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  • 9 Mar. 2018

    Attorney James Haggerty Helps His Client Win Nearly $800K in UIM Claim

    Posted By Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C.

    On November 30, 2017, an arbitrator awarded the plaintiff in the case of Page v. CNA Insurance $797,400 for injuries he suffered after he was rear-ended while driving his employer’s vehicle. Dion Page sued his employer’s insurance company, Valley Forge Insurance Co., an affiliate of CNA Insurance Co., to recover underinsured motorist benefits. According to Page’s arbitration ...
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  • 19 Apr. 2017

    Increase in Highway Deaths Prompts Call for Cell Phone Ban

    Posted By Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C.

    It is well known that distracted driving has become one of the most prominent dangers on our public roads and highways. In fact, driver distraction has become such a pervasive problem that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), has gone as far as calling it a national epidemic – and for good reason. NHTSA reports that hundreds of thousands of preventable injuries and ...
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  • 13 Apr. 2017

    What to Do After an Accident with an Underinsured Driver

    Posted By Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C.

    Being involved in an auto accident can be an overwhelming experience, especially when you suffer injuries. Thankfully, victims who suffer harm in car wrecks caused by the negligence of another have the legal right to file personal injury lawsuits against the at-fault party and seek financial compensation for their damages, including their medical expenses, lost income from missing work, emotional ...
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  • 24 Feb. 2017

    Is it Dangerous to Drive in Flip Flops?

    Posted By Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C.

    The road can be a dangerous place where drivers must navigate a variety of hazards. For example, a motorist may be required to take evasive maneuvers if a car suddenly turns into their lane. The point is that when it comes to safe driving, every little bit counts. However, many drivers may not give a second thought to their footwear. If you are accustomed to wearing flip flops while behind the ...
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  • 17 Feb. 2017

    Who Is Liable for a Drunk Driving Accident?

    Posted By Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C.

    While it is no big secret that driving under the influence (DUI) can be deadly, it is still a major issue on the road. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), around one in every three traffic-related deaths in the U.S. involves an intoxicated motorist. For accident victims, getting the help they need is generally a top priority and when filing a personal injury ...
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  • 23 Jan. 2017

    Easy New Year's Resolution: Review Your Auto Insurance Policy

    Posted By Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C.

    We are a few weeks in 2017 and, if you are like most people, some of your New Year’s Resolutions have already fallen by the wayside. There’s no need for shame or embarrassment, but you might want to tack on one more that is easy to accomplish. We suggest something that is also highly beneficial when done: reviewing your auto insurance policy for gaps in coverage. In particular, you ...
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  • 18 Jan. 2017

    Start the Year Off Safely: 5 Vehicle Maintenance Questions to Ask Yourself

    Posted By Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C.

    Nowadays, majority of people spend many hours on the road each day. Whether a person is running errands, driving to work, picking the kids up from school, or just going for a cruise, it is important that his or her vehicle functions correctly and safely in order to avoid serious and harmful car accidents from occurring. Because vehicle maintenance is a driver’s responsibility, a motorist can ...
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  • 18 Jan. 2017

    Keep Your Distance: How Close is Too Close to the Steering Wheel?

    Posted By Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C.

    Most often, individuals do not consider the position in which they sit when driving their vehicle. But, take a moment to ask yourself, “How far away do I sit from the steering wheel? Am I too close? If the airbag deploys, will I be injured more from the airbag’s impact?” Most people fail to consider the importance of maintaining a healthy distance away from the steering wheel to ...
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  • 16 May. 2016

    Reconsideration of Credits in UIM Claims Under Fair Share Act

    Posted By Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C.

    James C. Haggerty, Esq. and Suzanne Tighe, Esq. recently authored an article entitled “Credits in UIM Claims Under Fair Share Act.” This article addresses the issue of potential recovery of motor vehicle accident victims in Pennsylvania who are pursuing underinsured motorist claims against insurers. Jim Haggerty and Suzanne Tighe maintain the position that insurers are not entitled to ...
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  • 17 Jun. 2014

    Pennsylvania's UM and UIM Stacking Rules Clarified

    Posted By Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C.

    Editor's note: The author represented Nationwide in the Sackett cases, filed the amicus brief for the Pennsylvania Association for Justice in Bumbarger and represents the plaintiff in Seiple. In Pennsylvania, questions exist as to whether and when insurers need to obtain new stacking waivers when new vehicles are added to existing policies providing unstacked uninsured and underinsured ...
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