A car accident can be life changing. It can leave a victim with debilitating injuries and leave the rest of the family with further damages. However, the party that caused the accident is responsible for covering all of these damages so the entire family can recover from the incident. A Bellevue, PA car accident lawyer from our firm can hold the responsible party to account for the damages, even if it means suing them.
One of our lawyers can help you and your family in your case. During a free consultation, we’ll explain what your lawyer will be able to do for you.
Damages in Your Bellevue, PA Car Accident Case
You may have suffered serious personal injury in your car accident. Since then, you may have incurred additional damages, like medical bills. There may even be some damages you’re unaware of or unaware you can claim.
A lawyer from our firm can help you list your claimable, compensable damages so you can get compensation for them through your insurance claim or lawsuit. Your list of damages could include:
- Your bill for the repair or replacement of your car
- Your bills for the medical services you require
- Any lost wages and lost wage-earning potential
- The physical, mental, and/or emotional suffering you’re experiencing
- Any impairment or disability you have
- Additional related damages
Wrongful Death Damages
Our firm has wrongful death attorneys who can help our clients recover certain damages through a wrongful death lawsuit. If you lost a loved one in a car accident, you could demand such damages as:
- Lost income for your family
- Any physical damages your loved one experienced
- Your mental and emotional anguish
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of parental support
- Any related damages
For a free legal consultation with a car accident lawyer serving Bellevue, call 412-661-1400
Liability in Your Bellevue, PA Case
The party that caused your accident is liable for your damages. However, this party may not necessarily be a simple motorist. It could be a rideshare driver, a company employee, or even the local government. Your lawyer will have to identify the liable party in your case in order to recover compensation from them. Your lawyer will also have to identify how the liable party was negligent, such as by speeding or ignoring traffic signs.
To determine these things, your lawyer will seek out evidence. There are many potential sources of invaluable evidence, including:
- Speed trap data
- Event data recorder information
- Your cell phone photos of the accident scene
- Traffic camera footage of the accident
- The list of the other party’s work duties the day of the accident
- A breathalyzer test the other party took
- A witness’s statement about the incident
- An expert witness’s testimony about the accident
To establish the other party’s liability completely, your lawyer will also have to show:
- The party owed you a duty of care, or a responsibility to drive carefully.
- The party breached their duty of care, such as by speeding.
- The breach of duty led to the incident.
- The incident led to injuries and other damages.
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How Your Bellevue, PA Car Accident Lawyer Will Resolve Your Case
Once your lawyer has established your damages and the other party’s liability, they will connect with the insurance company and begin negotiating for a settlement. Negotiations can be tricky, especially if an insurer uses any tactics to diminish your case or to avoid their own accountability. However, your lawyer will be prepared for such tactics.
For example, your lawyer will have already determined the fair value of your case, so they will be able to refute any claim that your case is worth less. If, however, the insurer still refuses to settle your case fairly, your lawyer can threaten to litigate your case. This may persuade the insurer to settle fairly.
If your lawyer has to litigate, they will prepare your lawsuit quickly in order to meet Pennsylvania’s filing deadline. This deadline is within two years from the date of your accident, per Pa. C.S.A. § 5524. Then, your lawyer will present your suit to the court and resolve your case with a judge, instead. Your lawyer can even hire experts, like a car accident reconstructionist, to testify for you in court.
About Our Bellevue, PA Personal Injury Lawyers
At our firm, our attorneys handle car accident cases and other personal injury cases almost exclusively and have managed tens of thousands of cases so far. So, your Bellevue, PA car accident attorney will have much experience with cases like yours. You’ll be able to rely on your attorney to manage every aspect of your case while you manage other matters, like your recovery and your family.
Laurence B. Green, one of our lead attorneys and founders, has over 40 years of experience with personal injury cases. Your attorney will benefit from this experience as well as the experience of the professionals our firm works with. Many of these professionals are car accident reconstructionists and medical experts who can provide invaluable corroborating evidence and testimonies for our cases.
Our attorneys have had a lot of success with their cases. You can expect your attorney to do everything in their power to resolve your case successfully with a fair settlement or court verdict.
How Our Attorneys Work for Their Clients
Upon hiring your attorney and throughout your case, you won’t pay any service fees. Your attorney will accept a fee only if they can recover compensation for you. This arrangement should be very convenient and affordable for you.
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Contact Berger and Green for Your Bellevue, PA Auto Accident Lawyer
We can tell you more about our team during a free consultation. Afterwards, if you decide to hire one of our Bellevue, PA car accident lawyers, you’ll be able to rely on them to fight for your damages, even if it means suing the other driver or another party.
Contact Berger and Green today to consult with us for free.