Entries by Matthew R. Zwick

BREAKING NEWS: Increase in UIM Policy Limit Considered a ‘Purchase’ Requiring New Stacking Waiver

On February 5, 2018, the federal District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania ruled that an increase in Under Insured Motorist (UIM) benefits is a new purchase of insurance coverage.  As such, automobile insurance carriers are required to obtain a new waiver of the stacked benefits under the auto insurance policy. Stacked benefits, in […]

In Pennsylvania, Your Doctor Must Personally Obtain Your Informed Consent

What is “informed consent?”  Informed consent means that a physician must inform the patient of all material risks, complications, facts and benefits involved in any proposed, nonemergency surgical treatment, so that the patient can make an informed decision about whether to undergo surgical intervention. The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania recently decided that doctors in Pennsylvania […]

What is Workers’ Compensation?

Have you been injured on the job? Maybe you twisted your ankle while rushing into the elevator for that meeting with the boss or sprained your wrist while trying to beat that deadline. If you have suffered a work-related injury, you may be entitled to benefits under the Pennsylvania workers’ compensation laws. The Pennsylvania Workers’ […]

Maximize the Value of Your Personal Injury Case

Each year, millions of people throughout Pennsylvania and the United States sustain personal injuries as a result of dog bites, slip and falls accidents, motor vehicle accidents, and medical negligence.  Thousands of individuals who fall victim of negligence-related accidents file claims in order to receive fair compensation for their injuries.  Unfortunately, not everyone who files […]

Tips for Handling a Workers’ Compensation Claim

Unfortunately, injuries can occur to anyone – at any time.  If you have been injured while on the job, you have a right to receive workers’ compensation benefits from your employer and its workers’ compensation insurance company.  Pennsylvania workers’ compensation laws were enacted to protect injured employees and their families through the provision of medical […]


The period immediately following an accident resulting in an injury is very stressful and often times overwhelming.  Lost wages, mounting medical debt, and the pain of an injury often combine, leaving a person desperate to find a resolution to an unfortunate situation.  While quickly settling an injury claim may seem like the easiest way to […]