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SHOULD YOU KEEP YOUR CAR INSURANCE DURING COVID19

SHOULD YOU KEEP YOUR CAR INSURANCE DURING COVID19? Many drivers are finding themselves working from home and no longer needing to make lengthy commutes to work in their cars. Some are even finding that they are having to cut expenses in order to survive during this period of quarantine. As a part of the cost...

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WHAT MAKES TRUCK CRASHES BAD

THE TRACTOR TRAILER CRASH Why are tractor trailer crashes so devastating? The short answer to that question is size and weight. A fully loaded tractor trailer can weigh up to 80,000 pounds compared to a fully loaded sedan, which can weigh 4,000 pounds. And with a weight difference of nearly 20 times, even a collision...

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WHY IS MY INSURANCE COMPANY REFUSING TO PAY UIM BENEFITS?

Insurance companies have all kinds of catchy phrases about being good neighbors and being in the right hands, but the fact is, they’re still insurance companies. There are times when we will need to look to our own insurance carriers to pay for injury claims because the at-fault party does not have enough insurance. What...

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WHY ARE MY MEDICAL RECORDS NOT PRIVATE?

For the most part, your medical records are private and protected by HIPAA laws. However, that is not quite so when you file a personal injury lawsuit. If someone files suit alleging that they were injured as a result of someone’s negligence, they have put their health at issue. That means that their physical condition–past,...

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DO I REALLY NEED EXPERTS FOR MY CASE?

Almost every personal injury case requires expert testimony to get certain pieces of information into evidence. The type of case you are involved in will determine the type of expert needed. An expert’s testimony is important because they can do what a lay witness (someone who does not have expertise in an area) cannot; they...

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WHO IS AT FAULT IN A REAR-END CAR ACCIDENT

A car accident is often violent and unexpected, especially if we are struck from behind. And when we are rear-ended, we automatically assume that the driver behind us is at fault. But is that always the case? In most rear-end accidents, determining who is at fault is fairly easy. It’s usually the person in the...

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WHY DO WE HAVE TO GIVE MONEY DAMAGES?

In the United States, we have a criminal justice system and a civil justice system. The criminal justice system punishes and the civil justice system compensates. Think of it this way. If someone commits a crime against a person and they are found guilty, the punishment they serve is to fulfill a debt they now...

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HOW MUCH TIME DO I HAVE TO FILE A LAWSUIT?

The time period to file a lawsuit is referred to as the ‘statute of limitations.’ After the statute elapses, a claim for damages generally cannot be brought after that time. In Pennsylvania, there is a two year statute of limitations to bring a claim for personal injuries. It’s important to know what the statute of...

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HOW ON EARTH DO I PAY FOR MEDICAL BILLS AFTER A CRASH?

After a car accident, an individual’s car insurance should kick in to pay the first $5,000 worth of medical bills (depending on the car insurance policy). This is known as 1st party medical benefits. Once the first party benefits are exhausted, your health insurance will come in to pay the rest of the bills that...

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WHO CAN BRING A WRONGFUL DEATH LAWSUIT?

When a family member dies as a result of someone’s negligence, it can often leave a family deep in grief. The loss of a family member can also mean the loss of a lifelong companion, a parent, a provider, and protector. When this happens, a family needs justice to be done. Although money cannot replace...

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