When Should I Get an Attorney for My Car Accident Case?
Car accidents are a major cause of injuries, disabilities and deaths in Pennsylvania. According to The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s 2021 Pennsylvania Crash Facts and Statistics, in 2021 approximately 117,889 car accidents occurred in Pennsylvania, leaving 69,599 people injured and 1,230 people dead. 2022 statistics are not available at this time.
Safer vehicles, an increase in the use of safety belts and a decrease in the use of alcohol have helped to lower the number of deaths and injuries resulting from car accidents; however, the number is still high.
After a car accident you may have a lot of questions and concerns. One being when you should consult an attorney for your case.
Below is some helpful information regarding when it may be time to consult an attorney.
- You suffered significant injuries and significant damage to your car. If you were involved in a minor accident with no injuries and little damage to your car, you may not need the help of a personal injury attorney.
- It was a multi-vehicle accident: multi-vehicle accident claims can become quite complex, as often there may be multiple parties injured.
- Hit and Run: hit and run accidents are illegal and dangerous, yet thousands still occur each year. Fortunately, there are options for victims of these types of accidents.
- You have been offered a low settlement by the insurance company. Insurance companies can be quick to try and settle a claim for the least amount of money possible.
At Berger and Green, we understand the complexities associated with the process of pursuing a claim after a car accident.
We will help you understand the potential settlement value of your case and handle settlement negotiations on your behalf.
We encourage all accident victims to discuss their case with a car accident attorney before agreeing to a settlement.
Recovering Compensation After an Accident.
If you have been injured in a car accident, it is important to get the compensation you need to make a full recovery. Contact the accident lawyers at Berger and Green for a free consultation to discuss your case.