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  • Car Accident Kills Child Walking on Sidewalk

    || 17-Jul-2013

    Chester, PA – Three young boys were walking along a sidewalk when out of nowhere, two vehicles came careening directly towards the trio, striking two of the young pedestrians. The collision that began in the street, poured into the sidewalk, injuring one of the boys and killing another; the third boy walked away unharmed. One boy was released from the hospital, but not without wounds from ...
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  • If you were injured in a motor vehicle accident in Pennsylvania, your lost wages may be payable by several automobile Insurance policies. To determine which automobile insurance policy may be responsible to pay your lost wages arising out of a motor vehicle accident, click here. If you are eligible to obtain first party "Income Loss Benefits" pursuant to 75 Pa.C.S. § 1712(2) based ...
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  • Who Pays Your Lost Wages for Lost Income Arising out of a Motor Vehicle Accident

    || 21-May-2013

    The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania requires all Pennsylvania automobile insurance policies to offer as an option, Income Loss Benefits (lost wages) for motor vehicle accidents taking place in Pennsylvania. However, because this is optional coverage and not required coverage, you may or may not be eligible for this coverage. Also, please note that Income Loss Benefits are not based on who negligently ...
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  • Time Limit to Seek Underinsured/Uninsured Motorist Benefits

    || 15-May-2013

    If you were injured in a car accident caused by a negligent driver who does not have sufficient automobile liability insurance ( underinsured motorist ) or has no insurance ( uninsured motorist ) to pay your claims for bodily injury (pain and suffering), excess medical bills and excess lost wages, you may have several automobile insurance policies available to you to seek payment of your Benefits. ...
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  • If you or someone you know is injured in a motor vehicle accident in Pennsylvania, while a vehicle occupant or a pedestrian or on a bicycle, due to the negligence of another, you may have the right to seek compensation for your bodily injuries, excess lost wages and excess medical bills. In Pennsylvania, with regard to your bodily injuries, you must first determine your tort status, i.e. whether ...
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  • The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania requires all Pennsylvania automobile insurance policies to offer as an option, Income Loss Benefits (lost wages) for motor vehicle accidents taking place in Pennsylvania. However, because this is optional coverage and not required coverage, you may or may not be eligible for this coverage. Also, please note that Income Loss Benefits are not based on who negligently ...
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  • If you or someone you know are injured in a motor vehicle accident while an occupant of a motor vehicle or as a pedestrian or on a bicycle, due to a negligent driver, then you have the right to seek compensation for your personal injuries, which consist of your bodily injuries, medical expenses and lost wages, from the negligent driver's automobile insurance company. However, do in part to the ...
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  • If you or someone you know is injured in a motor vehicle accident in Pennsylvania, while a vehicle occupant or a pedestrian or on a bicycle, you may have the right to seek compensation for your bodily injuries, lost wages and excess medical bills, which collectively are known as a personal injury claim. To obtain compensation for your personal injury claim, you must prove the negligence of the ...
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  • Springfield Hit and Run Leads to Victim's Death

    || 13-Mar-2013

    Springfield – An Upper Darby man has been charged in the death of a man arising from a hit and run accident that occurred in the early morning hours on North State Road on July 4th, 2012. The 29-year-old defendant appeared before Magisterial District Judge Anthony Scanlon; he waived his preliminary hearing and agreed to a straight waiver. According to police, the defendant was the driver of ...
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  • If you or someone you know is injured in a motor vehicle accident in Pennsylvania, while a vehicle occupant or a pedestrian or on a bicycle, your medical bills must be paid by automobile Insurance, not health insurance. After the applicable automobile insurance policy's medical benefits have been exhausted, then your health insurance will pay any excess medical bills that are still ...
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  • If you or someone you know slip and fall due to snow, ice, liquid or other slippery condition, you may be able to seek compensation for your injuries, medical bills and lost wages from the liability insurance company that insures the business or individual that is responsible to inspect and maintain the location where you fell. Your claim for compensation for your physical injuries, medical bills ...
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  • Slip and Falls on Entirely Natural Accumulations of Snow or Ice

    || 26-Nov-2012

    To prevail on a personal injury claim arising out of a slip and fall on snow or ice, the injured person must prove that the person or business entity responsible to maintain the property was negligent. Negligence is breaching a duty owed to someone. To prove negligence, you must prove that the person or business entity responsible to maintain the property had a duty to remove the slippery snow or ...
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  • How Are You Able to Recover Lost Wages Arising Out of a Motor Vehicle Accident

    || 1-Oct-2012

    If you are injured in a motor vehicle accident in Pennsylvania and incur lost wages as a result of your injuries, you have two separate sources from which to possibly recover your lost wages. The first source is referred to as first party benefits, and possibly allows you to recover your lost wages under an automobile insurance policy that you are insured under. This source is referred to as first ...
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  • In Pennsylvania, every owner of a registered motor vehicle must obtain automobile insurance on their vehicle pursuant to 75 Pa. C.S. § 1701 et. seq. In 1990 the law was changed to enable vehicle owners to have a choice between the standard automobile insurance policy and a cheaper, less expensive automobile insurance policy. These two types of policies are known as a "full tort" ...
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  • In Pennsylvania, every owner of a registered motor vehicle must obtain automobile insurance on their vehicle pursuant to 75 Pa. C.S. § 1701 et. seq. In 1990 the law was changed to enable vehicle owners to have a choice between the standard automobile insurance policy and a cheaper, less expensive automobile insurance policy. These two types of policies are known as a "full tort" ...
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  • In Pennsylvania, every owner of a registered motor vehicle must obtain automobile insurance on their vehicle pursuant to 75 Pa. C.S. § 1701 et. seq. In 1990 the law was changed to enable vehicle owners to have a choice between the standard automobile insurance policy and a cheaper, less expensive automobile insurance policy. These two types of policies are known as a "full tort" ...
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  • Bicyclist's Rights in a Motor Vehicle Accident

    || 12-Mar-2012

    A bicyclist has the right of way in a designated bicycle lane. Where there is no designated bicycle travel lane, the bicyclist has the same rights and responsibilities as motor vehicle operators on streets and roadways. Thus, when a bicyclist is in a travel lane on a city street, motor vehicle operators must yield the right of way to the bicyclist before merging into or crossing the ...
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  • Slip and Falls on Black Ice

    || 6-Feb-2012

    People slip and fall on ice more than snow. Often times the ice appears to look like water, but in reality it is ice. This situation is often referred to as black ice. Because black ice is thin and appears slightly darker than the surrounding pavement it is laying on, it often appears similar to water. Whether a person injured by a slip and fall on black ice can pursue a personal injury claim in ...
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  • In Pennsylvania when a person enters another's land, under the law they are either a trespasser, a licensee or an invitee. The Possessor of land owes a different duty to each type of entrant upon his or her land. A trespasser is a person who enters or remains upon the land without the permission of the possessor of land. Consequently the possessor of land owes a trespasser the least duty of ...
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  • In Pennsylvania when a person enters another's land, under the law they are either a trespasser, a licensee or an invitee. The possessor of the land owes a different duty to each type of entrant upon his or her land. A trespasser is a person who enters or remains upon the land without the permission of the possessor of land. Consequently the possessor of land owes a trespasser the least duty ...
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  • Pennsylvania is technically a Commonwealth and not a State. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is immune from law suits for any personal injury claims pursuant to 1 Pa. C.S. §2310 and 42 Pa. C.S. §8521. Fortunately, there are nine exceptions to the general rule of immunity and two of them involves streets, roads and highways owned by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.. 42 Pa. C.S. § ...
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  • Hit and Run and Uninsured Motor Vehicle Accidents

    || 5-Sep-2011

    If you or a loved one is injured in a motor vehicle accident that is caused by a hit and run driver that flees the scene before you can obtain their information or by a driver that is uninsured, you may still have a remedy to obtain compensation for your injuries. In Pennsylvania, all automobile insurance policies offer as an option uninsured motorist (UM) coverage for an amount up to the ...
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  • Slip and Falls, Trip and Falls on Sidewalks and Real Property Owned by SEPTA

    || 1-Aug-2011

    SEPTA, otherwise known as the South Eastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority was created by the State of Pennsylvania and is a "Commonwealth agency." As a Commonwealth agency, SEPTA, as well as all state created agencies, is immune from suit for any personal injury claims pursuant to 1 Pa. C.S. §2310 and 42 Pa. C.S. §8521. Fortunately, there are nine exceptions to the general ...
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  • Pennsylvania is a Comparative Negligence State. Pennsylvania's Comparative Negligence Act allows an injured person to recover against all negligent defendant(s) whose combined negligence totals 50% or greater. See 42 P.S. § 7102. In every negligence case, a Pennsylvania court after hearing the evidence will apportion 100 percentage points of negligence among all the parties, including the ...
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  • What Are a Pedestrian's Rights When Struck by a Motor Vehicle?

    || 6-Jun-2011

    A pedestrian has the right of way within a crosswalk, as long as the pedestrian is not crossing the street on a red light. As long as the pedestrian is within the crosswalk and is crossing the street with a green light, all vehicles must yield the right of way to the pedestrian. If a pedestrian is hit by a moving vehicle while the pedestrian is walking in the crosswalk with a green light, the ...
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