Drunk Driving

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 »

Memorial Day DUI Checkpoint – What Do Erie Drivers Need to Know?

Memorial Day is approaching and law enforcement officials throughout Pennsylvania, including Erie County, know that many people will celebrate the long holiday weekend with alcohol. Unfortunately, some individuals will operate a motor vehicle after having too much to drink during the Memorial Day weekend. Therefore, some law enforcement agencies may set up a DUI checkpoint… Read more »

Safety Tips for Erie Teen Drivers

According to AAA Exchange, 10 people died every day in accidents involving teen drivers during the summer months in 2016, which was a 14 percent increase in the number of fatalities compared to the rest of the year. Memorial Day through Labor Day is often referred to as the 100 deadliest days for teen drivers…. Read more »

The Dangers of Speeding Accidents in Erie, PA

Excessive speed or driving too fast for conditions can result in an expensive traffic ticket. However, it can also result in a tragic car accident. Speeding has been a factor in roughly one-third of traffic accidents since 2007. The deaths from speeding accidents increased in 2016 by four percent, while the number of traffic fatalities… Read more »

Are You Aware of the New DUI Penalties for Pennsylvania DUI Convictions?

Pennsylvania lawmakers adopted new DUI laws that increase the penalties for some DUI offenses throughout the state. Senate Bill 961 was passed by both chambers of the state legislature and was signed into law by Governor Wolf last year. The new laws increasing DUI penalties went into effect on December 23, 2018. If you are… Read more »

How Do People View Traffic Safety In The United States?

AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety conducts an annual survey to gauge driver attitudes toward traffic safety in America. You may be surprised what drivers reported in the 2017 survey. Some of the key findings of the survey include the fact that most drivers (87.5%) believe distracted driving is a bigger problem than it has been… Read more »

Avoid DUI Tickets and DUI Accidents on Halloween?

Trick-or-Treating may be for children, but Halloween parties can definitely be adult-only events. Many adults, including college students, will be spending Halloween at a party with friends. At many of these parties, alcohol will be served. Special Halloween cocktails with names like Voodoo Punch, Dracula’s Bite, and Witch’s Brew will delight party-goers. However, many 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 »

Do Multiple-Vehicle Crashes Make Accident Claims More Difficult?

Many of the traffic accidents in Erie, Edinboro, and the surrounding areas in Erie County involve one or two vehicles.  In a traffic accident involving two drivers, it is usually easy to determine fault in most, but not all, of those accidents. However, some traffic accidents involve multiple vehicles. Multiple-vehicle accidents can make it much… Read more »

Car Accident

Car Accident FAQs From an Erie County Car Accident Lawyer

The good news is that during 2017, the total number of reportable traffic accidents in Pennsylvania was the twelfth lowest number since 1950. However, for the 1,137 families who lost a loved one in a traffic accident or the 80,612 people who were injured in traffic accidents, the fact that our state did not have… Read more »