- Determining Your Damages in Your Brentwood, PA Car Accident Case
- Establishing Liability for Your Damages
- Recovering Your Damages in Your Brentwood, PA Car Accident Case
- About Our Brentwood, PA Car Accident Lawyers
- Contact Berger and Green for Your Brentwood Car Accident Attorney
A recent car accident may have left you or a loved one with serious injuries, medical bills, and other damages. The whole family may be affected by the incident. However, the at-fault party is liable for covering all of your and your family’s damages. Your only responsibilities are to your health and your family.
A Brentwood car accident lawyer from our firm can establish the other party’s liability and resolve your case for you, and if your lawyer doesn’t obtain a settlement or verdict for you, your lawyer won’t charge you for their service. We can tell you more during a free consultation.
Determining Your Damages in Your Brentwood, PA Car Accident Case
Your personal injury incident and injuries may be affecting you physically, mentally, emotionally, and financially. However, you can claim all of these types of damages through an insurance claim or lawsuit.
A Brentwood car accident lawyer from our firm can help you identify and claim all of your tangible and intangible damages which may include:
- Physical pain and suffering
- Physical impairment or disability
- Mental and emotional anguish
- Medical bills and related bills
- Car repair bills or your bill for your replacement car
- Lost wages during your recovery period
Wrongful Death Damages
You and your family may be in a very different situation right now. If a family member lost their life in a recent accident, you can demand certain damages through a wrongful death lawsuit.
Such wrongful death damages can be:
- Any pain your loved one experienced
- Your family’s mental and emotional anguish
- Any unresolved medical bills
- Lost family income
- Loss of familial support and love
- Loss of consortium
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Establishing Liability for Your Damages
The party that caused the accident is liable for your damages, but your lawyer will have to fully establish the party’s liability for your damages with the insurance company. This requires showing evidence of negligence and demonstrating the elements of negligence in your case.
Evidence of Negligence
There may be many sources of evidence in your case. Your medical bills and other bills can serve as evidence of your damages, and the following may serve as evidence of the other party’s negligence:
- Traffic camera footage of the car crash
- Witness cell phone photos/recordings of the scene of the accident
- Data from a speed trap
- Data from the car’s event data recorder or black box
- The other party’s breathalyzer test, if applicable
- The other party’s list of work duties, if the other party is a company employee
- Witness statements or testimonies
- Testimony from a car accident reconstructionist or another expert
The Elements of Negligence
Showing evidence of negligence isn’t enough. Your lawyer will also have to show how the evidence establishes each of the four elements of negligence in your case. These are:
- Duty of care (the other party’s responsibility to act carefully)
- Breach of duty (the party’s irresponsible action)
- Causation (how the irresponsible action led to the incident)
- Damages (how the incident led to your injuries)
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Recovering Your Damages in Your Brentwood, PA Car Accident Case
There’s a lot more your Brentwood car accident lawyer will have to do so you can recover your due damages. In addition to determining what all of your damages are and establishing the other party’s liability, your lawyer will have to negotiate with the insurer for your settlement. If negotiations don’t resolve your case, your lawyer may have to litigate your case with a judge for a case verdict. However, negotiations may quickly resolve your case.
Negotiations can be complicated, especially when an insurer doesn’t cooperate in good faith. For instance, an insurer might diminish a claimant’s damages. Your lawyer will be prepared to deal with such a tactic. Your lawyer will have added up your financial losses and attributed monetary values to your non-financial losses using a valuation method the insurer will likely recognize and approve of. If the insurer still doesn’t cooperate, your lawyer can threaten to sue them.
Litigation is also very complicated. First, your lawyer will have to meet the filing deadline for a personal injury lawsuit in Pennsylvania, which is two years from the date of an accident, per Pa. C.S.A. § 5524. Your lawyer will also have to negotiate with a judge, and your lawyer may even hire an expert to provide corroborating evidence and testimony in court.
About Our Brentwood, PA Car Accident Lawyers
At our firm, our attorneys handle personal injury cases, like yours, almost exclusively. Many of these cases are car accident cases involving serious injury and sometimes even loss of life. To date, our attorneys have managed tens of thousands of cases and have had many successes. We’d like your case to become our next success story.
We believe our attorneys have the experience you’re looking for in your legal team. One of our lead attorneys, Laurence B. Green, has over 40 years of experience resolving personal injury cases, and our entire team benefits from that experience. You can expect your attorney to have the knowledge, understanding, and resources to represent your needs thoroughly and resolve your case fairly.
Our Contingency-Fee Arrangement
Your lawyer won’t charge you any fees at all until your case resolves and unless your case resolves with a settlement or a verdict. You’ll simply pay your lawyer a small portion of the recovery amount. This is called a contingency-fee arrangement, and our clients appreciate how affordable it is.
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Contact Berger and Green for Your Brentwood Car Accident Attorney
If you have any questions about our team, our fee arrangement, or your case, don’t hesitate to contact us. We can consult with you for free. During your consultation, we’ll answer your questions, review your case with you, and tell you about how one of our attorneys can help. After your consultation, if you hire one of our car accident attorneys near you, you’ll be able to leave your entire case to your attorney.
With your case in your attorney’s hands, you’ll be able to focus on your recovery and your family. Take your next step today and consult with Berger and Green for free.