Posted June 28th, 2019 by Munley Law.
Crackdown on Boating Under the Influence this 4th of July
This Fourth of July, Pennsylvania boaters will head to the lake to celebrate the holiday. The Pennsylvania State Police and the Fish and Boat Commission have stated that they will be on the lookout for boaters who may be under the influence of alcohol and drugs.
Independence Day is among the holidays notorious for car accidents, many of which involve alcohol or drugs. But police are stressing that it’s not just drivers who need to be sober behind the wheel. Last year, dozens of citations were issued for people who were boating under the influence.
Still, the myth is perpetuated that driving a boat is less serious than driving a car.
Unlike roads, lakes don’t have stoplights or designated lanes to direct traffic. Most boaters don’t go through the same practice and testing that drivers do. […]Read More
Posted June 24th, 2019 by Munley Law.
One of the questions we hear most frequently as personal injury lawyers is “Who is responsible for my medical bills if I’m hurt in a car accident?” In Pennsylvania, you would first go through your Personal Injury Protection or “PIP” coverage. Once you’ve exhausted your PIP, you would then turn to your own health insurance for the remaining medical costs.
What is PIP coverage?
Personal injury protection or “PIP” pays for your own medical costs when you’ve been hurt in an accident. This is true no matter who is at fault for the crash. This is why PIP is sometimes referred to as “no fault” insurance. Your PIP also covers you when you’re a passenger hurt in someone else’s vehicle, or if you’re hit as a pedestrian or on a bicycle.
Do I have PIP coverage on my policy?
If you’re a Pennsylvania driver, […]Read More
Posted June 17th, 2019 by Munley Law.
If you’re traveling this summer, you may decide to rent a car for a road trip, or just to explore your vacation destination. When you rent a car, you have the option to purchase rental car insurance at the counter. Is this a good idea, or a waste of money? The answer is that it most likely depends on what kind of insurance you already have, if any. Some drivers absolutely need to buy rental insurance, but others don’t. And chances are you probably don’t need all of the coverages they offer.
Let us explain…
The different rental car insurance options
Liability coverage – Also known as “supplemental liability coverage.” Liability coverage is required in all states. This is the coverage that applies if you hurt someone or damage their property in an auto accident. If you have sufficient liability coverage on your personal auto policy, […]Read More
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