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Valid Reasons for Car Insurers to Deny First-Party Claims

One of the benefits of living in a no-fault state is you can recover compensation from your own insurance company after a crash, no matter who was at fault for the accident. That said, first-party claims could still be denied, and the insurance company…

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The Pennsylvania state Superior Court dealt a blow to insurance companies with its ruling in Rush v. Erie Insurance Exchange. The three-judge panel upheld a ruling that invalidates the “regular use” exclusion to uninsured/underinsured motorist policies. Schmidt…

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When an injury victim reaches maximum medical improvement – the point when an injury is unlikely to heal further, even with medical intervention – doctors need to determine if there is a legitimate need for ongoing treatment. If there is a need for ongoing…

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Questions to Ask About a Settlement Offer Before Accepting it

Insurance companies routinely undervalue car crash claims and make lowball offers to victims. The insurance company’s goal is to pay out the smallest possible amount of compensation to protect its profits. When you consider these factors, it is important…

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Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), often called Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a progressive neurological disease that affects the nerve cells that control voluntary muscle movements. Loss of voluntary muscle movement eventually impacts one’s ability to speak,…

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Surgery is not the only way to treat some injuries. However, sometimes it is a viable and even necessary option. In some cases, surgery after an accident may save the victim’s life or reduce the chances of a life-changing injury. Surgery can be very…

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Is it Ever Too Late for a Crash Victim to Call a Lawyer for Legal Help?

Car crash victims often have questions about how much time they get to seek compensation for their damages. Insurance companies often have deadlines for paying claims and there is a deadline for filing a lawsuit if the insurance claim is unsuccessful. However,…

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Where Does Reform Currently Stand on Sexual Assault Statute of Limitations?

Statute of limitations dictate the maximum amount of time after an incident for an individual to bring forth legal proceedings.  As lawyers, we are trained day-in and day-out to be cognizant of that specific date, whether it comes in one year, two years,…

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When Could a Third Party be Held Liable for Damages from a Car Crash?

For the most part, car accident cases involve a victim and an at-fault driver. In Pennsylvania, victims first seek compensation from their own insurance company. If their damages exceed the value of their policy, they may seek compensation from the at-fault…

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You may have heard that pursuing compensation for damages after a truck crash may be more complicated than seeking compensation after a crash with another passenger vehicle. This is true for a variety of reasons, one of which may be that mechanical issues…

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