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Common Injuries in Car Accidents

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this December 4, 2019 at 5:33 pm
Over three million people are injured in car accidents every year in the United States. Each car accident has different variables that can impact the level of severity if an injury occurs. For example, was each person involved wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident? What angle and speed did one car hit another or hit an object?...
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The Step-by-Step Personal Injury Claims Process

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this December 4, 2019 at 5:26 pm
A personal injury case is a legal dispute that occurs when one party endures an injury due to the negligence of another. The goal of filing a personal injury lawsuit is to recover compensation for the alternate party’s wrongful act that is responsible for the injury. In Philadelphia, if you are filing a personal injury claim, the statute of limitations...
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What is PIP Insurance in Pennsylvania?

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this October 30, 2019 at 2:10 pm
Pennsylvania may have set of unique laws regarding insurance coverage, but it is largely a no-fault state – those who are involved in an accident file a claim with their own insurance provider, regardless of who is at fault. In order to help facilitate this system, personal injury protection (PIP) insurance coverage is legally required by the state for all...
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Penalties for Driving Without Insurance in Pennsylvania

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this October 30, 2019 at 2:08 pm
Every driver who operates a vehicle on the roads in Pennsylvania are required to have car insurance. Unfortunately, not every driver abides by this rule and runs the risk of serious financial penalties if caught. The state of Pennsylvania requires each driver to purchase a minimum of $5,000 for medical benefits, $15,000 for bodily injury (per person), $30,000 bodily injury...
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What to Do After a Hit and Run on Private Property

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this October 30, 2019 at 2:08 pm
Every minute in the United States, someone is affected by a hit and run. A hit and run incident can occur if a car hits another moving car, parked car or person and flees the scene. After hitting another person, car or vacant vehicle, you are legally responsible for a few things before leaving the scene. Hit and run accidents...
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Who is at Fault in a Lane Change Accident?

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this October 30, 2019 at 2:06 pm
Driving can be dangerous even if you are following all traffic rules. Unfortunately, there is no way to ensure other drivers on the road will abide by the same rules. Driving accidents are inevitable, but when it comes to lane changing accidents, there are a few elements that can make determining who is at fault a little tricky. If you...
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Steps to Take after a Rideshare Accident in Philadelphia

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this October 30, 2019 at 2:05 pm
The drastic increase of ridesharing use has transformed the way we travel. The goal of these ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft are to ease the transportation process whether that is a night out drinking, a ride to work, lack of a personal vehicle, or simply a convenient ride. Uber is available in 600 countries and drivers complete 14 million...
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Is Pennsylvania a “No Fault” Accident State?

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this October 30, 2019 at 1:40 pm
Pennsylvania is one of 12 states who utilize ‘no fault’ accident system. Within this system, they are one of the select few who employ "choice no fault," in which a driver can essentially "opt out" of no-fault insurance. For more information on your specific case, speak to a car accident lawyer in Philadelphia. What is a "Choice No Fault" System?...
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What to Do After a Hit and Run Accident

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this July 11, 2019 at 4:58 pm
A simple car accident can be a stressful experience, but if the other driver sped off without stopping, it can outright ruin your day. Without the information of the other driver, you may be left without a proper avenue for an insurance claim – and you may not have the ability to file other charges against the at-fault driver. Fortunately,...
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PTSD After a Car Accident: Can You Sue? | Anapol Weiss

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this July 11, 2019 at 4:55 pm
Can You Sue for PTSD After a Car Accident?   If negligence was involved in a car accident, you may be able to file a claim against the at-fault party for financial compensation for your damages, along with the lasting pain and suffering associated with PTSD.  What is PTSD? PTSD, or post-traumatic stress disorder is a condition that is defined...
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Who is At Fault in a Car Accident When Backing Up?

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this July 11, 2019 at 4:53 pm
Parking lots can routinely be one of the most stressful places to operate a vehicle. With multiple cars all around, tight spaces, and unpredictable pedestrians, an accident can easily occur if you are not constantly looking around you. One of the most common types of parking lot accidents occur when vehicles are backing out of their space. Car accidents when...
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How Long Will It Take to Settle My Truck Accident Claim?

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this June 7, 2019 at 1:16 am
In Pennsylvania, you have two years from the date of your truck collision to file a claim against the negligent truck driver. Unfortunately, receiving financial compensation for these claims can often be slow-moving. There are many things that can complicate the claims process such as lack of evidence gathered at the scene after the accident, insurance claims adjusters and possible...
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