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  • Attorney Thomas J. Murphy, Jr. Mentioned in Slip and Fall Article

    || 6-Jun-2013

    In a recent article that the The Inquirer wrote about the local subways system's problem with slip and fall accidents, many different professionals who deal with these types of incidents were referenced. Philadelphia Personal Injury Attorney Thomas J. Murphy, Jr. from our firm was one of those professionals. The lawyer serves as an aggressive legal advocate for injury victims who were harmed ...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Whenever you are injured while an occupant of a commercial vehicle that is involved in a motor vehicle accident in Pennsylvania, you automatically have unrestricted full tort rights to pursue a personal injury claim. A commercial vehicle is one that is not owned by an individual, but rather by a business. Examples of commercial vehicles are all types of buses, including SEPTA buses, private buses ...
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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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  • 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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  • SEPTA Bus, Trolley and Train Accidents

    || 7-Mar-2011

    The South Eastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority, also known as SEPTA, is a commonwealth (state) government entity. As a state government entity, SEPTA is immune from suit, pursuant to Pennsylvania's Sovereign Immunity Statute, 1 Pa.C.S. §2310. Fortunately, there are several exceptions to the rule of sovereign immunity and one of them involves motor vehicles. 42 Pa. C.S. § 8522(b)(1) ...
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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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