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PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS BLOG

Pennsylvania Driving Tests Now Easier Than Ever, But At What Cost?

On June 2nd, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDot) resumed driver’s skills tests with certain modifications after the department cancelled about 28,000 tests scheduled between mid-March and the end of May due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While…

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If you are unemployed and have thought about driving for Uber, you may have decided against it because you did not want to endanger your unemployment benefits. However, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently ruled that Uber drivers are employees. The…

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Workers’ Compensation for Fights or Workplace Violence

There are a variety of injury risks in the workplace, from heavy machinery to slippery floors and defective products. Workplace violence, such as fights between coworkers, also causes a significant number of injuries each year. Filing a workers’ compensation…

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You may have thought the traffic fatality rate would have decreased in April and May due to stay-at-home orders and the closure of non-essential businesses throughout the county. However, despite there being much less traffic on roads throughout the…

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There are two main issues to consider when it comes to your eligibility for Supplemental Security Income, the severity of your medical condition/disability and your monthly income and assets. However, if you have good reason to believe your disability…

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Steps Attorneys May Take to Help Preserve Evidence for an Injury Claim

There are things accident victims can do to help preserve evidence of their injury. For example, taking pictures right after the injury happened could be very helpful when your attorney begins putting your case together. Asking witnesses what they saw…

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Percentage of Fatal Car Crashes Went Up During COVID-19 Lockdowns

Although the COVID-19 lockdowns caused a significant decrease in car accidents, the empty roads may have enticed many drivers to speed, resulting in deadlier crashes in many cities. According to an analysis performed by Reuters, the ratio of deadly accidents…

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Is the Minimum Car Insurance Coverage Enough if You Are in an Accident?

Every state has different auto insurance laws and requirements regarding a driver’s financial responsibility for operating a motor vehicle. In Pennsylvania, all drivers must carry a certain amount of car insurance to protect them from being injured or…

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Can You Obtain Compensation from Your Own Car Insurance Policy?

It is only natural to think the other driver who caused the crash should be financially responsible for your damages. In most states, that is the case. Pennsylvania is one of a handful of states that requires drivers to purchase personal injury protection…

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Answers To Frequently Asked Questions About PA Auto Accidents

Q) Will I meet with a lawyer? Yes. At the initial consultation, a lawyer from Schmidt Kramer will meet with you. Throughout the remainder of our representation of you, a lawyer and a legal assistant will be involved in the handling of your claim. Q)…

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