The Travis Law Firm Blog

What to expect when you file a pedestrian accident claim in Erie?

What To Expect When You File a Pedestrian Accident Claim in Erie?

The number of pedestrians killed by motor vehicles has increased in recent years. According to the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), 2019 preliminary numbers appear to indicate that it will be the deadliest year for pedestrians in 30 years. In the first half of 2019, 74 pedestrians died in Pennsylvania.  Pedestrians and drivers need to… Read more »

What Should I Do If I Sustain a Traumatic Injury From an Accident?

What Should I Do If I Sustain a Traumatic Injury From an Accident?

Many different types of accidents can cause a traumatic injury. Examples of accidents that might result in a traumatic injury include: Motor vehicle accidents, including car, truck, and motorcycle accidents Bicycle accidents Pedestrian accidents Construction and work-related accidents Nursing home abuse and elder abuse Boating accidents Medical malpractice Defective products Slips and falls Dog attacks

Four Things Patients Can Do to Avoid Medical Errors

Four Things Patients Can Do to Avoid Medical Errors

A patient never expects to be the victim of medical errors or medical negligence that can cause serious injuries or illnesses. However, medical malpractice is more common than many people realize. When a doctor or other medical provider makes a mistake or is negligent, the results can be life-threatening. If the patient survives, the patient… Read more »

Grant Travis Wins in PA State Superior Court Ruling

LAWFUL VS. UNLAWFUL VEHICLE STOPS What constitutes a mere encounter vs. an investigatory detention? CLICK HERE To read the Superior Court Decision Don’t allow a police officer or a state prosecutor convince you that you are guilty. Get the facts from someone who is on YOUR side and who will stand up for YOUR legal… Read more »

Tips for Choosing a Pennsylvania Nursing Home for Your Parent

Tips for Choosing a Pennsylvania Nursing Home for Your Parent

Most families postpone placing a parent in a Pennsylvania nursing home for as long as possible. It is difficult to give your parents over to someone else for care and comfort. However, there are many situations in which nursing home care is better for a loved one than the care the loved one can receive… Read more »

The legal drinking age in the United States is 21 years of age. Anyone under the age of 21 caught consuming alcohol could face an underage drinking charge. However, if that person is operating a motor vehicle, the person could also be charged with underage DUI.

Underage DUI in Pennsylvania — What Do You Need to Know?

The legal drinking age in the United States is 21 years of age. Anyone under the age of 21 caught consuming alcohol could face an underage drinking charge. However, if that person is operating a motor vehicle, the person could also be charged with underage DUI. Underage DUI charges carry severe penalties in Pennsylvania. If… Read more »

What Should I Do If the Insurance Company Denies My Accident Claim?

What Should I Do If the Insurance Company Denies My Accident Claim?

When you are injured in an accident caused by another party, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and losses. In most cases, the liability insurance carrier for the responsible party is liable for the claim. Therefore, you must work with the insurance provider to receive your money. Examples of incidents that might… Read more »

Twenty-Five Reasons to Hire an Erie Personal Injury Attorney After an Accident?

Twenty-Five Reasons to Hire an Erie Personal Injury Attorney After an Accident?

After being injured in an accident, you may not be sure whether or not you need to hire an Erie personal injury attorney. Some situations should encourage all accident victims to seek legal advice, including but not limited to cases involving: Severe or traumatic injuries Catastrophic injuries, including permanent disabilities and impairments The fault for… Read more »

Can an Erie DUI Attorney Help Me Defeat a Breathalyzer Result?

Can an Erie DUI Attorney Help Me Defeat a Breathalyzer Result?

If you were pulled over for drunk driving in Pennsylvania, the officer probably requested that you perform the standardized field sobriety tests and submit to a breathalyzer. Both actions are designed to gather evidence proving that you were intoxicated or under the influence of alcohol while operating a vehicle. Unfortunately, SFST are subjective because they… Read more »

Can I Receive a DUI Ticket in an Erie Parking Lot?

Can I Receive a DUI Ticket in an Erie Parking Lot?

It is common knowledge that driving under the influence is strictly enforced throughout Pennsylvania. If you operate a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, you can expect law enforcement officers to issue a DUI ticket if you are caught. A conviction on a DUI charge can range from substantial fines and loss of driving… Read more »