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.
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Sports are not without risk. In fact, almost two million people are hurt every year due to sports-related injuries. No one is spared, and approximately 1.35 million minors are seen in the emergency room annually due to an injury. There are many types of sports-related injuries, and some are more serious than others. They range from bruises and lacerations to fractures and traumatic brain injuries. It is important to maintain a safety profile to keep the number of injuries low. Let’s look at some common sports-related injuries in the country.
Insurance coverage is an important factor in a personal injury claim, especially in Pennsylvania. In the first place, Pennsylvania is a no-fault state. Second, knowing that insurance coverage is available makes it reasonably certain that if a case is resolved in your favor, you will be paid. Without this coverage, an injured party may have to pay for all damages out of their own pocket. Since this is impossible for many people in the state, we need to become familiar with the types of and need for insurance coverage.
Road rash is an injury that occurs to those who are involved in an accident while riding a bicycle, motorcycle, skateboard, scooter or just walking along. Although most people can imagine that friction rash is painful, what they might not know is that it can have serious consequences. When a negligent driver or government entity was the reason for the accident injury, the injured person may be able to recover compensation.
Motorcycle safety is not a one-way street. Enjoying riding safely depends on both the motorcyclist and the motorist. Since 2020, 5,458 motorcyclist fatalities were recorded nationwide along with roughly 80,000 injured riders. With eight million motorcycles on the road nationwide, someone is paying attention. Let’s look at motorcycle statistics, rider safety protocols and drivers who pay attention to motorcyclists sharing the road with them.
With over three times the national average, Erie, Pennsylvania gets about 45 inches of snow each year. While beautiful, snow can have its downsides. One drawback to its beauty is the incidence of slip and fall accidents on icy surfaces. Injuries are common and the cost of being laid up and treating a broken arm or leg can be high. If the mishap occurs in front of private property or a commercial business that failed to clear the sidewalks, it is possible to recover damages by filing a slip and fall claim. Winning the claim may be another matter.
For many residents in northwestern Pennsylvania, Autumn is a wonderful time of year. They enjoy the cooler temperatures and the beautiful fall foliage throughout Erie County. At The Travis Law Firm, we also enjoy Autumn, but we also know that personal injury cases can increase during this season for several reasons. Below are several Autumn… Read more »
Are you ready for summer in Pennsylvania? Days on the lake, long motorcycle rides, picnics, and trips to amusement parks are just a few of the activities that Erie County families enjoy during the summer. However, summer also means sunburns, insect stings, falls, bumps, scrapes, and other accidental injuries. Below are seven summertime health and… Read more »
It is bitterly cold outside in Erie, and we probably have not seen the last of winter weather this year. When it is icy and cold outside, it is best to stay indoors where it is warm. However, we cannot always stay at home, even though winter weather makes going outside difficult and dangerous. Below… Read more »
Have you finished your holiday shopping list? If there are children on your gift giving list, you must be careful when choosing toys for kids. Some toys are not appropriate for certain ages. The toy might be perfectly safe for its intended use, but if you give it to a child who is too young… Read more »