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Car Accidents

Reasons Many Car Crash Victims Wait to Contact an Attorney

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on September 26, 2022 in Car Accidents

There are many words that could be used to describe what car crash victims are feeling after the accident. The word “uncertainty” is one of them. For example, car crash victims are uncertain about whether they can file a claim for compensation. They may be uncertain about the severity of their injuries. They may think […]

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What You Need to Know About Tracking Medical Expenses After a Car Crash

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on September 19, 2022 in Car Accidents

Auto accidents can cause devastating injuries that need expensive and sometimes ongoing treatment. In addition to your trip to the emergency room from the scene of the crash, you may need to make multiple trips to doctors’ offices and outpatient treatment centers. All the treatment you need after an injury costs money, and if you […]

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Pa. Supreme Court Could Further Define Limits on Household Vehicle Exclusion Decision

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on September 16, 2022 in Car Accidents

Scott Cooper of Schmidt Kramer is representing the plaintiff in Erie Insurance Exchange v. Mione, a case that could further define limits on the 2019 Gallagher v. Geico case. Gallagher invalidated household vehicle exclusions in car insurance policies and the Supreme Court later ruled this decision is retroactive for other cases. In the new case, […]

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Why Your Jaw and Ears May Be Hurting After an Auto Accident?

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on September 12, 2022 in Car Accidents

Car crashes are incredibly traumatic, as they have the potential for causing a variety of severe injuries to different parts of the body. While we often hear about broken bones, brain injuries and spinal cord damage, we may not hear as much about the symptoms that can accompany these and other injuries. For example, jaw […]

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Judge Grants Final Approval of Settlement of Insurance Stacking Class Action Case

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on August 23, 2022 in Car Accidents

Last week, a federal judge gave final approval to the $3.25 million settlement of Stockdale v. Allstate, which is a case about uninsured/underinsured motorist (UM/UIM) policyholders being wrongly denied the option of stacking coverage. The settlement was approved by Eastern District of Pennsylvania Judge Wendy Beetlestone – she OK’d an award of $750,000 to class […]

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Do Personal Injury Victims Have a Duty to Mitigate Their Damages?

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on August 22, 2022 in Car Accidents

The party that caused your injury owed you a duty of care, but victims may not realize they also have a duty to mitigate their damages. In other words, you have a duty to take reasonable action to manage your damages, such as by going to the doctor and following his or her treatment recommendations. […]

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Traffic Fatalities in the First Three Months of 2022 Were At a 20-Year High

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on August 22, 2022 in Car Accidents

Last week, federal officials announced traffic deaths in the first quarter of the year were at a 20-year high. According to early estimates from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were more than 9,500 deaths in vehicle crashes in the first three months of 2022. These early estimates also represent a seven percent […]

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Why Road Debris is Dangerous and Could Contribute to a Dangerous Crash

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on August 11, 2022 in Car Accidents

The road can be a dangerous place, and not just because of the other drivers you encounter. We have all encountered debris on the road at one time or another, such as pieces of rubber from a blown-out tire, tree limbs, roadkill, or trash thrown from a vehicle. Road debris can cause significant damage to […]

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Can Passengers be Found Liable for Damages from a Car Accident?

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on August 09, 2022 in Car Accidents

There are many reasons why car accidents happen, but most of these reasons can be filed under driver negligence. Drivers often operate their vehicles recklessly and cause collisions with other vehicles. For example, drivers routinely speed, make turns when oncoming traffic is too close, text while driving and engage in other dangerous behavior that causes […]

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What to do If You Were Injured in a Crash Caused by a Defective Car Part

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on August 03, 2022 in Car Accidents

Every car crash is unique, but we know most of them result from some form of driver negligence, such as speeding, drunk driving, failing to yield or distracted driving. There are also some accidents that result from factors out of drivers’ control, such as defective parts (brakes, tires, steering, engine components, etc.). This raises many […]

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