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Your car insurance policy has coverage limits. For example, if you have $100,000 in uninsured motorist coverage, that is the limit on the amount of compensation you can recover for damages. However, Pennsylvania allows you to stack uninsured motorist…

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Schmidt Kramer Partner Scott Cooper is representing the plaintiffs in a lawsuit that recently made it to Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled both sides can present arguments on whether the Superior Court made the right…

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Why do Drunk Driving Crash Victims Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?

Every year, drunk driving crashes kill thousands of people on our nation’s roads. Despite these alarming numbers, laws against drunk driving and the severe penalties for this reckless behavior, the crashes continue to happen. When we hear about these…

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Is Compensation Available for Pedestrians Injured in a Car Crash?

Even though there was a decrease in pedestrian fatalities in Pennsylvania in 2019, there were still 154 deaths. Just one year prior, there was a 41 percent increase in pedestrian deaths in the first six months of the year, as compared to the first six…

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Why Determining Liability for a U-Turn Crash Could be Complicated

A U-turn is essentially a left turn, which means it is a very dangerous traffic maneuver. A left turn is involved in nearly a quarter of all crashes, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association. Often, the driver making the U-turn is…

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Can Vehicle Maintenance Become a Factor in a Car Crash Lawsuit?

There are many reasons why car crashes happen, from driver negligence to bad weather or poor road conditions. One factor that does not get as much attention is a lack of maintenance of one of the vehicles involved in the accident. For example, over or…

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Pennsylvania Driving Tests Now Easier Than Ever, But At What Cost?

On June 2nd, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDot) resumed driver’s skills tests with certain modifications after the department cancelled about 28,000 tests scheduled between mid-March and the end of May due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While…

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You may have thought the traffic fatality rate would have decreased in April and May due to stay-at-home orders and the closure of non-essential businesses throughout the county. However, despite there being much less traffic on roads throughout the…

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Percentage of Fatal Car Crashes Went Up During COVID-19 Lockdowns

Although the COVID-19 lockdowns caused a significant decrease in car accidents, the empty roads may have enticed many drivers to speed, resulting in deadlier crashes in many cities. According to an analysis performed by Reuters, the ratio of deadly accidents…

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Is the Minimum Car Insurance Coverage Enough if You Are in an Accident?

Every state has different auto insurance laws and requirements regarding a driver’s financial responsibility for operating a motor vehicle. In Pennsylvania, all drivers must carry a certain amount of car insurance to protect them from being injured or…

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