If another driver’s carelessness caused your Forest Hills crash, you have options for getting money to pay for your medical care, car repairs, and other damages. A Forest Hills car accident lawyer can help you weigh your options and handle the process for you. At Berger and Green, we have a long history of securing compensation for clients hurt in traffic accidents.
When another driver causes a crash, you should not have to pay for the numerous expenses and losses that come with it. Our Forest Hills personal injury attorney may be able to hold the at-fault driver legally responsible. Learn more during a free consultation with our team. Contact us now to get started.
Berger and Green: Your Forest Hills Car Accident Team
With more than 40 years of experience, attorney Laurence B. Green knows how to handle Pennsylvania car accident claims. Along with fellow team members Mark E. Milsop, C. William Kenny, and Marissa K. Kohl, Green has helped thousands of victims and their families recover significant settlements and verdicts in their car accident cases.
We fight for our client’s best interests. We build a strong case, demand just compensation, and take the necessary steps to secure it. In the meantime, our clients focus on treatment, healing, and physical recovery.
Berger and Green offers free case evaluations, and our attorneys work based on contingency. This means we never charge upfront fees for our services. Our lawyers receive a portion of the client’s settlement or verdict as attorney fees.
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Understanding How Forest Hills Car Accident Cases Work
If another driver caused your Forest Hills car accident, you could have a right to hold them legally responsible and recover compensation. This is true in almost any accident where you suffered serious injuries or in all crashes if you elected to buy full tort insurance coverage.
Under 75 Pa. C.S.A. § 1705, Pennsylvania drivers have two options when purchasing auto insurance. This is known as “choice no-fault insurance.” The two options include:
- Limited tort
- Full tort
A full tort policy allows crash victims to pursue a case against the at-fault driver regardless of the nature or severity of their injuries. They can file an insurance claim or sue the negligent driver to recover compensation if there is evidence of fault and liability.
With a limited tort policy, the circumstances dictate when the victim can sue. The driver’s own insurance policy pays for some of the damages they suffered, and their injuries must meet the criteria to be “serious” before they can sue or pursue fault-based compensation.
Our team can explain your coverage and help you gather evidence of fault and liability in your Forest Hills case. We investigate these cases daily and know what evidence supports our clients’ financial recoveries. This could include:
- The police accident report
- Interviews with eyewitnesses
- An accident scene survey
- Accident reconstruction
- Your relevant medical records
- Video of the collision
- Photos from the accident scene
- Expert affidavits or testimony
- Documentation of your damages
We use this evidence to support our claim. We demand fair compensation from the other driver’s insurer and seek a payout based on the recoverable losses.
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Potential Damages After a Forest Hills Collision
If you can pursue full damages in a fault-based claim or lawsuit following a crash, our Forest Hills car accident lawyers will seek the compensation you deserve based on the expenses and losses we identify in your case. We gather documentation to show how much your case is worth, including:
- Other paperwork
- Expert opinions
This allows us to value the case with a fair settlement range. We use this range to know when the insurer is offering enough money to compensate you for your expenses and losses fairly. Generally, we seek compensation for our clients that includes:
- Medical care costs and related expenses
- Future treatment and support costs
- Income losses
- Reduced earning ability
- Property damage, including car repairs
- Miscellaneous related expenses
- Pain and suffering damages
Our team also represents clients whose loved ones died from car accident injuries. We file wrongful death actions for those who lost a family member and suffered financial losses. Only the decedent’s personal representative can file a claim in most cases. Contact our team to learn more.
Timeline for Pursuing a Forest Hills Car Accident Lawsuit
We settle many car accident claims outside of court. We do not need to sue in every case. Instead, we demand fair compensation from the insurance carrier and negotiate with them until we reach an agreement. Our client signs a release saying they will not pursue any further compensation in the case, and the insurer issues a payment.
Sometimes, the circumstances call for a lawsuit. Our Forest Hills car accident attorneys can explain why we believe this is necessary in your case and take the required actions to prepare and file the initial complaint in an Allegheny County court. We navigate the litigation process for you and fight to build a strong case against the at-fault driver. Settlement negotiations often continue during this process. A settlement is still possible after a lawsuit is filed.
In general, Pa. C.S.A. § 5524 gives us two years to begin a lawsuit. There are exceptions, but we need to ensure we do not miss this deadline in your case. Let us know if you need our help as soon as possible after your injuries are stable so we can get to work for you.
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Discuss Your Options with Our Forest Hills Car Accident Team for Free
Berger and Green offers free consultations for victims hurt in Forest Hills crashes. We analyze your case and explain your rights. We can help you understand how to hold the at-fault driver legally responsible and recover compensation based on your accident and injuries. We are here for you when you need our legal knowledge, experience, and skill.
Contact us online or on the phone to learn how we can help you pursue compensation.