Blog Posts in 2010

  • Pedestrian's Rights in a Motor Vehicle Accident

    || 20-Dec-2010

    A pedestrian has the right of way in a crosswalk. It does not matter if the crosswalk is not properly painted onto the street surface. All intersections have crosswalk areas going from one corner to the other two corners, which is a continuation of the pedestrian sidewalk/walkway across the street and is the area designated for pedestrians to cross, regardless of whether the painted lines are ...
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  • To prevent pedestrians slipping and falling on snow and ice covered sidewalks, property owners, businesses, tenants and residents responsible for their sidewalks must clear a path free of snow and ice at least 36 inches wide on their sidewalk including the curb cuts within six hours of the end of a snowfall or freezing rain. They can not shovel or sweep the snow into the street. The penalty for ...
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  • Fortunately, the Pennsylvania auto law does provide several exceptions to Limited Tort, which will allow an injured individual bound by a Limited Tort selection to have Full Tort rights and to be able to bring a personal injury claim against a negligent driver's insurance policy. The exceptions are as follows: If the negligent driver's vehicle is registered in a state other than ...
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  • When you are injured in a motor vehicle accident in Pennsylvania due to another driver's negligence, the second question you need to answer, after finding out who pays your medical bills, is whether you can pursue a negligence claim for personal injuries to obtain compensation so that you can be made whole for your loss. Even though this would appear to be a simple question, it is not in ...
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  • Slip and Falls on Snow or Ice in Pennsylvania

    || 15-Nov-2010

    When a person slips and falls on a sidewalk or parking lot because of snow or ice in Pennsylvania, the property owner is not always at fault. In Pennsylvania, the "Hills and Ridges" doctrine applies to such cases. The Hills and Ridges doctrine holds that a property owner is not responsible for slippery conditions from a minor dusting of snow or sleet that is the result of an entirely ...
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  • Who Pays your Medical Bills when you are Injured in a Motor Vehicle Accident?

    || 13-Nov-2010

    The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania requires all Pennsylvania automobile insurance policies to provide medical coverage for accidents taking place in Pennsylvania. Which automobile insurance policy pays your medical bills when you are injured in a motor vehicle collision in Pennsylvania is not based on who caused the accident. Rather, the Pennsylvania legislature set forth an order of priority at 75 ...
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