On June 22, 2018, The United States Supreme Court decided the case of Carpenter v. United States, a landmark Fourth Amendment Privacy case, which held that it was impermissible for the FBI to access cell phone GPS data for criminal investigation and prosecution without first having probable cause and obtaining a search warrant. Cell phones…

What If Everything You Knew about the McDonald’s Hot Coffee Case Was Wrong? Do you remember the McDonald’s Hot Coffee case?  A woman spilled coffee on herself and a Jury gave her One Million Dollars.  How ridiculous is that?!? The McDonald’s Hot Coffee case became the poster child for stupid and frivolous lawsuits. In the…

Recently, Tim Rayne gave a talk for the Southern Chester County Chamber of Commerce titled A Lawyer’s Guide to Purchasing Car Insurance.  Check out this video: Tim Rayne is a Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer with the Pennsylvania law firm MacElree Harvey.  For over 20 years, Tim has been helping injured accident victims receive fair…

Pennsylvania Car Accident Lawyer Tim Rayne explains What to do After a Pennsylvania Car Accident: To protect your legal rights consider the following things to do after a Pennsylvania Car Accident: Call the Police Identify Witnesses Take Photographs Obtain Prompt Medical Treatment Notify Your Car Insurance Company Don’t Talk to the Insurance Company for the…

On January 31, 2018, the Pennsylvania Superior Court decided the case of Collins v. Philadelphia Suburban Development Corporation, finding that David Collins had no legal claims for serious injuries he sustained in a Slip and Fall Accident that occurred during a blizzard.  Reaffirming the Hills and Ridges Rule, the Superior Court decided that it was unreasonable to expect…

Travelers Insurance Company was forced to double its policy holder’s Underinsurance Coverage from $100,000 to $200,000 when a Pennsylvania Federal Court Judge decided the case of Barnard v. Travelers and found that Travelers had misinterpreted Pennsylvania Car Insurance Law.  The Barnard v. Travelers case involved an important concept in Pennsylvania Car Insurance Coverage, the “Stacking” of Uninsured/Underinsured Coverage….

Peyton Manning makes some really funny and effective commercials for Nationwide.  He seems like such a nice guy.  I think Peyton would be upset if he learned about the shady tactics being employed by some Nationwide car insurance adjusters after Pennsylvania car accidents. “Nationwide is on your side?”  Maybe not…. This week I had an…

Bob and Sue had ventured out to Lancaster from their home in Wilmington for a leisurely drive, some shopping at the outlets and a nice lunch.  They were on their way home and were stopped at the intersection of County Line Road and Route 30.  Little did they know that their life was about to…

Pennsylvania Slip and Fall Lawyer Tim Rayne explains the Hills and Ridges Rule that applies to falls on snow and ice in Pennsylvnia. The Hills and Ridges Rule recognizes that it is impossible for property owners to keep their properties free from snow and ice at all times and especially during storms.  Because of this…

Pennsylvania Slip and Fall Lawyer Tim Rayne explains the legal implication of a Slip and Fall Accident that occurs during a snow storm. A property owner is not automatically liable for every slip and fall injury on its property.  Instead, a property owner is only liable if it is negligent, that is if it fails…

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