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August 2010 Archives

Erie Motorcycle Accident Lawyer : Victim of 38th Street Motorcycle Crash Identified

September 1, 2010, ERIE, PA -- Megan Porter, 24, was a passenger on an eastbound motorcycle on East 38th Street when a reportedly drunk driver made a left turn in front of the motorcycle. Ms. Porter was thrown from the motorcycle and killed.

Erie County Car Accident Lawyers : Union City Car Accident Injures 2

September 1, 2010, Union City, PA -- The Erie Times reports that two people were injured in a one car crash in Union City early this morning. Dennis Hodges, 33, was reportedly unable to negotiate a left curve while southbound in the 100 block of North Main Street. He reportedly traveled off the road, over corrected and collided with a retaining wall.

Erie Car Accident Lawyers : PennDOT Employees Suffer Minor Injuries in Cochranton Accident

September 1, 2010, Cochranton, PA -- Two PennDOT employees suffered minor injuries in a Cochranton, PA car accident when the driver of a PennDOT vehicle became ill and lost control of the vehicle.

Erie Motorcycle Accident Lawyers : Fatal Motorcycle Accident on East 38th Street

August 31, 2010, ERIE, PA -- In a summer already marked by too many motorcycle fatalities, the Erie Times reports yet another fatal Erie motorcycle accident has occurred. The victim was riding on the back of a motorcycle on East 38th Street in the City of Erie when an oncoming motorist made a left turn in front of the motorcycle. The motorcycle's driver was unable to avoid the collision which killed his passenger and left him injured.

Erie Injury Lawyers : Injured Teacher Perseveres

August 30, 2010, ERIE, PA -- Cindy Lair was visiting her hairdresser when it happened. She suffered an Erie trip and fall. She knew almost immediately that something was very wrong. She had terrible pain and the strange sensation that her arm was hanging upside down, even though it was obviously right where it belonged.

Purchase, George & Murphey Sponsor Benefit for Henry Rafferty

August 25, 2010, ERIE, PA -- The Erie injury lawyers at Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C. are pleased to help sponsor the benefit for Henry Rafferty, the landscaper who was badly injured at Sarah Reed Retirement Center on June 25, 2010 when struck by a vehicle.

New Blossoms New Life Tournament - P & G Team Enjoys Beautiful Erie Morning

August 28, 2010, ERIE, Pa -- Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C., P.C. were pleased to again be a major sponsor of the New Blossoms New Life Tournament held today at Elk Valley Golf Course in Fairview, PA. The event was very well attended. There were so many golfers who wanted to attend that not all could be accommodated in the morning tournament. So, organizers arranged for a mini-afternoon tournament to follow.

Purchase Board Certified : Family Proud

August 27, 2010, ERIE, Pa -- News that Dr. Rob Purchase passed the oral portions of his board exams flashed through the Purchase family today and is reported in our News section . Family members report both pride and relief that the board certification seems to confirm that Dr. Purchase will now be able to support himself and his family with this whole "orthopedic surgery" gig that some feared was just a passing fad.

Erie Truck Accident Lawyer : Reward Offered in I-90 Hit & Run Fatality

August 26, 2010, ERIE, PA -- The Erie County District Attorney and the Erie County Neighborhood Watch Council have offered a $500 reward for information that leads police to the driver of either truck involved in a hit and run fatal Erie truck accident on I-90 in North East Township, Pennsylvania last Friday.

Erie Car Accident Lawyers : New Article on Recorded Statements

As part of our ongoing commitment to educate people about Pennsylvania car accidents, we've posted a new article that discusses when you should agree to give a recorded statement to an insurance company, when you should absolutely refuse to give a recorded statement to an insurance company, and six easy tips to ensure that your recorded statement avoids the mistakes that can ruin a good car accident case.

Erie Truck Accident Lawyers : Witnesses Sought in Fatal I-90 Hit & Run

August 24, 2010, ERIE, PA -- Police continue to search for witnesses to the Erie fatal hit and run accident on I-90 in North East Township on August 20, 2010. For more information, see our first bl og on this Erie truck accident and our second blog which came out after it was revealed there was a second truck driver involved who also fled the scene.

Erie Car Accident Lawyer - New Article: 3 Ways to Ruin Your Doctor and Your Case

If you've been injured in an Erie car accident you may have heard that there are mistakes you can make that can ruin your case. In one of our newest car accident articles, we reveal three of the most common and most damaging mistakes that injured people make when interacting with their doctors after a Pennsylvania car accident and show you how following just a few simple rules can save you from those mistakes.

Erie Car Accident Lawyers : Article Added - Who Will Pay My Medical Bills?

If you've been injured in a Pennsylvania car accident, one of the first questions you are likely to ask is, "Who will pay my medical bills?" In keeping with our goal of educating the public about Erie car accident cases, we've added an article to our car accident library that answers that question and outlines the priority in which Pennsylvania law places the various payment alternatives.

Erie Car Accident Lawyers : Bayfront Parkway DUI Accident Leads to ARD for Soldier

An accident on the Bayfront Parkway in Erie that caused serious injury to a local physician has led to an alternative disposition of criminal DUI charges against the solider who apparently caused the accident by driving while intoxicated and crossing the center line.

Erie Car Accident Lawyers : New "Do it Yourself" Info

If you've been seriously injured in a Pennsylvania car accident, we strongly suggest that you consult with an experienced Erie car accident lawyer. But for those of you who are going to try to handle it yourselves despite that advice, we've offered some free advice from Erie car crash lawyers on how to deal with the other guy's insurance company, including tips on how to handle your initial disclosures, whether to agree to a recorded statements and when to make a written demand.

Erie Train Accident Lawyers : PA Train Accident : North East Car Struck by Train Stuck on Tracks

August 21, 2010, ERIE, Pa -- The Erie Times reports that a car got stuck on a CSX railroad track crossing on Remington Road in North East, Pennsylvania and was struck by a train. The driver was able to exit the vehicle prior to the Pennsylvania train crossing collision and the report does not indicate that she was injured.

Erie Pennsylvania Truck Accident Lawyers : More on Fatal I-90 Hit and Run

August 21, 2010, ERIE, PA - Yesterday I posted information in our Pennsylvania truck accident blog about a terrible hit and run Erie County truck accident on I-90 near North East, PA yesterday. New information since then has emerged about the family who was victimized in this accident and the revelation that there were actually two trucks involved in this accident and both drivers fled the scene.

Meadville Car Accident Lawyers : Pennsylvania Car Crash : Shermansville Road Rollover Accident Injures Two

August 21, 2010, MEADVILLE, PA -- The Erie Times News reported today that two people were injured and hospitalized as a result of a Crawford County rollover crash on Shermansville Road in Summit Township, Pennsylvania.

Erie Truck Accident Lawyers : Semi Hit and Run Fatality on I-90

August 20, 2010, ERIE, PA -- A story on this morning reports that a large blue semi-tractor or other large truck caused a fatal Erie County truck accident and then left the scene on I-90 this morning around 1 am. Readers with any information about this accident should call the Pennsylvania State Police at (814) 898-1641.

Crawford County Car Accident Lawyers : Tionesta Man Dead in Rollover

The Erie Times News reports that a Tionesta man was killed in a Crawford County rollover accident off Route 408 in Troy Township, Pennsylvania. Jacob C. Dietrich, 21, was reportedly driving his 1998 Jeep Wrangler on Route 408 near Steadman Road when the Jeep left the road and rolled over three times. Mr. Dietrich was thrown from the vehicle and killed as a consequence of this Pennsylvania car accident.

Erie County Car Crash Lawyers : Edinboro Car Accident : Rt 99 Rollover

The Erie Times reported today that a woman was injured in an Erie County car crash when her vehicle rolled off Route 99 and struck a utility pole. The woman was taken to an unnamed hospital for treatment. The extent of her injuries was not reported.

Erie Car Accident Lawyers : Minivan Accident on Liberty Street Injures One

August 19, 2010, Erie, PA - The Times reported on an Erie car accident yesterday on Liberty Street near 13th Street. Two minivans collided near 1 pm and at least one person was injured and taken to Hamot Hospital. Details on how the accident occurred were not provided.

Erie Accident Lawyers : Lawyer Advertising : Video Goes Too Far?

I practiced for 15 years without giving much of a thought to lawyer advertising. But when I left my big firm for a solo practice and then joined my partner in a joint effort to successfully represent injured people, injury lawyer advertising became a topic that is never too far from my thoughts.

Erie Car Accident Lawyer : Fatal Buffalo Road Accident

August 18, 2010, Erie, PA - The Erie Times News reports a fatal Erie car accident occurred on Buffalo Road Monday night. According to the report, Benjamin L. Kirkland was killed when his vehicle crossed the center line and struck an oncoming vehicle driven by Ashli Dornhoefer. Ms. Dornhoefer's injuries were reportedly minor.

Erie DUI Car Crash Lawyers : Pennsylvania Man Sentenced to 3 - 6 Years in Fatal Harborcreek Accident

A DUI related fatality in Erie last fall has led to a state prison sentence for a North East man. Frank Stewart was sentenced yesterday for the September 20, 2009 crash that killed his friend, Jeffrey Lencki.

Erie Car Insurance Lawyers : Insurance Reviews : Injury Claims

I occasionally will search to see how insurance companies are rated on-line by real-life consumers. Even accounting for the tendency of on-line reviews to be a magnet for the chronically discontent, the on-line reviews are noteworthy for how uniformly unhappy people are who present injury claims to insurance companies.

Dog Bite Lawyer in Erie, Pennsylvania - Dog Bite Law News - Man Sentenced to 12 Months in Erie

Matthew Havern owned a pit bull mix that had a history of attacking children. After the first attack (on a four year old in November 2006), Mr. Havern pled guilty to dog law violations and was required to register, vaccinate and take measures to restrain the dog. While Mr. Havern placed the dog in his basement, he otherwise failed to comply with the Pennsylvania dog law and lied to a dog warden, claiming he no longer owned the dog.

Erie Wrongful Death Lawyers : Fatal Injury Lawyer : $6.5 Million Wrongful Death Settlement

A well known Jamaican resort has recently settled a Pennsylvania wrongful death claim arising out of the death of an Erie, Pennsylvania man who was staying at the resort with his family to attend a wedding.

Pennsylvania Insurance Claim Lawyers : New Opinion Clarifies Rules for Stacking UM/UIM Coverage

On July 21, 2010 the Superior Court issued an opinion in the matter of Sackett v. Nationwide Insurance Company. This opinion comes on the heels of two prior Supreme Court opinions in the same case and the opinions have come to be known as Sackett I, II & III.

Erie Medical Malpractice Lawyer : Wrong Site Surgery Protocol Revised 2009

The Universal Protocol for Preventing Wrong Site, Wrong Procedure and Wrong Person Surgery became effective July 1, 2004 for all accredited hospitals, ambulatory care and office-based surgery facilities. The Universal Protocol was created to address the continuing problem of wrong site, wrong procedure and wrong person surgery in American hospitals. The Universal Protocol drew upon recommendations that had been made by authoritative commentators for years but which had not been universally adopted or followed by American hospitals. There are three principal components of the Universal Protocol: conducting a pre-procedure verification process, marking the procedure site, and performing a time-out before the procedure.

Pennsylvania Car Accident Book : Readers Edit First Edition

The first edition of The Ultimate Guide to Car Accident Cases in Pennsylvania: A Roadmap to Justice has been out only a week and already readers are calling in their edits. Most are helpful. Some deal with typos. But one mistake led to a wildly inflated value and so we note it here and promise to have it corrected for the 2nd edition.

Erie Car Accident Attorneys : Mother Charged in DUI Crash that Kills 14-Year-Old

On August 1, 2010, Christa Logue was driving her 2006 Dodge Caravan south on I-79 in Erie County, Pennsylvania when she apparently lost control, hit the median strip and caused a rollover car accident. Her 14 year old son, Joshua Gibson, was thrown from the vehicle and killed.

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