Avoiding Parking Lot Accidents

You pull into a crowded parking lot, maybe at the mall, or at the hospital. Immediately you are apprehensive about where you park and who is parked near you.  Accidents in crowded parking lots account for twenty percent of all car accidents, so you are right to hesitate. 

Here are some practical steps you can take to minimize your risks.

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Home-Based Businesses: Making Sure You are Protected

The rise of the personal computer and the large number of jobs lost during the recession drove many Americans to set up shop in their homes. Today, the U.S. Small Business Administrationreports that home-based businesses now account for half of all businesses in the United States.

Preventing Kitchen Fires

According to the Red Cross, cooking fires are the number one cause of home fires and related injuries. In addition, an estimated 90 percent of these fires are caused by unattended cooking, while home fires are more likely to start in your kitchen than in any other area of your home.

Outdoor Fire Safety

Outdoor fires are a popular, and warm, way to carry summer fun into fall. My family in particular loves nothing better than a warm fire around our fire pit when friends and family are visiting, and we have no shortage of wood and marshmallows stashed for these spur of the moment occasions. If you’re new to hosting outdoor fires, here are tips to help you get started.

What Causes a Dog to Bite?

What makes a dog bite and how to prevent it.During the summer months, our families are often outside more. Warm summer evenings are the perfect time to take Rover for a walk. But, even this simple activity comes with certain risks. 

When you think about biting dogs, you usually picture the more agressive breeds, not your lovable family dog. But, even the sweetest, most even tempered pooch can sometimes go on the offensive.

Planning A Summer Get Away?

Be sure to check out this information from Erie Insurance about gas prices, traffic congestion and risk of accidents.

Erie awarded for Highest Customer Satisfaction

 J.D. Power and Associates announced that ERIE had received its award for “Highest in Customer Satisfaction with the Auto Insurance Purchase Experience.”

This award recognizes ERIE’s top ranking in J.D. Power and Associates’ 2013 Insurance Shopping Study. It’s an impressive honor that demonstrates our performance in meeting Customers’ expectations when it comes to shopping for auto insurance.

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