The Travis Law Firm Blog

Beware of Parking Lot Accidents in Erie During the Holiday Shopping Season

For some individuals, holiday shopping began a few months ago. However, the Thanksgiving Holiday is the traditional start of the holiday shopping season. With more vehicles and people crowding into malls and shopping centers, it is not surprising that a higher than average number of parking lot accidents are reported beginning on Black Friday and… Read more »

What Makes An Edinboro DUI A Felony?

Traffic violations are classified as felonies, misdemeanors, or infractions. The level assigned to the traffic violation depends on the seriousness of the act. For example, a broken tail light or a parking violation is usually considered an infraction. However, more serious traffic violations are categorized as misdemeanors or felonies. A felony is the most serious… Read more »

Do You Allow Your Teen Driver to Have Passengers?

If you allow your teen driver to have anyone in the vehicle with him or her, the risk of death in a car accident increases by over one-half according to a recent report. AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety researched and assessed the fatality rates in crashes involving teen drivers. As part of the study, the… 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 »

What is Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation?

When a person suffers a spinal cord injury in an accident, the injury could result in life-altering conditions. In many cases, spinal cord injury rehabilitation is necessary as part of the treatment plan for an SCI. A complete spinal cord injury causes a total loss of mobility and feeling below the site of the injury…. 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 »

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 »