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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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What Is Dental Malpractice?

By Kardos, Rickles & Hand P.C. |

When you hear or see the term medical malpractice, it refers to any time that a doctor, health professional or hospital was negligent and a patient was injured as a result. Negligence can happen in a variety of ways, including diagnostic errors, treatment mistakes, and more. Dentist and oral surgeons can be negligent, dental… Read More »

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Riding In a Limousine Can Be Risky

By Kardos, Rickles & Hand P.C. |

When people decide to ride in a limo, it is usually to celebrate a special occasion. Some events that groups hire limos for include birthdays, graduations, and weddings. As you plan special events, you typically focus on the fun everyone will have, but the truth is there are risks to riding in limousines. These… Read More »

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Emergency Room Visits Due to Thanksgiving Injuries

By Kardos, Rickles & Hand P.C. |

When people gather for Thanksgiving, they do so for conversation, memories, and a good meal. Unfortunately, people end up in the emergency room with injuries connected to Thanksgiving celebrations every year. Plus, emergency rooms are not always free of harm. A misdiagnosis or an untrained worker administering the wrong medicine can do more harm… Read More »

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How Are Personal Injury Damages Determined?

By Kardos, Rickles & Hand P.C. |

Individuals injured in car collisions, workplace accidents, or other events may find themselves needing to file a lawsuit in order to obtain compensation. But understanding how damages are assessed is not always immediately clear. There are different types of damages, after all. Expenses, income loss, and pain and suffering can all be cited in… Read More »

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Multitasking Is a Form Distracted Driving

By Kardos, Rickles & Hand P.C. |

When people talk about distracted driving, one of the first items that comes to mind is cellphones. After all, these electronic devices are typically carried in and out of cars with email and text messages sending notifications throughout the journey from one destination to the next. While handheld devices do present distractions, there are… Read More »

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