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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 »

Is There a Deadline to See a Doctor After an Accident in Pennsylvania?

After many traffic accidents, the victims are transported to an emergency room for immediate medical care. Therefore, this question only arises when a victim refuses to be transported to the emergency room. While there is not a deadline for seeking medical treatment, your delay in seeking medical attention can have a negative impact on your… Read more »

PA Motorcycle Accident Injury Lawyer - Erie, Warren, Edinboro, Meadville, Bradford

Do You Make These Mistakes When Driving Near a Motorcycle?

Motorcyclists face many hazards on the road from poor weather conditions to dangerous road hazards. However, one of the most dangerous things a motorcyclist faces is another driver.  Other drivers post a significant threat to riders because some individuals simply do not consider motorcyclists when they are driving. Therefore, other drivers can cause serious and… Read more »

Injury

How Do I Prove Someone is Responsible for My Injuries?

If you are injured because of a traffic accident, dog bite, fall, defective product, medical malpractice, or other personal injury accident, Pennsylvania’s personal injury laws allow you to recover compensation from the party who caused your injury. However, you must prove that the person or party caused the injury to recover compensation for damages. Hiring… Read more »

Marijuana DUI

What is the Penalty for a Marijuana DUI Charge in Pennsylvania?

Pennsylvania legalized medical marijuana in 2016. Even though the state has legalized marijuana for medical use, marijuana continues to be illegal for recreational use in the state. Regardless of whether you have a medical prescription for marijuana or you are using marijuana for recreational purposes, you can be charged with marijuana DUI for having any… Read more »

Traumatic Brain Injuries From an Accident Can Increase Risk of Dementia

Brain injuries are common in motor vehicle accidents. When a pedestrian, bicyclists, or occupant of a vehicle is involved in a traffic crash, the impact of the collision can cause the head to collide with another object. Even if a person does not strike his or her head in the accident, the force of the… Read more »

Two Traumatic Injuries Common in Commercial Truck Accidents

Many drivers in Pennsylvania, including Erie, Edinboro, and Warren, understand the dangers of sharing our roads with large commercial vehicles. Even though we need the commercial trucking industry to transport goods throughout the country efficiently and cost-effectively, sharing the roads with these massive vehicles can be deadly. Thousands of people are injured and killed in… Read more »

Why Doesn’t The Insurance Company Want Me To Hire an Erie Personal Injury Lawyer?

When you are injured in an accident, you may not know what steps to take to protect your legal right to receive compensation for your injuries. Hiring an Erie personal injury attorney can help relieve the stress and anxiety that many accident victims experience after a traumatic event. An attorney can deal directly with the… Read more »

Three Tips for Avoiding Motorcycle Accidents in Erie, PA

If you are a motorcyclist, you are probably looking forward to the 2018 Roar on the Shore bike event. Thousands of motorcyclists will descend upon our area for a week of entertainment, motorcycle rides, vendors, concerts, and great food. With an increase in the number of motorcycles on the road during the event, it is… Read more »

Things You Need to Know About Meeting With Your Doctor After an Accident

If you are injured in a motor vehicle accident, slip and fall, or other personal injury accident, one of the first steps you should take is to see a doctor. Regardless of whether you believe you are seriously injured, it is in your best interest to be checked by a physician after an accident. The… Read more »