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|Diminution in Value and How it Impacts Evaluating Claims|
Gina M. Rossi; Hall & Evans, L.L.C.;
November 17, 2015, previously published on November 5, 2015When an automobile is damaged in an accident and then repaired, the resale value may be less than a comparable automobile that has not been damaged. In other words, the damage results in a reduction or “diminution” in the resale value of the automobile. An insured’s claim for this...
|Know The Laws When It Comes To Driving and School Buses|
Cooper Levenson P.A.;
November 10, 2015, previously published on October 28, 2015In early October, a New Jersey man driving a Jeep crossed the centerline and struck a school bus in a head-on collision. According to the Princeton Patch, the school bus was stopped at the time of the accident, waiting to turn left. The 77-year-old driver of the Jeep was taken to a hospital with a...
|We've Got Our Eyes On You: Monitoring Devices In Vehicles|
May Mon Post; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
November 9, 2015, previously published on November 2, 2015While employers with a fixed worksite can observe and interact directly with their employees to promote safety and reduce risk, employers with workers who operate motor vehicles as part of their job have fewer options.
|Weather Changes in PA Increases Risk of Accidents|
Caroselli Beachler McTiernan Coleman LLC;
November 4, 2015, previously published on November 2, 2015Weather conditions can create dangerous situations for drivers, raising their risk of getting into a car accident.
|Forum Non Conveniens in the Keystone State: A Common Sense ApproacForum Non Conveniens in the Keystone State: A Common Sense Approach|
Jason T. LaRocco, Michael J. Needleman; Fineman Krekstein & Harris, P.C.;
October 30, 2015A motor vehicle accident occurs in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania and almost of the witnesses and medical records are located there as well. Nevertheless, the Complaint was filed nearly 100 miles away in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas. In fact, it appears that the only connection to...
|The Truck Driver: A Cornerstone of the Defense|
Mitchell Hedrick; Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen Professional Corporation;
October 22, 2015, previously published on Summer 2015Oh my God, what just happened? Where did that car come from? That was a really hard impact...Is the driver okay? Were there any passengers? Oh God, did I just hurt a kid? Do I need to do any first aid? Do I need to call the police or an ambulance? Did I do anything wrong? Am I going to get a...
|A Driver Shortage With No End In Sight|
Brian Smith; Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen Professional Corporation;
October 22, 2015, previously published on Summer 2015Trucking is essential to the U.S. economy. According to the American Trucking Associations (ATA), approximately 70% of all inland freight in the United States is carried by trucks. Accordingly, the trucking industry is vital to nearly every segment of the economy. As the economy grows, so too does...
|Right on Paper But Wrong in the Body: "Off Duty & On Duty" Discussion from the Eyes of a Litigator|
Douglas Heise; Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen Professional Corporation;
October 22, 2015, previously published on Summer 2015You are off the road and at home for 3 days straight. Your friend Bob has been asking you to help him put that new roof on his garage. Bob knows that you have helped others with various home repair projects and have been paid for your efforts. He has offered to follow suit. After finishing your...
|Preparing the Truck Driver for His Deposition|
Heidi Ruckman; Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen Professional Corporation;
October 22, 2015, previously published on Summer 2015The deposition of a truck driver is an integral part of the litigation process. A recent article in the American Trial Lawyer noted that "the deposition of the professional truck driver in a truck crash is one of the most vitally important phases of the entire litigation. The outcome of this...
|VW and Audi Recall For Smog-Hiding Cars|
Lieff Cabraser Heimann Bernstein LLP;
September 25, 2015, previously published on September 28, 2015On September 18, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ordered Volkswagen to recall nearly 482,000 diesel-powered cars in the United States since 2008 sold under the VW and Audi brands (Volkswagen owns Audi) because VW installed software that intentionally changed the vehicles' emissions...