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How to Avoid a Labor Day DUI in Northwestern Pennsylvania?

How to Avoid a Labor Day DUI in Northwestern Pennsylvania?

Labor Day Weekend is the unofficial end of summer. For many individuals, the long weekend is a great time to gather with friends and family for a final summer celebration before settling in for a long Pennsylvania winter. Alcohol is a part of many Labor Day holiday celebrations. Unfortunately, alcohol can also be the cause… Read more »

Can a Passenger Be Arrested on DUI-Related Charges in Pennsylvania?

Can a Passenger Be Arrested on DUI-Related Charges in Pennsylvania?

It is not uncommon for passengers in a vehicle to be under the influence of alcohol if the driver is also driving while intoxicated. Most passengers do not expect to be charged with DUI if the police pull over the driver and arrest the driver on a DUI charge. However, passengers need to be aware… Read more »

How Do You Prove Causation in a Medical Malpractice Case?

How Do You Prove Causation in a Medical Malpractice Case?

It can be difficult to believe that trusted medical provider’s negligence or wrongdoing caused your injury. However, thousands of people are injured each year because of medical negligence or medical errors. When a physical, hospital, nurse, or other health care provider causes an injury, that party may be held liable for damages under Pennsylvania’s medical… Read more »

What Is the Worst Mistake Made by Car Accident Victims in Erie, PA?

What Is the Worst Mistake Made by Car Accident Victims in Erie, PA?

If you have never been injured in a car accident, it may difficult to know whether you are making a mistake when you file an insurance claim. The insurance company is not going to tell you if you make a mistake when you file an injury claim because your mistake is likely to save the… Read more »

What Records Do I Need to File an Accident Claim?

What Records Do I Need to File an Accident Claim?

If another party injures you, you might be entitled to compensation for your injury, financial losses, and other damages. However, you must have documentation of your losses to receive compensation for an accident claim. Therefore, it is important to keep accurate and detailed records of each expense and financial loss associated with the accident, your… Read more »

Who is Responsible for Injuries Sustained by a Motorcycle Passenger?

Who is Responsible for Injuries Sustained by a Motorcycle Passenger?

Motorcycle passengers are often seriously injured in a motorcycle crash. Most passengers in traffic accidents have no control over the circumstances that led to the crash. Therefore, passengers should receive compensation for their injuries from the party or parties responsible for causing the crash. However, it can be difficult to determine who caused a motorcycle… Read more »

How Long Can I Wait to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit for Injuries in an Accident?

How Long Can I Wait to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit for Injuries in an Accident?

Injuries and accidents can occur for a variety of reasons. When another party causes you to be injured, you might be entitled to recover compensation for your injuries. However, Pennsylvania’s Statute of Limitations restricts your time to file a personal injury lawsuit. Therefore, it is typically a good idea to talk to an Erie personal… Read more »

Proposed Pennsylvania Law Helps Individuals Acquitted of a Crime Clear Their Record

Proposed Pennsylvania Law Helps Individuals Acquitted of a Crime Clear Their Record

A new bill introduced earlier this year would make it easier for individuals acquitted of a crime to move on with their lives. Many individuals struggle to clear their criminal records after an acquittal. Some lawmakers believe that an acquittal should be automatically wiped off a criminal record. This law seeks to make that happen…. Read more »

Preventing Hot Car Child Deaths in Erie

Preventing Hot Car Child Deaths in Erie

The National Safety Council (NSC) has a free online course to help educate parents and caregivers about the dangers of hot cars and how to prevent hot car deaths. Approximately 38 children die each year in hot vehicles. During 2018, 52 children died of vehicular heatstroke, which is a record high for the past 20… Read more »

How did Pennsylvania DUI Laws Change in 2019?

How did Pennsylvania DUI Laws Change in 2019?

Pennsylvania lawmakers significantly toughened PA DUI laws beginning in 2019. The state was never known for taking it easy or drunk driving offenders; however, the changes in the state’s DUI laws may now result in some offenders being charged with felony DUI. If you are charged with any offense related to alcohol-impaired driving, you need… Read more »