CAR ACCIDENT Claims
As long as there are drivers on the road, running the risk of being in a car accident will remain a fact of life. In the state of Pennsylvania during 2012 – 124,092 vehicle accidents were reported, 87,846 people were injured and 1,310 were killed. That’s an average of 340 accidents, 238 injuries and 4 deaths each day. In addition to their prevalence, car accidents can have expensive consequences. That’s where an experienced car accident attorney comes into play.
If you’ve been involved in an accident — whether you were at fault or not — representation from a local attorney can be vital to protecting your interests. It can also ensure your best interests in the future.
Learn why you should consult with an attorney for your car accident. When you’re ready, give us a call or send us a consultation request, it’s fast and free to get started.
Car Insurance Insurance in Pennsylvaniaa
Car insurance is intended to provide you with a support system for dealing with the costs of an accident. Unfortunately, insurers are cutting corners every step of the way.
Many accident victims have been frustrated to find their insurer won’t pay for a proper repair to their car or force them to accept substandard medical care for their injuries. That’s where an attorney comes in.
The legal team at McCarthy Weisberg Cummings, P.C. has over 40 years of combined experience dealing with auto insurance companies on both sides of the negotiating table. We know what it takes to get you the settlement you require to move on with your life.
What Should My Insurer Cover?
Auto insurance policies can be incredibly complex. One of the reasons why accident victims get stuck paying more is simply because they don’t know enough about their rights to advocate for them. There are ways to maximize your accident recovery on your own before discussing with a lawyer. Particularly if you are not at fault in an accident, you may be entitled to compensation for:
- Past and future medical expenses, including hospital bills, physical therapy or rehabilitation, prescription medicine, chiropractic care and more.
- Loss of income and earning capacity — many policies cover both the actual wages you lost during your recovery and any estimated future income lost due to a permanent disability.
- Emotional damages, including pain, suffering, and trauma caused by the incident.
- Funeral expenses and compensation for the loss of companionship for any surviving spouse.
When the above expenses exceed the maximum limits of your coverage, it is the role of an auto accident lawyer to negotiate a settlement that allows you to recover properly. If this fails, the next step is then to pursue legal action, either against the at-fault driver or the insurance company representing the driver.
What Should I do Next?
The steps you take immediately following a car accident can have a major impact on both your health and potential compensation. If you’ve been hurt, your first priority should be to seek appropriate care — the full extent of your injuries may not be apparent without medical intervention.
At the same time, do not make any official statements without consulting a lawyer first. Even a seemingly innocent remark can jeopardize your case down the line.
Save yourself the stress and make McCarthy Weisberg Cummings, P.C. your first call following a car accident. Our lawyers will work to ensure you have the resources you need to focus on your recovery.