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Attention Motorcyclists: Help Prevent Coverage Tragedies

Most Pennsylvania auto insurance companies structure their policies so as to force motorcyclists to insure their motorcycles separately from their other vehicles. This often results in low or limited coverage and causes what we call "insurance coverage tragedies."

Pennsylvania Considers Increase in Minimum Car Insurance: Erie Lawyer News

November 19, 2011, ERIE, PA -- Senate Bill 1339 of 2011 has been referred to the Banking and Insurance Committee for consideration. The bill would increase the minimum car insurance required in Pennsylvania from $15,000 per person/$30,000 per accident and $5,000 in property damage to $30,000 per person/$60,000 per accident and $10,000 in property damage. We support the bill because it's a step in the right direction. Let me explain why Pennsylvania needs to change it's minimum insurance requirements.

Pennsylvania Insurance Questions: Erie Agent Gives Bad Advice

November 14, 2011, ERIE, PA -- Normally, I'm a fan of Erie insurance companies who use agents because agents usually help to increase the quality and quantity of communication with the consumer. Every now and again, though, agents make mistakes just like everyone else. Here is a story of one such mistake that offers lessons in dealing with your own Pennsylvania insurance company.

Erie Insurance Claims Lawyer News: $1,760,000 Award Upheld on Appeal

August 31, 2011, ERIE, PA -- A Pennsylvania appeals court has upheld a ruling that found a Pennsylvania insurance company failed to live up to its promises and now must pay at least $1.7 million to make up for it. A nearly unanimous nine judge panel of the Superior Court upheld the ruling of local judge Michael Dunlavey that Penn-America Insurance Company failed to do the minimum things it promised to do to protect an Erie insurance customer.

Pennsylvania Insurance Lawyers Post New Policy Cancellation FAQs

April 12, 2011, ERIE, PA -- Recently had a Pennsylvania automobile insurance policy cancelled or non-renewed? We've got answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about Pennsylvania car insurance at our Insurance Claims FAQs section.

Pennsylvania Insurance Lawyers: You Cannot Trust Your Insurance Company

April 5, 2011, ERIE, PA -- We often write here about the adversarial relationship between people and their insurance companies. For those of you who are regular readers, it might sound like we're something of a one note band. The problem, though, is that we keep running into people who trust their insurance companies to be fair with them...with depressingly predictable results. So, until we stop meeting people who've been cheated by their own insurance companies, we're going to keep beating that tired old drum.

Erie Lawyers' Insurance Bad Faith Case Featured in Statewide Legal Journal

January 11, 2011, ERIE, PA -- A recent victory for a Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C. client in a Pennsylvania insurance bad faith case has received statewide attention. The Legal Intelligencer led its January 11, 2010 edition with the opinion of the Western District Court In Wisinski v. American Commerce Insurance Company. The court found that the insurance company acted in bad faith in its handling of our client's Pennsylvania uninsured motorist claim.

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