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How Much Auto Insurance Coverage Do I Really Need?

In Pennsylvania, everyone is required by law to have at least $15,000 worth of auto insurance in case they cause an auto accident and hurt somebody. Unfortunately, many, many car owners break this law and are out on the roads driving without any insurance. Some estimates predict that as many as 15% to 20% of (…)

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Auto Accident While On The Job

Question: My job requires a lot of driving. As part of my pay, my employer pays me a car allowance and mileage reimbursement as well. I was injured in a car accident. I was working at the time and collected workers compensation. I also sued the other driver who caused the accident. I’m told that (…)

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I’m an Innocent Accident Victim; I have Limited Tort/Limited Coverage – Part 2

As I mentioned in our last post, many clients who come to DLP for help after becoming victims of auto accident through no fault of their own have chosen the “limited tort/limited coverage” option on their auto insurance policies. They have given up their right to recover for pain and suffering unless they suffered serious (…)

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Car Accident? What the heck is Limited Tort?! – Part 1

I can’t tell you how many times a new client recently involved in an automobile accident comes into our offices and states “Thank goodness I have full coverage”. Their hearts sink when a cursory review of their insurance policy reveals that they and their insurance agent have selected “limited tort” coverage. Unfortunately, 99% of our (…)

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The Dangers of using Social Media after a Car Accident Injury Claim

Like it or not, social media is central to the way that many people conduct themselves in today’s society. While this can often bring good things into your life, adding to and not taking away, social media can be extremely damaging to a personal injury or accident claim case. It is more than likely that (…)

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Car Accident Work Injury- Can I Collect on Both Claims?

Question: I was injured in a car accident. I was working at the time and collected workers compensation. I also sued the other driver who caused the accident. I’m told that I need to pay back the workers comp carrier when I settle the car accident case. Is that so? Anonymous, Old Forge, Pa. Answer: Under (…)

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Summer Driving Tips- Injury? Call DLP

With the summer vacation season now upon us, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) offers some helpful hints to make summer travel safe, efficient and enjoyable. We should all be sure to follow safe driving rules and to avoid distractions that could impair our driving abilities and increase the cahnce of an accident. A (…)

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Statute of Limitations in a Minor’s Case

Pedro could barely remember the auto accident he was in when he was a small child. Pedro and his family were in their van when they were rear-ended by a drunk driver. Pedro recalls being in the hospital for several weeks, but little else. As a result of the auto accident, Pedro sustained a  severe back (…)

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Snow Piles At Intersections

Al was driving to the grocery store on a cold, February, Pennsylvania morning. As Al came to a stop at an intersection, he was not able to see to his right as his view was obstructed by a large pile of snow left by a City plow. Al decided to inch forward into the intersection in order to see (…)

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Social Security Benefits and a Personal Injury Case

Keith and Mary were injured in an automobile accident. As a result of his injuries, Keith was awarded Social Security DISABILITY benefits (SSDIB).  Keith had enjoyed a long work history before his accident and had paid sufficient amounts in to the Social Security system to qualify for SSDIB benefits. Prior to the auto accident, Mary (…)

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Serious Accidents on I-81 in Luzerne, Lackawanna and Susquehanna Counties Continue to Increase—DLP Law Trial Lawyers Fights for Innocent Victims

Recently I settled a tragic case involving the death of a young mother which occurred on I=81 in Northeast Pennsylvania.  It was a sad case involving the loss of a beautiful woman and mother that could have been prevented.  Unfortunately, the 12 trial lawyers at DLP Law are seeing and handling more I-81 personal injury (…)

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Interstate 84 Construction Mess Leads to More Auto and Truck Accidents —DLP Personal Inury Firm is the Accident Victim Legal Team for I-84 Pennsylvania Accident Victims

Anyone traveling down I-84 from New England and New York are aware of the road construction at the Pennsylvania border.  The interstate is down to one lane for many miles with a couple of two mile breaks in between.  It is a slow moving and dangerous area. The number of I-84 construction site accidents is (…)

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DLP Lawyers Represent Route 81 Construction Site Accident Victims in Luzerne, Lackawanna and Susquehanna Counties

There is an old joke about the seasons in Northeastern Pennsylvania:  There are only two seasons–Winter and Road Construction!! Well, road construction on Interstate 81 is in full swing.  Unfortunately with the lane closures and traffic tie ups come an increase in serious traffic accidents.  The 12 Trial Lawyers at Dougherty Leventhal Price LLP are (…)

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INjury? Call DLP- Attorney Tom Cummings- Summer Driving Tips

With the summer vacation season now upon us, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) offers some helpful hints to make summer travel safe, efficient and enjoyable. We should all be sure to follow safe driving rules and to avoid distractions that could impair our driving abilities and increase the cahnce of an accident. A (…)

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Senate Committee Seeks to Weaken Some Important Trucking Regulations Meant to Combat Driver Fatigue

Recent action by the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee in the area of federal truck safety regulations has many up in arms. The Committee added an amendment to a funding bill that repeals certain Hours of Service regulation changes enacted last summer for truckers. The timing of this effort has drawn a great deal of attention (…)

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Teens, Texting and Distracted Driving

According to the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, the chances of a car crash increase by 23% when the driver texts while driving, and the National Safety Council reports that 1.5 million annual vehicular accidents are the result of texting while behind the wheel. This increased change of personal injury as the result of distracted driving (…)

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5 Important Steps to Take After a Car Accident in Pennsylvania

No one steps out of their front door in the morning anticipating that they’ll be involved in a motor vehicle crash. Unfortunately, the countless accidents that occur every day in America alone prove that many people are inaccurate in this assumption. One of the most unfortunate parts of these incidents, other than property loss and (…)

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DLP Lawyers Involved in Federal Court G.M. Cobalt Recall Cases

This week the Trial Lawyers at DLP were part of a team of Law Firms filing a lawsuit in the Middle District of Pennsylvania against General Motors.  The suit seeks to recover damages, other than personal injury damages, on behalf of consumers harmed by G.M.’s ignition problems involving the Chevy Cobalt.  A front page story (…)

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Injuries and Fatalities from Auto Accidents in Pennsylvania Increase in 2012

Pennsylvania saw over 1,310 fatalities due to accidents in 2012, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In 2011, that number was 1,286. Drivers that cause fatal accidents may be impaired by drugs or alcohol, or they may be tired or may be distracted. Everyone hopes that they – and their loved ones (…)

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