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Category Archives: Auto Accidents

Pennsylvania’s No-Fault Car Insurance Laws and Coverage Requirements

Pennsylvania is one of about a dozen states offering some form of no-fault car insurance. Through this arrangement, your own car insurance policy will pay out medical treatment costs and out-of-pocket losses suffered by anyone covered under the policy, up to the limits of the coverage. This occurs no matter who was at fault for… Read More »

Full Tort vs. Limited Tort Auto Insurance in Pennsylvania

When you take out an auto insurance policy in Pennsylvania, you have the option to choose either a full tort or limited tort policy. What are the differences between the two? The most basic difference is that full tort allows you to sue for pain and suffering damages if you get into an accident, while… Read More »

Why You Need Uninsured Motorist Coverage to Protect Against Auto Accidents

Under Pennsylvania law, every motor vehicle liability insurance policy issued in the commonwealth must offer the option to purchase uninsured motorist (UM) and underinsured motorist (UIM) coverage. There is no requirement to purchase this coverage, and it does add to the cost of your policy. But there are many reasons to buy UM/UIM coverage, which… Read More »

What Is the Minimum Amount of Auto Insurance Coverage Required in Pennsylvania?

If you drive in Pennsylvania, you are required to have auto insurance coverage in the event of an accident. If you fail to carry insurance, you face a fine of up to $300 and a three-month suspension of your driver’s license and registration. The commonwealth sets mandatory minimums in three categories: Bodily Injury Liability Coverage… Read More »

When Can No-Fault Policyholders Sue for a Car Accident in Pennsylvania?

Pennsylvania auto insurance law is part fault-based and part no-fault. Minor accidents are resolved on a no-fault basis, but consumers have different options to sue, depending on whether they have a limited tort or full tort policy. Here’s how a typical injury accident works: The injured party files a claim with his or her own… Read More »

Motor Vehicle Accidents in Pennsylvania

There are tens of thousands of motor vehicle accidents each year in Pennsylvania. Many of these accidents result in serious injuries to the involved parties.  If you or someone you know has suffered injury as a result of a motor vehicle accident, it is important that you contact an experienced motor vehicle accident attorney for… Read More »

What You Need to Know About Whiplash

If you have been involved in a car accident, you may have suffered whiplash. Whiplash is a quick, whip-like action involving the head and neck. It can be a complicated injury because it may take days or even weeks before you feel the symptoms of whiplash, or you may experience symptoms immediately after the collision…. Read More »

Distracted Driving — An Increasing Problem in Pittsburgh

Car accidents can easily happen, even if both drivers involved are paying attention to what they are doing. However, when one driver is distracted while driving, the chances of causing a crash drastically increase. If you are involved in a traffic accident, it is important to consult a lawyer who will thoroughly investigate the cause… Read More »

Could Faulty Seatbelts Contribute To Your Injuries?

When you buckle your seatbelt, you probably assume that it is going to keep you safe if you are involved in a car accident. Unfortunately, your seatbelt could be defective without you even knowing it. If you are involved in a traffic accident, it is important to retain an injury attorney who fully investigates all… Read More »

What To Do After A Bicycle Versus Vehicle Accident

Bicycle riders must always be on the lookout for motor vehicles because vehicle drivers are not always looking out for bicycles. When a cyclist is hit by a car, the injuries can be catastrophic. If you or a loved one is injured by a negligent driver while riding your bicycle, it is important to contact… Read More »