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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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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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