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Car Accidents

Can I Seek Compensation After a No-Contact Collision?

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on December 30, 2020 in Car Accidents

No-contact car accidents are accidents where the at-fault driver’s vehicle never touches yours. The other driver’s actions caused you to crash into another vehicle or object. Sometimes the at-fault driver is unaware of the result of his or her actions and he or she simply drives away. Crash victims already have many questions about what […]

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Can You Decide Where to Take Your Car for Repairs After a Crash?

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on December 07, 2020 in Car Accidents

Insurance companies may suggest taking your car to certain repair shops after a crash. Insurance companies choose these shops because they have worked with them in the past and they believe these shops will evaluate vehicle damage in a way that favors the insurance company. However, victims are often unsure about whether they are required […]

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What You Need to Know About Stacking Uninsured Motorist Benefits in Pennsylvania

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on November 20, 2020 in Car Accidents

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 benefits, which could significantly increase your coverage limits. Below, learn more about what it means to […]

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Pa. Supreme Court to Hear Arguments in Uninsured Motorist Stacking Coverage Lawsuit

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on November 06, 2020 in Car Accidents

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 decision to deny stacked UIM coverage in Grix v. Progressive Specialty Insurance. The Superior Court, composed of […]

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

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on October 23, 2020 in Car Accidents

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 accidents, we often focus on what the punishment will be for the drunk driver. However, the […]

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Is Compensation Available for Pedestrians Injured in a Car Crash?

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on October 07, 2020 in Car Accidents

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 months of 2017. Regardless of the numbers, drivers and pedestrians […]

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

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on September 15, 2020 in Car Accidents

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 found to be at fault for the crash. He or she must […]

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

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on August 10, 2020 in Car Accidents

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 underinflated tires could blow out while a car is in […]

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

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on August 03, 2020 in Car Accidents

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 these modifications are helping to decrease the backlog in testing availability, driving tests have also become easier. Many […]

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New Report Shows Rate of Traffic Fatalities has Increased During the Pandemic

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on July 22, 2020 in Car Accidents

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 nation, preliminary data from the National Safety Council (NSC) shows the motor vehicle traffic fatality rate […]

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