The lawyers of Foley Law Firm have helped countless people in and around Scranton with their legal needs. We have also helped numerous people living in and around the Poconos as well as injured visitors from out of state. Our experienced personal injury lawyers work closely with clients in order to ensure justice is served.
We'd like to take this opportunity to consider what the Poconos has to offer as a region, as well as some potential injuries that can occur when people are in the area. We'll go into greater depth about the Poconos and potential hazards by season later this month.
About the Poconos
The Pocono Mountains take up 2,400 scenic square feet of Northern Pennsylvania. To the north, its mountains are bordered by Lake Wallenpaupack. Along the east side, the Poconos look over the Delaware River. The Leigh Valley is located to the south, and the Wyoming Valley is located to the west.
The word "Pocono" comes from the native Munsee word "pokawachne", which is translated as "creek between two hills". The population of the region is roughly 340,000, with countless tourists visiting year-round. The Pocono Mountains are a popular destination sport for people in and around Pennsylvania as well as visitors from new Jersey, New York, and the surrounding states.
Major Highways, Interstates, and Transportation
There are two US highways that serve the Pocono Mountains: Route 209 and US Route 6. Route 209 is the most used highway, joining the states of Pennsylvania and New York. US Route 6 is largest transcontinental state highway in the United States, spanning California to Massachusetts. It is predominantly comprised of scenic two-lane rural highway.
In addition to these two main highways, the Poconos Region is also served by Interstate 80, Interstate 380, Interstate 81, and Interstate 95.
Potential Injuries and Accidents
While the Poconos are a fun region to visit, there are some dangers of which people should be aware. Let's note a few potential injuries that may occur while in the Pocono Mountains region.
Auto Accidents – With numerous people traveling the various highways and interstates to visit, there is a chance of serious auto accidents occurring. This goes for two-lane roads as well as multi-lane roadways.
Accidents Due to Poor Weather – In the winter, roads can become icy and slippery, leading to potential collisions. Be sure to have the proper tires in place as well as snow chains at the ready if you drive in the winter.
Accidents Due to Bad Road Conditions – In addition to poor weather, some roadways may not be as well-maintained as others. This could mean hazards from debris, pot holes, disrepair, and missing lane lights or streetlights.
Injuries at Ski Lodges – Fun in the snow can turn dangerous for a variety of reasons. Whether it's malfunctioning lifts or negligence by staff and personnel, these kinds of incidents need to be taken seriously.
Accidents on Various Properties – It's possible for people to slip, trip, fall, or be injured while visiting various kinds of businesses in the area. Should this occur, the property owner may be liable for injuries sustained.
How Our Team of Attorneys Can Help
People who are injured as a result of another person's negligent or failure to act can rely on our attorneys to help with their legal needs. The litigation process can be complicated, but we focus on offering clients peace of mind as they face the legal challenges ahead. While you and your loved ones recover and move forward, we will consider the proper filings and the ideal legal options given the nature of your case.
Contact Foley Law Firm
To learn more about your legal options following a serious accident or injury in the Poconos, be sure to contact our team of personal injury lawyers today. The entire team here at Foley Law Firm will work with you in your time of legal need.