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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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Can You Obtain Compensation from Your Own Car Insurance Policy?

It is only natural to think the other driver who caused the crash should be financially responsible for your damages. In most states, that is the case. Pennsylvania is one of a handful of states that requires drivers to purchase personal injury protection…

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Answers To Frequently Asked Questions About PA Auto Accidents

Q) Will I meet with a lawyer? Yes. At the initial consultation, a lawyer from Schmidt Kramer will meet with you. Throughout the remainder of our representation of you, a lawyer and a legal assistant will be involved in the handling of your claim. Q)…

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Scott Cooper Discusses Recommended Car Insurance Coverage on Good Day PA

Many people have been looking to save money because of the economic slowdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. However, there are certain coverages you should not drop from your policy, as they can help protect you financially after an accident. Last…

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Reasons Why it Can Be Tough to Establish Liability for Left-Turn Crashes

Left turns can be very dangerous, no matter how much traffic there is or how careful you are when making this maneuver. You are cutting across traffic heading in the opposite direction, so speeding up may not help you avoid a crash as it might when making…

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