Pittsburgh Car Accident Attorneys
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) reported that in 2018, a total of 36,560 people died in motor vehicle crashes in the United States.
Sixty-three percent of those deaths were passengers in the vehicle, 17 percent were pedestrians, 14 percent were motorcyclists, and 2 percent were bicyclists.
If you’ve been in an auto accident, you know how traumatic it can be. The injuries can affect you and your family for years, and the medical expenses can be devastating.
The experienced Pittsburgh car accident lawyers at Chaffin Luhana represent individuals who are injured in auto accidents throughout the Ohio Valley in West Virginia, Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio.
We understand how difficult and confusing it can be to try to negotiate a case with an insurance company after an accident, in an attempt to receive the compensation you deserve. Chaffin Luhana offers dedicated legal representation for injured victims and their families and we will handle your case from the initial stage up through trial, if necessary.
If you or someone you love were injured in an auto accident, we may be able to help you. To learn more, schedule a free no-obligation consultation or call us now at 1-888-480-1123.
Proving Liability and Auto Insurance After an Auto Accident
In order to have a valid auto accident claim, you must be able to prove that someone else is liable for the accident, whether it is another driver, an auto parts manufacturing company, a municipality responsible for the roads, or a trucking company.
At Chaffin Luhana, we will closely evaluate the evidence in your case to determine who is liable for your injuries. Often, there are multiple responsible parties.
There are some types of accidents that are almost always the other driver’s fault, but these laws can vary by state. Examples include:
- Rear-End Collisions—If you were hit from behind.
- Left-Turn Accidents—If you were driving straight and a car coming the other way made a left turn, causing the accident.
- DUI Crashes—If the other driver was drunk / over the legal alcohol limit.
Your car accident attorney will thoroughly review police reports, state traffic laws, conditions at the site of the accident, information about the other driver (particularly if he or she was driving a semi-truck or other commercial vehicle), and more to help prove liability. In some cases, there may be multiple parties that share in liability.
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Questions You Should Expect to be Asked by Your Car Accident Attorney
When you meet with your attorney, you should be prepared to answer questions such as:
In addition to documenting the accident, as described above, it’s also important for you to keep track of any medical documents given to you by your doctor as well as any receipts for prescriptions or other medical care.
If you contact your insurance company before calling an attorney, you should document the date and time of your conversation as well as the name of the person you speak with. And remember—before giving a statement to any insurance company, it’s always best to have legal representation.
Contact a Pittsburgh Auto Accident Lawyer
The most important thing you can do after you receive medical treatment is to contact an experienced auto accident lawyer in Pittsburgh, PA. The Pittsburgh personal injury attorney at Chaffin Luhana will help you recover the money you need to obtain the best medical care and to achieve the highest quality of life.
To find out if you qualify to file an auto accident claim, contact us today or call us 24/7 at 1-888-480-1123.
We represent individuals in auto accidents in West Virginia, Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio. We also handle product liability cases nationwide.