Mattiacci Law recently recovered $150,000 in underinsured motorist benefits for a client injured in a car accident in Philadelphia.  Attorney John Mattiacci was able to obtain UIM coverage for the client even though the client had specifically rejected UIM coverage through with her own insurance company. John was able to secure UIM benefits by showing that…

  • July 17, 2014
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Nationwide was ordered to pay $18 million in punitive damages for acting in bad faith in a long-suffering property damage case decided in Berks County, Pennsylvania last month.  Judge Jeffrey K. Sprecher slammed Nationwide for following a “litigation strategy” that called for it to unfairly fight smaller claims tooth and nail. In this case, a couple insured…

  • September 13, 2013
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Make Sure You Have Valid UM/UIM Waivers Before Foregoing A Claim

Recently clients of mine were in a car accident. The other vehicle was insured for minimal policy limits and did not provide more than $25,000 in coverage to pay for my clients’ injuries and damages. This amount was not sufficient to reimburse them. When this happens, I look to my own clients’ auto insurance to…

Unbelievably, New Jersey law permits insurance policies to be issued in their state that do not provide liability coverage. Liability coverage is the portion of insurance that will pay for an injured person’s pain and suffering, lost wages, medical bills, and other damages if you are injured in an accident.  This means that there are…

What is Uninsured & Underinsured Motorist Coverage in Pennsylvania? Our website was recently updated to provide a simple explanation of uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage in Pennsylvania. This coverage, often abbreviated as UM/UIM, is a type of auto insurance that protects you and your family from drivers that have no insurance or do not have…

  • March 11, 2013
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No reported injuries after a car crashes through a Dunkin Donuts in Roxborough Security cameras captured images of a Toyota Corolla crashing through the front window of a Dunkin Donuts in Roxborough earlier today.  The accident occurred at the Dunkin Donuts near the 7100 block of Ridge Avenue. An investigation into the cause of the crash…

  • February 18, 2013
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An overnight head-on collision in Montco leaves four injured It was reported that a two-car head-on collision in Montco on DeKalb Pike near Swedesford Road occurred this past weekend.According to an article posted by ABC, a southbound Hyundai, operated by Jason Durrell of West Chester, collided with a northbound Kia occupied by a Chalfont couple. The…

Can Not Wearing A Seat Belt Be Used Against You? Wearing a properly secured seat belt is one of most important ways to protect yourself if you are in a car accident.  Drivers in Pennsylvania are required to wear a seatbelt.  However, the failure to wear a seat belt cannot be used against someone in…

NJ Transit Bus Accident A bus accident occurred on the morning of October 7th along Route 130 near High Hill Road in Logan Township, Gloucester County. According to reports, a NJ Transit bus went off the road and into a marsh.  Nine people were injured including the driver of the bus.  It was not immediately…