Pleasant Hills Car Accident Lawyers

In seconds, your life changes, possibly forever. A serious car accident caused by another driver can put you in the hospital for a long time, leaving you out of work and with no income to pay your mounting medical expenses as well as the regular costs of living.

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A car accident lawyer protects your rights and holds those responsible for your injuries accountable. You may recover medical expenses, lost wages, and property damage to your automobile, and possibly compensation for pain and suffering, emotional anguish, and reduced earning capacity.

The Pleasant Hills car accident lawyers at Chaffin Luhana can help you receive the maximum compensation for your injuries. Our experienced attorneys have recovered $1 billion for clients in settlements and verdicts.

What to do after a car accident

A car accident shakes your world, but it is important to do several things in the accident’s aftermath. The first involves calling 911, and the second concerns immediately taking photos and videos of the accident scene.

Documenting the accident is crucial, so take photos of the vehicles, injured parties, any skid marks, and road conditions. Get the insurance information of the other driver and contact information, as well as the contact information of any witnesses.

Write down exactly what happened or make a recording on your phone. Even though you are still upset, it is essential to get your version of the accident as soon as possible after the crash.

Seek prompt medical attention, even if you do not think you were seriously injured. Some injuries may not appear right away, especially whiplash, but failure to go to the emergency room or a doctor can mean the insurance company will attempt to downplay the severity of your injuries– or even claim they might not be the result of the accident.

What not to do after a car accident

Do not post on social media, especially any details regarding your medical condition. Posting that you are “fine” or “unharmed” can cause later issues with the insurance company.

An insurance adjuster may contact you shortly after the accident. Do not give the adjuster detailed information about the accident before consulting a car accident attorney.

The insurance adjuster’s job is settling claims for as little as possible. Do not agree to any settlement, no matter how good the offer may sound, before receiving legal advice.

Once a settlement offer is accepted, it is not re-negotiable. A personal injury lawyer protects your interests and knows the amount of a fair settlement for your type of injuries and prognosis.

Contact Pleasant Hills car accident lawyers

If you, or a loved one, were seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident because another party behaved in a negligent manner, you need the service of an experienced Pittsburgh car accident lawyer at Chaffin Luhana. Contact us 24/7—we are available by text, e-mail, Skype, or phone.

There is no fee unless we win. While most cases are settled, we do not hesitate to go to trial when necessary because our core value is “Doing Good by Doing Right.”