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Informative Presentation Highlights Updates to Pennsylvania Uninsured Motorist Laws

On Thursday, January 30th, Attorney Scott Cooper of Schmidt Kramer was a featured speaker at the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s mid-year conference. The event took place in St. Thomas and was well attended by many prominent members of the Pennsylvania Bar. Attorney Cooper spoke as part of the “Hot Topics in Civil Litigation” program, focusing on updates to Pennsylvania’s auto laws.

During his presentation, Cooper addressed several recent court decisions that may impact motorists involved in an auto accident in Pennsylvania. He primarily focused on recent updates to Pennsylvania’s uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage laws. The role of this type of coverage is to protect parties who are injured or incur property damage as a result of a car accident caused by an uninsured or underinsured motorist.

Cooper highlighted such issues as:

  • New mandates that pertain to the availability, scope, and amount of underinsured or uninsured motorist coverage.
  • Updates relating to written requests for lower limits on such coverage.
  • Clarifications pertaining to the “household car exclusion.” This type of exclusion aims to prevent claimants from seeking benefits when they are injured while occupying a car owned by someone in their own household.
  • Court decisions addressing how workers’ compensation benefits may impact eligibility for uninsured or underinsured motorist benefits.
  • Issues relating to evidence presented as part of an auto accident claim in Pennsylvania.

Attorney Scott CooperTo learn more about the important issues addressed in Attorney Cooper’s informative presentation, we encourage you to view the slides on our website.

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