After a car accident, you likely are focused on getting medical treatment for your injuries and working toward your recovery. If the negligence of another driver or other responsible party caused your accident, you might have a legal personal injury claim that you can pursue.
A car accident lawyer from our firm can provide you with a free case review to determine if you have a legal case for compensation.
How can a law firm help with my case?
A lawyer from our law firm starts by investigating your Norristown case to determine what caused your accident and who is at fault for your accident. During that investigation, we will gather common types of evidence, including:
- Police reports
- Witness statements
- Your account of the accident
- Photos and videos of the accident, accident scene, and property damage
- Medical records and photos of your injuries
We also will work to prove your injuries and losses as a result of the accident. These items can include medical bills and receipts, proof of loss of income from your employer, and estimates for car repairs or replacement. Furthermore, we can get expert opinions about your medical prognosis and any permanent impairments that the accident caused.
Proving your case to the insurance company and negotiating a settlement is a significant part of the personal injury claims process. While you work toward your physical and emotional recovery from the accident, we will continue to work to get all available forms of compensation. We will handle the communications with the insurance company and all other aspects of your claim.
What kinds of damages can I receive for car accident-related injuries?
You might be eligible for various damages in a car accident case. We can pursue all types of compensation for which you may qualify. These damages might include:
- Current and future medical bills
- Replacement of or repairs to your vehicle or other items of personal property damaged in the wreck
- Lost income if you are unable to work during your recovery
- Loss of earning capacity if you are permanently unable to return to work
- Physical and emotional pain and suffering (in some cases)
The type of your injuries, any permanent injuries, and the impact of those injuries on your life dictate the kinds and amounts of damages to which you may be entitled in your legal claim.
Whether you have full or limited tort coverage on your vehicle insurance policy also affects your ability to get compensation for pain and suffering after an auto accident. Unless you can prove that you suffered a “severe” injury, you may be ineligible for this type of damage.
Negligence in a car accident
Most legal cases that arise from car accidents are based on the legal theory of negligence or the careless or reckless behavior of others. All drivers have a duty to operate their vehicles safely for the benefit of others.
If other drivers acted in an unsafe manner in operating their vehicles, they may be liable or financially responsible for the costs of those injuries.
Ways a driver can be negligent
Examples of driver negligence might include violating traffic laws, such as failing to signal a turn, disregarding a stop sign or red light, or speeding. Driving under the influence of alcohol and engaging in distracted driving, such as texting while driving, could also be considered negligent if the conduct results in an accident.
A finding that a driver violated a traffic rule or otherwise broke the law can be significant evidence in a car accident case.
The responsible party may not be the other driver
In other cases, it may not be another driver who is responsible for causing your accident. For instance, if a defective or malfunctioning auto part caused your crash, you might have a claim against the auto parts manufacturer for the defective product.
Likewise, if a traffic device did not operate correctly or a road design error led to your crash, you have a claim against a state or local government entity.
What does it cost for your law firm to help me?
You are eligible for a free, no-obligation consultation with our office about your case. If you decide that you want us to help you pursue compensation for your injuries after a car accident, we can get started right away.
You need not pay us anything up front for our services. Instead, we will collect your fees only when you get paid for the injuries and other damages that you have suffered as a result of the accident.
We are dedicated to helping all car accident injury victims seek justice against those who caused their injuries.
How long do I have to file a lawsuit after my car accident?
Under Pennsylvania law, you generally have two years following the date of the accident in which you suffered injuries to file your personal injury or property damage case in court.
If you miss this filing deadline, you risk losing the ability to hold other parties accountable for the conduct that led up to the accident. You also may be unable to get any compensation for your injuries.
Let us help with your legal case if you have suffered injuries in a Norristown car accident
After you take care of your emergency medical needs following a car accident, you should strongly consider getting legal advice about your potential legal options. We can evaluate your situation, outline all available options, and advise you about your best course of action.
Together with a lawyer from our firm, you can determine how to move forward with seeking compensation for your losses.
Call today for your cost-free consultation
The attorneys and staff members of Cordisco & Saile LLC are dedicated to keeping you up to date on your case, answering your questions, and helping you through every step of the insurance claims and litigation process.
For your free case consultation, call a team member today at (215) 642-2335.