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October 2010 Archives

Erie Motorcycle Accident Lawyers : Man Injured in E. 12th Street Accident

November 1, 2010, Erie, PA -- A motorcyclist was seriously injured in an Erie motorcycle accident at the intersection of East 12th Street and the Bayfront Connector Sunday morning. The accident happened at approximately 5 a.m. when the motorcyclist reportedly drove into the rear of a vehicle stopped at a red light.

Erie Car Crash Attorneys: Greenfield Township Crash Injures One

November 1, 2010, ERIE, PA -- An Erie County car crash on Station Road in Greenfield Township has one person in the hospital. The crash occurred Sunday at 5:28 a.m. near the intersection of Station Road and Dougan Road. The injured person was taken to the hospital by Brookside Ambulance. No other information was available.

Erie Car Accident Lawyers: 3 Ejected in Greene Township Accident

November 1, 2010, Erie, PA -- Three people were ejected from a vehicle in a crash in Greene Township early Sunday morning. The Erie county car accident happened Sunday near 4 am. All three occupants are believed to have been ejected from the vehicle, at least one of them is critically injured. All were taken to Hamot Medical Center.

Crawford County Car Accident Lawyers: Rogers Ferry Road Crash Injures 3

October 30, 2010, Meadville, Pa -- A Crawford County car crash on Rogers Ferry Road yesterday injured three people, at least one of them seriously. Michael L. Bloom, 18, of Conneautville, was westbound on Rogers Ferry Road in Hayfield Township when he reportedly failed to stop for a STOP sign at the intersection with Route 98. A car on Route 98 driven by Nick Loiacona, 51, struck the passenger side of Mr. Bloom's vehicle.

Erie Car Accident Lawyers: Halloween Safety Tips

October 29, 2010, Erie, PA -- The number of pedestrian deaths among pedestrians aged 4 - 14 is four times higher on Halloween than on any other night of the year. Trick-or-treaters excited by the evening forget to pay attention to motorists. So, drivers, be careful. Here we offer tips from AAA to help make the evening a fun and safe one.

Erie Injury Lawyers : Dear Abby Column Hits the Mark

October 28, 2010 -- Injury law is almost always about taking responsibility and making up for harm. Seems simple and yet lawyers are routinely needed to resolve these matters. Why? All too often, people see clearly when others are responsible but completely miss their own responsibility. A recent Dear Abby column illustrated this perfectly.

Mercer Truck Accident Lawyers : Man Killed in I-80 Wrong Way Collision

October 28, 2010, Mercer, PA -- A man traveling in the wrong direction on Interstate 80 in Mercer County was killed yesterday when he crashed head on into a commercial tractor trailer. Paul Warner, 23, of Warren, Ohio, was driving a 1991 Ford Ranger in a westbound direction in the eastbound lanes of I-80 in Shenango Township at about 2:30 a.m. when the Pennsylvania commercial truck accident occurred.

Erie Car Accident Attorneys: 1 Hospitalized in Route 8 Crash

October 28, 2010, ERIE, PA -- A three car crash on Route 8 yesterday has left one man in serious condition and injured three others. Stanley Sobucki, 61, of Erie, was driving a Volkswagen on Route 8 when he struck a deer. Reportedly, he then sideswiped a vehicle driven by Gregory Kester, 48, of Lakewood, OH and then drove into oncoming traffic, colliding with a Chrysler Aspen driven by Duane Post, 42, of Union City.

Erie Medical Malpractice Lawyers : $3.5 Million Verdict to Erie Man

October 27, 2010, ERIE, PA -- An Erie County Jury decided that Hamot Medical Center was responsible for causing a man to suffer permanent brain damage in a case that is believed to be one of the largest Erie medical malpractice verdicts ever. The jury yesterday returned a verdict of $3.5 million in favor of Martin Bliley and against Hamot Medical Center.

Pennsylvania Car Accident Lawyer: Corry Teen Killed in Wayne Township

October 27, 2010, Erie, PA -- A Corry teenager was killed in a one car crash in Wayne Township Tuesday morning. Brittany Fletcher, 16, was killed when her car left the road on a curve and struck some trees. She had been traveling in a 2000 Chevrolet Lumina on Carter Hill Road. Reportedly, she was not wearing her seatbelt.

Erie Wrongful Death Lawyer : Suit Filed in Fire Deaths

October 26, 2010, Erie, PA -- A house fire on July 25, 2010 caused the deaths of two women, Tyreesha Love Richardson and Gwyneth E. Henry. The women were found dead in a third floor bedroom after the fire, which was subsequently learned to have been set by an unknown arsonist.

Erie Car Accident Attorney: Pedestrian Injured on 12th Street in Serious Condition

October 26, 2010, Erie, PA -- An Erie man injured in a pedestrian accident on East 12th Street is in serious condition in Hamot Medical Center's intensive care unit. First reported in this blog yesterday, Wayne Hardesty, 77, was walking south on French Street in the crosswalk when a Dodge Ram turning east from French onto East 12th Street struck him.

Erie Pedestrian Accident Lawyers: Man Hit on East 12th Street

October 25, 2010, ERIE, PA -- A middle aged man was taken to Hamot Medical Center after being struck by a car on East 12th Street Sunday afternoon. The man, whose identity is not yet known, was walking south on French Street crossing East 12th Street at about 4 pm yesterday when struck by a sport utility vehicle. The driver of the SUV has not yet been identified.

Erie Medical Malpractice Lawyers : The Medical Malpractice Myth

October 24, 2010, ERIE, PA -- Tom Baker's "The Medical Malpractice Myth" is a book I wholeheartedly recommend to anyone interested in tort reform. Baker, a professor of law and health science at Penn and a sought after consultant to insurance companies, has assembled an eminently readable and entirely empirical deconstruction of the false assumptions relied upon by those who would deny innocent injured people compensation in the name of "tort reform."

Pennsylvania Insurance Lawyers : Erie Lawyer Named President of PDI

October 24, 2010, Erie, PA -- An Erie lawyer has been named President of the Pennsylvania Defense Institute . Craig R. F. Murphey will serve this year as president of the Pennsylvania insurance industry organization devoted to minimizing compensation to injured people.

Erie Car Crash Lawyer: Man to be Charged in Accident that Cut Power

October 22, 2010, ERIE, PA -- A man will be charged in the Thursday morning crash that cut power to an eastside Erie neighborhood and forced the closing of a school for the day. John Wickham, 39, of Erie was driving his 1997 Chevrolet Blazer in the vicinity of Fairmount Parkway and McClelland Avenue shortly after midnight when he lost control of his vehicle and hit a utility pole and a tree.

Erie Motorcycle Accident Lawyer : North East Man Serious After Cole Road Crash

October 20, 2010, North East, PA -- An Erie motorcycle accident at the intersection of Cole Road and Route 89 has left a man in serious condition at Hamot Hospital. Daniel Mundaniohl, 65, of North East Township, was on his 2008 Honda motorcycle at the time of the accident. He was wearing a helmet. Little is known about how the accident happened. The hospital reports that Mr. Mundaniohl is in serious condition in the intensive care unit.

Erie Car Accident Lawyer: Former Trooper Becomes Accident Analyst

October 18, 2010, Erie, PA -- Kevin Forcier began learning about accident reconstruction during his 25 years with the State Police. He retired this spring from the State Police and opened his own private consulting firm (4CA Consulting & Reconstruction, LLC) as a nationally certified traffic accident reconstructionist.

Erie Car Accident Lawyer: Woman Hurt in Route 99 Crash

October 18, 2010, Erie, PA -- An Erie car accident last Friday put an Erie woman in Hamot Medical Center where she remained in fair condition Sunday. The accident, first reported in this blog HERE , occurred Friday about 5:30 p.m. on Route 99/Edinboro Road near Reichert Road.

Pennsylvania Car Accident Lawyers: Teen Driver Safety Week Announced

October 16, 2010, ERIE, PA -- The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is reminding teens of the upcoming Teen Driver Safety Week. The week was established by Governor Ed Rendell to coincide with a national observance of the problem.

Erie County Car Accident Lawyers: 2 Injured in Edinboro Road Accident

October 16, 2010, Erie, PA -- A man and a woman were injured in an Erie car accident on Edinboro Road (Route 99) just north of Reichert Road Friday night. Witnesses report that a southbound Ford Ranger pickup truck crossed the center line and struck a northbound GMC Jimmy SUV.

Erie Truck Accident Lawyer - Case Settles After Lawyer Gets Involved

October 15, 2010, Erie, PA -- As part of our commitment to providing helpful information to the public about accident and injury cases, we've posted a new article in our Case Results section. In the new article , we relay the experience of a client who was obviously injured in an accident that was obviously not his fault; the promises made by the insurance company; and the reality of their behavior.

Crawford County Car Accident Lawyers: Boy Flown To Pittsburgh Hospital After Willow Street Accident

October 15, 2010, Meadville, PA -- A 13-year-old boy was struck by a car at the intersection of Willow Street and Liberty Street yesterday. He was initially taken to Meadville Medical Center but subsequently life-flighted to Children's Hospital in Pittsburgh. Little information was available on his condition at time of posting.

Erie County Lawyers Refer to Purchase, George & Murphey...and Love It.

October 13, 2010, Erie, PA -- A lot of people don't know it, but the best injury lawyers can count on referrals from other lawyers in their community. You see, many lawyers don't handle injury cases. Lawyers who do real estate closings or who draft wills, for example, frequently can't stay up on the latest legal developments and trial techniques necessary to handle personal injury and medical malpractice. And so when one of their clients comes to such a lawyer with a personal injury or medical malpractice case, those lawyers refer the client to an Erie injury lawyer.

Blog Entry Suddenly Personal When Victim Becomes Classmate

October 13, 2010, Edinboro, PA -- Monday I blogged about a motorcyclist who was killed in one of those freaky accidents that happen from time to time, an accident where no one seems to be at fault because it was caused by a deer darting across the road. Today I learned the man was a high school classmate. That changes things. How, exactly, I'm not sure. But it changes things.

Erie Car Accident Attorney: Ohio Woman Accused of Assaulting Man with Car

October 12, 2010, Erie, PA -- A 49 year old Ohio woman has been accused of aggravated assault, among other crimes, for hitting a man with her car in a Summit Township golf course parking lot. Susan Fishpaw, of Bucyrus, reportedly drove her 1993 Cadillac DeVille and nearly hit two men who were trying to stop her.

Erie County Motorcycle Accident Lawyer : Motorcyclist Killed in Collision with Deer

Edinboro, PA, October 11, 2010 -- A Franklin Township man was killed when his motorcycle struck a deer. He was not wearing a helmet at the time of the Erie County motorcycle collision, by report. Ricky L. Banks was eastbound on Crane Road near Eureka Road in Franklin Township when the deer crossed his path. His 2001 Harley Davidson hit the deer head on and he was killed when his head struck the road.

Erie County Accident Attorneys: Springfield Man Jailed Following Alleged Vehicular Assault

October 11, 2010, Girard, PA -- A Springfield Township man has been jailed on allegations of vehicular assault following an Erie County motor vehicle accident in a Girard parking lot. Another man was hospitalized and is in fair condition at Hamot Medical Center as a result of the incident.

Pennsylvania Injury Lawyers: 3 Hurt in Lake City Accident

October 10, 2010, ERIE, PA -- Three people were taken by ambulance to Hamot Medical Center after a two vehicle Erie County car accident in Lake City Saturday night. According to an Erie County 991 dispatcher, the accident occurred just after 9 pm on Maple Avenue. Many details are not yet available, including how the accident occurred and the names and conditions of the people involved.

Clarion Car Accident Lawyers: Girl Hurt When Tree Falls on Van

October 9, 2010, Clarion, PA -- An 11 year old girl was injured when a tree fell on a van in Clarion Thursday. Police report that the girl was a passenger in a 2001 Chrysler Town and Country driven by Linda L. Phillips, 43, of Tionesta. The van was northbound on Route 4033 in Farmington Township.

Erie Motorcycle Accident Lawyers : Child of Accident Victim Writes in Erie Times

October 8, 2010, Erie, PA -- Brooke Lewis is a young woman studying World Language and Cultures at Mercyhurst College. She's also the surviving daughter of a man killed in an Erie motorcycle accident this past summer. She shared her heart wrenching tale as well as her plea for driver awareness and rider helmet use in the Erie Times today.

Erie Car Accident Lawyers: Downtown SUV Crash Hurts 2

October 7, 2010, Erie, PA -- Two people were injured in a crash between a Ford F-150 pickup and a Hummer at the intersection of 12th Street and French Street Wednesday. Police report that the Hummer was southbound on French when the westbound F-150 went through the red light on 12th Street and struck the Hummer on the driver's side near the back tire.

Erie County Car Crash Lawyers: Man Merging on I-90 Causes 3 Car Crash

October 6, 2010, ERIE, PA -- A North East man caused a three car crash while merging on to Interstate 90 yesterday, according to police. Zachary Duda, 19, was merging onto the eastbound lanes from Route 430 in Harborcreek Township when he lost control of his pickup truck and veered into the path a tractor trailer.

Erie Car Accident Lawyers: Beware! Lawyers Using "Runners" in Erie Region

October 4, 2010 -- I heard this weekend that a disturbing and unethical personal injury tactic long used in other jurisdictions has been seen in Erie. Apparently, injured people in the hospital (or at home recovering) are being approached by friendly strangers. The pitch goes something like this, "Hi. I'm down the hall with my __________(fill in the blank with relative)___ and I heard about your accident. My brother had an injury like yours. He went to lawyer Jones (not a real name) and it was the best thing he ever did. You should go to lawyer Jones. Lawyer Jones is the best Erie car accident lawyer."

McKean County Car Accident Lawyer : PennDOT Worker Killed

October 2, 2010, Bradford, PA -- A Penndot worker was killed and another injured when a car veered into a work zone on Route 646 in Foster Township, McKean County yesterday. Jack Griffin, 51, of Bradford was working as a flagman when he was struck and killed.

Meadville Car Accident Lawyers : Investigation Ongoing in I-79 Wrong Way Crash

October 2, 2010, Meadville, PA -- The investigation continues into a crash on I-79 that occurred when Raymond Janiuk, 78, drove his car north in the southbound lanes of Interstate 79 near Cussewago Township. Our initial entry about this accident is available HERE.

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