A Pittsburgh car accident lawyer will calculate your car accident damages and pursue compensation on your behalf. You can count on Berger and Green to gather the evidence necessary to provide a full accounting of your damages to the insurance company or the court.
We need to navigate this process before we file an insurance claim on your behalf because we cannot negotiate a fair settlement until we understand the value of your damages.
We Will Investigate Your Pittsburgh Car Accident Case
At Berger and Green, our car accident lawyers investigate every case we take on. We gather evidence to prove fault and liability, but we also take steps to document your accident-related expenses and losses as a part of this process. Depending on the facts of your case, this may require us to retrieve and analyze paperwork related to:
- Your medical care
- Other treatment and care-related expenses
- Your typical pay, time you missed at work, and any lost benefits
- Repair or replacement cost of your vehicle
- Any other expenses related to your accident, injuries, or treatment
We may also need to work with experts on your case to prove possible future expenses related to your accident, including necessary future medical care or lost wages. We can call in medical experts to help us understand your prognosis, possible ongoing care needs, and even if you will likely return to your previous career.
We will also analyze your insurance policies to determine if you have full tort coverage or meet one of the limited tort exceptions outlined in the PA Code Title 75 (Chapter 17). If so, we will also pursue noneconomic damages on your behalf.
How We Calculate a Fair Settlement Value for Your Case
After we gather evidence to prove your full range of losses and expenses, we will add them to reach a fair value for your damages. Since there is no exact price for pain and suffering or future expenses, we generally discuss a fair settlement as one that falls into a certain range. Our goal when negotiating with the insurance company is getting a payout on your behalf that falls within this range.
If we cannot reach an out-of-court settlement and need to take legal action in your case, we will use the evidence we collected to prove to the jury the value of your case. Our calculation of your losses can play a significant role in a personal injury lawsuit, just as it can when we attempt to reach a settlement with the insurance company.
The Team From Berger and Green Can Help You Understand What a Fair Settlement Would Look Like
At Berger and Green, we always encourage car accident victims to discuss their case with a personal injury attorney before signing anything or giving the insurance company a statement. We fight the insurance companies to protect our clients’ rights to a fair payout and know how difficult it can be to understand what a fair settlement might look like in the weeks and months following an accident.
If you live in or your accident occurred in Pittsburgh or a surrounding suburb, we will review your case for free. We want to help you recover a payout based on the facts of your case. As a part of this process, we will calculate a just range for your car accident settlement. We want to ensure you do not settle for less than you deserve. Let us go to work on your case today.
Talk to a Pittsburgh Car Accident Lawyer
If you sustained injuries in a Pittsburgh car accident, your lawyer will calculate your car accident damages based on the value of your injuries. Call Berger and Green at (412) 661-1400 today to get started with a free consultation.