After a car accident in Doylestown, you might be unsure or anxious about what to do next. For instance, maybe you are wondering:
- How you will pay your medical bills;
- What will happen to your job if you have to miss work for an extended time;
- How to pay your rent, car note, light bill, and other recurring expenses without a paycheck from work;
- What you will do if the insurance company denies or reduces your claim;
- If you should accept the insurance company’s first settlement offer;
- How long it will take you to receive a check; and
- Whether you need to talk to a car accident lawyer in Doylestown.
The car accident lawyers at Cordisco & Saile LLC want to answer all your questions, address your concerns, and advise you of your options. We offer free initial case reviews to all personal injury victims. To schedule an appointment with a member of our team, call our office today at 215-642-2335.
We Help You Fight for Compensation for Your Expenses After a Doylestown Car Accident.
If you suffered injuries in a car accident, you probably already know that you will be receiving hefty medical bills—if you have not already. What many car crash victims do not realize, however, is that they are often eligible to recover a host of damages beyond medical costs.
After we investigate your accident and look at all the evidence in your case, we can give you an accurate estimate of how much your car accident claim may be worth. Your claim could include any or all of the following damages.
You could be eligible for compensation for:
- The accident-related medical costs you have already incurred; and
- The expenses you will probably incur in the future.
These costs include your bills for surgeries, medical procedures, doctor visits, physical therapy, rehabilitation, prescription drugs, medical devices, and more.
If your injuries are severe enough to force you to miss work, you could be eligible for compensation for the earnings you had to miss out on. Our attorneys can help you fight for your lost income after an accident.
Reduced Earning Capacity
A severe car accident can leave you with injuries that have long-term effects. If you suffered a permanent disability, it could prevent you from earning money at the same level when you return to your job. If, for instance, your job required physical exertion, but you had to change to work a lower-paying desk job because of your injuries, we can help you recover compensation to make up the difference.
In some cases, you could qualify for Social Security Disability after a car crash. Our attorneys can help you apply for these benefits.
Pain and Suffering
Pennsylvania has unique and complex laws for winning pain and suffering damages after a car accident. The way we go about recovering this money depends on the type of car insurance you have: full tort or limited tort.
With full tort coverage, which is more expensive than its counterpart, you can pursue the at-fault party in an accident for:
- Economic damages—which are quantifiable losses—such as medical expenses and lost wages; and
- Non-economic damages—which are subjective costs—such as pain and suffering.
You Can Still Recover Compensation With Limited Tort Insurance.
If you have limited tort coverage, you can still seek compensation from the other party, but you must demonstrate that your injuries are severe. The distinction between severe and not severe can be subjective. That is why our team goes overboard in securing the most compelling evidence available to show the extent of your injuries.
Whether you have full tort or limited tort insurance, the attorneys at Cordisco & Saile LLC can protect your rights and help you fight for the compensation you deserve.
Do Not Agree to an Insurance Company Settlement Offer Before Speaking to a Car Accident Lawyer From Cordisco & Saile LLC.
Recovering compensation after a car accident often means you will have to work with an insurance company. That could include your own insurer, the at-fault driver's, or both. It is important to use caution when you speak with any insurer, even if it is your own. There are several ways the insurance company could offer you too little money to compensate you—or even avoid paying you altogether.
The Insurance Company Can Use Information You Provide Against You.
Insurers will often call crash victims within days of the accident. The adjuster might ask you a series of questions, presumably to get a better understanding of what happened during your accident.
It is a bad idea to answer any insurance company questions without first speaking with an attorney. The questions an adjuster asks are attempts to elicit answers that undermine your claim or cast doubt on the fault of the other driver. Even when they say they are only seeking to confirm details they already know, answering a confusing or leading question could cause you unknowingly to admit to something that devalues your claim.
The Insurer Might Try to Offer a Low Settlement to Close Your Claim Quickly.
Very few initial settlement offers include the full scope of damages you deserve. The insurance company might offer to pay for your past and current medical expenses, for example, but it is doubtful that it will provide compensation for the bills you expect to receive in the future.
If you decide to accept the insurance company's settlement offer without having an attorney negotiate a better deal, you could leave money on the table. That is compensation you deserve, and you will need it to pay for your future expenses.
Make sure you sit down with us for a free case evaluation before you talk to the insurance company. We can review an initial offer to determine if it will cover your full range of damages.
To Schedule Your Free Case Evaluation With Cordisco & Saile LLC, Call Our Office at 215-642-2335.
The Cordisco & Saile LLC team wants to fight for your rights and help you recover the compensation you deserve for your car accident injuries. Let us offer our advice on your case and answer the questions you have about the claims process. To schedule a free case evaluation with a member of our team, call us today at 215-642-2335.