South Fayette Car Accident Lawyers
No one is prepared for the devastation wreaked by a serious car accident. One minute, your life was going well, and the next minute you are not only in severe pain but must face weeks or months of recuperation and the inability to work.
Meanwhile, medical and household bills pile up, and you do not know how to pay them when out of work. Your car is totaled, and your life – along with the lives of your loved ones – is turned upside down.
Do not despair. A car accident lawyer will hold those responsible for your injuries and subsequent economic problems accountable.
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The South Fayette car accident lawyers at Chaffin Luhana can help you receive the maximum compensation for your injuries. Our experienced attorneys have recovered over $1 billion for our clients.
What to do after a car accident
After a car accident, you are especially vulnerable. It is likely an insurance adjuster from the at-fault driver will contact you shortly after the accident.
The insurance adjuster will probably offer what might seem like a reasonable settlement if you agree to it quickly. Never agree to any insurance settlement before consulting a car accident attorney.
An insurance adjuster’s job is to settle for as little as possible. Once you agree to a settlement, the matter is finished and is not re-negotiable.
Your South Fayette car accident lawyers know the fair value of a settlement for your particular injuries and prognosis. The initial offer made by an insurance adjuster is unlikely to pay for all of your needs over the long-term, but the adjuster does not care about that fact.
Pennsylvania statute of limitations
In the Keystone State, the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury lawsuit after a car accident is two years from the date of the accident. If a person succumbs to their injuries, the personal representative of the estate, often a family member, must file a wrongful death lawsuit within two years of the death date.
That may sound like ample time but is it imperative to seek legal counsel as soon as possible. The more time your lawyers have to investigate your case and work on it, the better for all concerned.
Pennsylvania car accident damages
Damages, or compensation, in a Pennsylvania car accident case, may include:
- Medical expenses, present, and future
- Lost wages
- Earning capacity reduction
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional anguish
Keep all receipts related to your treatment and other accident-related costs. That includes not only medical bills, but transportation to and from your healthcare providers’ offices, and the cost of any modifications necessary for your home due to your injuries.
Contact a South Fayette car accident lawyer
If you or a loved one were seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident because of another driver’s negligence or recklessness, you need the services of a Pittsburgh car accident lawyer at Chaffin Luhana. Call us 24/7 or contact us online to arrange a free consultation.
There is no fee unless we win. You are always treated with the compassion you deserve.