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Route 80 Accidents


The traffic on Interstate 80 keeps increasing, and with the traffic comes an increase in accidents and injuries. Many of these crashes result from reckless driving, speeding, alcohol or drugs, cell phone use, inattentiveness, fatigue, improper maintenance of a vehicle, or an unsecured or unbalanced truck load.
Pennsylvania has nearly 120,000 miles of roads and highways and every year approximately 100 billion vehicle-miles are driven on the state’s roadways. Even if you are the most careful of drivers, you can wind up in a crash caused by a negligent, intoxicated, reckless, or distracted driver.

According to the Pennsylvania Crash Report, there were 127,127 reportable traffic crashes in Pennsylvania in 2015. These crashes claimed the lives of 1,200 people and injured another 82,004 people. In 2016, Pennsylvania saw the lowest number of traffic fatalities on record — 1,188 — but this is still a high number. Due to the size of the vehicles and the speed involved, accidents on roadways such as Route 80 generally involve more severe and complicated injuries, and even death.

If you or a loved one has been injured or someone has died in a crash on Route 80 or any other Pennsylvania road, you may be entitled to financial compensation to cover your medical expenses, lost wages, property loss, and loss of life’s pleasures. However, if your case is not handled correctly, you may never get the compensation you deserve.

Truck accidents may be guided, in part, by federal law because of interstate commerce commission supervision of interstate trucking. Almost all of these cases involve state law, such as Pennsylvania’s Financial Responsibility Law. Cliff Rieders wrote “the book” on financial responsibility law in Pennsylvania. Rieders has been instrumentally involved in the creation and development of that law since its inception.  When you call somebody about truck and vehicle accidents on Route 80 or anywhere, you want somebody who knows the law. Call the truck accident attorney, Cliff Rieders, who other lawyers call when they have difficult problems in this field.

The skilled and experienced Pennsylvania accident attorneys at Rieders, Travis, Dohrmann, Mowrey, Humphrey & Waters have spent decades honing their skills and successfully representing Pennsylvania families who have suffered an injury or loss due to someone else’s negligence. Our team of dedicated lawyers offers personal attention and loyalty to every client, aggressively fighting for their right to compensation. Whether in settlement negotiations or pursuing a favorable trial verdict, we are thoroughly prepared and committed to achieving a just outcome. With our competent staff, we offer strength in numbers while providing top-notch personal service, and are well positioned to handle even the most difficult cases. We have helped hundreds of people file successful personal injury lawsuits, securing  millions of dollars on their behalf.

We offer a free consultation to carefully examine the facts in your case and determine the best way to handle it. Call us today or use our online contact form to set up your free consultation.

Pennsylvania Interstate 80

Interstate 80 is part of a federal highway system that allows people to travel across the entire country. I-80 connects New York City to Chicago and continues all the way to San Francisco. In Pennsylvania, the highway goes 311 miles from the New Jersey border at Delaware Water Gap to the Ohio border near Sharon.

While Interstate 80 does not have a connection to the major cities of Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, it does connect several medium-sized cities, including Stroudsburg, Bloomsburg, Danville and Williamsport. It also connects to north-south interstate highways such as I-476, 1-81 and I-79.

Route 80 Accidents

Since the 1-80 route is so vital to transportation and is heavily traveled through hilly and mountainous terrain that gets a lot of snow during the winter, the road has seen many major accidents. Crashes on the interstate happen at high speeds and often involve large tractor trailers and recreational vehicles, as well as passenger vehicles and motorcycles, so it is no wonder that major injuries and fatalities occur.

I-80 was voted one of the “worst roads” by the readers of Overdrive magazine for most of the 1990s, but its record is improving. This is largely due to the commitment of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) to making our roadways safer. PennDOT has rebuilt most of the 311 miles of the highway from the ground up.

Contact Us For Help and a Free Consultation

If you or your loved ones have been in a serious crash, help is available from the experienced and compassionate Williamsport personal injury attorneys at Rieders, Travis, Dohrmann, Mowrey, Humphrey & Waters.  We understand the local regulations and legal standards, know how insurance policies work, and can handle all aspects of an insurance claim. If death is involved, we will launch seek financial restitution for the family members left behind.

Our attorneys have years of experience dealing with the harm that results from highway crashes. As a result, we have been successful in securing substantial recoveries for legitimate claims.

Rieders Travis Law FirmIf you have been in an accident, time is of the essence, so do not delay; call Rieders, Travis, Dohrmann, Mowrey, Humphrey & Waters today, or use our online contact form. Based in Williamsport, we serve clients throughout the state of Pennsylvania, offering a free consultation on all personal injury matters. More than that, we offer you experience, knowledge, compassion, and a long history of results.

Attorney Cliff Rieders

Attorney Cliff RiedersCliff Rieders is a Nationally Board Certified Trial Lawyer practicing personal injury law. A large part of his practice involves multi-district litigation, including cases related to pharmaceuticals, vitamin supplements and medical devices. He is admitted in several state and federal courts, as well as the Supreme Court of the United States. Rieders is the past regional president of the Federal Bar Association and is a life member of the distinguished American Law Institute, which promulgates proposed rules adopted by many state courts. He is a past president of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice, formerly Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association. As a founder of the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority, he served on the Board for 15 years.

Not only has Rieders held many highly esteemed, leadership positions, he authored legislation related to the Patient Safety Authority and the Mcare Act, which governs medical and hospital liability actions in Pennsylvania. He authored texts upon which both practitioners and judges rely, including Pennsylvania Malpractice Laws and Forms, and Financial Responsibility Law Issues in Pennsylvania, the latter governing auto and truck collisions in Pennsylvania. In addition, he wrote several books on the practice of law in Pennsylvania regarding wrongful death and survivor actions, insurance bad faith, legal malpractice claims and worker rights, among others. Rieders also serves as a resource to practitioners as a regular speaker for Celesq, an arm of the world’s largest legal publisher, Thomson Reuters West Publishing.

As recognition of his wide range of contribution to his profession and of his dedication to protecting the rights of his clients, he received numerous awards, among them the George F. Douglas Amicus Curiae Award, the Milton D. Rosenberg Award, the B’nai B’rith Justice Award, and awards of recognition from the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers. [ Attorney Bio ]