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Five Questions to Ask Your Doctor After a Car Crash

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

One of the most important things to do after a car accident is to see a doctor that can provide treatment for your injuries. During this visit, the doctor will likely ask if you have any questions but at the time, you may be too stressed or upset to think of any. After a… Read More »

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Statistics on Accidents Caused by Weather and Road Conditions in Pennsylvania

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

Pennsylvania sees harsh winter days every year. Snow, sleet, ice, and other weather conditions greatly affect the road and, as the statistics show, lead to many car accidents. It is important for all drivers to understand these road and weather conditions, and how they can contribute to a crash so motorists can do their… Read More »

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When Should You Hire a Car Accident Lawyer?

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

Some people call a car accident lawyer after any crash, even when the collision was very minor and they did not sustain injuries. On the other hand, people are sometimes in a very serious crash and never contact a lawyer. So, if you have been in a crash, how do you know if you… Read More »

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Seven Factors that Will Affect Your Car Accident Settlement

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

One of the most common questions people ask after being involved in a car crash is how much their settlement will be worth. It is impossible to determine an exact amount without fully examining the facts of a specific case. However, there are certain factors you can use as a guideline to determine how… Read More »

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Understanding Damages for Pain and Suffering in Car Accident Claims

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

According to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, there were nearly 80,000 people that were injured in car crashes in 2018. Although that sounds like a lot, the number of people injured on the state’s roads in 2018 was one of the lowest numbers since 1950. Still, every one of those people injured in car… Read More »

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Do You Have to Report All Car Crashes to the Police?

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

It is obvious after certain crashes that you should call the police. These situations include when anyone was injured or killed during the crash. However, not all car crashes in Pennsylvania are so serious. There are many fender benders that happen in the state every day and when these occur, the people involved often… Read More »

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How Daylight Savings Contributes to More Car Accidents

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

It has not been that long since daylight savings time started once again and everyone in Pennsylvania set their clocks one hour ahead. Many people think that this small change in time does not have any real consequences. After all, it happens in the middle of the night when most people are asleep and… Read More »

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Your Options After a Hit-and-Run Car Accident

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

In Pennsylvania, leaving the scene of a car accident is a very serious offense, and may come with criminal sentences for those convicted. However, criminal charges nor a conviction helps accident victims after a hit-and-run car accident. Even if the hit-and-run driver is found, it can take weeks or months to investigate the accident… Read More »

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Do You Need Uninsured Motorist Coverage in Pennsylvania?

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

According to the Insurance Information Institute, approximately 13 percent of drivers in the United States do not have proper insurance on their vehicle. Many of those motorists are right here in Pennsylvania. This statistic has many wondering if they should add uninsured motorist coverage to their insurance policies, even though Pennsylvania law does not… Read More »

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What is the Limited Threshold in Pennsylvania?

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

The laws on car accidents and auto insurance in Pennsylvania are extremely complex. When purchasing insurance, a person may choose to carry full or limited tort insurance. If they choose limited tort, which many do because it’s more affordable, they cannot recover pain and suffering. However, there is an exception to this law. That… Read More »

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