If you suffered an injury in a Bucks County, Pennsylvania car accident, you probably have questions about what the weeks and months ahead hold. For instance, you might be wondering:
- How am I going to afford medical care?
- If I have to miss work, how will I continue to pay my regular bills?
- How will I afford to have my vehicle repaired or replaced?
- What if my injuries prevent me from continuing at my job?
- How do I keep the insurance company from jerking me around or making a low offer?
- Am I still eligible for compensation if the accident was my fault?
- Do I need a lawyer?
- Where can I find the best car accident lawyer in Bristol?
A car accident is a stressful occurrence. It can be costly, as well. Medical bills are never inexpensive, especially if you require emergency treatment or a hospital stay. Then, you have car repair costs or—if the crash totaled your vehicle—the expense of a replacement car. Without compensation from the responsible party or the insurance company, meeting these costs on your own can be difficult or impossible. That is why you need an attorney who is as committed as you are to getting you paid.
Come talk to the team at Cordisco & Saile LLC. In addition to our successful track record of fighting for the rights of accident victims, we think of our clients as family. The outcome of your case is as important to us as it is to you. We offer free consultations so we can get to know each other and make sure it is a good fit. Call 215-642-2335 today for an appointment.
What Damages Can I Receive After a Car Accident in Bristol?
Many car accident victims focus on the cost of their medical bills, but those are not the only damages for which you might be eligible. At Cordisco & Saile LLC, we fight for every dollar your crash has cost you.
Your medical bills from a car accident could include hospital stays, surgery, rehabilitation, physical therapy, medical devices like crutches or wheelchairs, disability accommodations to your home like wheelchair ramps, and prescription medication. For severe injuries, you might require long-term medical care, potentially for the rest of your life. We fight for the entire cost of your medical bills, both current and future.
Lost Wages and Reduced Earning Capacity
You might have to miss work as you recover from your injury. If so, we pursue the responsible party and the insurance company for compensation to make up for your lost income. If your injuries are severe enough to reduce your capacity to work and earn a living, we seek damages to replace what you would otherwise earn.
Vehicle Repair and Replacement
We make sure the responsible party pays for the cost of repairing your vehicle or, if it is beyond repair, the cost of a replacement vehicle.
If you lost other personal property of value in the accident, such as electronic equipment, jewelry, furniture, or other goods, we can go after the responsible party or the insurance company to compensate you for their value.
Pain and Suffering
Pain and suffering are difficult to quantify in dollar terms. Moreover, in Pennsylvania, not having full tort coverage as part of your insurance policy can make it difficult to get the compensation you deserve for the pain you have suffered as a result of your accident. The insurance company might deny you compensation for pain and suffering.
Without full tort coverage, we must prove you have a serious injury to win damages for pain and suffering. While this can be a subjective argument, the attorneys at Cordisco & Saile LLC have a successful track record of fighting for pain and suffering compensation, regardless of whether you have full or limited tort coverage.
On top of all other compensation for which you are eligible, we may fight for punitive damages if your case warrants it. These damages punish the responsible party if they were acting maliciously or showing a reckless disregard for your safety.
Who Can I Hold Responsible for My Compensation?
When we take your case, one of the first things we do is investigate the circumstances of your accident. We do this for several reasons—one is to identify all responsible parties. This gives us options on who to pursue damages. Even if the police report lists you as at fault, there could still be other parties who bear liability.
Drivers in Pennsylvania have a duty of care to others on the road. Violating this duty constitutes negligence and can cause a driver to be liable in an accident. Examples of negligence behind the wheel include:
- Disregarding a traffic control device or sign;
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs;
- Driving while distracted;
- Following too closely;
- Reckless driving; and
- Drag racing.
Vehicle or Parts Manufacturers
We can pursue the manufacturer of your vehicle or one of its parts in a couple of situations. If an automotive defect caused or contributed to the accident, we can hold the manufacturer liable. For instance, if a faulty tire blew out and made you lose control of the vehicle, the tire manufacturer is liable for your damages.
If a defect made your injuries worse than they otherwise would have been, we can also hold the manufacturer responsible. For example, if your airbag failed to deploy, causing your head to slam into the steering wheel, the manufacturer contributed to your injuries.
The Insurance Company
Chances are, it is not the responsible party who will provide the compensation, but the insurance company. On paper, this is a good thing, as insurance companies generally have greater financial resources than the average driver. But they also do everything they can to pay as little as possible. Our team knows how to fight the insurance companies to ensure you win the most in compensation.
Karen Wilbank (Verified Google Review) ★★★★★
“Thank you Attorney Cordisco, Meryl and Barb for going above and beyond to get results that far exceeded what I thought I would recover from my accident. You were always courteous, professional, responsible and easy to talk and understand and keeping in touch with me throughout the process. I highly recommend Cordisco and Saile law office for your future needs.”
Cordisco & Saile: Car Accident Lawyers of Bucks County, PA
If you have been in an auto accident in Bucks County and need legal representation, Cordisco & Saile LLC can help. Contact our car accident lawyers in Bucks County, PA to set up a consultation to review case details and options you have for recovering compensation.