What to do after a car accident injury.
Bucks County, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (DOT), made the top ten list of counties with the highest number of reported motor vehicle accidents and fatalities in 2013.
If you or a loved one has been involved in auto accident, you can pursue compensation for your damages. Car accident lawyers in Bucks County, PA can help accident victims file their claims and negotiate a fair settlement, or take the case to court if necessary.
Types of Car Accidents
There are several categories of automobile accidents in which people might be involved.
- Head-on collisions – These may occur by lane departure, traveling the wrong direction, and at intersections. Fault may lie with a fatigued or impaired driver who drifts out of his lane or travels the wrong way on the road.
- Rear-end collisions – These accidents may be attributed to distraction, fatigue or impairment, or reckless behaviors like traveling too closely behind another driver.
- Side collisions – A side collision might occur at an intersection, such as a T-bone accident. Some accidents may involve side-swiping another vehicle because of a lane departure.
- Hit and run accidents – Unfortunately, some motorists do not stick around the scene of the accident and instead choose to flee. This is against the law and can complicate a liability case, but victims should not attempt to chase the other motorist. They may still recover damages from their own medical benefits coverage.
Car accident attorneys in Bucks County can help victims establish another driver’s negligence and prove liability for damages. All accident victims should understand their rights to collect compensation.
Know Your Rights after a Car Accident in Bucks County
There are other types of accidents as well, and regardless of the cause, drivers can recover from their medical benefits coverage on their own policy. Drivers who carry full tort coverage on their policy may pursue a tort liability case against an at-fault driver for pain and suffering damages. Drivers with limited tort on their policy may also pursue a tort claim for pain and suffering, but only if they suffered serious injuries.
Be sure that you’ve gathered any and all pertinent documents and information related to your accident and give them to your attorney so he or she can organize and manage your claim. If the police have been at the scene of the accident, be sure you’ve requested a copy of the police report to help you prove which party is at fault.
Give your attorney any and all photos of the crash or damage to your vehicle as well as any estimates for repairs, rental car, medical bills and information regarding lost time from work or school.
Your attorney will work with you to build a case against the at-fault party and will advocate on your behalf to help you pursue the compensation to which you are entitled. This includes during the claims process with the insurance company, as well as the litigation process if necessary to recover damages.
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Our client's accident occurred when she was rear-ended at a traffic light on Pennington Road (Route 31), Hopewell, Mercer County, New Jersey.
Our client's accident occurred when she was rear-ended at a traffic light on Pennington Road (Route 31), Hopewell, Mercer County, New Jersey. She suffered numerous neck and back injuries, including cervical radiculitis, cervical neuralgia, cervical disc herniation (C5-C6), bilateral lumbar radiculopathy, and lumbar disc herniation. Additionally, our client suffered carpal tunnel syndrome, left shoulder tendonitis, shooting pain down her right arm and hand, causing her to drop things, and habitually swelling feet. She underwent surgery on her right hand for her carpal tunnel injury and also required back surgery, an operation described as anterior lumbar interbody fusion, single level, at L4-L5. In addition to undergoing the two invasive surgical procedures, she also endured numerous epidural injections in her neck and back in an attempt to minimize her pain. Litigation was initiated, but wrapped up during the discovery phase, prior to depositions being taken, when a settlement of $100,000 (policy limits) was reached with the 3rd party insurer. Read More Bucks County Personal Injury Case Results
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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.