Philadelphia Is Uber Liable for Their Drivers?
Is Uber liable for their drivers’ negligent actions? People who have been in crashes or had other bad experiences with Uber drivers think so. But Uber is able to avoid liability for its drivers’ actions because it classifies drivers as independent contractors, not employees. This means Uber doesn’t have to pay employment taxes for drivers or provide them with workers’ comp or other benefits. The company’s low labor c...
Philadelphia Is Pennsylvania a No-Fault Car Insurance State?
If you didn’t pay much attention when you bought your auto insurance coverage, after an accident you may wonder, is Pennsylvania a no-fault car insurance state? Commonwealth law requires that you purchase specific minimum coverage, but you can decide whether or not to have no-fault insurance. If you’ve been injured in an accident and have questions about your insurance coverage, Wapner Newman can help. Auto insurance is...
Philadelphia Can You Sue for Pain and Suffering After a Car Accident?
Can you sue for pain and suffering after a car accident? In Pennsylvania, the general answer to that question is “yes.” Pain and suffering are allowed as damages in car accident claims. But pain and suffering can be very hard to prove because they aren’t always obvious to the naked eye. Proving pain and suffering often takes the help of a skilled car accident attorney. Pain and suffering damages compensate injured pe...
Philadelphia The Amount of Distracted Driving in Philly is Shocking
Philadelphia is inundated with distracted drivers, and that means more crashes, injuries, and deaths for all motorists. A new report conducted by Root Insurance Company, in honor of National Distracted Driver Awareness month, reveals that Philadelphia ranked as the third-worst city in the country when it comes to distracted driving, and Pennsylvania ranked as the fourth-least-focused state in the nation. Any time driv...
Philadelphia What To Do If Car Insurance Doesn’t Cover Your Accident Costs
  What if Car Insurance Doesn’t Cover Costs? After a car crash, bills mount up rapidly. Your vehicle may be totaled or need major repairs, and your medical bills may be astronomical. If you have had serious injuries, you will have expenses for an ambulance, emergency room and hospitals, diagnostic tests, medications, and doctor and surgical bills. Then you may have recurring bills for future treatments and rehabili...