Yesterday, the Senate passed SB 928, a bill to amend the Motor Vehicle Financial Responsibility Law to increase the minimum auto insurance limits in Pennsylvania. The bill raises limits for accidents arising out of the maintenance or use of a motor vehicle as follows:
- Injury to any one person in any one accident raised from $15,000 to $25,000
- Injury to two or more persons in any one accident raised from $30,000 to $50,000
- Property damage in any one accident raised from $5,000 to $15,000
The efforts of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, were critical in the development of this legislation. As members of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, it is clear to our attorneys that the organization and its members are trying to look out for victims.
This bill makes more resources available to victims of motor vehicle accidents. Michael Pomerantz notes that, “[The bill] appears to increase the amount of medical coverage [available to victims], which is good for people who are injured in car accidents that have auto insurance but maybe not private health.” If this bill passes, victims will be in a better position to be made whole.
With the passing of the bill in the Senate, the House of Representatives will be next to vote on the legislation. For now, the passing of the bill in the Senate is a victory – not only for the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, but for all Pennsylvania residents.