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 »
What To Expect When You File a Pedestrian Accident Claim in Erie?
The number of pedestrians killed by motor vehicles has increased in recent years. According to the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), 2019 preliminary numbers appear to indicate that it will be the deadliest year for pedestrians in 30 years. In the first half of 2019, 74 pedestrians died in Pennsylvania. Pedestrians and drivers need to… Read more »
Pedestrian Accidents – Watch for Pedestrians Rushing Across the Street or to Their Cars in Erie
Drivers have a duty to operate their vehicle in a manner that does not place others in danger. This duty extends to pedestrians that may be crossing the road or walking through parking lots. If a driver hits a pedestrian, the driver may be held liable for damages if the driver was negligent in breaching… Read more »
New Research Study Identifies Who Is Most at Risk for a Fatal Pedestrian Accident
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released data associated with fatal pedestrian traffic accidents in 2015. According to the research, you can draw inferences about who might be at the highest levels of risk when walking near streets and roads. The data showed that 73% of fatal pedestrian accidents happen in urban areas while only… Read more »
Pedestrian Hit and Run Accidents in Erie: Who is Responsible?
A woman in her thirties was struck in a hit and run accident on November 12 at 16th and German Streets on Erie’s east side. She suffered serious leg injuries and witnesses obtained the license plate number of the black Cadillac SUV who left the scene. A hit and run accident is regarded as highly… Read more »
SUV Hits Meadville Man in Wheelchair
A Meadville resident was minding his own business, when he was hit by an SUV and knocked out of his wheelchair. The SUV’s front tire blew out and caused the driver to lose control of the vehicle. The SUV left the roadway, and struck the man in the wheelchair who was traveling in the berm… Read more »
Free Rides Home for Erie Residents
Free Cab Rides Home From Local Businesses for Erie Residents Some local Erie PA businesses are sponsoring free cab service during the Holidays. Erie residents looking for a safe way home from local bars or restaurants can call Erie Yellow Cab & request the Holiday Care Cab. Sponsored By: Erie Yellow Cab WJET-TV WXFP-TV YourErie.com… Read more »
Uninsured / Underinsured Motorist Coverage Can Really Help
Uninsured / Underinsured Motorist Coverage While Pennsylvania law dictates that all drivers must carry liability insurance, a considerable number of motorists do not comply. If you are in a car accident whereby the other driver is at fault and does not have insurance, what do you do to get your medical bills paid? You can… Read more »