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Auto Accidents

The Importance of Having Help After a Car Accident

Operating a motor vehicle can be an extremely dangerous activity. Every day, thousands of car accidents occur, with many of those resulting in serious injuries or even death.

Having legal representation by a car accident lawyer after a car accident is crucial for several reasons:

  1. Health and Well-Being: Retaining an attorney allows them to handle all aspects of your case, freeing you to focus on healing from any injuries you sustained in the accident.

  2. Maximizing Compensation: A lawyer investigates and builds your case, ensuring you receive the maximum compensation for your injuries and damages.

  3. Protection from Insurance Companies: Insurance companies prefer dealing with claimants who haven't hired an attorney. Having legal representation ensures your rights are protected and prevents insurers from taking advantage of you.

  4. Meeting Legal Deadlines: An attorney ensures you meet all legal deadlines, such as filing claims and submitting necessary paperwork.

 

In Pennsylvania, if you are injured in a car accident, you may be entitled to recover damages that cover a variety of losses. These can include medical expenses, lost wages, and compensation for pain and suffering. Specifically, the state's minimum liability insurance requirements mandate coverage of at least $15,000 per person for bodily injury and $30,000 per accident, but many drivers have insurance with much higher policy limits. Actual damages may be larger than the available amount of the insurance policy coverage (the "policy limits"), and if the at-fault driver's insurance does not cover all the losses, victims may pursue a claim against the driver directly or utilize their own uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage to obtain additional compensation.

 

Pennsylvania also follows a modified comparative fault rule, which means that your ability to recover damages may be reduced if you are found to be partially at fault for the accident. It's important to note that there are no caps on most damages, but claims against government entities have specific limits.

Whether you were at fault or not, consulting with an experienced personal injury attorney in Pennsylvania can help you navigate the complex legal process and advocate for your rights. If you were injured while working, you may have additional rights. 

If you or someone you love has been the victim of a car, truck, motorcyclebicycle, or other accident, and has suffered injuries as a result, you may be entitled to compensation.

Unsure if your case qualifies? Contact us to find out.

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