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February 2013 Archives

Home Improvement Contracts and Fraud

You should exercise caution if you are hiring a contractor to perform improvements on your home. Understanding home improvement contracts and preventing fraud is important as it can impact not only your finances, but where you live as well.

How Much Is Your Personal Injury Lawsuit Worth?

You've been injured in an accident and you are now looking to calculate the damages of a potential personal injury claim.

The first thing you should know is that there are many different types of damages. Broadly speaking, you can seek compensatory damages which cover harm that you may have suffered, as well as punitive damages which are sought to punish the person responsible for the injuries.

By reviewing the different types of damages, you can have some idea of how much your claim is worth and whether it is worth your time to pursue a lawsuit.

How Pennsylvania's Lemon Law Protects You

Pennsylvania's Lemon Law is designed to protect consumers from unsafe and defective new cars.

You've heard the horror stories before. Someone spends tens of thousands of dollars to buy a new car. But the car spends more time getting repaired than it does on the road. Additionally, the consumer ends up spending roughly the purchase price of the car to get it back in working order.

Fortunately, for consumers in Pennsylvania, the Automobile Lemon Law may protect your rights.

Tips to Avoid Buying a Flood-Damaged Vehicle

Thanks to major hurricanes like Superstorm Sandy, it's estimated that at least half a million U.S. vehicles have been damaged by floods in recent years.

Unfortunately, some unscrupulous vehicle owners and dealers are making cosmetic repairs to these flood-damaged cars and selling them to customers who have no idea that they've been damaged, Pennsylvania's Attorney General warns.

Unsuspecting customers are buying these vehicles at seemingly good prices only to discover costly repairs a short time later for things like non-functioning airbags, engines, brakes, and electrical system damage.