who have harmed you. Those who are at fault or who caused your injuries accidentally should be held liable so that you can focus on your recovery instead of worrying about money.

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