If you cause a car accident, it is best to consult a lawyer. This is due to the fact that insurers are not always eager to settle cases fairly. In Pennsylvania, there is another issue associated with car accidents. The state is no-fault, which means both the at-fault party and the injured person go to their own insurance company to be compensated. However, there are situations where the amount of compensation is greater than the insured’s policy. In this case, a lawsuit can be filed against the at-fault party.
Accidents throughout Erie are possible at any moment given the amount of traffic on our roads. Erie is the fourth largest city in Pennsylvania, so heavy traffic is to be expected. With heavy traffic also comes an increase in traffic accidents. However, are traffic accidents more common during certain times of the day? The Dangers… Read more »
Pain is common after an accident. Even if you do not suffer serious injuries, you may be sore and stiff for several days or weeks after the crash. However, when does pain become chronic? Is there a certain number of days that you must be in pain or a certain pain level you must experience… Read more »
If another party has injured you through no fault of your own, you may be entitled to recover compensation from that party. However, you typically need to file a claim with the party’s insurance provider to recover compensation. Examples of incidents that can give rise to a personal injury claim include: Car accidents Bicycle accidents… Read more »
PennDot released a report today on 2014 crash data and the numbers are very encouraging. Deaths from traffic accidents in Pennsylvania reached an all time low in 2014. PA began keeping track of this statistic in 1928, so the new low is quite significant. PennDOT Safety Campaigns PennDot is the business of safety, and would… Read more »
Chautauqua County Sheriffs are investigating a head-on collision between a Warren PA resident and a woman from Russell, PA. The car accident happened on PA Route 62, just north of the Pennsylvania / New York border just before 8:00 am yesterday (Tuesday, March 24th). Initial reports indicate that the vehicle being driven by a Warren… Read more »
More Car Accidents In Erie Lately In a recent story, WICU mentions an increase of car accidents bringing extra business to local auto body shops. This brought up a very good point to a woman who was just in my office the other day asking if she was required to use the insurance company’s “Approved”… Read more »
What you do after a car accident can affect your legal rights and your rights to compensation for your injuries. Below, we have listed the top 5 questions we hear people ask our personal injury attorneys after a car accident. 1. Who pays for the damage to my car?
Pennsylvania State Police Release New Year’s Eve Statistics for 2015 Car Accidents Reported to PA State Police There were a total of 404 car accidents investigated by Pennsylvania State Police during the three day New Year’s holiday, spanning from December 31, 2014 to January 2, 2015. Of those 404 car crashes, there were 133 injuries… Read more »
Driver in Erie Car Accident Faces DUI Charges There was a car accident in Fairview Friday Night (December 26th) near Van Camp Road along Avonia which involved an SUV, a Buick Rendezvous. Girard police report that the SUV was traveling Northbound on Route 98 when the vehicle left the roadway. The SUV went up an… Read more »