All of your questions, answered

All of your questions, answered

What type of insurance coverage is available after a car accident?

It's important to know the type of coverage and the amount of coverage available after a car accident. You'll have first party benefits to cover medical bills, as well as loss wages. No matter who is at fault in the accident, your medical bills get paid by your insurance first.

How do I recover lost wages and medical benefits?

It depends on your insurance policy and the coverage you have, but you do have to carry medical payments coverage. A minimum of $5,000 is required, but you should consider the possibility of more coverage. An uninsured policy is where you would turn if you or the person who was injured does not have enough to cover everything. Learn more about your coverage with Attorney Mark Prenatt of Erie, PA.

What's the difference between an estate and a trust?

Estates and trusts are very similar. A trust is like a will, but because you have created a trust, you do not have to open an estate. You can handle all of the necessary business through the trust, and the trust will take over when your loved one has passed on. On the other hand, when you open an estate, you have an executor appointed and they will abide by the will and handle the estate. If you have a will, you have to open an estate. If you have a trust, you don't have to open the estate. The trust will name the trustee.

How is a will validated in Pennsylvania?

A will has to be witnessed by two people in order to be validated. All three people will sign the will and those signatures must be notarized.

How important is it to have a will?

Everyone needs a will! You truly never know what tomorrow will bring. Not only is it important to make sure that your loved ones are taken care of, you want to define your final wishes and intentions. It's never too early to create a will. Call Attorney Mark Prenatt at 814-453-2335 for more information.

When should I create a will?

Whenever there is a point in your life when you have acquired assets and you need to secure their future, it's time to create a will. You'll want to write down where those assets are going to go and ensure that your loved ones are taken care of.

I was injured at work. What's the next step?

The first step is to report it to your employer IMMEDIATELY. Your employer must know before the day is over. Ask for the list of doctors you have to see. In PA, you are required to see the doctors that are listed by your employer. You will have to go to their doctor first based on workers' comp laws. If you are going to be missing work, your employer will notify their insurance company. Make sure that your employer contacts their insurance company! After that you will need to open a claim so you can start receiving your lost wages and medical benefits. If your claim is denied, you have a right to file a claim petition with the court. Learn more with Attorney Mark Prenatt. Call our Erie, PA office today for more information.

My insurance company said I don't need an attorney - is that true?

Our recommendation is to ALWAYS contact an attorney, just to review everything and review the coverages of your insurance. You have the right to benefits, and Attorney Mark Prenatt can help you learn more about what is covered by insurance, and what your options are when it comes to underinsured plans. Call our firm today in Erie, PA to learn more about why you want an attorney.

Can you represent me for my motorcycle accident?

Our firm can absolutely represent you after a motorcycle accident. Attorney Mark Prenatt is very passionate about protecting motorcycle drivers and giving you the best representation in court. Give us a call at 814-453-2335.

What if my loved one has passed before bringing a personal injury lawsuit to court?

In the case of your loved one passing before being able to bring justice to their injury, you would have to open up an estate on behalf of your family member. At that point the estate can sue on behalf of that person and can recover losses. For representation, call Attorney Mark Prenatt at 814-453-2335.

Do you offer free consultations?

The Prenatt Law Office always offers free consultations. Give us a call to schedule your consultation today, and see how Attorney Mark Prenatt can help you.