The Travis Law Firm Blog

Does Truck Driver Fatigue Contribute to Commercial Truck Accidents?

Does sharing the road with large trucks make you nervous?  Does truck driver fatigue and accidents worry you? Do you attempt to avoid driving beside or near commercial vehicles whenever possible? If so, you are wise. Statistics from large truck accidents show that 83 percent of the fatalities in large truck accidents are occupants of… Read more »

Are You Ready for Halloween 2018 in Erie?

We love to share Halloween events with our clients are readers each year. However, Macaroni Kid has beat us to the task. The talented writers and researchers at Macaroni Kid have done a fantastic job of tracking down Halloween events in Erie. Therefore, we refer you to their website for the longest list of Halloween… Read more »

Preventing Dog Bites During Halloween Trick or Treating

Dog owners are responsible for injuries caused by their dogs under Pennsylvania’s personal injury laws. A dog owner may be held liable if their dog bites or attacks another person if the injury is severe or the owner had reasonable notice the dog was potentially dangerous. If a dog injures you or your child, you… Read more »

Is an Underage Drinking Citation a Serious Charge in Pennsylvania?

The Supreme Court nomination hearings have spurred a national discussion about underage drinking, among other topics. However, many students may believe that a Pennsylvania underage drinking citation is not a serious matter. Therefore, to help parents and students understand the consequences of underage drinking, we discuss some of the potential penalties. The Legal Drinking Age… Read more »

How Do the Changes in Car Seat Recommendations Impact Pennsylvania’s Seat Belt Laws?

Protecting your child when he or she is in a vehicle is a top priority. For that reason, many parents research car seats to choose a car seat that provides maximum protection for their child. With that in mind, we wanted to alert parents to a change in the recommendations regarding rear-facing car seats. What… Read more »

What Expert Witnesses Will I Need for My Car Accident Case?

What Expert Witnesses Will I Need for My Car Accident Case? Some car accident cases are fairly straightforward. The cause of the accident is clear, and the evidence supports the allegation that the other driver caused the crash. In Pennsylvania, you must prove the other driver was responsible for causing the crash to recover compensation… Read more »

Choosing the Best Workers’ Comp Doctor for You

Can I Choose My Own Doctor for a Work Injury in Pennsylvania? When you are injured at work, it is important that you seek medical care, regardless of whether your injury seems minor or severe. However, you need to understand Pennsylvania’s laws governing the choice of a workers’ comp doctor. While you have the right… Read more »

Motorcycle Accident Tips for Other Drivers

In many of the blogs you read, we provide tips for motorcyclists on how to avoid accidents. However, it is equally important for other motorists to be vigilant in taking steps to avoid causing a motorcycle crash. All motorists should practice safe driving habits to reduce the risk of injuring a  motorcyclist. Seven Common Factors… Read more »

Top 10 Mistakes People Make After Being Arrested for DUI

Not Taking the DUI Charges Seriously. A DUI conviction, like any criminal charge, will follow you for the rest of your life if the revocation of your driver’s license remains on your driving record. Your insurance premiums will be higher and could easily amount to thousands of dollars over time. Not Hiring an Experienced DUI… Read more »