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.
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.
It is cold and flu season! No one wants to be sick much less spend time at home and in bed when they need to be at work. With the holidays approaching, it is important to search for ways that we can reduce the risk of getting sick this winter. One way to avoid colds and the flu is to balance your work and home life. A good balance between work and home and promote healthy habits and overall well-being. Below are several tips that can help you find the right balance between work and home for you and your family.
Halloween is one of the best holidays when you are young. You get to dress up as your favorite character and get free candy. What could be better? Unfortunately, Halloween can also be very dangerous for children. According to Safe Kids Worldwide, about twice as many children will be injured in pedestrian accidents on Halloween than any other day of the year.
It is up to everyone, whether you are a parent or not, to use extra caution this Halloween to reduce the risk of injuries to children. Let’s make this a safe and enjoyable Halloween in Erie.
If you have never been involved in a traffic accident, you may be overwhelmed by the aftermath of the accident. Who pays your medical bills? How do you get your vehicle repaired? What happens if you need to be out of work? There are so many questions that it is easy to become stressed and anxious. It is also easy to become confused.
The steps you take after a traffic collision can have a significant impact on your settlement proceeds. Unfortunately, we cannot turn back time and re-do the steps we took after an accident. You can do something now — you can contact our Erie accident attorney for help. We will evaluate your case for free and provide our legal opinion regarding your options for recovering the maximum compensation available for your injury claim.
Now that it is Fall in Pennsylvania, the weather will begin to get cooler. Even though we are not facing ice and snow yet, we will soon enough. Until then, we still deal with slick roads because of rain. When poor road conditions cause an accident, is anyone responsible? Can you sue another driver or other party? The answer depends on the circumstances of your case.
Suing A Government Agency for Hazardous Road Conditions
In some cases, a hazardous road condition causes an accident. Examples of hazardous road conditions include potholes, cracks, missing guardrails, and road debris. Sometimes, a government agency or contractor hired by the state can be held liable for accidents caused by road conditions. These types of cases can be very complex and difficult to win. We urge you to call our office if you suspect a dangerous road condition caused your traffic accident. You might have a valid claim against the state, county, or city government agency responsible for maintaining safe roads.
When you are involved in a traffic accident, it may be difficult to think clearly. You have just been given a severe jolt, at the very least, so it is natural to be a little confused and stunned. Unfortunately, there is vital information that you need to remember that can help your personal injury attorney as he investigates the crash to identify liable parties and gather evidence to prove fault.
Obviously, your first concern should be seeking medical care for your injuries. Your medical treatment and recovery are your top priority. However, it can be beneficial if you remember to write down certain information immediately after a crash while it is still fresh on your mind.
To help you remember what information you need after a wreck, you may want to make a list of the following ten items and keep several copies in each of your vehicles. It is much easier to answer pre-printed questions than it is to try to remember what information you need to write down after a car crash.
Labor Day Weekend is great for spending quality time with your family and friends. Whether it is spending time at a backyard BBQ, on the lake, or at a festival or concert, Labor Day is perfect for getting in one last summer trip or adventure.
Unfortunately, some families will experience tragic accidents over the holiday. In some cases, you may be able to avoid an accident by taking a few precautions. Below are tips for avoiding some of the most common types of accidents and injuries associated with a long holiday weekend.
When you are injured in a traffic-related accident, you might be entitled to recover money for your losses and injuries. Depending on the facts of your case, the amount could be substantial, and the amount could include compensation for future damages and permanent disability. While most types of compensation are not taxed as income, there are exceptions. In some cases, you may be required to pay income tax on part of your settlement amount.