Philadelphia Car Accident Lawyers
- Frequently Asked Questions about Car Accidents
- Major Vehicle Accidents
- Types of Car Accident Claims
- Documentation for Car Accidents
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Philadelphia Car Accident Lawyers
Frequently Asked Questions about Car Accidents
What should I do if I am injured in a car accident?
If you or a loved one was injured in a car accident you should contact an attorney to discover if you have a case and are entitled to compensation.
What is the average settlement for a car accident?
The main factor when projecting how much a car accident settlement will be is whether or not there was bodily injury or not. If someone was physically harmed in a car accident then, among other things, the recovery will also depend on whether the individual had insurance coverage. Pennsylvania law requires that individuals carry bodily injury liability coverage of $15,000 per person, $30,000 per accident. However, you may have more coverage available depending on the person who caused the accidents insurance coverage and the type of insurance coverage you have. This is why it is important to have skilled attorney review your case.
Can you counter sue for a car accident?
If you think that you are being incorrectly sued for negligence after an auto accident, then you have the right to file a counterclaim, asserting that it was actually the other party that was negligent. This is especially important if you were injured in the accident.
Accidents involving motor vehicles should never be taken lightly. A seemingly minor low speed collision can cause thousands of dollars in vehicle and property damage and thousands more if there is a serious or ongoing injury. Major collisions can be devastating and catastrophic and result in severe incapacitating injuries and death. In seconds the lives not only of those in the accident but those of family and friends can be irrevocably altered.
Austin R. Freundlich, Esquire and Gregory C. Littman, Esquire are attorneys with experience in motor vehicle accidents, whether it’s a sports utility vehicle rollover, a rear ender, a truck collision, or an accident involving a pedestrian, bicyclist, motorcycle, school bus, SEPTA or New Jersey Transit.
Major Vehicle Accidents
Motor vehicle accidents can cause major and catastrophic injuries, including spinal cord, neck and back injuries, paraplegia, quadriplegia, brain damage, or shock and emotional trauma. These injuries can result in a lifetime of medical care and an enormous amount of medical expenses. An injured party may claim damages for pain and suffering, past and future medical expenses, emotional trauma or distress, household services, injury to reputation, wage loss, and loss of consortium.
It is important to contact an attorney as quickly as possible following any motor vehicle accident. If other vehicles or people were involved, including passengers and pedestrians, any of those people could decide to sue you. If property was damaged in the collision, the owner of the property damaged could also sue you for damages. This could include something most people would not normally consider such as a street sign or a utility pole.
Types of Car Accident Claims
Furthermore, while pursuing a personal injury claim for a motor vehicle accident, it is important to have an attorney examine whether there are any product liability claims that may be brought. For example, a defect in a vehicle may have been responsible for or contributed to a collision or accident. This can include failure of braking systems, tire defects, or acceleration problems, as well as airbags deploying too quickly or activating for no apparent reason.
Contact Freundlich & Littman, LLC prior to speaking with any Insurance company, as they may not fully honor the claims, or decide the damage to a vehicle is less than it is. They may also decide a medical claim is unnecessary. It is important to seek legal counsel right away, as most insurance companies will attempt to settle a case for pennies on the dollar, taking advantage of the injured party. Freundlich & Littman, LLC, will fully examine both your vehicle insurance and medical insurance polices to make sure you are getting all the benefits and compensation you deserve.
Documentation for Car Accidents
An experienced attorney in motor vehicle accidents will photograph the vehicles involved as well as photograph and investigate the accident site. It is important that this happen as quickly as possible before evidence of the accident disappears. This could include tread marks or a damaged sidewalk, sign or fence. This is also why it is important to talk to an attorney as soon as possible following an accident before you forget any details of the accident.
If you, a family member, or a loved one has been seriously injured in an accident involving motor vehicles, or if a family member or loved one has lost their lives in a car, bus, truck, bicycle or motorcycle accident or a plane crash, contact Austin R. Freundlich, Esquire and Gregory C. Littman, Esquire for a free consultation and case evaluation. They will explain your benefits and rights, and detail your options and legal process.
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