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The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled that insurance companies cannot deny payments to vehicle accident victims or infringe on their privacy rights.

It can be tough and painful to recover from a car accident. It’s even more difficult if your vehicle insurance company insists on having you undergo a medical examination whenever it wants and with a doctor it chooses—or your coverage will be revoked. That is no longer the case. Because these policies violate public policy (essential fairness) and are “repugnant” to the Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Financial Responsibility Law, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently ruled that insurance companies cannot require insureds to submit to independent medical examinations whenever they want (MVFRL).

The Supreme Court ruled in Sayles v. Allstate Insurance Company that the vehicle insurance policy clauses requiring these exams were void, stating that they harmed the insureds’ “important privacy interests” because they did not specify any boundaries.

We routinely represent people who have been harmed in car accidents and can help you. To schedule an appointment with Attorney Troese, please call our office at 814-297-8043. We’ll walk you through the process, guide you, and fight for the benefits and healing you deserve.

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