Northeastern Pennsylvania Area Car Accident Attorneys
Nearly 1.3 million people die in car crashes every year, with an additional 20 to 50 million people becoming severely injured. While the financial burden from psychological and physical trauma resulting from a car accident can be enormous, car insurance companies usually want to pay out as little as possible. You must file a car accident claim in order to receive the compensation you deserve; however, the insurance companies must be provided with complete details of the accident and total extent of your injuries. You need an experienced personal injury lawyer.
Liability can play a huge factor in determining the injured party’s final compensation in car accident claims. Who did what and why is not an easy question to answer, and many times insurance companies face conflicting versions of what actually happened. Pennsylvania is a comparative negligence state, in which an injured person can recover damages against another person or entity as long as his or her negligence is not more than 50% of the total negligence involved. To put it simply, liability is difficult to define, and often blame cannot be determined without legal action. This is why the timely gathering of evidence such as video surveillance, phone records and witness statements is so important.
The extent of injuries is another factor utilized in determining compensation. The more severe the injury, the greater effect the accident has on personal income and wellbeing. Medical expenses and income loss, as well as other out-of-pocket costs can grow exponentially but are not the only types of monetary loss an individual can claim. At times, pain and suffering and personal scarring can also be part of a car accident claim.
Well defined details are essential, and without proper legal advice insurance companies can take advantage of car accident victims. As the lines become blurred, put your trust in our experience with car accidents. At O’Donnell Law Offices, our goal is to make sure you receive financial support for all types of medical expenses, including pain and suffering. We will guide you through the complex nature of liability and communicate with insurance companies, all while giving you the personal attention you deserve. Schedule a free initial consultation with O’Donnell Law Offices. There is no fee or costs until we win your case.
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