Pennsylvania Truck Accident Victim Given 2nd UM Hearing

Posted on: July 10th, 2012       Attorney Thomas Newell

A 2009 Opinion of the PA Superior Court allowed a Pennsylvania truck accident victim to have a second hearing for his underinsured motorist claim.  An automobile accident was caused when a driver lost control of his car in a rainstorm.  A volunteer fireman was driving his truck to the scene of the car crash when he was involved in an accident.

The PA truck accident victim suffered some serious injuries.  When he tried to make an underinsured motorist claim, the Arbitration Panel dismissed his case claiming he was at fault for his crash.  The Pennsylvania truck accident lawyer filed an appeal to the PA Superior Court.  They granted the fireman a 2nd UIM Arbitration Hearing and ordered that the truck accident victim receive the benefits of the ‘rescue doctrine.’  Bole v. Erie Ins. Exchange, 967 A.2d 1017 (Pa. Super. 2009)