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PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS BLOG

How Refusing Medical Treatment May Affect the Value of Your Claim

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on May 24, 2022 in Car Accidents

Sometimes car crash victims refuse medical treatment at the scene, thinking they are uninjured or only have minor injuries that do not require medical attention. While there are many mistakes injury victims can make that would hurt their chances of recovering compensation, this is one of the biggest. Our licensed attorneys in Harrisburg discuss the […]

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Governors Highway Safety Association Projects Pedestrian Deaths at 40-Year High

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on May 23, 2022 in Car Accidents

U.S. roads were much deadlier for pedestrians in 2021, as pedestrian deaths hit a 40-year high. Last year, a total of 7,485 pedestrians were killed, an 11.5 percent increase compared to 2020, according to projections by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA). Pedestrian deaths also increased in Pennsylvania last year compared to 2020. There was […]

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2022 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Selects Seven Schmidt Kramer Lawyers

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on May 23, 2022 in News

We are pleased to announce seven of our attorneys have been selected for Pennsylvania Super Lawyers for the second year in a row. Partner Scott Cooper was selected for the Top 100 and Daryl Christopher was selected for the 10th consecutive year. Partners Charles Schmidt and Gerard Kramer were also selected once again, along with […]

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Could Refusing Surgery Affect Eligibility for Social Security Disability Benefits?

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on May 16, 2022 in Social Security Disability

One of the things Social Security Disability claims examiners want to know is whether you have taken steps to treat your injuries and potentially improve your condition. If they see that an applicant has received treatment, but it has not improved their ability to work, this person’s application may be more likely to be approved. […]

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Will Staffing Shortages in Health Care Lead to More Personal Injury Claims?

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on May 13, 2022 in Personal Injury

Many industries are understaffed, which creates a host of problems for these industries and the customers and clients they serve. Attorneys who represent plaintiffs have told The Legal Intelligencer understaffing is an issue that has come up much more frequently in recent times. They say understaffing at places like hospitals, prisons and long-term care centers […]

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Can You Seek Compensation for Aggravation of an Existing Injury?

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on May 10, 2022 in Personal Injury

Old injuries can be aggravated by new injuries or by a physically traumatic event such as a car crash. If you can provide evidence of worsening symptoms and show how this is different from what you were dealing with before the accident, you may be able to obtain compensation through an insurance claim or lawsuit. […]

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Why Crash Victims Should Take Steps to Protect Their Credibility

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on May 03, 2022 in Car Accidents

There are many things that factor into the success of a claim for compensation for car crash damages. One of the most important factors is the credibility of the crash victim. If the victim’s credibility is called into question, the insurance company may fight hard to avoid paying out on the claim. Unfortunately, many crash […]

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Can a Car Insurance Company Appeal an Award of Compensation to a Crash Victim?

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on April 29, 2022 in Car Accidents

The insurance company is probably not going to be happy about a jury awarding compensation to a crash victim. While every case is different, sometimes juries award full compensation to the victim. This may mean a settlement for the insurance policy limit, or potentially more than the insurance policy limit. It is important to note […]

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Who May be Liable for a Red-Light Crash in Pennsylvania?

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on April 25, 2022 in Car Accidents

Red-light crashes are incredibly dangerous because drivers who have the right of way expect other drivers to stop at a red light. When they do not stop, they can hit unsuspecting motorists and cause them to suffer severe or even life-threatening injuries. Usually, the driver who runs the red light is found liable for damages […]

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What Can Crash Victims Do if the Liable Driver Lies About the Accident?

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on April 21, 2022 in Car Accidents

The state of Pennsylvania is a no-fault state. In the event of a crash, all parties involved often recover compensation from their own insurance policies regardless of who was at fault. However, no one is absolved from liability. Establishing fault is important if the crash caused serious injury. You may be able to seek compensation […]

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