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Common Truck Accident Injuries in Erie, PA

Commercial truck accident injuries can result in a few weeks in a hospital and another couple of months in physical therapy. For some accident victims, injuries caused by a truck crash could require multiple surgeries and many months of challenging and painful therapy. Sadly, some truck accident victims do not survive the crash or their… Read more »

Drivers Fail to Take Dangers of Distracted Driving Seriously

The dangers of distracted driving are well-documented. However, many drivers continue to fail to take the dangers of distracted driving seriously. Unfortunately, they ignore the laws banning texting while driving or using hand-held cell phones while driving. They ignore the warnings about distractions causing traffic accidents. Therefore, distractions continue to be a common cause of… Read more »

DUI Marijuana Law in Pennsylvania – Arrest for Driving Under the Influence of Medical Marijuana

Pennsylvania legalized medical marijuana on April 6, 2016. On February 15, 2018, medical marijuana became available in Pennsylvania. However, strict rules and laws are governing medical marijuana use. Even though you have a medical marijuana card, police officers may arrest you for certain violations. For that reason, you need to be aware of the DUI… Read more »

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Truck Accident Causes in Erie, Pennsylvania

Sharing the road with commercial trucks is common in Pennsylvania. Semi-trucks, tractor-trailers, 18-wheelers, and big rigs transport goods throughout Pennsylvania. Even though large trucks are an effective form of transportation, they can also be deadly for other motorists sharing the road with the large trucks. Sadly, many truck accident causes are avoidable. In 2018, there… Read more »

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ARD Program in Pennsylvania – Do You Qualify?

The ARD Program in Pennsylvania or the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition program is a pre-trial intervention program. It offers first-time, non-violent offenders a second chance. Instead of going to jail, they are allowed to complete rehabilitation to expunge the criminal charges. What Is the Goal of the ARD Program in Pennsylvania? In some cases, rehabilitation is… Read more »

Denied SDI form in Pennsylvania

Social Security Denied Claims in Pennsylvania

When you cannot work because of a disabling condition, you might qualify for Social Security disability benefits. However, many people are denied SSI or SSDI benefits. If you have Social Security denied claims in Pennsylvania, contact our office to discuss your case with a disability lawyer in Erie. We can help you appeal Social Security… Read more »

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Nursing Home Abuse Awareness – Signs of Abuse and Neglect

Nursing home abuse awareness is an essential step in stopping abuse and neglect in Pennsylvania nursing homes. Calling attention to nursing home abuse can help prevent other patients from being abused. Filing lawsuits against nursing homes and individuals responsible for elder abuse and neglect calls attention to the problem. However, it can be challenging to… Read more »

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Pedestrian Accident Injuries in Erie, PA

Pedestrian accident injuries often result in permanent impairments and life-threatening conditions. A pedestrian does not have any protection from injury when being struck by a vehicle. Individuals struck by a vehicle should seek immediate medical attention. They should also seek legal advice regarding a personal injury claim against the driver. Common Pedestrian Accident Injuries Studies… Read more »

Premises Liability Claims in Erie – What Do You Need to Know?

If you are injured while on another person’s property, you could have a claim under Pennsylvania’s premises liability laws. Premises is the legal term for real estate and the improvements on the real estate. Premises liability laws cover accidents that occur on private property, such as your neighbor’s land. It also covers commercial properties and… Read more »

Erie Car Accident – Why is the Insurance Company Blaming Me?

If you are injured in an Erie car accident, the other driver could be financially liable for your damages. You file your claim with the insurance provider for the other driver and wait for a settlement offer. However, the insurance adjuster tells you that you were partially to blame for the cause of the accident…. Read more »