In Avalon, PA, car accidents are all too common. Many of these accidents cause serious injuries, leaving victims with major damages, and some accidents cause fatalities, leaving families devastated. However, accident victims can hold the at-fault party to account and recover damages from them. Our firm can help by establishing all of the damages in the case, proving liability, and negotiating the settlement.
You or a loved one may be a victim of a recent accident. If so, you can consult with us for free. During your consultation, we’ll tell you more about how an Avalon car accident lawyer from our firm can help you.
Establishing Your Damages in Your Avalon, Pennsylvania Car Accident Case
You may already have a list of personal injury damages you want to claim through an insurance claim or a lawsuit. Your list may be long, with many physical, mental, emotional, and financial damages. However, your list may not be complete. There may be many damages you don’t know you can claim.
A lawyer from our firm can help you establish what all of your claimable, compensable damages are so you can claim them from the insurer. Your lawyer can also help you establish the validity and value of your damages with the insurer by showing them evidence of your damages and a professional valuation of them. Your lawyer can even provide this professional valuation.
Your claimable, compensable damages may include:
- The bill for your car repairs or your replacement vehicle
- Bills for other property damaged or destroyed in the accident
- The bills for your emergency, hospital, and/or clinic treatment
- Bills for physical therapy and other therapies
- Any loss in your ability to earn an income
- Any lost income and work benefits during your recovery
- Your physical pain and suffering
- Physical impairment or disability
- Mental and emotional suffering
- Loss of consortium
Establishing Wrongful Death Damages
If you lost a family member in a tragic car accident, you may have many other serious damages. Your lawyer can help you determine whether they include:
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of spousal companionship
- Loss of parental support
- Mental and emotional damages
- Loss of income and benefits for your family
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Proving Liability in Your Avalon, PA Car Accident Case
Establishing your damages can be complicated, but it may not be nearly as complicated as proving liability for your damages. First, your lawyer will have to determine whether the at-fault party is another driver, a company, or another party. For example, if the driver that hit you is a rideshare driver, your lawyer will have to determine whether that driver or the driver’s rideshare company is at fault.
Your Avalon car accident lawyer will also have to show how the at-fault party was negligent. For instance, a rideshare company may have failed to contract a competent driver. Your lawyer will seek out evidence of negligence, such as:
- A bystander’s cell phone photos of the accident scene
- A witness’s statement about the accident
- Data from a speed trap
- Information from an event data recorder or black box
- Footage from a traffic camera
- The driver’s breathalyzer test
- A rideshare company’s documentation on screening drivers
- A truck driver’s list of daily responsibilities
- An expert witness’s testimony
To prove liability completely, your lawyer will have to prove the other party was actually negligent. Evidence won’t be enough to prove negligence.
Your lawyer will have to show how:
- The other party owed you a duty of care, or a responsibility to act carefully
- The other party violated their duty of care, or acted irresponsibly
- The other party’s actions caused the car accident
- Injuries and other damages were suffered in the accident
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Negotiating Your Avalon Car Accident Settlement
You can leave negotiations to your lawyer. If you do, you won’t have to worry about communicating with the insurance company at all or dealing with any of their tricks and tactics. Your lawyer will deal with the insurer by arguing your damages are valid and valued correctly, and by referring the insurer to the evidence in your case.
If necessary, your lawyer can threaten to sue the insurer and take your case to court. In court, your lawyer can pursue a verdict from a jury instead.
However, your lawyer will do everything they can to resolve your case out of court. If the insurer is cooperative, your case should resolve with a fair settlement. Your lawyer won’t accept a settlement before speaking with you about it.
About Our Avalon, PA Car Accident Attorneys
The attorneys from our firm handle car accident cases and other personal injury cases almost exclusively and have managed tens of thousands of cases. One of our lead attorneys and founders, Laurence B. Green, has over 40 years of experience with personal injury cases, and has shared this experience with the rest of our team. You can be sure your attorney will know how to handle your case.
Our team has had much success with their cases. You can expect your Avalon car accident attorney to fight hard for success in your case, as well.
How Your Attorney Will Work for You
Since your car accident, you may be struggling with many financial damages. To ease that struggle, your lawyer can work for you on a contingency-fee basis. In this arrangement, your lawyer won’t accept any payment until after your case resolves and unless your case resolves with a settlement or court verdict.
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Contact Berger and Green for Your Avalon Car Accident Lawyer
There’s a lot a car accident lawyer from our firm can do for you. Your lawyer can establish all of your damages in your car accident case, prove liability, and negotiate your settlement for you. Your lawyer can also handle every other aspect of your case so you can focus on taking care of yourself and your family.
During a free consultation, we can review your case with you and tell you more about what one of our Avalon car accident lawyers can do for you. Contact Berger and Green today to speak with us for free.