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Car Accidents

What are the Advantages of Attorney-Client Privilege for Car Crash Victims?

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

Many people have heard the term “attorney-client privilege”, but do you know what it means and how it applies when you meet with an attorney after a car crash? How does attorney-client privilege protect your conversations with a lawyer from other parties, like the insurance company? If you are unsure about working with a lawyer […]

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When is Mediation Used to Resolve a Car Insurance Claim?

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on May 04, 2021 in Car Accidents

When two sides are struggling to come to an agreement, it is often helpful to bring in a third party who is trained to resolve similar disputes. One method for doing this is called mediation, and it may help you resolve your dispute with the insurance company about compensation for a car crash. There are […]

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Talking to Your Doctor About Your Auto Accident Injuries

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

Even when we plan to go to the doctor for a checkup or to get an opinion about a medical issue we are experiencing, we often forget to mention things. You might not think certain things are that big of a deal and would rather ignore them. Unfortunately, people may also forget to mention things […]

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Pennsylvania Traffic Laws That Often Impact Car Accident Claims

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

Pennsylvania is known as a no-fault state because drivers are required to purchase personal injury protection coverage to provide compensation after a crash, even if the policyholder is at fault. However, fault can still be a factor in a Pennsylvania car crash claim. For the most part, drivers are found to be at fault for […]

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Should You Call the Insurance Company Before Speaking to a Lawyer?

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on April 28, 2021 in Car Accidents

You can call the insurance company to inform them of the accident and your need for medical treatment. However, it is important to be aware of the risks of talking to the insurance company before speaking to a qualified lawyer. If you have questions after being injured in a car crash, give Schmidt Kramer a […]

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Despite Increase in 2020, Traffic Deaths in Pennsylvania Were Second Lowest on Record

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on April 22, 2021 in Car Accidents

There was less traffic on the roads in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, this did not result in a decrease in traffic deaths. In fact, there were 70 more traffic fatalities in 2020 compared to 2019, according to statistics cited by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT). That said, traffic fatalities in Pennsylvania […]

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Distracted Driving Citations in Pennsylvania Decreased by 47 Percent from 2019 to 2020

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

2020 was a year with a lot of bad news, but there is some good news about last year. For example, data from the Pennsylvania court system shows the number of distracted driving citations was down 47 percent compared to 2019. This may indicate there was less distracted driving in 2020 compared to the previous […]

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How a Car Insurance Company May Twist Your Words to Hurt Your Claim

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

Crash victims often make a variety of mistakes that could hurt their claims for compensation. One of those mistakes is oversharing with the car insurance company. When they get on the phone with the insurance company, the representative may make them feel at ease. Victims may start revealing details about their injuries, the pain they […]

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Report Says Distracted Driving Deaths are On Rise; Encourages Tougher Laws

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on February 26, 2021 in Car Accidents

According to a new report released by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), deaths from car accidents involving distracted driving have increased. The report also encourages states to pass tougher distracted driving laws to help prevent this behavior and punish offenders. The report, titled Using Electronic Devices While Driving: Legislation and Enforcement Implications, says there […]

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Seeking Another Opinion About the Severity of Your Car Accident Injuries

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on February 04, 2021 in Car Accidents

People often seek a second opinion about a cancer diagnosis or a diagnosis of many other serious or life-threatening injuries. However, when an injury results from a car crash, people tend to make a lot of bad decisions afterward. Sometimes people do not seek medical treatment right away, if at all – accident victims have […]

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