According to new information released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), speeding-related traffic fatalities increased by three percent from 2014 to 2015. During 2015, 9,557 people lost their lives in speed-related traffic accidents. In Pennsylvania, almost one-half of all traffic fatalities resulted from accidents involving speeding.
In many cases, a child does not sustain life-threatening or serious injuries in a car accident. Sadly, this is not always the case. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), motor vehicle accidents are the leading the cause of death for children in the United States. During 2014, more than 121,350 children were injured in car accidents. In 2015, 663 children under the age of 13 were killed in motor vehicle crashes.
Wearing your seat belt is one of the most effective ways to prevent serious injury or death in a motor vehicle accident. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) seat belts prevented 14,000 traffic-related deaths and reduced serious crash-related injuries by almost one-half in 2015. Sadly, many people still refuse to buckle up even though evidence shows it protects them in an accident and it is the law.
Yes, you can settle your injury claim without an attorney, but that may not be in your best interest. Our Erie personal injury attorneys understand that you may need to settle your case so that you can have funds to pay your medical bills and other expenses, especially if you have been out of work because of your injuries.
However, by settling your claim quickly and without an attorney, you may receive far less than you deserve. The insurance adjuster won’t tell you this — his job is to pay as little as possible to settle your claim. We will tell you the truth; you can count on that because we have your best interest as our top priority.
The commercial trucking industry is a billion-dollar business in the United States. Large trucks are one of the most efficient and cost-effective methods of transporting goods across the country. Unfortunately, these extremely large, heavy vehicles can be very dangerous on the road. A passenger vehicle stands no chance in a collision with an 80,000-pound tractor-trailer.
For the second year in a row, the Motorcycle Profiling Project is conducting a national survey to define profiling trends for motorcyclists in the United States. The 2015-2016 National Motorcycle Profiling Survey revealed that many riders are profiled based on their appearance, not on their behavior.
Over half of riders say they were stopped by police unjustifiably at least one time and 37 percent say they have been unjustifiably stopped more than once. Many of these riders are not even members of motorcycle clubs. For those who are members of clubs, they report they are profiled even though they are members of Christian clubs or veterans’ clubs.
The NMPS is asking motorcyclists throughout the United States to participate in the 2016-2017 survey to gather more data and statistics related to motorcyclist profiling. The best way to fight unfair profiling is to continue to bring attention to the problem. The survey does not require any personal data, so your privacy and anonymity are protected.
Do you plan to travel this summer for business or pleasure? If so, you need to be aware of something that occurs more often than you believe in hotels, resorts, and motels — slip and fall accidents.
Hotels, motels, and resorts owe a duty of care to their guests and visitors. They must provide a safe environment for their guests and visitors. Failing to provide a safe environment due to negligence is a breach of this duty. When a hotel breaches its duty of care, an accident victim can receive compensation for injuries sustained in a hotel slip and fall accident.
If you are injured in a Pennsylvania hotel slip and fall accident, you need to understand the steps to take to protect your right to receive full compensation for your injuries.
Every state, including Pennsylvania, requires drivers to carry minimum insurance requirements. In Pennsylvania, drivers must carry the following insurance to operate a motor vehicle legally:
Paralysis is a serious condition that affects approximately 5.4 million people in the United States, a much larger number than previously thought. Several traumatic injuries can result in partial or total paralysis, and the cause of those traumatic injuries are varied.
Motor vehicle accidents, defective products, slip/falls, work injuries, medical malpractice, boating accidents, sports activities, and other personal injury accidents can result in a traumatic injury that can cause paralysis. However, motor vehicle accidents and falls are the leading causes of the following three injuries that can result in paralysis.
If you are injured in an Erie car accident, motorcycle crash, or truck accident, you may wonder if your injuries rise to the level of “catastrophic.” To an accident victim, any injury can be catastrophic.
According to Macmillan Dictionary, catastrophic is an adjective that means “causing a lot of damage, or making a lot of people suffer.” In reality, catastrophic may not mean the same thing to one person as it does to another person. In the legal field, there is not a universally accepted definition of a catastrophic injury.