Head-on collisions can leave victims with devastating, life-altering injuries. If you or a loved one suffered injuries in a crash, a head-on collision accident lawyer in Pittsburgh, PA may be able to help you recover compensation through an auto liability insurance claim or a personal injury lawsuit.
The team at Berger and Green can help you understand your options for holding the at-fault driver liable after a Pittsburgh car accident. We can explain the state’s choice no-fault auto insurance laws, and help you navigate the process to recover the compensation you deserve.
Call us today at 412-661-1400 to get started with your free case review.
We Handle All Types of Pittsburgh Head-On Collisions
If you or a member of your immediate family suffered injuries in a head-on collision, we will evaluate your case for free. We can help you understand your options for holding the other driver liable and recovering money for your damages. We can handle:
- Car crashes
- Truck wrecks
- Motorcycle wrecks
- Uber and Lyft collisions
- Bus wrecks
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian collisions
We can also help you no matter the severity of your injuries, or the injuries of your loved one. Some of the most common injuries we see in head-on crashes include:
Recoverable Damages in Your Head-On Collision Accident Case
Because there are several ways to recover compensation after a Pittsburgh car accident, the damages available to you may differ depending on the facts of your case. When we review your case, we can help you understand which options are available to you and the types of damages you may be able to recover. In general:
Damages from Your Medical Benefits Coverage
Assuming you have a personal injury protection (PIP) policy to satisfy Pennsylvania’s financial responsibility law, you can file a claim to cover your medical care up to the limits of your policy. This is possible no matter who caused the accident or other details of your case.
Holding the Other Driver Liable for Economic Damages
If we can prove another driver caused your accident, you are eligible to file a claim based on their auto liability insurance policy. This claim may allow you to recover damages for your economic losses and expenses, including:
- Medical expenses
- Ongoing care costs
- Lost wages
- Diminished earning capacity
- Repair or replacement of your vehicle
- Replacement of other damaged personal property
- Rental car costs
- Out-of-pocket expenses
- Other expenses related to your injuries, accident, or treatment
Holding the Other Driver Liable for Pain and Suffering Damages
Under Pennsylvania’s “choice no-fault” auto insurance system, not every accident victim can pursue non-economic damages by filing a liability insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit. To recover pain and suffering damages, you will need to:
- Have opted for full tort auto insurance when you purchased your policy; or
- Suffer “serious” injuries that meet the state’s criteria; or
- Meet another exception to the limited tort laws
When we review your case, we will consider whether or not you may meet one of these exceptions. We can help you file an insurance claim or a lawsuit and navigate the process to get the full payout available to you based on the facts of your case.
Let Us Handle Your Head-On Collision Case
Our injury attorneys can review your case and explain your options for pursuing compensation. During our complimentary consultation, we will help you understand the best route for getting the money you deserve, and how we can help you navigate the process.
If we handle your case, you will pay no attorney’s fees until — and unless — we recover compensation for you. During this process, you can expect us to:
- Protect your right to full compensation
- Manage all communication with the insurance company and other attorneys
- Investigate your accident
- Work closely with accident reconstruction specialists and other experts
- Collect evidence to prove negligence and liability
- File your insurance claim or injury lawsuit
Act Quickly Before Time Runs Out
In the event we need to file a personal injury lawsuit in your case, Pennsylvania law gives us only a limited time to do so. In general, we have two years from the date of your accident to take legal action against the at-fault driver. This may seem like plenty of time, but we need to conduct a full investigation and build a strong case before we can file a lawsuit. For this reason, we recommend contacting us as soon as possible after your accident.
We can talk with you about your case at the hospital, in your home, or in another location that works well for you. If your loved one recently suffered catastrophic injuries in a Pittsburgh head-on collision, reach out to us to get started.
Talk to a Head-On Collision Accident Lawyer in Pittsburgh, PA
At Berger and Green, we understand how devastating a head-on collision can be. Our team can help you take action and try to recover the compensation you need to get back on your feet. If you suffer from a lasting impairment because of your car accident injuries, we may also be able to help you fight for the Social Security disability benefits you need and deserve.
Call us today at 412-661-1400 for your complimentary consultation.