The Pennsylvania State Senate has recently passed a bill to amend Title 75 (vehicles) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes. This revision will change Pennsylvania automobile insurance limits from $15,000/$30,000/$5,000 to $25,000/$50,000/$15,000. This means that liability insurance for motor vehicle accidents must cover the minimum amount of $25,000 because of injury to one person in one accident, the minimum amount of $50,000 because of injury to two or greater victims of accidents, and $15,000 of coverage for property damage in one accident.
This bill's prime sponsor was Senator Don White of the 41st district in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Now that the bill has passed through the Pennsylvania State Senate, it will move to the Pennsylvania State House of Representative for a vote.
The passing of the bill will help with the problem of coverage issues faced by many Pennsylvanians that are injured in car accidents. With the current insurance minimums, if someone carrying minimum insurance injures somebody else in a car accident, the most money that the injured person can collect is $15,000. This often times creates a coverage issue because frequently the medical bills, wage loss, and pain and suffering claims that the injured party is entitled to greatly out value that $15,000 of coverage.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, call the team of car accident attorneys at Dallas W. Hartman, P.C. today at 1-800-777-4081 for a free case evaluation. Our team of lawyers is experienced at helping our clients reach maximum financial recovery for their injuries.