After a car accident, your life could be turned upside down. Even if you walked away from the collision with only scrapes and bruises, you may be facing costly emergency room bills and damage to your property. You may be able to hold the responsible driver accountable for your injuries and costs.
Let an auto accident lawyer in Bensalem handle your case. At Cordisco & Saile LLC, a lawyer can help you build compelling evidence to show that the accident had an impact on your life and that you deserve to seek compensation for your losses.
You can speak with a team member from Cordisco & Saile LLC for a free case review. Dial (215) 642-2335 to learn how we may be able to help.
Forms of Driver Negligence We See in Our Practice
Many forms of car accidents can lead to serious injuries. You may have been in an accident with a driver who demonstrated the following negligent actions, including:
- Wrong-way driving
- Distracted driving
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Illegal traffic maneuvers
- Ignoring roadway signage
- Improper lane changes
- Driving with improperly loaded cargo
- Driving in a poorly maintained or unsafe vehicle
- And more
Whether you were in an accident with another car driver, a truck driver, a motorcyclist, or even a pedestrian or bicycle, you may be able to hold the responsible accountable for your compensation. A lawyer will be able to build a case for the other driver’s liability by using accident reports, witness statements, accident reconstruction, or other expert testimony.
Do not think that you will not be able to seek compensation even if you shared some degree of fault for the accident. Let a lawyer determine who was responsible and how much you may be able to pursue in a settlement.
The Costs and Losses Following an Accident
You could be suffering in any number of ways following your accident, both financially and non-economically. Your lawyer will work to calculate the full range of your losses and fight for a settlement that reflects those losses.
You may be able to seek compensation for the following:
Pain and Suffering
While the type of insurance you selected when you bought coverage may affect your ability to seek pain and suffering compensation, your lawyer may still be able to fight for this type of compensation in your settlement.
This could include physical therapy, emergency room visits, prescriptions, or any other medical costs stemming from your accident.
You may have to replace or repair your vehicle, depending on the damage from the accident. These are costs you can seek to recover through a claim.
Lost Wages and Reduced Earning Capacity
In some cases, your injuries will affect your income. Whether you missed days at work or now face a lessened ability to work as you did before the accident, these forms of losses can be factored into your case’s value.
It can be challenging to determine an appropriate value for your case on your own. An auto accident lawyer in Bensalem can calculate a value for your case and build evidence to show that you deserve to seek that figure. Call a team member from Cordisco & Saile LLC at (215) 642-2335 to learn more about how we can help.
Determining Liability and Pursuing an Insurance Claim
When you file a claim or a lawsuit after an accident, it will be important to determine who was liable for the accident and pursue compensation from the liable party’s insurance company. In some cases, liability is more straightforward. In more complicated cases, a lawyer can help you understand who can be held responsible.
For example, if you were in an accident with a truck driver, a number of parties may be liable for your accident. This could include the trucking company’s employer, the company that loaded the truck’s cargo, or another entity.
Even if you are not certain who was responsible for your accident, a lawyer can identify the appropriate party as you seek compensation through an insurance claim.
Let a Lawyer Fight for Your Case
When you work with a lawyer after a car accident, they will typically begin by seeking compensation for your losses through negotiations with the liable party’s insurance company. Some cases will settle through insurance negotiations, and a lawyer can manage every part of this process for you.
However, you may experience challenges to your claim. For example, some insurance companies may try to say that you were more responsible for your accident than you or your lawyer determines that you were. You could be offered a low settlement as well—one that does not reflect the true costs of the accident.
In such a case, your lawyer can fight for you in negotiations or a civil trial. They will represent your interests and handle every step of the process on your behalf.
Keep in mind that the Pennsylvania statute of limitations restricts the amount of time you have to file a lawsuit. However, according to 42 Pa. C.S.A. § 5524, you have two years.
Cordisco & Saile LLC Can Be with You Through Every Step
An auto accident lawyer in Bensalem can help you hold the negligent driver responsible and seek justice for your case. You do not have to worry about filing paperwork, understanding personal injury law, or accidentally admitting fault to an insurance adjuster. A lawyer can take care of your case for you.
Call a representative from Cordisco & Saile LLC at (215) 642-2335 to learn how we can fight for your compensation. Your case review is free.