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PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS BLOG

Appeals courts in Pennsylvania continue to deal with cases involving stacking of uninsured and underinsured motorist (UIM) benefits in multiple policies. On February 10, a three-judge panel ruled in Grix v. Progressive Specialty Insurance that a trial…

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This is a reasonable question to ask because you do not want to use up your chances to apply for benefits. However, there is no limit to the number of times you can apply for benefits. On the other hand, you can only take an appeal so far. Our Harrisburg…

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Could a Government Entity be Held Liable for a Car Accident?

If you were injured in a crash on a road maintained by a government entity or injured in a crash with a government-owned vehicle, you may have the basis for a claim against the government. However, these claims can quickly become very complicated, which…

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Dangers of Returning to Work too Soon After an Injury

You may be anxious to get back to work after an on-the-job injury. However, returning too soon may be a bad idea for various reasons. Learn the risks you face if you go back to work too soon, as discussed by the experienced Harrisburg workers’ compensation…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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