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How Is an Injury Linked to an Accident?

The burden of proof in an injury claim is on the victim and his or her attorney. That means he or she must provide evidence of the other driver’s negligence and how it caused the injury. The legal team at Schmidt Kramer is prepared to investigate and… Read More

What is the Seat Belt Defense in a Car Accident Claim?

If you were not wearing your seat belt in the accident, you may be worried about whether you can still recover compensation. You may have heard about the so-called seat belt defense, which is when the at-fault party argues you would have been unharmed… Read More

Five Killed in Multivehicle Crash on Pennsylvania Turnpike on Sunday

A tour bus heading to Cincinnati via the Pennsylvania Turnpike rolled over and was hit by two tractor-trailers around 3:40 a.m. on Sunday. The crash resulted in five deaths and injuries to 60 others. According to a public relations officer with the Pennsylvania… Read More

Will My Case Go to Trial or Be Settled Before Going to Court?

This is a common question that injury victims have when they meet with an attorney. They often feel a lot of anxiety about the thought of going through a trial. Below, learn more about when cases may need to go to trial for the victim to have a chance… Read More

How Long Can Social Security Disability Benefits Last?

The answer to this question depends on the specifics of your claim. The Social Security Administration (SSA) may not be finished reviewing your disability after you are approved for benefits. Sometimes applicants are subject to continuing reviews to determine… Read More

Scott Cooper: Recent PA Supreme Court Rulings are Focused on State Constitution

Some of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s recent rulings have gone against precedent on certain issues. However, according to Schmidt Kramer partner Scott Cooper, who was quoted in a recent article from The Legal Intelligencer, the court’s decisions have… Read More

Hundreds of Patients Secretly Recorded at UPMC Carlisle Hospital

A 39-year old man in Franklin County has been charged with multiple counts of indecent assault, child pornography and other criminal activity after an investigation uncovered he was secretly videotaping hundreds of patients, including minors, while working… Read More

How Long Can It Take to Obtain a Settlement from a Lawsuit?

This is one of many questions personal injury victims often have about the legal process. They see medical bills piling up and may be missing work because of their health issues, so they may feel anxious about getting that settlement check. Below, learn… Read More

Our Firm’s Toys for Tots Donation Drive Ends at 5 P.M. Today

Thank you to everyone who has already donated to Schmidt Kramer’s 2019 Toys for Tots donation drive, including our staff (pictured on the left). There is still time for you to donate to the toy drive. Our office is open until 5 p.m. today. Anyone who… Read More

Compensation for an Injury at a Workplace Holiday Party

Office holiday parties can be a lot of fun, but sometimes things get out of hand and people suffer injuries. Victims may wonder if they can pursue compensation for their injuries through the workers’ compensation system. This is a complex issue you can… Read More