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Fulton County

Fulton County was formed on April 19, 1851 from part of Bedford County.  Named in honor of inventor Robert Fulton, its county seat is McConnellsburg.  Fulton County nestles in the Appalachian Mountains of south central Pennsylvania along the Maryland State line.  In 1993, the Unites States Department of the Interior listed McConnellsburg’s historic district in the National Register of Historic Places.  Numerous taverns, inns, automotive garages, and other travel-related structures owe their existence to historic buildings in this district, and Daniel McConnell’s original log home still stands.

Fulton County enjoys a central location in southern Pennsylvania and easy accessibility to Interstate Routes 68, 70 and 81, plus the Pennsylvania Turnpike.  The county is also within 2 hours driving of Harrisburg, PA, Baltimore, MD, and Washington, DC, and within 3 hours of Pittsburgh, PA and Philadelphia, PA.

Pennsylvania lawyers practicing law in Fulton County specialize in various niches of the law, including areas like bankruptcy law, employment law, personal injury law, immigration, family law, medical malpractice law, workers compensation law, and even criminal law.  Criminal law involves, logically enough, crimes committed by one party against another and are broken up into two subsets:  felonies and misdemeanors.  Felonies are larger offenses that typically result in harsher punishments.  Misdemeanors are smaller offenses that yield sentences that are not quite as harsh.  It is recommended that defendants retain one of the many experienced Pennsylvania lawyers practicing criminal law to represent them no matter which type of crime they have been accused of committing.

One common area of law for which Pennsylvania residents in Fulton County often need the assistance of a good Pennsylvania lawyer is that of accident law.  The laws governing automobile accidents in Pennsylvania can be confusing because they involve a combination of “at fault” and “no fault”.  When it comes to medical expenses and lost wages, the laws follow the “no fault” philosophy in that each insured must submit claims to his or her own insurance carrier no matter who or what caused the accident.  However, whichever party acted negligently and caused the other party’s injuries is responsible for costs associated with pain and suffering, along with other “non-economic” damages.  Those Pennsylvania residents involved in any accidents would truly be best served by seeking out an experienced personal injury attorney from among the many fine Pennsylvania lawyers in order to discuss case specifics.  Reliable Pennsylvania lawyers would certainly be able to guide you through the complexities of accident law in Pennsylvania.

When you buy automobile insurance in Pennsylvania, you have the option of purchasing full tort or limited tort threshold insurance.  Statistics show that over 40% of car insurance consumers are opting for the “limited tort” coverage in Pennsylvania.  Unfortunately, choosing to go the cheaper route may cost you more in the long run if you are later involved in an accident.  With full tort coverage, auto accident victims are entitled for compensation of pain and suffering, excess medical bill, and other losses caused by the accident, no matter how serious or minor the injuries–but only if they prove the other drive was responsible for the injuries.  With the limited tort threshold requirement, however, they must prove that they have suffered a “serious injury” in order to be compensated for such damages.  Since the lower tort threshold under MVFRL, 75 Pa.C.S.A. Section 1705 may limit the ability to sue for bodily injuries or other damages, those who are in a similar situation should consider consulting qualified Pennsylvania lawyers.  They can consider the specifics of your case and let you know whether you can contest those tort thresholds and gain the unlimited right to bring suit.

Pennsylvania law provides for four types of incorporated municipalities:  cities, boroughs, townships, and, rarer cases, towns.  Below are listed the cities, boroughs and townships located in Fulton County:

Boroughs

Townships

  • Ayr Township
  • Belfast Township
  • Bethel Township
  • Brush Creek Township
  • Dublin Township
  • Licking Creek Township
  • Taylor Township
  • Thompson Township
  • Todd Township
  • Union Township
  • Wells Township

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