You could qualify to recover compensation for damages if you were in a car accident in Upper St. Clair, PA. Your legal options depend somewhat on the type of coverage you have on your auto insurance policy: full tort or limited tort.
Get help fighting for all the compensation you deserve. An Upper St. Clair car accident lawyer from Berger and Green can help you navigate the insurance and legal systems to get the money you need for medical bills, lost wages, and more. You may also qualify for pain and suffering damages.
Call 412-661-1400 for your free, no-obligation case consultation. We do not get an attorney’s fee unless you recover compensation.
Know Your Coverage: Full vs. Limited Tort
Under Pennsylvania law, you choose either full or limited tort coverage on your auto insurance.
If you have full tort coverage, you can pursue compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering from a driver who caused your car accident. If you have limited tort coverage, you can pursue medical bills and lost wages from the at-fault driver, but you can pursue pain and suffering only if you meet certain requirements.
If you were in a car accident and suffered injuries, get help from an auto accident attorney. Berger and Green can help you pursue all the compensation to which you are entitled. An Upper St. Clair car accident lawyer can also help you prove eligibility for pain and suffering damages under a limited tort policy.
Get Help Managing Your Car Accident Case
Berger and Green can manage your car accident case for you so you can focus on recovering from your injuries. Here are some of the ways our car accident lawyers can help you:
File All Claims
Our team identifies all the avenues through which you may be eligible to recover compensation:
- First-party claim with your insurance
- Third-party liability claims against another driver
- Cases against other parties (e.g., the other driver’s employer)
- Lawsuit against other driver and/or other parties
We can then help you properly file your claims to avoid unnecessary delays.
Manage Communication with Insurers
If an insurance adjuster calls asking you for a statement about the accident or your injuries, decline until you first speak with your lawyer. We can help you manage any communication with insurance companies, including:
- Requesting documents
- Responding to requests
- Sending necessary paperwork or records
We will make sure you meet any deadlines and ensure your claim is complete. If the insurer requests documents or records, we can help you respond.
Negotiate a Settlement
You deserve compensation for all the damages related to your accident and injuries:
- Medical expenses, including hospitalization, surgical costs, medication, ongoing care, and more
- Lost wages, including diminished earning capacity and loss of benefits
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Scarring and disfigurement
Let us fight for all the compensation you deserve. We can help you evaluate insurer settlement offers and respond appropriately.
File Lawsuit and Take Your Case to Court
We attempt to negotiate an out-of-court settlement, but we can take your case to court if necessary, to get the compensation you deserve. We can even represent you at trial.
Get the Evidence You Need to Prove Liability & Case Value
Your case requires enough evidence to prove your eligibility to recover compensation for your damages. Let our attorneys help you identify, retrieve, and compile the evidence you need to establish liability for your damages and their value.
Some of the evidence that may be important to your case include:
- Police report
- Eyewitness statements
- Photographs of the scene or your injuries
- Physical evidence (including the vehicles involved)
- Injury-related bills and receipts (including travel costs)
- Medical records of your injuries
- Injury journal chronicling how your injuries affect your life
An Upper St. Clair car accident lawyer can retrieve this evidence for you, but you can help by saving important information or documents including the other driver’s name and insurance information, photographs, video footage, eyewitness contact information, and anything else related to the accident or your injuries that you have in your possession.
We can also secure testimony from expert witnesses who have subject matter expertise related to your accident or injuries. Some of the expert witnesses we may work with include:
- Accident reconstruction specialists
- Medical experts
- Vocational experts
- Lifecare planners
Filing a Wrongful Death Case After a Car Accident
If you lost a loved one in a car accident in Upper St. Clair, you can file a wrongful death case against the party who caused the accident. If successful, your wrongful death case can recover compensation for:
- Funeral expenses
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages of the decedent
- Loss of services (e.g., household services like chores, yard care, child care, etc.)
- Loss of companionship and guidance
- Pain and suffering
A wrongful death lawsuit is filed by the personal representative of the decedent for beneficiaries, which often include the spouse, children, and/or parents of the decedent.
Berger and Green can help you pursue a wrongful death lawsuit. We manage the case and handle the legal requirements to pursue compensation for the full value of your family’s losses.
Take Action Before the Statute of Limitations Expires
Under Pennsylvania law, you have just two years to file a lawsuit for a car accident. If you do not file your lawsuit before the deadline expires, then you may be unable to file a lawsuit. The statute of limitations for a wrongful death lawsuit is also two years.
The sooner you get started, the sooner we can start retrieving evidence before it disappears, talking to eyewitnesses before memories fade, and securing expert testimony.
How to Get Help from an Upper St. Clair Car Accident Lawyer
Call Berger and Green at 412-661-1400 to get a free, no-obligation consultation about your case. We work on a contingency-fee basis, so you do not pay an attorney’s fee unless you recover compensation.