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Car Accidents

Challenges of Linking Back Pain to a Car Crash Injury

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on November 17, 2021 in Car Accidents

Car crash victims often suffer back injuries ranging from sprains and strains to herniated discs, fractured vertebrae and paralysis. When an injury shows up on an X-ray, it is usually pretty easy to link to the crash. However, what if it is a soft-tissue injury and not visible on an imaging test? Even though Pennsylvania […]

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Pennsylvania Ranked Fifth-Most Dangerous State for Winter Driving

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on November 09, 2021 in Car Accidents

Driving in snowy or icy conditions can be incredibly dangerous, as nearly 40 percent of weather-related crashes happen in these conditions. Unfortunately, more than 70 percent of U.S. roads are in areas that see more than five inches of snow each year. That may be one of the reasons why 100,000 people get injured and […]

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Why do Some Car Crash Claims End up in Court?

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on November 02, 2021 in Car Accidents

One of the reasons some car crash victims decide not to call an attorney is because they do not want to go to court. However, the truth is most claims do not get to court. In fact, even if a lawsuit is filed, the case could be settled long before a trial begins. Even if […]

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Valid Reasons for Car Insurers to Deny First-Party Claims

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on October 29, 2021 in Car Accidents

One of the benefits of living in a no-fault state is you can recover compensation from your own insurance company after a crash, no matter who was at fault for the accident. That said, first-party claims could still be denied, and the insurance company may be justified in doing so. It is important to review […]

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Questions to Ask About a Settlement Offer Before Accepting it

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on October 18, 2021 in Car Accidents

Insurance companies routinely undervalue car crash claims and make lowball offers to victims. The insurance company’s goal is to pay out the smallest possible amount of compensation to protect its profits. When you consider these factors, it is important to be cautious when considering a settlement offer. You need to make sure the settlement provides […]

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Is it Ever Too Late for a Crash Victim to Call a Lawyer for Legal Help?

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on October 05, 2021 in Car Accidents

Car crash victims often have questions about how much time they get to seek compensation for their damages. Insurance companies often have deadlines for paying claims and there is a deadline for filing a lawsuit if the insurance claim is unsuccessful. However, if you are considering contacting a lawyer you should know that waiting to […]

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When Could a Third Party be Held Liable for Damages from a Car Crash?

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on September 30, 2021 in Car Accidents

For the most part, car accident cases involve a victim and an at-fault driver. In Pennsylvania, victims first seek compensation from their own insurance company, and if their damages exceed the value of their policy, they may seek compensation from the at-fault driver’s insurance policy. However, sometimes car accidents involve more than two parties. There […]

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Should Crash Victims Stop Posting on Social Media Until Their Claims Are Resolved?

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on September 23, 2021 in Car Accidents

Many of us post things on social media numerous times each day. Using social media to communicate with friends and family members and post pictures is an integral part of our lives. However, social media posts could hurt the value of a car accident claim, particularly posts made after the crash or after the claim […]

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Can You File a Car Crash Claim for Aggravation of a Preexisting Condition?

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on September 16, 2021 in Car Accidents

The goal of most car accident claims is to secure compensation for injuries caused by the crash. However, sometimes crash victims already have medical issues, and these issues are worsened by the crash. While you cannot seek compensation for injuries you suffered prior to the crash, you can seek compensation for aggravation of those existing […]

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Filing a Claim for Compensation for a Car Accident with a Food Delivery Driver

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on September 03, 2021 in Car Accidents

If you are on the road around lunchtime or in the evening, you could very well be sharing the road with someone making a food delivery, as more and more people prefer ordering in. For many years, food delivery options were somewhat limited, but services like DoorDash, Uber Eats and Grubhub have allowed people to […]

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