Everyone knows that Erie injury lawyers compete with each other, right? That's true, of course. After all, we're all marketing ourselves in search of the same work. But Pennsylvania injury attorneys also collaborate with one another. In fact, some of our best clients are other Erie car accident lawyers who send their cases to us when a trial is necessary. One of those lawyers recently allowed us to publish a very nice note he sent us about how helpful it was for him to be able to tell the defense lawyer (and the defense insurance company) that we'd be trying his case if they weren't able to get it settled.
Last week, an Erie County jury rendered a Pennsylvania car accident verdict that should make State Farm think twice before trying to take advantage of injured people in northwestern Pennsylvania. In Engel v. Palmer and State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, a case tried for the plaintiff by Erie injury lawyer Eric J. Purchase, the jury found for the plaintiff and awarded damages of $375,968.32. Prior to trial, State Farm had offered no more than $18,000.
Our Pennsylvania car accidents library is one article larger today than it was last week. We added an article entitled "Tips from an Erie Car Accident Lawyer: Teach Your Teen to Drive in Pennsylvania." We write all of our articles with an eye toward being helpful but this one's origins stem from my personal experience.
Our Pennsylvania car accidents blog is frequently a forum for distracted driving information. As Erie auto injury lawyers, it's a favorite and recurring topic. Still, we couldn't resist adding some new information that allows us to "rank" some of the most common driving distractions in order of danger.
As Erie car accident lawyers, we've felt an obligation to try to spread the word about the dangers of texting and driving. That's why we partnered with the Pennsylvania State Police and WJET to make presentations to area high schools and employers about the risks of texting and driving and it's why we have spent so much time on that risk in other posts on this Erie accident law website. Today's news brings another example of the risks of texting while driving.
Two Erie car accidents are in the news today.
Authorities are reporting an Erie car accident involving 6 vehicles and 9 reported injuries that occurred on the Bayfront Parkway yesterday evening near 5:30 p.m. Details of the Pennsylvania auto collision are still being developed but it appears the accident began with a high speed collision in the southbound lane of the Parkway near its intersection with East 6th Street.
A tragic Tionesta car accident claimed the lives of three teens in Forest County, Pennsylvania Wednesday night. Early reports indicate the one vehicle auto crash occurred on German Hill Road in Green Township at about 7:30 p.m. when the driver lost control of his vehicle and went off the road, striking a tree.
Pennsylvania car accidents are a staple of our Erie injury lawyer blog. Family and friends sometimes find their way here, too. It is a sad day, however, when the two subjects intersect as they do today.
As Pennsylvania car crash attorneys, we know that distracted driving isn't limited to hand-held devices. Now, a new AAA study confirms that even "Hands-Free" devices pose a significant risk for distraction.