Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety , a Washington, D.C. based safety advocacy organization, has been critical of Pennsylvania's teen driving laws for years, having rated Pennsylvania as among the worst states in the union for teen driving laws. A spokesman for the group expressed frustration that Pennsylvania's legislators seem uninterested in the problem of Pennsylvania teen driving accidents.
We're sad to report that today's Erie Times News had a story advising that the Peninsula Bike Safety Rodeo scheduled for this weekend has been cancelled due to lack of registration.
In Prudential v. Ziatyk, Prudential tried to get out of paying benefits to its own insured using the novel argument that its policy only applied to car accidents, not truck accidents.
Pennsylvania ofrece algunos recursos muy atiles para los motociclistas. Uno de estos recursos es la de Pennsylvania Motos Manual del operador del que es una excelente fuente de informacion sobre las leyes de funcionamiento de la motocicleta en Pennsylvania y consejos para la operacion segura de motocicletas en Pennsylvania. Para comodidad de nuestros lectores, nos proporcione una copia del manual en nuestro sitio para descarga gratuita y revision.
The story reports that Erie's Hamot Medical Center is facing a wrongful-death lawsuit that claims the hospital wrongly identifies itself as a trauma center, and that the hospital's lack of preparedness for treating trauma victims led to the unnecessary death of a 2008 motorcycle crash victim. John P. Heynoski suffered blood loss that eventually led to his death while waiting for a helicopter to transport him to a different hospital.
The New Blossoms New Life Foundation is holding its annual "Fairways for Families" Charity Tournament this August 28, 2010 at Elk Valley Golf Course. This event is a fun and affordable ($60 per golfer) scramble format tournament. Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C. will again be a major sponsor of the event and would encourage all our friends, clients, vendors and family to get involved and help. Golfers are welcome, of course, but so is anyone who'd just like to sponsor a hole, contribute a prize or otherwise volunteer and help. More information can be found at the New Blossoms New Life website or by going to the organization's facebook page . Also, anyone interested in golfing or otherwise helping the event (by being a hole sponsor or contributing prizes or in some other fashion) can contact Eric Purchase directly at 814-580-5017.
In Rivero, et al. v. Timblin, et al, a Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas does an excellent job in reviewing and analyzing the case law applicable to cases against Pennsylvania bars and taverns who serve drunk customers and concludes that lawsuits against bars and taverns are not limited to the bare claim that the bar served a visibly intoxicated patron. lnstead, people who've been injured by drunk drivers can sue the bar for all of its acts of carelessness, which can include allegations of poor training for servers, hiring incompetent servers, encouraging drinking (to excess), providing inadequate oversight and other acts of carelessness.
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The Erie Times News has reported that Marina Sarukhanova died yesterday from injuries she'd suffered in a swimming pool accident. The eight year old had been in a coma following a July 3, 2010 incident in which she'd fallen in a residential pool and become trapped in a pool cover.
The Erie County Legal Journal reported a recent post trial opinion which reveals a shocking verdict from an Erie County jury. Purchase and George, P.C. was not involved in any way with this case.
Commercial Truck accidents injure over 100,000 Americans every year. In Pennsylvania during 2007, there were 7,087 crashes involving heavy trucks. Of those 7,087 crashes, 178 were fatal.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has published a number of safety guides for pool, spa, whirlpool and Hot tubs safety that I've added for your review or download in our articles section. Now that summer is here and people in Northwest Pennsylvania are using their pools and having new ones installed, the Erie swimming pool lawyers at Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C. would like to offer information about the responsibilities of pool ownership and to provide information helpful to Erie pool owners and parents. Erie pool injuries can be prevented. Here are links to the publications available on our site: