If you were injured in an auto accident in Pennsylvania, you have certain rights that you should be aware of.
Some of these rights include:
The chance to partner with an auto accident lawyer
The opportunity to seek compensation through an insurance claim
The opportunity to hold another party accountable for your losses, under certain conditions
However, some of these rights only exist for a limited time. Under Pennsylvania’s statute of limitations, you could have as little as two years to file a car accident lawsuit. If you fail to file your case within this period, you could lose your right to seek financial recovery from a negligent party.
You Could Hold Another Party Financially Responsible for Your Damages
If your accident was the result of another party’s negligence, you may be able to hold them accountable for the cost of your collision-related damages. You may be able to do this by filing a claim with the liable insurer or filing a lawsuit in civil court.
The other party may be responsible for covering the costs of the following:
- Pain and suffering
- Medical bills
- Future loss of earning potential
- Lost wages
- Property damage expenses
- And more
You may be able to seek a financial recovery for additional items not listed here.
To hold another driver liable after an accident in Pennsylvania, you need to meet certain criteria. We can help you determine whether you meet it and will work to prove the other driver’s negligence on your behalf.
You Can File an Insurance Claim or a Lawsuit Following a Collision
You have the right to file an insurance claim or even a lawsuit after getting hurt in a car accident in Pennsylvania. However, the success of this endeavor will depend on a variety of factors.
First, your case will need to meet certain qualifications in order to file a claim through the other driver’s insurance policy or to file a lawsuit.
Then, you will need to show that you were injured due to the other driver’s negligence. The police report, photos of your vehicle’s damage, and your medical records could be used to support your case.
When you file an insurance claim, you will need to assert that because their client’s negligence led to your accident, you deserve compensation for your various losses.
The insurer will either deny your claim, accept your claim, or present a counter-offer. Depending on their response to your claim, you may need to file a car accident lawsuit if you are eligible to do so.
You Have a Right to Legal Counsel
You have rights in the aftermath of a car accident. One of those rights involves the ability to represent yourself. However, this may not be feasible for you––especially if you are dealing with serious injuries.
We can handle the legal matters of your case for you. We can help you by:
When you partner with our firm, we can gather various pieces of information to show that you were injured by negligence. We can subpoena traffic camera footage, interview witnesses, and consult with accident reconstruction specialists.
We can also address any challenges that delay the progression of your case. This may involve managing communications with the insurer and the other party’s legal team.
Filing an Insurance Claim or Lawsuit
With us on your side, you do not have to do anything aside from recovering from your injuries. This is because we can manage the claims process or litigation process on your behalf.
To file a compelling insurance claim, we can:
- Write your demand letter and send it to the insurance company
- Determine what coverage options you have
- Explain who should pay for your losses
- Address any bad faith insurance practices
- Keep track of all communications and correspondence
- File your claim within the appropriate time frame
If your claim is unsuccessful and you need to file a lawsuit, we can:
- File your lawsuit in civil court
- Determine how Pennsylvania’s car accident statute of limitations affects your case
- Present testimony and pieces of physical evidence
- Argue that you should be fairly compensated
- Talk to the other party’s legal team
- Discuss your financial recovery options
Your legal team may be able to help you in other ways not included here. Their primary goal is to recover compensation for your damages.
Cordisco & Saile LLC Can Manage Your Case
To learn more about your rights when you are injured in an auto accident in Pennsylvania, call Cordisco & Saile LLC. Our law firm can use our experience to help you understand your legal rights. You can explore your financial recovery options today during a free case review. We can answer your questions, and there is no obligation to work with us.
To learn more about your options in the wake of a car accident, call our team today at (215) 642-2335.