Pennsylvania is a no-fault state when it comes to auto accidents. In other words, each driver’s own insurance pays for their losses (up to coverage limits) regardless of who is at fault.
Pennsylvania technically qualifies as a choice no-fault state. Per the Insurance Information Institute (III), this means that drivers can choose whether to purchase no-fault insurance or fault insurance. This can make issues of liability and coverage particularly complicated.
We Deal with Insurance and Liability for You
Our team deals with issues of insurance and liability so that you do not have to. We do this because:
- As your lawyers, we want to handle the entirety of your case.
- Issues of insurance and liability can be complex, particularly in a choice no-fault state
- It is our job to handle these issues for you.
Though Pennsylvania is a no-fault state, it matters who is at fault for your accident. Once we understand who is liable for your accident and what coverages they do (or do not) have, we will pursue compensation.
We Handle the Remainder of Your Case as Well
Our team will complete every step of your case. In addition to determining liability, we will:
- Secure evidence of your accident
- Document your losses
- Determine the value of each loss
- Draft, review, and file all paperwork
- Handle communications
- Deal with insurance companies
- Deal with other attorneys
- Negotiate a settlement
- Complete a trial (if necessary)
We also defend your rights. We protect you from any insurance representatives, lawyers, or other individuals who pose a risk.
For a free legal consultation, call 412-661-1400
Which Losses Can You Receive Compensation for?
You may receive compensation for losses if:
- Your accident caused physical injury.
- Your accident caused psychological trauma.
- An accident caused your loved one to pass away.
You may receive compensation through either insurance, a lawsuit, or pre-lawsuit negotiations. We will handle your case no matter which route it takes. We may obtain coverage for the following damages:
Pain and Suffering
Car accidents can cause conditions as serious as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to MedlinePlus. Pain and suffering covers this condition and other non-economic damages such as:
- Mental anguish
- Physical pain
- Recurring thoughts and dreams
- Difficulty sleeping
- Loss of quality of life
We assign a monetary value to each of these losses. Our understanding of what these types of losses cost is one benefit of hiring our firm.
Your healthcare expenses will depend on:
- The types of injuries you have suffered
- The current and future symptoms of your injuries
- What treatments you require
- How long it takes you to recover, or whether you are able to recover
We will pursue coverage for all healthcare costs stemming from your accident. These costs may include:
- Scans, X-rays, and other medical imaging services
- Treatment you receive in a hospital (emergency or non-emergency)
- Doctors’ appointments to monitor your rehabilitation
- Rehabilitation services
We also seek coverage for costs related to your medical care, like transportation to appointments.
Lost Income and Earning Power
Your injuries may cause:
- Loss of income
- Loss of earning power
- Loss of productivity
- A reduction in your working hours
- A forced change of occupation
- Permanent disability that prevents you from working (completely or partially)
Our team will seek coverage for all professional and financial harm that you suffer.
Loss of a Loved One
We will bring a wrongful death lawsuit on your behalf if your loved one passed away because of a car accident in Pennsylvania.
In addition to many of the above losses, victims of a wrongful death may receive coverage for:
- Loss of a loved one’s future income
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of parental guidance and instruction
- Funeral expenses
- Any other death-related losses
Whether you are facing an injury or a recent loss, we will seek coverage for each of your losses.
How Much Compensation will You Receive?
We will tell you how much compensation you deserve after reviewing your case. The cost of your losses will inform the amount of compensation that we seek for you.
Who will Pay for Your Losses?
Anyone whose negligence caused your losses may ultimately pay for them. Negligence is any unreasonable action that causes harm to others, per the American Bar Association (ABA).
Someone may also owe you compensation if they are legally responsible for the acts of another. This can include employers whose employee caused you harm.
How Much Does it Cost to Hire One of Our Lawyers?
You will not pay our firm anything upfront or out of your own pocket. We:
- Do not charge for individual costs related to your case
- Do not charge by the hour
- Only receive our fee if we secure a judgment or settlement for you
Our goal is to put you in a better financial position than when we accept your case.
Call Berger and Green Today for a Free Consultation
Our consultation line is open 24/7. We will answer any questions that you have and explain how to move forward with your case. Call Berger and Green today at (412) 661-1400 for your free consultation.