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May 2012 Archives

Erie County Trial Lawyer News: Court of Common Pleas Report

May 29, 2012, ERIE, PA -- The 2011 Annual Report of the Erie County Court of Common Pleas has been completed and the news for Erie injury cases is not surprising.  Civil trials in Erie, Pennsylvania continue to trend downward, as do filings.

Erie Injury Attorney Quote of the Day

May 28, 2012, ERIE, PA -- Regular readers of our site know that I have an issue with the comic book character version of Pennsylvania injury lawyers as "sharks" or "pit bulls."  The gist of the message, for those of you who've read of this before and for those who'd prefer not to read it at all, is that aggression is an over-used and over-valued tactic among Pennsylvania attorneys and one that the best Erie injury attorneys employ only rarely.

Pennsylvania Car Accident Lawyers: New Seat Belt Campaign

ERIE, PA, May 23, 2012 -- Regular readers of our Pennsylvania car accident law blog know that we are ardent supporters of seat belt use.  In fact, resolving to use seatbelts all the time is perhaps the only New Year's Eve resolution I've ever kept for more than a few months and it came only months after I first started my work as an Erie injury attorney.  So, we're happy to announce that Erie region law enforcement is increasing enforcement this week as part of an effort to increase awareness of seat belt safety rules.

Erie Hit and Run Accident Lawyer News: 38th Street Fatality

May 14, 2012, ERIE, PA -- An Erie hit-and-run car accident killed a fifty-one year old man early Sunday morning.  The accident occurred in the 1100 block of West 38th Street and police continue to look for any information about the driver who fled the scene.

Erie Dog Bite Lawyer News: Pit Bulls "Inherently Dangerous"

May 3, 2012, ERIE, PA -- As Pennsylvania dog bite lawyers, we keep a careful eye on legal developments concerning legal liability for animal attacks, even when these developments happen out of state.  That's why a recent decision by the Maryland Court of Appeals which found pit bulls, as a breed, "inherently dangerous" caught our attention.

Pennsylvania Attorneys Against Distracted Driving: Online Game

May 2, 2012, ERIE, PA -- Regular readers of our Pennsylvania Car Accidents blog know that distracted driving is a particular source of concern for the Erie injury lawyers at our firm.  Now, you can see why.  A new online game allows you to see for yourself how external distractions can affect your ability to respond to traffic conditions.  To give it a try, click HERE.

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