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Is the Social Security Administration Spying on Me Over My Disability Claim?

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on July 22, 2022 in Social Security Disability

It may make you feel uncomfortable, but the Social Security Administration (SSA) is within its rights to surveil people who are applying for disability benefits. They can hire a private investigator to follow you when you are in public and gather other publicly available data. They usually do not do this, but they may decide […]

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Amendment to New Pennsylvania Law Sets Ground Rules on Insurance for Peer-to-Peer Car Rentals

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on July 19, 2022 in Car Accidents

Senate Bill 1222, which went into effect on July 11, sets new ground rules on insurance for vehicles used in peer-to-peer carsharing programs. The new law includes an amendment that requires additional insurance to help protect third parties who get injured in peer-to-peer carsharing crashes. The goal of the amendment is to help prevent third […]

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Can I Seek Compensation if I Slipped and Fell Because of a Cracked Sidewalk?

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on July 18, 2022 in Slip & Fall

While many people slip and fall in icy or snowy conditions during the wintertime, slip and fall accidents can happen throughout the year, even during the summertime. There are many hazards that can cause a slip and fall, but one of the most common is a crack or uneven spot on a sidewalk. There are […]

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Partner Scott Cooper Discusses Pennsylvania Law on Peer-to-Peer Car Rental Insurance

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on July 15, 2022 in Car Accidents

Schmidt Kramer partner Scott Cooper was recently interviewed by abc27 to discuss a new state law that applies to peer-to-peer car rental programs like Turo and Getaround. These programs allow you to rent your vehicle out to others. According to Cooper, the law allows car insurance companies to exclude coverage for vehicles that are used […]

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What Happens if an Injury Victim Passes Away While Pursuing a Personal Injury Claim?

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on July 11, 2022 in Wrongful Death

Some personal injury accidents cause fatal injuries – the victim may pass at the scene, on the way to the hospital or at the hospital a short time after arriving. However, there are also situations when the victim may not pass for days, weeks or months after the accident. The victim may die due to […]

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What Are Your Options for Seeking Compensation After a Rental Car Crash?

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on July 08, 2022 in Car Accidents

People often need to rent a car after an accident while they wait for their regular vehicle to be repaired. People also like to rent cars for road trips – their regular vehicle may already have a lot of miles on it, or they may want to rent a larger vehicle for extra storage, among […]

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Liability for a Pennsylvania Swimming Pool Injury Accident

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on June 30, 2022 in Personal Injury

As temperatures rise and we get deeper into summer, more and more people will be jumping into swimming pools to cool off and have fun. Unfortunately, fun at the swimming pool can be quickly cut short when an accident occurs. Sometimes these accidents could have avoided, which means the owner of the pool/property could be […]

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Scott Cooper Selected to City & State Pennsylvania’s 2022 Law Power 100

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on June 28, 2022 in General

Congratulations to Schmidt Kramer partner Scott Cooper on being included in the 2022 Law Power 100, a list created by City & State Pennsylvania. The list consists of 100 attorneys, federal prosecutors, bar association leaders, deans of law schools, defense lawyers and public interest lawyers who are helping shape the direction of Pennsylvania legally, politically […]

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How Much Time do You Have to Decide to Accept or Reject a Settlement Offer?

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on June 27, 2022 in Car Accidents

Sometimes car insurance companies give crash victims a deadline for accepting a settlement offer. There are other times when the insurance company expects a decision within a reasonable amount of time. No matter what the insurance company says about when you need to decide, the key is to be patient. You should always review settlement […]

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Summer Driving Distractions That Could Cause a Dangerous Crash

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on June 22, 2022 in Car Accidents

While high gas prices may lead to more people flying to their vacation destination, many people will still be hitting the road this summer. While many people will safely reach their destination, others could end up in dangerous collisions that could lead to significant property damage and injury. Many people you share the road with […]

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