If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, it is in your best interest to seek compensation for injuries and property damage. At Berger and Green, we have been fighting for the rights of accident and injury victims for 40 years. It is our goal to get you the compensation you deserve as quickly as possible so that you can focus on getting your life back on track.
The last thing you should be dealing with after a car accident is insurance companies. Let the Armstrong County, PA car accident lawyers from Berger and Green handle the insurers and other involved parties on your behalf. Contact us today at 412-661-1400 for a free and confidential consultation about your case.
Common Causes of Car Accidents
Car accidents are a leading cause of accidental death and injury in the United States. In fact, 37,133 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes in 2017 alone, according to the Federal Highway Administration. Although car accidents can occur for myriad reasons, the most common causes include:
- Distracted drivers: Distracted driving can be one of three things: visual, cognitive, or manual. Certain types of distracted driving, such as texting while driving, involve all three types of distraction, making them particularly deadly. Approximately 1,000 people are injured and nine people are killed in distracted driving-related crashes in the U.S. every day, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
- Fatigued drivers: According to the NHTSA, 90,000 crashes resulted from fatigued driving in 2015. As disturbing as those numbers might sound, they are likely a gross underestimation as it can be difficult to determine whether the driver was driving while fatigued.
- Speeding: Excessive speed is one of the most common factors involved in motor vehicle crashes. In 2017, excessive speed contributed to 9,717 fatal crashes. That is more than 26 percent of traffic fatalities in 2017. Teens are especially at risk for speed-related accidents, as they are less experienced and tend to be more likely to speed.
- Drunk or drugged driving: In all 50 states, it is illegal to drive with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08 or higher, yet people continue to get behind the wheel while intoxicated. In 2017, at least 10,874 people were killed as a result of a drunk driver, according to the NHTSA.
Other common causes of motor vehicle accidents include faulty or defective vehicle parts, poor tires, roadway construction debris, inclement weather, and poorly maintained roadways. Any of these causes can involve negligence on the part of one or more parties.
Our Armstrong County car accident attorneys have been representing PA car accident victims for 40 years. We have an impressive track record of obtaining compensation for our clients in a timely manner. Contact Berger and Green today at 412-661-1400 for a free and confidential consultation about your case.
Damages You Can Recover After an Armstrong County Car Accident
The damages you can recover depend on the circumstances of your accident. However, common damages available in most car accident claims include:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Lost earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
How an Armstrong County Car Accident Lawyer Can Help
If you have been injured in any type of motor vehicle accident, an Armstrong County injury attorney can help position you for the best possible outcome. At Berger and Green, we know how insurance companies think. It is their goal to pay as little as possible, but we will deal with them on your behalf. By gathering important evidence, including reports from law enforcement, medical records, eyewitness testimony, and any photographs, we can build a strong case in your favor.
The Importance of Evidence
It is important to seek legal counsel as early as possible following a car accident. Besides the fact that Pennsylvania has a strict statute of limitations within which you must bring any type of personal injury case, it is also important to act early for the purpose of gathering evidence and recalling memories.
If you are able to collect certain information at the scene of the accident, this can be of immense benefit to the outcome of your case. Photographs of the scene of the accident, and any resulting injuries or property damage can be powerful evidence.
We will fight to get you a fair settlement, but if the insurance company is unwilling to offer a suitable level of compensation, we are prepared to take your case to trial. Keep in mind that you will not pay a fee unless we win your case. Furthermore, our lawyers will meet with you in whatever location is most convenient, including your home or work, and even the hospital.
Act Quickly or You May Recover Nothing
The statute of limitations for a car accident in Pennsylvania is only two years. If you fail to file a lawsuit within this amount of time, you may be unable to recover a cent. This would leave you paying out of pocket for all your damages.
Call our Armstrong County, PA car accident lawyers today to get started.
Contact Our Armstrong County Car Accident Lawyers Today
If you have been injured in a car accident due to the negligence of another, the legal team at Berger and Green can help you obtain the compensation you deserve. We will perform a thorough investigation to identify the at-fault party or parties, gather evidence, and negotiate with the insurance companies. You do not need to deal with this complex process on your own. Your main focus right now should be your recovery. We are here to shoulder the burden of your personal injury claim so that you can heal.
Contact Berger and Green today at 412-661-1400 for a free and confidential consultation about your case with an Armstrong County, PA car accident lawyer.