The Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Financial Responsibility Law requires auto insurance companies in Pennsylvania to offer their customers the choice between full tort insurance and limited tort insurance. What’s the difference? Full tort will cost you more but in the event you are injured in a motor vehicle accident you will be permitted to seek full compensation for your injuries from another motorist who was at fault, including pain and suffering damages and other non-monetary damages, regardless of the severity of your injuries. Limited tort will cost you less but you will be permitted to recover pain and suffering damages and other non-monetary damages only if your injuries meet the definition of serious injury (with exceptions to be explored in later posts). In either the case of full tort or limited tort you may seek compensation for medical expenses and other out-of-pocket expenses. Future posts will address the issue of what have been considered serious injuries by Pennsylvania Courts. In the meantime, if you have any questions concerning these issues, please contact me.
Election of Tort Options – PA Statute
I received a suggestion to post concerning drones and privacy concerns. The following articles give a good overview but the issue can be particularly fact sensitive and dependent on particular state law. If you would like to consult me concerning remedies available to you as a result of the invasion of your privacy in Pennsylvania by a drone, please give me a call at 814-283-5788.
When your neighbor’s drone pays an unwelcome visit
An Update On Drone Privacy Concerns
It being graduation season, I received a suggestion to post concerning the consequences of defaulting on federal student loans. The following linked post at the web site of an office of the United States Department of Education gives a summary. If you have any further questions, please ask.
Consequences of Default on Federal Student Loans
I received a suggestion for a post about rates for Pennsylvania inheritance taxes. It depends on the relationship of the beneficiary to the decedent. The differing percentages are set forth in the following linked page from the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue web site. If you have any further questions, please ask.
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