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Ways To Prevent An Animal Bite Injury

By Kardos, Rickles & Hand P.C. |

Each year, it estimated between four and five million individuals are bitten by dogs in the United States. Because of these animal bite injuries, there are hundreds of millions of dollars paid out on insurance claims. Dog owners can be held liable when the behavior of their animal leads to injuries. There can be… Read More »

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Personal Injury Settlements And Taxes

By Kardos, Rickles & Hand P.C. |

The process of settling a lawsuit can be emotional and time consuming. It is common for victims to be so focused on receiving their settlement that they do not consider what happens next. While being whole after an accident injury is important, keeping in mind any tax responsibilities you may have once you receive… Read More »

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Learning About Bad Faith Claims

By Kardos, Rickles & Hand P.C. |

Insurance companies are legally obligated to deal fairly and in good faith with clients and customers. So, if an insurance company treats you unfairly, you may be able to move forward with a bad faith claim. Insurance companies have a duty to good faith dealings because they have such an enormous impact on individual… Read More »

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Pennsylvania Road Rash Injuries

By Kardos, Rickles & Hand P.C. |

A term used to describe an abrasion, road rash is a common injury as a result of bicycle and motorcycle accidents. There are also times when an accident victim suffers from road rash after a scooter or vehicle collision. While road rash is possible anywhere on the body, it is often sustained on exposed,… Read More »

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Moving Forward After Life-Altering Injuries

By Kardos, Rickles & Hand P.C. |

There are so many injuries a victim can suffer in a car wreck, ranging from minor irritations to life-altering injuries. When a family is facing a severe health crisis, there can be extreme financial upset. There are times when there is financial devastation alongside the physical injuries and emotional distress. After a life-altering injury… Read More »

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Determining The Value Of A Totaled Car

By Kardos, Rickles & Hand P.C. |

In general, a car is deemed to be totaled when the cost of repairing the vehicle is larger than the value of the vehicle. This often happens when a car is involved in a car accident. How this number is determined varies from state to state. In Pennsylvania, a crashed car is totaled, or… Read More »

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How Does Water Affect Roads?

By Kardos, Rickles & Hand P.C. |

Residents of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and the surrounding areas know wet weather happens. While it may be fine when you are home and do not have to travel, if you are on the roads wet weather can lead to accidents. It is estimated a quarter of car accidents are connected to weather. One issue… Read More »

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Are Self-Employed Individuals Eligible for Lost Income?

By Kardos, Rickles & Hand P.C. |

If you were injured in an accident in New Jersey or Pennsylvania, you may not be able to work while you are healing. Some even lose their job after a car accident or slip and fall event. While you may understand how compensation is possible for medical expenses and property damage, understanding lost wage… Read More »

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Steps Injured Pedestrians Should Take to Strengthen a Claim

By Kardos, Rickles & Hand P.C. |

It is common to be so familiar with the streets we cross that we simply start walking once a light turns green. This is because we assume everyone we are sharing the roads with, cars, trucks and other vehicles, are following signs and signals. But this is not always true. Pedestrians are struck when… Read More »

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What Are Recoverable Damages?

By Kardos, Rickles & Hand P.C. |

Negligence can result in a person being injured in an accident. When another person or entity was at fault, there may be the possibility of recoverable damages. If you are in this situation, how much compensation is possible may be on your mind. After all, financial compensation will never restore a person’s health or… Read More »

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