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Car Accidents

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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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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Distracted Driving Citations Decreased by Six Percent in 2021 in Pennsylvania

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on April 14, 2022 in Car Accidents

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, a time to remind people of the dangers of distracted driving and discourage this dangerous behavior. While distracted driving has been a growing problem for years, there is some good news. Government data shows there was a six percent decrease in distracted driving citations in Pennsylvania (PA) in […]

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Determining Fault for a Multi-Car Crash in Pennsylvania

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on April 07, 2022 in Car Accidents

Many car crashes involve only two vehicles, and the driver of one of the vehicles is at fault. There are also some car crashes involving three or more vehicles and liability is often shared among the drivers involved. These incidents are also known as chain-reaction crashes, as there is often one collision between two vehicles […]

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What You Should Know About Liability for a Failure to Yield Crash in Pennsylvania

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on April 01, 2022 in Car Accidents

It could be tough to establish who is at fault for a failure to yield crash because conclusions about these crashes are often based on testimony from both drivers. One driver may lie about what happened or both driver’s stories may have significant differences. Below, we discuss liability for failure to yield auto accidents in […]

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Evidence for Proving the At-Fault Driver was Asleep or Drowsy

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on March 18, 2022 in Car Accidents

Many Americans have adopted a lot of unhealthy habits. For example, many of us do not get nearly enough sleep, which means many of us are going through the day with a significant sleep deficit. While lack of sleep has serious consequences for your health, it can also affect others. Working in a dangerous job […]

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