If you were in a car accident in Trevose, you might face several challenges in the coming weeks and months, including:
- Recovering from injuries;
- Missing time at work;
- Replacing or repairing your vehicle;
- Loss of valuable personal property;
- Therapy and rehabilitation;
- Reduced capacity to do your job; and
- Decreased enjoyment of life.
A car accident is not only stressful and traumatic; it can be costly, too. If you have ever been to the hospital, you know that every minute you spend there seems to cost a fortune. Vehicle repairs are similarly expensive. If your vehicle is beyond repair, you will need to shop for a new one.
Between handling these various post-accident responsibilities, there is also the matter of sorting out fault and seeking damages from the responsible party or parties. That is where a skilled car accident lawyer comes in.
At Cordisco & Saile LLC, our experienced attorneys specialize in fighting for the rights of accident victims. We handle all the details of your case from beginning to end so you can focus on recovery. We also help with all the little details—filing insurance claims, getting a new car, securing transportation to and from work, and so forth—to remove as much stress as possible from your life.
Contact us today for a free consultation. You can come in, sit down with an attorney, and have your questions answered. If you are ready to move forward, we can start working on your case right away. We do all the investigating, gather all the evidence, and aggressively pursue every dollar you deserve. Call 215-642-2335 today to schedule a free consultation with a car accident lawyer in Trevose.
What types of damages can I pursue after a car accident?
Did you know that you are eligible for a lot more than payment for your medical bills? We pursue the responsible party or parties in your accident for a host of compensation types. These potentially include a variety of expenses related to your accident.
This, of course, is the big one. If your injuries are bad enough, the lifetime costs to treat them can easily stretch reach millions of dollars. Between hospital stays, surgeries, physical therapy, rehabilitation, occupational therapy, chiropractic care, and all other forms of treatment you might require, the costs can be difficult to bear.
The attorneys at Cordisco & Saile LLC seek compensation for every dollar of medical bills you have incurred since your accident. We also pursue all costs we expect you to incur for the rest of your life.
A car accident can cause you to lose income in several ways. You might have to miss work for doctor appointments and other medical care. Your injuries might reduce your capacity to do your job. You could also face transportation issues while waiting on car repairs or shopping for a replacement vehicle. Our attorneys pursue damages for all forms of lost income.
Vehicle Repair and Replacement
Depending on the severity of damage, repairing your car could constitute a significant expense. We make sure the person responsible for your accident foots that bill. If your vehicle is beyond repair, we seek not just its market value, but the cost of a comparable replacement.
Your vehicle is not the only type of personal property that an accident can damage. Perhaps you had valuable jewelry or electronic equipment in the car. We take inventory of all your property damaged during the wreck and seek compensation for it.
Pain and Suffering
You deserve compensation for your pain and suffering, but if you lack full tort coverage, the insurance company might try to deny this part of your claim. In this situation, we must prove you have a serious injury, which can be very subjective. However, our attorneys have a successful track record of making this argument and winning our clients maximum compensation.
In some cases, we can pursue additional damages to punish the responsible party. Punitive damages apply when the party’s behavior exceeded mere negligence and demonstrated a reckless disregard for your safety.
Who is responsible for my injuries?
Do you know who was responsible for your car accident? There might be more responsible parties than you think. Even if the police report says you bear liability, there could be others we can pursue for damages.
We will examine all possibilities when we work on your case. Once we identify the at-fault parties, we will collect evidence showing their negligence caused your injuries.
Drivers have a duty of care to others on the road. A driver is negligent when they fail to uphold that duty of care. We can demonstrate that another driver in your accident was behaving negligently if they were doing any of the following:
- Driving while distracted, including texting, talking on the phone, applying makeup, or shaving behind the wheel;
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol;
- Driving recklessly;
- Following too closely; or
- Disregarding a traffic device or sign.
We need evidence to prove their wrongdoing, which we can obtain from several sources, including:
- Eyewitness testimony;
- Surveillance photos and video;
- Accident reconstruction;
- Expert witnesses; and
- The driver’s own incriminating statements.
Vehicle or Parts Manufacturers
As we investigate your accident, we will determine if an automotive defect or a faulty car part caused or contributed to the crash. If so, we can seek damages from the manufacturer. The same is true if a defect worsened your injuries. For example, if your seat belt failed to secure you or your air bag did not deploy, you likely suffered more severe injuries than you would have otherwise.
The Local Government or Municipality
Under some circumstances, we can even pursue compensation from the agency responsible for maintaining the road where your accident occurred. Usually, this is the local government or municipality. They might be negligent if your crash happened due to the following road hazards:
- A faulty traffic signal;
- A missing or damaged guard rail; or
- An unsafe road surface.
Call a Skilled Trevose Car Accident Lawyer Today
You need a qualified attorney to fight for your best interests after a car accident. The lawyers at Cordisco & Saile LLC have the knowledge and experience to guide your case so you receive the most favorable outcome. The consultation is always free. Call 215-642-2335 today for an appointment.