No one plans on getting into a car wreck with a negligent driver. For many Whitehall residents, these collisions quickly become an unexpected– and unavoidable– reality. And while traffic fatalities are falling each year according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, the number of injuries remains high.
If you need legal counsel to pursue car accident damages, our experienced Whitehall car accident lawyers at Chaffin Luhana are ready to go over your legal options.
Negligence in a Car Accident Lawsuit
In order to recover compensation, you must establish that the other driver negligently caused the collision. You need a dedicated and knowledgeable car accident lawyer because to establish negligence, you must prove four different elements
- Duty of care
- Breach of that duty
Drivers in Pennsylvania owe each other a duty of care to safely operate their motor vehicles. This duty is broadly defined, but primarily requires a driver to remain attentive behind the wheel and comply with traffic laws. When a driver fails to comply with the duty they owe to other drivers, they are said to have breached that duty.
Auto Accidents (FAQs)
Examples of breaching that duty may include speeding, following too closely, or driving while distracted. A plaintiff must also show that they were damaged in the accident and that the damages were directly caused by the defendant. If your car accident attorney is able to prove these elements, you could recover monetary compensation for your injuries.
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We know your time is valuable. That is why our firm goes to great lengths to make the litigation process as convenient as possible. We leverage modern technology to provide multiple avenues of communication. From managing your case to asking simple procedural questions, we are ready to meet your needs on your schedule.
Communicating with us could not be any easier. We are available 24/7 by text, e-mail, phone, or Skype. We are committed to responding to you quickly and strive to provide thorough, compassionate responses to your inquiries. If you prefer meeting in person, we have a number of locations nationwide to serve you.
No fee unless we are successful
At Chaffin Luhana, we believe in transparency. We will never ask for upfront legal fees, and we only collect if we are successful in your case. Our attorneys operate on a contingency basis. Our contingency rate will never go up during the course of your case, and you will never face surprise fees. If you have questions about the status of your case, we are always ready to provide updates when you need them.
Discuss your case with a Whitehall car accident lawyer
To discuss your case with a Pittsburgh car accident lawyer, contact us at Chaffin Luhana as soon as possible. The initial consultation is always free, and there is no obligation.