Scott Car Accident Lawyer
A serious car accident puts every aspect of your life into turmoil. Not only are you dealing with your pain and recovery, but you do not know when, or if, you can return to work and your car is either totaled or in need of serious repair.
You do not know how you are going to pay your escalating medical bills, let alone your normal household expenses. It can be a scary time, but Chaffin Luhana is on your side.
Our Scott car accident lawyers can help you seek the maximum compensation for your losses and injuries. All of our clients are treated with the respect and compassion they deserve.
What to do after a car accident
If possible, take videos or photographs of the scene with a smartphone, and get the names and contact information of the other driver and any witnesses. Photograph any skid or other tire marks relating to the collision.
Seek immediate medical attention, even if you think your injuries are not serious. Waiting to go to the doctor or hospital will give the at-fault driver’s insurer the opportunity to claim your injuries are not serious or that they did not result from the car accident.
Contact a car accident attorney as soon as possible. The sooner you meet with a qualified lawyer, the more quickly they can collect evidence and begin an investigation.
Critical evidence, such as nearby surveillance video documenting the crash, will be harder to obtain without legal representation.
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What not to do following a car crash
There are also things a car accident victim should not do after a crash. Expect contact from the other driver’s insurance company soon after the accident, and keep in mind they do not have your best interests at heart.
It is the insurance adjuster’s job to pay out as little as possible in claims. Although the adjuster may make what sounds like a reasonable settlement offer, we recommend not accepting an offer before speaking with legal counsel.
Our attorneys have the knowledge and expertise to build a compelling claim for damages that accurately reflects your injuries and long-term needs.
Pennsylvania car accident damages
In the Commonwealth, car accident damages, or compensation, may include:
- Medical expenses, present and future
- Lost wages
- Property damage
- Earning capacity reduction
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional anguish
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Pennsylvania statute of limitations
In Pennsylvania, a lawsuit for personal injuries resulting from a car crash requires filing within two years of the accident date. If the accident is fatal, the personal representative of the estate must file a wrongful death lawsuit within two years.
Scott car accident lawyers advocating for your rights
If you or a loved one were seriously hurt in a collision because of another driver’s negligence, an experienced Pittsburgh car accident lawyer can help. Call us 24/7, or contact us online to request a complimentary consultation.
Our experienced attorneys have recovered over $1 billion in settlements and verdicts for clients.