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What You Should Know About Personal Injury Settlement Agreements

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on January 07, 2022 in Personal Injury

You can think of a personal injury settlement as a contract between the victim and the at-fault party’s insurance company. In a car accident case, the settlement is usually between the victim and his or her insurance company, as Pennsylvania is a no-fault state. A contract is a legally binding agreement between two parties that […]

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What You Should Know About Including Future Medical Bills in an Injury Claim

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on October 25, 2021 in Personal Injury

When an injury victim reaches maximum medical improvement – the point when an injury is unlikely to heal further, even with medical intervention – doctors need to determine if there is a legitimate need for ongoing treatment. If there is a need for ongoing treatment, the injury victim’s Harrisburg personal injury lawyer needs to assess the potential […]

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Does Having Surgery Automatically Increase the Value of an Injury Claim?

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on October 08, 2021 in Personal Injury

Surgery is not the only way to treat some injuries. However, sometimes it is a viable and even necessary option. In some cases, surgery after an accident may save the victim’s life or reduce the chances of a life-changing injury. Surgery can be very expensive – the cost is likely to go up the more […]

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What Types of Questions Do Attorneys Often Ask in a Free Consultation?

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on March 08, 2021 in Personal Injury

One of the first steps in the legal process is meeting with an attorney to determine if you may have a case. During this meeting, the attorney is likely to ask you a variety of questions about what happened, your damages and other things that may impact the filing of a claim for compensation. Below, […]

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Can You Change Lawyers in the Middle of an Injury Claim?

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on January 25, 2021 in Personal Injury

One of the most important decisions you need to make after suffering an injury caused by another’s negligence is who is going to represent you. Generally, those who hire attorneys recover more compensation compared to those who do not. However, you need an attorney who has experience with cases like yours and one who is […]

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What if Your Injury Gets Worse After Agreeing to a Settlement?

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on January 18, 2021 in Personal Injury

The general rule is that once you agree to a settlement, you cannot pursue compensation from the same party you filed a claim against. This applies even if your injury gets worse than expected after agreeing to a settlement. Our experienced attorneys discuss how an injury could worsen after agreeing to a settlement and why […]

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Can You Still Pursue Compensation After Agreeing on a Settlement?

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on October 29, 2020 in Personal Injury

While some personal injury claims go to trial, most are resolved through an out-of-court settlement, often with an insurance company. The settlement provides an amount of compensation that was agreed upon by both parties. Once both sides agree to a settlement, that is usually the end of the process. However, what if your injuries get […]

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How Expert Witnesses May Help Strengthen an Injury Claim

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on October 15, 2020 in Personal Injury

While a third party who witnessed a car crash can only explain what he or she saw, expert witnesses can use their extensive knowledge and experience to clarify many aspects of a case. For example, a medical expert witness could provide testimony about how an injury may affect you in the future and how it […]

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How Loss of Earning Capacity May be Evaluated in an Injury Claim

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on September 21, 2020 in Personal Injury

Suffering a severe personal injury can be devastating to your health and finances in the short-term. Sometimes severe injuries leave permanent damage and victims experience symptoms for the rest of their lives. This can affect their ability to continue working, or at least continue working as many hours or in the same capacity as before. […]

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Do Gyms/Fitness Centers Have Immunity from Liability for Personal Injuries?

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on September 04, 2020 in Personal Injury

If you belong to a gym or fitness center, you likely signed a membership agreement/contract when you joined. Unfortunately, many people do not take a close look at what these agreements say. They may not notice if the agreement contains a liability waiver. These clauses say the business is immune from liability for personal injuries […]

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