Car Accident Lawyer
The consequences of a car accident can add up to more than a minor inconvenience. Missed work, medical bills, doctor’s appointments and surgeries all take a toll on a car accident victim’s life and finances.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a car accident, you might be eligible for compensation for the harm and damages suffered. You do not have to go through this alone. Get in touch with a Bucks County car accident attorney from Cordisco and Saile who can fight for your rights.
Types of Injuries We Handle in Car Accident Cases
Our attorneys handle all types of car accident cases with many different types of injuries, such as:
- Broken, fractured, or sprained limbs
- Spinal cord injuries
- Concussions and brain injuries
- Other injuries and disabilities
- Wrongful death
Just as your injuries are unique to the circumstances of your accident, so is the legal representation your case requires. Our personal injury attorneys never underestimate the importance of compassion toward a client who has experienced trauma or sustained a physical injury, and we have extensive knowledge of personal injury law in Bucks County.
How Can a Bucks County Car Accident Lawyer from Cordisco & Saile LLC Help You?
At Cordisco & Saile LLC, people come first. We understand the difficult situation you are going through. The physical, emotional, and financial toll can turn your world upside down and shatter your sense of normalcy.
Accident claims and laws are complicated. You must deal with the at-fault driver and other parties. You must also contend with insurance companies, yours and those of the other parties involved in the accident.
Discussions with the insurance companies will be an arduous battle. They are not on your side. They care only about their bottom line, not helping you recover financially from the accident. If you receive benefits from them, it will likely be the bare minimum.
Our Bucks County car accident attorneys and legal professionals will be with you every step of the way. We will investigate and collect all the evidence of the accident. We will interview the other parties and get the story from any eyewitnesses to the accident as well as the law enforcement and medical personnel who responded to the scene.
In short, we will build a strong case and demand fair compensation for the harm you endured due to the negligence of another.
We have a track record of working strenuously to help our clients achieve justice and get reasonable compensation for the harm they endured. Examples of case awards won by our firm include:
- $2,470,000 for a Bristol man seriously injured by an armored car
- $1,377,000 verdict for a Bucks County car accident victim
- $1,175,000 for a Bucks County couple following a high impact accident
With over 30 years of experience in practicing personal injury law, our nationally recognized team will dedicate all of our resources and experience to protecting your rights.
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Checklist: What to Do After a Bucks County Car Accident
Being in a car accident may leave you and your family in shock. It might be difficult to concentrate, but you should try to remember to take these steps after a car accident:
Get Medical Attention
This is the most important step. Your health and the health of your family is the most important consideration. Call 911 immediately after an accident.
Make sure you get proper medical attention, including taking the ambulance to the hospital if necessary. And even after, make sure you get checked by your family doctor. This will also build a paper trail for your case.
Next, you need to gather all the information you can about the accident. Depending on the type of accident, you may have gathered this information at the scene, such as the other driver’s name and insurance information. You also can gather copies of the police report and any relevant medical records. A list of bills (like medical and auto bills) is also vital.
If possible, take photos of the scene. If you cannot, take photos of what you can later, such as the condition of your car. Gathering all the information about your case helps to build a strong claim.
Contact a Car Accident Attorney
Once you have all the documentation, you need to strongly consider hiring a car accident attorney. Contacting your insurance company for compensation and the other parties in the accident should not be done alone.
A car accident attorney in Bucks County will work with you and help you build your legal claim to recover damages from the accident.
What Types of Damages Can I Recover?
To determine what your case is worth, your attorney will examine all the facts of your case. An experienced personal injury lawyer can accurately estimate your current and future losses and expenses and pursue the appropriate compensation, which is often significantly more than insurance companies offer.
Car accident settlements range from thousands to millions of dollars, depending on the severity of your injuries and other factors.
Damages in a car accident case can be separated into two categories: economic damages and non-economic damages.
Economic damages: These damages include anything quantifiable. This can include medical bills such as the following:
- Hospital bills
- Doctor bills
- Surgery bills
- Diagnostic tests (blood tests, x-rays, MRIs, CT scans, biopsies, etc.)
- Therapy sessions
Depending on the injury, you or a loved one may have needed to take time off work. These damages are also recoverable economic damages and include:
- Lost wages
- Loss of future earnings
- Diminished earning capacity
Non-economic damages: These damages are not quantifiable and depend on the circumstances of the case. They can include the following:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of companionship
How to Prove Fault After a Bucks County Car Accident
Proving fault in a car accident is the way to receive compensation. Your legal team will need to show evidence of fault. This can be shown in a variety of ways such as drunk driving, driving over the speed limit, running a red light, and other kinds of reckless driving.
You need to show that the duty to drive cautiously and vigilantly was violated and the at-fault party did not drive with reasonable care
What if I Am Partially to Blame for the Accident?
Pennsylvania is a modified comparative negligence state. Under these laws, a party who is responsible for the car accident can still collect compensation. However, the compensation available is deducted by the percentage they are at fault.
For example, if the damages you incurred are worth $100,000 and you are found to have been 20% at fault for the accident, you can still recover the compensation (minus the percent you are at fault). Your compensation would be $80,000.
But you will only be able to recover if your percentage at fault is not more than the other party’s fault. Take the same example above. If you were found to be 51% at fault for the accident, you would not be able to recover any damages.
Time Limit to File a Claim
Car accident claims must be brought within a certain time frame. After that time has passed, you are barred from bringing the claim. This is called the statute of limitations. The reason for this limit is that memories fade and evidence can get lost over time.
The statute of limitations to file a car accident claim in Pennsylvania is two years. To ensure that you can take advantage of the opportunity to take legal action, contact our law office today.
Contact the Legal Team at Cordisco & Saile LLC
If you or a loved one has been injured in an car or truck accident and are seeking legal representation, look no further than Cordisco & Saile LLC. The attorneys at Cordisco and Saile never stop fighting for you. Contact our personal injury lawyers in Bucks County, PA, for a consultation to review your case and discuss your options.
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