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Can I File a Claim After an Accident Caused by Black Ice?

The short answer is “yes.” Pennsylvania is a no-fault state, so you should be able to file a claim with your own insurance policy, no matter who is at fault in an accident. Schmidt Kramer’s Harrisburg car accident lawyers explain the options that may… Read More

How Car Crash Victims Could Hurt Their Claim

There is often a lot of anxiety and confusion after a car crash. This may cause victims to make various mistakes that could hurt their chances of recovering fair compensation for their damages. Many of these mistakes involve interactions with insurance… Read More

Data May Show 17 Percent Decrease in Pedestrian Deaths in Pennsylvania Last Year

As much of the country saw an increase in pedestrian deaths last year, the number of pedestrian deaths declined 17 percent, according to projections from the Governor’s Highway Safety Association (GHSA) in its new report on pedestrian traffic deaths in… Read More

Investigation Reveals Allstate Pricing Scheme to Squeeze More Money from Policyholders

In 2013, Allstate Corporation informed Maryland insurance regulators their car insurance rates needed to be updated. Allstate’s own risk analysis revealed they were charging almost all 93,000 Maryland customers premiums that were outdated. For example,… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

Latest Driving App Turo Gaining Popularity on Pennsylvania Roads

In this digital and mobile age, more and more people are looking for an easier, more convenient way of doing things, especially when it comes to transportation. Ride-sharing apps such as Uber and Lyft have saturated the marketplace while peer-to-peer… Read More

Injury Compensation If You Were Not Wearing Your Seat Belt

Pennsylvania requires all drivers and passengers in the front seat to buckle up. This is why victims of car accidents who were not wearing their seat belts at the time of an accident may be unsure if they can still pursue injury compensation. Each case… Read More

As Nationwide Traffic Deaths Decrease, Pennsylvania Traffic Deaths Have Increased

The newly-released report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) shows traffic deaths have gone down across the country. Unfortunately, pedestrian deaths have reached an alarming level, and traffic deaths here in Pennsylvania… Read More