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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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Do You Have to Report Minor Car Accidents in Pennsylvania?

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

It’s common knowledge that after a major car accident that involved serious injury or death, you must phone the police and report it. However, many of the car accidents that happen every day on Pennsylvania roads are only minor. Do you have an obligation to report these accidents? When reporting any car accident, you… Read More »

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Reminder to “Slow Down to Get Around”

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

In December of 2018, a new law was passed in Pennsylvania but many residents are still unaware of it, or they’re simply ignoring it. The Slow Down to Get Around law requires vehicles to slow down when approaching certain large vehicles on the side of the road. The law was passed after a number… Read More »

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Who’s Liable in a Car Accident when Icy Roads are a Factor?

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

Ice and snow were cited as the reason for three auto accidents involving a total of 15 vehicles on the Platt Bridge on January 12, 2019. While there were no injuries reported due to the crashes , often ice and snow can cause catastrophic accidents resulting in very serious injuries and at times, even… Read More »

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Is Pennsylvania a No-Fault Auto Insurance State?

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

Car insurance is going to be an issue anytime there is a auto accident. The insurance company of either the at-fault driver or the injured driver will be responsible for providing accident benefits to help cover medical expenses, lost income, and in some cases, even pain and suffering. Most states have a tort, or fault,… Read More »

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Use of Video Footage and Social Media in Personal Injury Claims

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

Nearly everyone is equipped with a camera everywhere they go. In just the last two years, 90 percent of all data that humans have ever created in history was generated, according to Forbes. Much of this takes the form of videos and images, the latter amount being increased by 1.2 trillion still images every… Read More »

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Holding Drivers Responsible

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

Unfortunately, drivers who strike and kill pedestrians and cyclists rarely face any criminal charges, according to newspaper investigative reports around the country. Whether in the D.C. area, Georgia, the Midwest, Florida, or California, drivers get let off the hook if they give a good enough excuse as to why they “accidentally” killed a pedestrian… Read More »

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How Long Does a Traffic Accident Lawsuit Take?

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

If you are injured in a traffic collision, your injuries need to be treated immediately. You obviously cannot postpone necessary medical procedures in order for a lawsuit award or a settlement to come in. So how long does the average lawsuit take to win and what can be expected from it in terms of… Read More »

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Three Types of Expert Witnesses Used in Traffic Accident Claims

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

In a personal injury case, an expert witness is a person called upon by either the defendant or plaintiff to shed light on a particular topic. Expert witnesses are just that–experts in a specific field of work. They can be extremely beneficial to your case as an injured plaintiff, or detrimental if an expert… Read More »

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