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Personal Injury Compensation and Medicare

By Kardos, Rickles & Hand |

A federal health insurance program, Medicare exists to cover the medical expenses of individuals 65 or older and certain individuals who are younger and live with disabilities. Like anyone else who suffers accident injuries through the fault of someone else, a Medicare recipient can file a personal injury claim. But, there are differences when… Read More »

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Should You Accept a Personal Injury Settlement?

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It is common for personal injury cases to end with a settlement, often before the dispute is in court. The settlement offer comes typically comes from the insurance company of the liable party or, in some instances, from the liable party themselves. It can be tempting to accept a settlement. After all, it can… Read More »

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Driving When Sleep Deprived

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It is common for people to not get enough sleep. When prioritizing work and personal commitments, rest and sleep often get put on the bottom of the list. But, sleep deprivation can lead to big problems, including car accidents. If someone feels tired, extremely tired, and goes about their day-to-day life without considering the… Read More »

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Speeding Trucks Put Others at Risk

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When commercial truck drivers are in a rush to get to their final destination, many of them speed. In some instances, there are even financial incentives for some drivers to deliver cargo as quickly as possible. But when truck drivers are speeding they create more risk for themselves and others on the road, particularly… Read More »

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Emergency Room Mistakes

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When an individual is injured or very ill, they typically head to an emergency room. It is common to feel exposed, vulnerable, and scared when visiting a hospital, especially if the visit happens because of a traumatic event such as a car accident or a heart attack. In these emotionally distressing times, we trust… Read More »

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Occupational Disease and Workers’ Compensation

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When you work with others, germs can spread. While sicknesses can move between coworkers, it is common knowledge that a case of the common cold or the flu are not reasons to file a compensation claim. That said, there are times when a workers’ compensation claim is needed. This is true when you develop… Read More »

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Accidents with Uninsured Motorists

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If you or someone you love has been involved in a Pennsylvania auto, truck, or motorcycle accident, you may want to file a personal injury lawsuit. In many cases, an insurance company is responsible for compensating an individual. But there are also situations where an at-fault drivers do not have insurance. Because while Pennsylvania… Read More »

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Defective Products in Pennsylvania

By Kardos, Rickles & Hand |

What Is A Defective Product? In today’s consumer world, we are constantly buying new things. We use Amazon without thinking, without really realizing that we may be getting products from third party sellers who do not necessarily guarantee the product’s quality. Even if we get a brand name product straight from the brand, there… Read More »

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Medical Malpractice

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In September 2019, a Pennsylvania doctor made headlines in Meadville, PA, when he allegedly prescribed medicine to his patients and practiced medicine without a license. Dr. Luis Gomez faced “three ungraded felony counts of prescribing controlled substances while his physician’s license has been suspended; one ungraded felony count of delivery of prescriptions while his… Read More »

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Everything You Should Know Regarding Parking Lot Accidents

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Almost every day the average American drives through a parking lot, since they serve as gateways to most commerce. While most people do not consider parking lots to be dangerous, they are breeding grounds for car accidents. This is due to the high concentration of people walking around and the number vehicles within a… Read More »

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