So, it's time for our obligatory annual Erie injury lawyer blog about July 4 fireworks safety. I know you've heard it all before and so I won't re-hash our safety tips for you here other than to address two subjects.
I'm on vacation with my family and wouldn't ordinarily be posting to our Pennsylvania injury law blog. I didn't even bring a laptop with me. But an article in today's USA Today has me in our hotel's business center writing to you, gentle readers.
An Erie County dog bite incident has left a 7 year-old girl with serious facial injuries. Police report that a pit bull in Millcreek Township, Pennsylvania attacked and seriously injured a 7 year old girl yesterday. Millcreek police report that the dog was on a leash and being walked by its owner in the 2900 block of Arcadia Avenue when the girl and her father approached the owner. The dog lunged at the girl, knocked her to the ground and began biting her in the head and face.
June 12, 2012, ERIE, PA -- Sometimes, the Pennsylvania injury lawyer in me just can't help seeing a change of seasons as a time to worry about new hazards. Our household saw its last day of school last Friday and the invitations to visit our friends and neighbors for pool parties have begun already. We're grateful for such friends (I carefully select my friends using important criteria like pool ownership, boat ownership and hunting camp ownership) but it reminds me that Pennsylvania people are going to be spending a lot of time in and around swimming pools. As an Erie injury attorney who has represented people in far too many tragic pool accidents, I feel obliged to post reminders about swimming pool safety.
June 9, 2012, Meadville, PA -- As Crawford County injury attorneys, we know that employment injuries not only result in workers compensation claims but can also result in product liability and other personal injury claims. A recent Meadville foundry fire highlights that important lesson.
May 28, 2012, ERIE, PA -- Dog attacks are on the rise across the nation and Pennsylvania is helping to lead the way, according to new information from the Insurance Information Institute.
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.
April 14, 2012, ERIE, PA -- A Gannon student was seriously injured last night in a fall from the second story balcony of a fraternity house. To a Pennsylvania property liability lawyer, the accident raises important questions of legal responsibility.
October 31, 2011, ERIE, PA -- Tonight is Halloween and, most counties in northwest Pennsylvania (except Crawford County) will be having their trick or treaters out in force between roughly 5 and 8 p.m. In the City of Eerie and Harborcreek, trick-or-treating will be 6 - 8 p.m.