As the temperatures fall and winter takes a firm grasp on Pennsylvania, we can expect to see more episodes of dangerous driving conditions because of weather. Sleet, freezing rain, snow, and other winter weather conditions can make driving treacherous. Even when drivers believe the roads are safe, black ice can pose a significant danger for drivers and others using our roads.
If you are injured in a black ice accident in Erie or the surrounding areas, our law firm can help. You might be entitled to compensation from the other driver even though weather and road conditions may have contributed to the cause of the crash. Contact The Travis Law Firm toll free at (800) 401-2066 to schedule a free legal consultation with one of our attorneys.
Are you looking for something fun to do in Erie for Christmas? So are we! Below are several events that we found in Erie that you might enjoy this holiday season. Because we are sure that there are many more holiday events in and around Erie during December, we encourage you to share your favorite Christmas events in our comments section below.
A common question that many people ask us during their free consultation is how much money can they receive for a brain injury claim. Because we value the trust placed in us by our clients, we are honest with them when answering this question. We cannot place a value on a brain injury claim during your first visit, and you do not want us to do so.
If an attorney tries to tell you what your claim is worth before the attorney conducts an investigation or you have not received maximum medical improvement, you need a new attorney. We believe you deserve the best legal representation possible. This includes a thorough and complete investigation and evaluation before we attempt to place a value on your pain and suffering.
Has your child asked for a new bicycle for Christmas? If so, it is important to teach your child how to ride his or her bicycle safely. Thousands of children are injured and killed in bicycle accidents each year. To prevent a wonderful surprise from turning into a tragic accident, our Erie bicycle accident attorneys urge you to review the state’s bicycle helmet laws and bicycle safety tips.
The holidays are a wonderful time of year for parties and get-togethers. However, the number of DUI accidents and DUI charges increase over the holidays. According to Scram Systems, fifty-one (51) percent of drunk drivers admit to drinking more during the holidays. In addition, sixteen (16) percent of adults say they drink too much during the holiday season, and fifty (50) percent admit that alcohol plays a significant role in family holiday gatherings.
If you are hosting a holiday party this year, it is important that you take steps to try to prevent your guests from drinking and driving. Getting behind the wheel of a vehicle after consuming too much alcohol places everyone in danger and puts your guests at risk for a costly DUI conviction.
Some families begin holiday decorating before or on Thanksgiving Day. If you are preparing to decorate your home for the holidays, these holiday decorating safety tips can make your home safe and beautify this holiday season.
Many people take advantage of the great deals advertised on Black Friday to finish their holiday shopping. However, this means that traffic will be heavier on Black Friday, especially around shopping centers, malls, and popular stores. If you plan to be out on Black Friday, you need to take extra precautions to avoid a car accident or pedestrian accident.
One of the best ways to avoid a traffic accident is to pay close attention to the road and traffic ahead of you. You know that you may run into traffic jams; therefore, be prepared to be patient. Leaving earlier than normal can reduce your desire to speed or drive aggressively to get to your destination on time.
If you are involved in a car accident, it is very important that you take the following steps to protect your right to recover compensation for your injuries.
Last month, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released its Traffic Safety Facts for alcohol-impaired driving in 2016. According to the information provided by the NHTSA:
What are you planning to do for the Thanksgiving holiday? Are you going out of town? Are you hosting your family and friends? Have you planned to meet friends at a local bar for a few drinks on Thanksgiving Eve? Whatever your plans may be, you need to remember that police will be out in full force looking for drivers who have had too much to drink.
Why do the police assume that there will be more drunk drivers during the holidays? In a word — statistics.