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Why is the Insurance Company’s First Settlement Offer So Low?

There are several reasons why the insurance company’s first settlement offer is likely to be far below the true value of your claim. It is important to remember these reasons if you get a lowball offer. You may be tempted to accept the settlement, but…

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Everyone has biases, just as everyone has opinions. Unfortunately, peoples’ biases and opinions about motorcycles and motorcycle riders often tend to lean one way. Insurance companies, juries and judges tend to view motorcycles as inherently dangerous…

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What You Need to Know About Witness Credibility in an Injury Claim

One of the challenges of proving liability for a car crash is that the victim needs the insurance company and/or a jury to take his or her word against the word of the at-fault driver. Your account of the crash is certainly important, but objective evidence,…

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What if I Crash into a Fixed Object? Can I Seek Compensation?

According to federal crash data, about 20 percent of traffic crash deaths in 2019 involved crashes with fixed objects. The most common objects that were hit were trees, traffic barriers and utility poles, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s…

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You may have heard the term “arbitration” in reference to the resolution of a contract dispute, but do you know what it means? While many car crash claims are resolved through insurance settlements or courtroom verdicts, many are resolved through arbitration.…

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Elected leaders and health officials have stressed the importance of getting vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus to help society get back to normal. However, there are questions about whether it is legal to require healthcare workers to get the vaccine. Generally,…

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Reasons Why Your Car Crash Settlement May be Delayed

When you file a car insurance claim, you would like a settlement sooner rather than later. You may need money to pay for mounting medical expenses and other bills you are struggling to pay because you have missed work and lost income. Unfortunately,…

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Delayed Injury Symptoms That May Appear After a Car Accident

Crash victims often notice their injuries right away, particularly if they suffered broken bones, lacerations or severe head injuries. However, victims often experience a rush of adrenaline after a crash that could help to mask symptoms of other injuries.…

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Most court rulings for business owners seeking insurance compensation for COVID-19-related losses have been in favor of the insurance companies. However, on Tuesday, a Pennsylvania state court judge ruled in favor of a Pittsburgh tavern that was forced…

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Seven Schmidt Kramer Attorneys Selected for 2021 Super Lawyers List

We are proud to announce that seven Schmidt Kramer attorneys were chosen for the 2021 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list. Just five percent of attorneys in each region make this list, which is meant to be a credible and comprehensive list of outstanding…

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