Car Accidents Archives

Hiccups for Uber’s self-driven car

Uber signaled its intention to defy California regulators and refused to apply for permits to operate self-driven cars in the state. Unfortunately, a mere week after this revelation, it appears that Uber’s self-driven vehicles are not quite as reliable as they are touted, and they might get “confused” by bike lanes.

Treating a child's depression after a car accident

Understandably, physical injuries are a primary concern for children who are in motor vehicle accidents. After all, a high-impact collision can leave victims with broken bones, deep lacerations and even brain and spinal damage. But less discussed is the emotional trauma that can result from being in a car accident.

Sickness and driving are a dangerous mix

When winter comes, we are all more vulnerable to coming down with a cold or the flu. You are likely familiar with the symptoms of these illnesses, which can include fatigue, fever, headaches, coughing, sneezing and muscle aches. To put it bluntly, suffering from a seasonal illness is absolutely no fun. But were you aware that it can also cause problems on the road?

What do you do after an accident that wasn't your fault? Part 1

Everyone would like to think that they are prepared to deal with a car accident. But car accidents are by their very nature they are confusing and frightening. The sudden unexpected impact will jar anyone out of their normal thinking processes, so it is important to think about and prepare for these eventualities, so you are ready.

Are smartwatches distracting drivers?

Smartwatches are taking the world by storm. A plethora of devices from wrist-worn fitness trackers to full-blown smartwatches are being offered to drivers. Unfortunately, these smartwatches are another device that distracts drivers. The study, from Tech Times out of the United Kingdom, found that smartwatches may, in fact, be more distracting than smartphones.

Man faces assault charge after DWI crash

So many accidents are caused by individuals driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. In fact, it may seem as though it is the majority, and in Pennsylvania, it is no different. In a recent article, we learn of a 52-year-old Pennsylvania man who is now facing several charges after causing a wreck on the highway.

17-year-old charged after fatal hit-and-run while on cell

More than two months after a fatal hit-and-run accident, the distracted teen driver that hit and killed a man and his dog is finally facing charges. According to authorities, the 18-year-old female has now been charged with death by auto and leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident resulting in death, for the April incident.

Help Us Help Ian

Helping injured people is what the Pennsylvania injury lawyers at Purchase & George do every day and so, when we heard about Ian Malesiewski, a sophomore at Cathedral Prep in Erie who suffered a catastrophic spinal cord injury in a wrestling tournament on June 3, our first thought was, "What can we do to help?"Ian Malesiewski is an unusually gifted student athlete.  If you search on-line for "Ian Malesiewski Erie" you'll read about his injury, but you'll also find other articles about him. You'll read of his many athletic accomplishments as a standout wrestler and football player, accomplishments achieved as much because of hard work and dedication as his natural gifts.  You'll find friends and community members who speak of his fierce loyalty and his generous nature.  You'll learn that Ian is enthusiastically supportive of others, frequently leading the cheers for his classmates in sports other than football and wrestling.  Ian is now recovering in Akron, OH from surgery to stabilize his fractured cervical vertabrae.  His family hopes he will soon be weaned off breathing assistance and, sometime after that, can be moved to a hospital closer to home.  The end of the long road ahead for Ian is uncertain, but the road itself is not.  As injury lawyers who have represented people with traumatic spinal cord injuries, we know his needs are extensive and are likely to include intensive physical therapy, home modifications, nursing care and attendant care, transportation modifications and, always, medications and medical equipment.We decided it was important to help and important enough to ask all of you to help, too.  In fact, we decided to issue a challenge to you, our faithful readers.  If you raise $3,000 by August 31, we'll match you dollar for dollar for a total contribution of $6,000.  If you raise $5,000 by August 31, we'll match you two dollars for every dollar contributed for a total contribution of $15,000.  As an added incentive, we'll hold a drawing in September which includes the names of the first 50 donors who make contributions by August 31 and one lucky winner will be selected to have a dinner for two cooked by our own Eric Purchase (who, frankly, is happy to seize any opportunity to cook, eat and entertain but about whose cooking Purchase & George, P.C. makes no representations or warranties). You can help by making checks payable to "Ian H. Malesiewski Special Needs Trust" and sending them c/o Purchase & George, P.C., 2525 W. 26th Street, Erie, PA 16506.     Donations in any amount will be gratefully accepted.  Please send your check today for $5, $25, $50 or whatever amount is right for you.

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