In a groundbreaking decision benefiting motorcycle riders, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court invalidated a car insurance policy Household Vehicle Exclusion helping an injured motorcycle accident victim get the Underinsurance Coverage that he paid for. What is Uninsured/Underinsured Coverage and Why is it Important? In Pennsylvania, you can buy optional coverage on Car or Motorcycle insurance policies…

The Dangerous Downspout and Slip and Fall Accident The apartment complex had one building which was an accident waiting to happen.  The other buildings were designed and constructed safely.  The roofs had gutters and downspouts that were piped into the underground sewer system.  This led to water from the roof being safely routed underground. However,…

The worst thing you can sign after a Pennsylvania Car Accident is a Release.  If you are injured in a car accident and deal directly with the Insurance Adjuster for the driver responsible for causing the accident, the Adjuster will likely offer you money for your claim.  But, in exchange for the money, the Adjuster…

You may not know it, but the choices that you make when you buy car insurance govern many of your legal rights and your access to compensation for injuries or damages after a car accident. As a 20-year Personal Injury lawyer, I’ve seen clients make many mistakes in their car insurance choices. So, here is…

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…

Chester County Pennsylvania based law firm MacElree Harvey is proud to announce that Tim Rayne has been recognized by Best Lawyers in his practice area of Personal Injury Law. With this honor Tim joins his fellow partners Mary Ann Rossi (Land Use and Zoning) and Hillary Moonay (Family Law) as other MacElree Harvey Best Lawyer…

When you buy car insurance in Pennsylvania you are required to choose Full Tort or Limited Tort.  The difference between the two is not well understood and usually poorly explained by car insurance agents.  Simply put, with Limited Tort, your rights to compensation after a car accident are usually limited.  But, sometimes luck can prevent…

MacElree Harvey is proud to announce that Tim Rayne was named a 2016 Top Personal Injury Lawyer by Main Line Today Magazine. The August Issue  recognizes Top Lawyers in over a dozen different legal specialties.  Lawyers are chosen for inclusion in the Top Lawyers after Peer Nominations and vetting through Main Line Today’s editorial process. Tim…

It’s hard to believe but a banana  peel can teach a lesson about Pennsylvania Slip and Fall Personal Injury Law.  Falls on banana peels don’t just happen in cartoons.  One happened in Philadelphia and the court decision that resulted has taught an important lesson about the concept of Notice in Negligence cases. The Case A…

MacElree Harvey is proud to report that Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer Tim Rayne was again named a Top 100 Super Lawyer in Pennsylvania for 2016. Super Lawyers employs a rigorous selection process to pick the  top attorneys in their fields of practice including: Peer Nomination, Independent Research and Peer Evaluation by a Blue…

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