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Pennsylvania Superior Court Invalidates “Regular Use” Exclusion of Underinsured Motorist Benefits in Rush v. Erie Insurance Exchange

Posted November 17, 2021

In an important decision protecting the rights of car accident victims to receive full and fair compensation, the Pennsylvania Superior Court struck down a “Regular Use” exclusion that Erie Insurance was relying on to deny Underinsurance Benefits in the case of Rush v. Erie Insurance Exchange. Underinsured Benefits are coverage that you pay premiums for on […]

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Bet You Can’t Guess Who Pays the Medical Bills After This Pennsylvania Car Accident

Posted September 14, 2021

One of the most common questions people have after being injured in a Pennsylvania Car Accident is naturally: Who Will Pay My Medical Bills? Most people think that the person who caused the accident is responsible, so his/her car insurance should pay.  That makes sense, but is usually wrong. Pennsylvania No Fault System Pennsylvania works under […]

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What in the World is a Medical Malpractice Statute of Repose and Why Did the Supreme Court Decide It’s Unconstitutional?

Posted November 8, 2019

By Timothy Rayne, Esquire Recently, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court decided the case of Yanakos v. UPMC, which explains the Medical Malpractice Statute of Repose and holds that it is unconstitutional because it unfairly limits victims’ constitutional rights to compensation for injury without accomplishing an important government interest. What is the Statute of Repose? Statutes of Repose […]

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What is Mediation?

Posted August 22, 2019

By Timothy F. Rayne, Esquire- Mediation is a form of Alternative Dispute Resolution, which means another way of resolving a legal controversy, like a Personal Injury Case, without negotiating a direct settlement with the other side or having a Jury Trial in Court. In Mediation, the parties agree to use a neutral person, usually a […]

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Third Circuit Court of Appeals Decision Finds Amazon Liable For Faulty Products

Posted August 9, 2019

By Ryan M. Messina, Law Clerk and Timothy F. Rayne, Esquire- On January 12, 2015, Heather Oberdorf returned home from work, put a retractable leash on her dog, and took the dog for a walk.[1] Unexpectedly, the dog lunged, causing the D-ring on the collar to break and the leash to recoil back and hit […]

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Ten Steps to Follow if You Are Involved in a Car Accident

Posted June 26, 2019

By Tim Rayne, Esquire- I am sure we can agree, car accidents are frightening, and maybe legal issues are not at the top of your mind during the first few minutes after the crash.  Nevertheless, as a Personal Injury attorney in Pennsylvania, I have found that your actions, starting right after the accident, can have […]

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Super Lawyers Lists Tim Rayne Among Top 100 Attorneys in Pennsylvania

Posted June 3, 2019

June 3, 2019 – MacElree Harvey, Ltd. is pleased to announce that Tim Rayne was included by Super Lawyers as one of the 2019 Top 100 Attorneys in Pennsylvania and Philadelphia. The Top 100 lists are based on those attorneys who obtained the highest points totals in the 2019 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers multi-phase nomination, research, […]

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What is “Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist” Coverage and Why Is It Important?

Posted May 17, 2019

By  Tiffany M. Shrenk, Personal Injury Attorney- When reviewing your automobile insurance policy declarations, you should see listed among your coverages something called “Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist.”  You may also see this type of coverage referred to as “UM/UIM” coverage.  This is an optional coverage that can be waived by you, but for the reasons stated in […]

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Insurance Information for Rideshare Drivers

Posted March 26, 2019

By Tiffany M. Shrenk, Esquire- Uber or Lyft rideshare drivers cannot rely upon their automobile insurance for coverage for motor vehicle accidents and doing so will leave them with costly gaps in coverage. That is because personal automobile insurance policies cover you only when you are driving your car for your personal use and typically […]

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Can a State Agency be Held Liable for Accidents Caused by Unsafe Road Conditions?

Posted March 7, 2019

By Tiffany M. Shrenk, Esquire- The Delaware Department of Transportation (“DelDOT”) is a State agency with the statutory responsibility of caring, managing, and controlling the public roadways and highways in Delaware.  Within the past year, the issue of safety of Delaware’s Route 1 (SR 1) has been a focus in the local news after recent […]

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