Auto Accidents / Motor Vehicle Collisions in Pennsylvania
Motor vehicle collisions and injuries resulting from auto accidents are an unfortunate fact of modern life. Injury claims arising from PA automobile accidents can involve a vast array of complex issues, ranging from insurance coverage issues and limited tort thresholds, to interpretation of the Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Code, to accident reconstruction.
Pennsylvania law permits you to recover damages for injuries caused by the negligence or fault of another. You may be entitled to damages for your medical expenses and lost earning capacity, as well as damages for pain and suffering and the loss of the enjoyment of life - money you may need to get your life back on track.
If you were involved in an auto accident because of the negligent driving of another, there may be many different theories of law under which you can recover. Simple negligence is the most common - that the other driver had a duty to keep his or her vehicle under control, and failed to do so, hitting you and causing you damages. There are other legal theories, such as negligence per se, that can also allow you to recover.
Your automobile insurance can play a huge role in how much you are able to recover if you are injured in an auto accident. First party medical benefits, and full tort or limited tort options, are supremely important. In Pennsylvania, the difference between full tort and limited tort coverage can be significant if you are involved in a motor vehicle accident which does not cause "serious bodily injury." You may ultimately be very limited in what claims you can bring against the person who collided with you. Uninsured motorist coverage or underinsured motorist coverage can also be very important if you are involved in a collision with someone who is uninsured or underinsured. The potential stacking of auto insurance benefits can be easily overlooked by people who are not legal professionals.
Obviously, motor vehicle cases in Pennsylvania are complex. Sometimes, for very small claims, people can attempt to settle the case on their own. However, in cases where there are injuries which last more than a few days, significant wage loss, or substantial medical treatment, victims are wise to choose a lawyer that can help them get the compensation they deserve.
If you have been injured in a Pennsylvania auto accident due to the negligence or fault of another, you owe it to yourself to contact the injury attorneys at Wolf, Baldwin & Associates, P.C. to learn your legal rights before trying to settle your claim on your own. We can help you to protect your rights. We can guide you through the claim process, and can represent you through any litigation which may become necessary. We will gather all necessary information, talk to witnesses, secure medical and wage records, and put your case in the best light to settle with the insurance company. If litigation is necessary, our attorneys are no strangers to arbitrations and trials. We have handled many motor vehicle claims, personal injury lawsuits, and negligence cases in Montgomery County, Berks County, and Chester County.
We do not charge initial consultation fees on any personal injury claim, including auto accident cases, and contingent fee arrangements are standard. Whether you have full tort or limited tort coverage, we would be happy to speak with you. Please click here now to contact us. We look forward to representing your interests.
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