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Personal Injury

What Does a Personal Injury Settlement Demand Letter Include?

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on June 09, 2022 in Personal Injury

Most personal injury cases are resolved through a settlement between the injured victim and the liable insurance company. These settlements are reached through negotiation between the injured victim’s attorney and representatives of the liable insurance company. Negotiations typically start after the injured victim’s attorney sends a demand letter to the insurance company. Below, we discuss […]

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Will Staffing Shortages in Health Care Lead to More Personal Injury Claims?

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on May 13, 2022 in Personal Injury

Many industries are understaffed, which creates a host of problems for these industries and the customers and clients they serve. Attorneys who represent plaintiffs have told The Legal Intelligencer understaffing is an issue that has come up much more frequently in recent times. They say understaffing at places like hospitals, prisons and long-term care centers […]

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Can You Seek Compensation for Aggravation of an Existing Injury?

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on May 10, 2022 in Personal Injury

Old injuries can be aggravated by new injuries or by a physically traumatic event such as a car crash. If you can provide evidence of worsening symptoms and show how this is different from what you were dealing with before the accident, you may be able to obtain compensation through an insurance claim or lawsuit. […]

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What Does Negligence Per Se Mean in an Injury Claim?

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on March 28, 2022 in Personal Injury

The central question in most personal injury cases is whether the victim’s injury was caused by another party’s negligence. Victims and their attorneys need to prove another party failed to act with reasonable care and this led directly to an injury. This requires strong evidence and detailed knowledge of the law. However, there are some […]

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Why Delays in a Personal Injury Trial Often Work Against the Victims

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on March 24, 2022 in Personal Injury

Most personal injury claims do not make it to trial, as they are settled beforehand, often with an insurance company. However, sometimes insurance companies refuse to make an offer the victim and his or her attorney will accept and filing a lawsuit is a last resort. It is important to remember the insurance company’s goal […]

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Are Injury Victims Required to Submit to an Independent Medical Exam?

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on February 10, 2022 in Personal Injury

This is a complex question, which is why it should be discussed with a licensed attorney. The answer may depend on the type of accident you were involved in and the terms of the insurance policy you are seeking compensation from. The licensed attorneys at Schmidt Kramer are available to answer your questions after getting […]

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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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