Involvement in a serious motor vehicle accident can alter a person’s life greatly. When a motor vehicle accident occurs, a person may sustain injuries that cause severe impairment or disability or require expensive medical care to correct. What’s more, a motor vehicle accident can lead to post-traumatic stress disorder and anxiety in some severe cases, as well as feelings of depression.
Motor vehicle accident attorneys in Pennsylvania from our firm will help recover the compensation that you need following an accident so you can cover medical costs, lost wages, and get compensated for the pain and suffering you experience. Call us now at 215-642-2335.
Types of Motor Vehicle Accidents
Motor vehicle accidents aren’t limited to passenger vehicle cars.
The following list provides a look at the different types of motor vehicle accidents.
- Automobile accidents
- Tractor-trailer accidents
- Bus accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- ATV accidents
If you’ve been injured in an accident involving any of the motor vehicles listed above, you may qualify to recover damages. How you recover damages will depend on a number of factors, including fault and liability for the accident.
Liability for a Motor Vehicle Accident
Determining liability following a motor vehicle accident can be frustrating, especially if you’ve been injured. Cordisco & Saile LLC's motor vehicle accident lawyers help Pennsylvania accident victims explore the facts of the case and collect evidence to determine and establish liability. Fault and liability may lie with another driver, and in some cases, another party may hold liability, such as a motor carrier company in the event of a tractor-trailer crash.
In Pennsylvania, keep in mind that the law requires that a driver’s own medical benefits coverage pay damages, regardless of who was at fault in the accident. You may also recover out-of-pocket medical and other expenses from an at-fault driver, though you can recover only pain and suffering damages under certain circumstances. If you have full tort coverage, you are free to pursue pain and suffering damages. But if you have limited tort, you may do so only if you suffer serious injuries leading to impairment or disability.
Not only must you establish fault in order to pursue a tort claim against another driver, but you also may have to establish that your injuries meet this standard if you have limited tort coverage. Having an attorney to help you can be vital in these cases.
Recoverable Damages Following a Motor Vehicle Accident
Your medical benefits coverage pays for medical expenses that you incur because of your injuries. If you pursue a liability claim against another driver, you may recover injury-related expenses from the at-fault driver's bodily injury liability coverage – this includes medical expenses, lost wages, etc. You also may pursue property damage expense from the at-fault driver's property damage liability coverage.
The other party's liability coverage will also pay for pain and suffering damages, if you are able to pursue these benefits under the guidelines mentioned above. Be sure that you thoroughly discuss your case with motor vehicle accident lawyers in Pennsylvania from our firm to get a better understanding of which damages you may recover. We'll also make sure you file your legal action within the two-year statute of limitations in Pennsylvania.
Our Motor Vehicle Accident Attorneys in Pennsylvania Can Help
Following a motor vehicle accident, you need a legal advocate who will fight to get you the damages to which you're entitled. At Cordisco & Saile LLC, our attorneys have the practical knowledge and background that it takes to help you file a solid claim or lawsuit. Our team will help you to understand your options regarding no-fault law and how to pursue a personal injury case, and can help you collect necessary evidence to prove fault and liability. To get started, contact us today at 215-642-2335.