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Could Refusing Surgery Affect Eligibility for Social Security Disability Benefits?

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on May 16, 2022 in Social Security Disability

One of the things Social Security Disability claims examiners want to know is whether you have taken steps to treat your injuries and potentially improve your condition. If they see that an applicant has received treatment, but it has not improved their ability to work, this person’s application may be more likely to be approved. […]

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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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Why Crash Victims Should Take Steps to Protect Their Credibility

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on May 03, 2022 in Car Accidents

There are many things that factor into the success of a claim for compensation for car crash damages. One of the most important factors is the credibility of the crash victim. If the victim’s credibility is called into question, the insurance company may fight hard to avoid paying out on the claim. Unfortunately, many crash […]

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Can a Car Insurance Company Appeal an Award of Compensation to a Crash Victim?

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on April 29, 2022 in Car Accidents

The insurance company is probably not going to be happy about a jury awarding compensation to a crash victim. While every case is different, sometimes juries award full compensation to the victim. This may mean a settlement for the insurance policy limit, or potentially more than the insurance policy limit. It is important to note […]

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Who May be Liable for a Red-Light Crash in Pennsylvania?

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on April 25, 2022 in Car Accidents

Red-light crashes are incredibly dangerous because drivers who have the right of way expect other drivers to stop at a red light. When they do not stop, they can hit unsuspecting motorists and cause them to suffer severe or even life-threatening injuries. Usually, the driver who runs the red light is found liable for damages […]

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What Can Crash Victims Do if the Liable Driver Lies About the Accident?

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on April 21, 2022 in Car Accidents

The state of Pennsylvania is a no-fault state. In the event of a crash, all parties involved often recover compensation from their own insurance policies regardless of who was at fault. However, no one is absolved from liability. Establishing fault is important if the crash caused serious injury. You may be able to seek compensation […]

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Questions You Should Expect to be Asked at Your Social Security Disability Hearing

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on April 15, 2022 in Social Security Disability

Many initial applications for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are denied, no matter how strong a case the applicant has. Fortunately, many of these applications are approved on appeal, often after a hearing with an administrative law judge. Although these hearings are much less formal than a courtroom trial, applicants […]

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Distracted Driving Citations Decreased by Six Percent in 2021 in Pennsylvania

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on April 14, 2022 in Car Accidents

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, a time to remind people of the dangers of distracted driving and discourage this dangerous behavior. While distracted driving has been a growing problem for years, there is some good news. Government data shows there was a six percent decrease in distracted driving citations in Pennsylvania (PA) in […]

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Determining Fault for a Multi-Car Crash in Pennsylvania

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on April 07, 2022 in Car Accidents

Many car crashes involve only two vehicles, and the driver of one of the vehicles is at fault. There are also some car crashes involving three or more vehicles and liability is often shared among the drivers involved. These incidents are also known as chain-reaction crashes, as there is often one collision between two vehicles […]

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