Motorcyclists throughout North American converge on Erie, PA in July for Roar on the Shore Bike Week. The event is scheduled for July 18 through July 22, 2018. More than 165,000 motorcyclists are expected to attend the 5-day event this year. Twelve scenic rides are planned for this year’s event, including a parade of motorcycles.
Riders and other motorcycle enthusiasts attending the event will enjoy a variety of activities in addition to the bike rides. During each night of Roar on the Shore, you can enjoy free concerts. In addition, you can enjoy thrilling stunt shows and meet celebrities. Raffles and other events are scheduled, and vendors will be on location showcasing the best in motorcycle gear.
Placing your family member in a nursing home or assisted living facility is a difficult decision, especially if your loved one does not want to live in the facility or does not understand what is happening to him or her. One of the biggest fear of most families is that their loved one will be mistreated or abused in a nursing home or assisted care facility. One of the best ways to reduce the risk of elder abuse and nursing home abuse is to visit your family member as often as possible to watch for signs of abuse or neglect.
If you suspect nursing home abuse or elder neglect, report the abuse immediately to the authorities. You may also report the abuse to the Pennsylvania Department of Aging. Our Erie nursing home abuse attorney can also help you pursue legal action against the parties and the facility responsible for the abuse.
Motor vehicles are safer today than they have ever been; however, people are still seriously injured in car crashes each day in the United States. Each year, thousands of people die in car accidents, and millions more suffer injuries. While the use of seatbelts, airbags, and other safety devices can reduce the risk of death and injury in a car crash, these devices cannot prevent all injuries. Understanding what happens during a car crash can explain some of the reasons why we are injured even though the knowledge cannot prevent the injury.
Judges in Pennsylvania are increasingly adding the penalty of a SCRAM bracelet as a condition of early release, parole, and probation for some DUI offenders in Pennsylvania. The SCRAM bracelets are seen as an effective means of monitoring some DUI offenders and a less expensive way of punishing some offenders than housing them in Pennsylvania jails. Whether or not you will be required to wear a monitoring device depends on several factors.
Our Erie DUI defense attorneys fight for a fair and just outcome in your case. To discuss the details in your case and the potential outcomes of a DUI charge, contact our office by calling (800) 401-2066 to speak with a Pennsylvania lawyer today.
As personal injury attorneys, we see the devastation that can be caused by a distracted driver. Therefore, we want to call attention Distracted Driver Awareness. For the safety of your family and everyone on the road, please consider joining millions of other drivers who have taken the “It Can Wait” Pledge. Visit AT&T’s website for more information and to pledge that you will not drive while distracted.
Distracted Driving Kills and Injures Thousands Each Year
The NHTSA reports that 3,477 lives were lost in 2015 in accidents involving distracted drivers. It is estimated that 391,000 people were injured in distracted driving accidents that year. At any given time during daylight hours, there are about 660,000 drivers using a cell phone while they are operating a motor vehicle. In Pennsylvania during 2015, PennDOT states 66 people died in accidents involving distracted drivers.
With so many drivers continuing to use cell phones or giving in to other distractions while driving, the potential for accidents continues to be a concern in Erie and throughout Pennsylvania.
Are you going to be using fireworks to celebrate Independence Day this year? If so, it is a good idea to review general safety tips for the use of fireworks to avoid injuries. Some general safety tips include:
- Always have a responsible adult supervise the use of fireworks.
- Fireworks and alcohol are not a good combination. Do not use drugs or alcohol while using fireworks.
- Always store and use fireworks according to the package instructions.
- Follow all local and state laws for the use of fireworks.
- Always have a bucket of water and a source of water nearby.
- If a firework does not go off, do not relight it. Carefully extinguish it in a bucket of water.
- To protect your eyes, always wear protective glasses or goggles when setting off Also, do not wear loose-fitting clothing that could catch fire.
- Keep fireworks away from homes, leaves, brush, and other flammable objects.
For more information about firework safety, you can visit the website for Safe Kids.
For many families, summer is the time when everyone piles into the family car for a summer road trip. Before you leave home for your family vacation or a romantic weekend, it is important that you take time to ensure that your vehicle is ready for a road trip. Preparation and planning can prevent the headache of dealing with a roadside breakdown or worse yet a car crash.
Safety Tips for Summer Driving
- Check for Recalls
Before leaving home, check the NHTSA website for recalls. You do not want a recall to place your family in danger.
- Schedule Vehicle Maintenance
As part of the planning for your trip, you need to schedule a maintenance appointment for your vehicle. Tire rotations, tune-ups, checking fluids, battery checks, and other routine maintenance can help avoid roadside breakdowns and other problems. In addition, have your mechanic check crucial vehicle systems, including air condition, tires, cooling system, belts, hoses, wiper blades, and lights.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) states that children are at a higher risk for dog bites than other age groups. In addition, dog bites for children can be more traumatic and cause severe injuries. Because it is summer, more children will be playing outside and in parks. Therefore, the number of dog bites could increase over the summer months. It is good to know what to do if your child is bitten by a dog and the steps you can take now to reduce the risk of a dog bite this summer.
Steps to Take After a Dog Bite
If a dog bites your child, try to remain calm, so you do not panic your child further. For minor dog bites, wash the area with water and soap. Apply an antibiotic medication and cover the area. Watch the dog bite and surrounding skin until the bite is healed. If you notice increased swelling, pain, redness, fever, or other unexplained symptoms, go to the emergency room or doctor immediately. The dog bite could be infected and increase the risk of severe complications.
For severe dog bites or deep wounds, apply sterile gauze pads or clean clothes. Immediately go to the emergency room for treatment. Severe dog bites can cause life-threatening infections and complications if the wound is not treated quickly and correctly.
Being shy about taking pictures after a car accident could hurt your chances of recovering full compensation for your damages. Taking pictures or making videos of the accident scene may make you feel a little uncomfortable, especially if everyone is staring at you or even glaring at you. However, you need to protect your legal rights, and one way to do that is to preserve the accident scene as it was at the time of the crash.
Head injuries are common motorcycle accidents, even when the rider is wearing a helmet. When a motorcyclist is hit by another vehicle, the rider’s head can hit the ground, the other vehicle, or other object. If you suffer a slight headache after a motorcycle crash, the headache could be a symptom of a serious head injury. Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are serious; however, concussions can also cause long-term consequences for a rider.