The Travis Law Firm Blog

Preventing Underage Drinking During New Year’s Celebrations

During the holidays, many individuals include alcohol in their holiday celebrations. The holidays are a common time for many teenagers to try alcohol for the first time. Peer pressure and an increase in the opportunities to engage in drinking can make it difficult for some teens to say no to alcohol during the holidays. However,… Read more »

Can You Develop PTSD After an Erie Car Accident?

Being involved in a car accident can be a traumatic event. For some individuals, the trauma of the car crash causes them to develop Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD. PTSD can develop after any traumatic event, including a motor vehicle accident. While many people associate PTSD with returning combat veterans, the psychiatric disorder can develop… Read more »

Avoiding a Christmas DUI Ticket in Erie County, PA

Many people include alcohol in their Christmas celebrations. Ninety-six percent of the respondents to one survey said they knew someone who went to work hung over or they went to work hungover during the holidays. One-half of the survey respondents said that alcohol plays a role in their family holiday gatherings. Therefore, it is important… Read more »

Four Common Car Safety Concerns We Overlook

We discuss many car safety concerns such as distracted driving and drunk driving. These driving behaviors increase the risk of being involved in a traffic accident. However, there are some common car safety concerns that we overlook that can also cause serious car accidents. Four car safety concerns that we need to be aware of… Read more »

Delivery Truck Accidents in Erie

We see delivery trucks each day throughout Pennsylvania, including Erie. During the holidays, we often see an increase in the number of delivery trucks as consumers take advantage of online sales and free shipping offers. Unfortunately, accidents involving delivery trucks are more common than you might expect. In addition, these accidents can cause traumatic injuries… Read more »

Three Facts About Commercial Truck Accidents You Need to Know

Being involved in a traffic accident involving a semi-truck, big rig, tractor-trailer, or other large truck is different from being involved in a passenger car accident. While there are many similarities between the two accident claims, there are also some differences that you should be aware of that could impact your ability to recover compensation… Read more »

Can I Be Sued for a Car Accident Caused by Transporting a Christmas Tree?

Are you planning to search for the perfect Christmas tree to bring home this year? What is the perfect Christmas tree for you? Is it tall, short, skinny, full, or perfectly round at the bottom and thinner at the top? After you find the perfect Christmas tree, you must figure out how to get the… Read more »

Safety Tips to Avoid Winter Slip and Fall Accidents

Erie, along with much of the northeast, was snowed in early this year. We received over 13 inches of snow from the early winter storm. Typically, we review safety tips for winter slip and fall accidents a bit later in the season. However, with the early snowfall that blanketed much of northwestern Pennsylvania earlier this… Read more »

Major Harley-Davidson Recall Impacts Thousands of Motorcycle Owners

Harley-Davidson has recalled approximately 178,000 motorcycles in the United States because of a problem with the clutch. It appears that the clutches can leak fluid causing the motorcycles to remain in gear. The problem could cause the rider to lose control of the motorcycle thereby increasing the risk of a motorcycle accident. The company states… Read more »

Thanksgiving Safety Tips for Pennsylvania Travelers and Hosts

Do you plan to travel during the Thanksgiving holiday or are you hosting a huge family celebration at home? In either case, it is important for you to take steps to ensure you and your family have a safe and happy Thanksgiving. Below are some safety tips from our Erie personal injury attorneys. The Travis… Read more »