In an article recently published in The Legal Intelligencer, Schmidt Kramer partner Scott Cooper offered his esteemed insight regarding bifurcation issues in underinsured motorist (UIM) cases.
Known for his unparalleled experience with vehicle accidents and insurance cases, Mr. Cooper was one of only three attorneys chosen to provide readers with a more in-depth understanding of current underinsured motorist case bifurcation inconsistencies across Pennsylvania.
The article, titled “Lawyers Await Appellate Guidance on UIM Bifurcation,” discusses a prominent issue that arose from the Superior Court opinion of the Stepanovich v. McGraw case in October 2013—whether UIM claims should be consolidated with mass tort claims against a defendant driver.
In the article, Mr. Cooper refers to the commonality of settlements in UIM cases due to neither side wanting to risk an unfavorable verdict. He also discusses how Stepanovich v. McGraw has prompted insurance companies to pursue cases before a single arbitrator, as opposed to a three-arbitrator approach.
The Legal Intelligencer is an award-winning publication that serves the legal community of Philadelphia and surrounding areas. It covers legal news, court decisions, legislation, and provides articles with legal insights on behalf of leading professionals.
It is the oldest daily law journal published in the United States, as well as the official publication for all Philadelphia County legal notices.
Scott Cooper is a dedicated Partner at Schmidt Kramer who specializes in personal injury law with an emphasis on car accidents and car insurance cases.
Awarded the title “Local Legal Leader 2015” by Harrisburg Magazine for his work in personal injury law and car accident claims, Mr. Cooper is available to help all car accident victims receive the justice and compensation they deserve.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident, contact Scott Cooper, or any of the knowledgeable and experienced car accident attorneys at Schmidt Kramer today.