If you or a loved one were involved in a Mount Lebanon car accident, under Pennsylvania’s liability laws, you may be eligible for compensation for your economic and noneconomic damages from the car accident, even if you or your loved one were partly at fault. At Berger and Green, our Mount Lebanon car accident lawyers help victims like you recover the compensation you deserve.
The car accident lawyers at Berger and Green fight for the rights of car accident victims. We are eager to help you no matter how your accident occurred, and we are so confident that we can win you the compensation that we never collect a fee until you get paid. To set up a free, no-obligation case evaluation with a team member today, call us at (412) 661-1400.
Car Accident Injuries in Mount Lebanon, PA
After several decades of economic stagnation, the Pittsburgh area is vibrant and growing—the downtown skyline is dotted with cranes, and the suburbs are booming with new home construction. The downside of the growth is the inevitable frustration and headaches the development has on the city’s infrastructure, and chiefly among those is the traffic. When you add traffic congestion to the already winding, hilly, curvy streets crisscrossing the Pittsburgh metro, you have a recipe for serious, sometimes disastrous accidents.
When drivers get injured in car accidents in Mount Lebanon or other parts of the Pittsburgh area, they want answers. How will they pay their medical bills? What happens if they have to miss work? How will the mortgage or rent get paid? What about physical therapy, rehabilitation, doctor visits? And what if the other driver tries to claim you are responsible, even though you know you are not?
If these questions sound familiar, the Mount Lebanon car accident lawyers at Berger and Green are here to help. We will take the time to understand exactly what happened, and we will carefully go over all your legal options and what to expect in the days and weeks to come. Also, there is never an out-of-pocket fee. We get paid only when you do.
We can help you pursue the compensation you deserve for the following car accident scenarios and more:
Rear-end collisions are among the most common type of accidents on the road, especially in traffic-clogged urban areas such as Pittsburgh. In 2018, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PENNDOT) reported 27,949 rear-end crashes. All it takes is a one-second glance away from the road for a driver not to see the vehicle slowing or stopping in front of them.
While the old adage that the back driver is always at fault for a rear-end collision, the truth is not so clear-cut. The driver in the back is usually at fault, but not always. For instance, if the front driver arbitrarily and without reason slams their brakes, or cuts in front of another driver and then abruptly slows or stops, that driver might be deemed partly or fully at fault for the accident.
The PENNDOT reported 5,084 head-on collisions in 2018. Though not as common as rear-end collisions, when they happen, the results tend to be disastrous, often fatal. With a head-on collision, you get the double-impact effect, which makes the force of impact the same as hitting a stationary object going twice as fast. These collisions tend to occur when a driver veers across the centerline, gets on an interstate or highway going the wrong direction, or turns the wrong way down a one-way street. Intoxication, distraction, and drowsiness are common contributing factors.
In a side-impact collision, the front of one vehicle strikes the side of another. This impact often happens at intersections, usually because one driver disregards a traffic control sign or device. PENNDOT reported 48,736 crashes at intersections in 2018.
Drunk Driving Accidents
If you suspect that the driver who hit you was under the influence of drugs or alcohol, we will investigate and gather evidence of their intoxication. We can use their intoxication to hold them and their insurer liable for your damages.
Distracted Driving Accidents
Thanks to smartphones and other portable technology, distracted driving has seen a sharp uptick in recent years. We will look for evidence, possibly including cell phone records, that the driver who caused your accident was focused on something other than the road. There were 14,292 cases of distracted driving reported by the PENNDOT in 2018.
Your Mount Lebanon Car Accident Compensation
The Mount Lebanon car accident attorneys at Berger and Green can help you recover the fair compensation you deserve. We will fight for a settlement or award that includes money for:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Pain and suffering and inconvenience
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Emotional distress
- And more if you qualify
The Statute of Limitations
The Pennsylvania statute of limitations typically allows car accident victims two years to file a lawsuit, but it can vary based on a number of factors, so it is a good idea to speak with a lawyer as soon as possible after your crash. If necessary, a member of the Berger and Green team can take quick legal action to ensure that the statute does not expire on you. To learn more, and to set up a free, no-obligation case evaluation, call us today at (412) 661-1400.
Call (412) 661-1400 for a Free, No-Obligation Case Evaluation With a Mount Lebanon Car Accident Lawyer From Berger and Green
If you or your loved one sustained injuries in a car accident, Berger and Green is eager to hear from you today. We will help you fight for the full and fair compensation you deserve. We will take on the other driver and the insurance companies. There is never a fee to us until you get paid. To learn more, and to set up your free case evaluation today, call us at (412) 661-1400.