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Insurance Rates Soar After Auto Accident

If you are a generally safe, low-risk driver who is involved in an automobile accident you may be shocked to see your insurance premiums jump as much as 40 percent. In fact, across the nation, when a person has an automobile claim resulting in more than $2,000 in bodily injury, he or she can expect insurance [...]

Understanding Trucking Company Liability

More than five thousand people are killed every year in the United States due to a trucking accident. In fact, one out of every eight traffic fatalities involves a large commercial truck. A typically loaded big rig truck can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds, while the average passenger car weighs closer to 3,000 pounds. In [...]

Truck Accident Liability – Truck Crash Problems

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration reported an average of 11 truck accidents every day in 2014. The number of truck crashes has surged since 2009, resulting in an average of 4,000 deaths per year, and more than 100,000 injuries per year. Recently, a Walmart truck crashed into the limousine of Saturday Night Live Comedian, Tracy [...]

Car Accident and Automobile Insurance

Automobile insurance companies (e.g., GEICO, Esurance, Progressive, etc.) advertise to cost-conscious consumers. With all of the money you can save on car insurance, you can buy a new purse, or so the commercials tell us. Given the heavy focus on cost-cutting insurance policies, attorneys are not surprised when an at-fault driver's car insurance fails to adequately [...]

Who Pays the Medical Bills for Car Accident Injuries? First Party Medical Benefits

When someone is injured in a car accident, or a pedestrian/motor vehicle accident, they often wonder, "Who is going to pay the bills?" The ambulance bill, alone, may cost a thousand dollars out-of-pocket. A third party insurance claim, and/or lawsuit, will often not resolve before the injured person's pain and injuries subside. When victims are injured [...]

Choosing Full Tort vs. Limited Tort Automobile Insurance

When selecting an automobile insurance policy in Pennsylvania, the policy holder must select either full tort, or limited tort, automobile insurance. In New Jersey, limited tort is referred to as "the verbal threshold." In Pennsylvania, selecting a policy of full tort automobile insurance allows drivers to recover economic, and non-economic, damages in the event that they [...]