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PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS BLOG

Why do Drunk Driving Crash Victims Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?

Every year, drunk driving crashes kill thousands of people on our nation’s roads. Despite these alarming numbers, laws against drunk driving and the severe penalties for this reckless behavior, the crashes continue to happen. When we hear about these…

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How Expert Witnesses May Help Strengthen an Injury Claim

While a third party who witnessed a car crash can only explain what he or she saw, expert witnesses can use their extensive knowledge and experience to clarify many aspects of a case. For example, a medical expert witness could provide testimony about…

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2020 Election: How You Can Vote By Mail in Pennsylvania

The 2020 presidential election is fast approaching and so are the deadlines to register to vote and request an absentee ballot. Voters are increasingly choosing absentee and mail-in ballots because they are a convenient way to vote. Below, Schmidt Kramer…

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Is Compensation Available for Pedestrians Injured in a Car Crash?

Even though there was a decrease in pedestrian fatalities in Pennsylvania in 2019, there were still 154 deaths. Just one year prior, there was a 41 percent increase in pedestrian deaths in the first six months of the year, as compared to the first six…

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How COVID-19 Has Significantly Impacted Homeowners Insurance

The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted many aspects of society, including homeowners insurance. The new normal has transformed the housing market in many ways. New and existing homeowners are becoming more attuned to digital channels, are moving to the…

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The Social Security Administration (SSA) denies many initial applications for disability benefits, even when applicants have a strong case for receiving benefits. The SSA is hoping to root out frivolous applications and discourage people without valid…

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How Loss of Earning Capacity May be Evaluated in an Injury Claim

Suffering a severe personal injury can be devastating to your health and finances in the short-term. Sometimes severe injuries leave permanent damage and victims experience symptoms for the rest of their lives. This can affect their ability to continue…

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Why Determining Liability for a U-Turn Crash Could be Complicated

A U-turn is essentially a left turn, which means it is a very dangerous traffic maneuver. A left turn is involved in nearly a quarter of all crashes, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association. Often, the driver making the U-turn is…

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If you belong to a gym or fitness center, you likely signed a membership agreement/contract when you joined. Unfortunately, many people do not take a close look at what these agreements say. They may not notice if the agreement contains a liability waiver. These…

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What is a Contingency Fee Agreement?

Schmidt Kramer takes personal injury cases on contingency, so there are no fees unless we obtain compensation for your case. The initial consultation to determine if you may have a case is free. No fees are charged while we investigate and build your…

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