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What You Need to Know About Head-On Collisions in Pennsylvania

A head-on collision occurs when two vehicles hit each other, front end to front end. In 2016, 4,764 head-on collisions occurred in Pennsylvania, causing 132 deaths – or approximately one in every 10 vehicle accident fatalities – according to the Pennsylvania… Read More

Scott Cooper Re-Appointed to Board at Dauphin County Bar Association’s President’s Gala

On Saturday, Feb. 10, 2016, Firm Partner Scott Cooper attended the Dauphin County Bar Association’s President’s Gala at the West Shore Country Club. At the annual dinner, Cooper was appointed to the organization’s Board of Directors for another year. Cooper… Read More

Social Security Disability Payment Schedule for 2018

Many Social Security Disability recipients have no other form of income than these benefits. Therefore, it is important that they know when to expect their benefit check. The Social Security Administration (SSA) maintains a schedule for when it pays benefits.   The… Read More

Understanding Punitive Damages in Pennsylvania Personal Injury Lawsuits

The purpose of damages in most personal injury cases is to help compensate an accident victim for monetary losses. The purpose of punitive damages, however, is to punish the wrongdoer by requiring him or her to pay the victim. Pennsylvania limits punitive… Read More

Scott Cooper Speaks at Pennsylvania Bar Association 2018 Midyear Meeting

Schmidt Kramer was honored to have partner Scott Cooper represent the firm as an invited speaker at the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s (PBA) 2018 Midyear Meeting hosted in January. Cooper participated in a continuing legal education (CLE) seminar titled… Read More

Reasons to Hire an Attorney After a Slip-and-Fall Accident

Slip-and-fall accidents can be complicated, as it is not always apparent to the injured victim what party or parties could be held liable for the incident. A skilled personal injury attorney can protect your rights and help you obtain the compensation… Read More

Workplace Hazards During Winter

Winter weather can create dangerous conditions when working outside. Workers may suffer serious injuries, including electrocution, fractures, strains, sprains, and other injuries and illnesses. The seasoned Harrisburg workers’ compensation attorneys… Read More

Why Hire a Lawyer After a Commercial Truck Accident

Accidents involving commercial trucks or tractor-trailers often cause more severe injuries than crashes involving passenger vehicles. Their weight and size increase the chances of serious harm or fatality. Contact Schmidt Kramer’s Harrisburg truck accident… Read More

What to Do After a Winter Car Accident

Every year, an average of 65 deadly winter car accidents occur in Pennsylvania, according to data collected by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Auto Insurance Center. Due to ice, sleet and snowy whiteout conditions, wintertime… Read More

Common Construction Site Accidents

Increased heights, heavy machinery, small spaces and tight deadlines often create a recipe for disaster on construction sites. In 2015, 21 percent of all U.S. worker fatalities in the private industry were in construction jobs, according to the Bureau… Read More