It may be possible to win a car accident settlement on your own, but there are many things you will need to know in order to ensure you get a fair settlement. In addition, the Pennsylvania auto insurance laws are among the most complex in the nation, and your claim and settlement will need to abide by them and fall within their parameters.
In most cases, we recommend letting a car accident attorney in Pittsburgh from Berger and Green review your case and handle your insurance claims on your behalf. This will ensure you identify as many losses as possible and pursue a wide range of damages, as allowed based on the facts of your case and the commonwealth’s auto insurance law.
Understanding “Choice No-Fault” Auto Insurance
Title 75, (Chapter 17) of the PA Code is sometimes referred to as “choice no-fault.” When you purchase car insurance, you choose full tort or limited tort. Depending on your choice, there may be limits on the type of damages you can recover from the at-fault driver following an accident.
If you opt for a full tort policy, you can pursue both economic and noneconomic damages from the at-fault driver. This includes your accident-related expenses, as well as pain and suffering damages. With a limited tort policy, you cannot recover noneconomic damages from the at-fault driver unless you meet certain criteria.
Known as the serious injury threshold, these criteria include suffering:
- Serious impairment of bodily function
- Permanent serious disfigurement
When you trust our team to help you with your case, we will review your insurance policy and help you file your claim.
Berger and Green Takes on All Types of Pittsburgh Motor Vehicle Accident Cases
At Berger and Green, our accident attorneys can help you understand your rights and pursue a settlement on your behalf after any type of motor vehicle accident. While the auto insurance laws are complex, some types of accidents have additional laws or different legal doctrines that apply. This can make understanding your options and winning a settlement even more difficult.
Because we offer free consultations to all accident victims, you can talk to a member of our team about your accident before deciding if you want us to help you with your case. Reach out today if you or a member of your family has suffered injuries in any type of auto accident case in or around Pittsburgh, including:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Bus accidents
- Commercial vehicle accidents
- Lyft/Uber accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
Let Berger and Green Reduce Your Stress and Help You Focus on Healing
When you let Berger and Green take care of your insurance claim and legal case, it allows you to focus on healing from your injuries. You can trust our team to fight to protect your rights and pursue the payout you deserve based on the facts of your case.
Firm founder, Laurence B. Green has 40 years of experience serving accident victims in Pittsburgh and surrounding areas. We know how to help those who sustained injuries in accidents very similar to yours. Let us:
- Review your case for free
- Explain your rights based on your insurance coverage
- Help you understand your options
- Gather evidence and document your damages
If you decide to let us take on your case, we will go to work gathering evidence to support our negotiations with the insurance company. We can demand a just payout on your behalf and negotiate a settlement with the insurer.
If they refuse a fair settlement, our trial attorneys can take your case to court. While we can often avoid going in front of a judge and jury, sometimes it is necessary to pursue the money your case is worth.
Talk to a Pittsburgh Car Accident Attorney
If you were the victim of a Pittsburgh area motor vehicle accident, reach out to Berger and Green for your complimentary case review today. We handle these cases based on contingency; you owe us no attorney’s fees unless we recover compensation for you.
Call (412) 661-1400 now to learn more. While you could try to win a car accident settlement on your own, Berger and Green will fight on your behalf to win you damages and handle all communication with the insurance companies.