Radnor Car Accident Attorney Aids Pennsylvania Injury Victims
Firm serving Montgomery, Delaware, Chester and Philadelphia Counties
Roads and highways are dangerous places. Drivers’ careless actions can cause serious injuries to themselves as well as to passengers, pedestrians and others on the road. If you have been injured in an auto accident due to someone else’s negligence, and your own auto insurance does not fully compensate you for your medical costs and other damages, you need a capable lawyer to pursue a claim or lawsuit against the other driver. The Pagano Law Firm, LLC delivers exceptional legal representation to victims of Pennsylvania vehicle crashes. By working with an accomplished Radnor car accident attorney, you will gain a full understanding of your legal rights and have the support you need to pursue appropriate compensation.
Determined attorney seeks the damages you are entitled to
In any motor vehicle accident, the first place to look for compensation for your bodily injuries, lost earnings and other damages is your own auto insurance. Pennsylvania allows you to choose between “limited tort” and “full tort” motor vehicle insurance options. If you are covered by the “limited tort” insurance option, you normally may seek recovery for all of your medical and other out-of-pocket expenses, but not for non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering, unless you sustained a serious injury, which means either serious impairment of a bodily function or permanent and serious disfigurement.
Along with cases involving serious injuries, you may also seek recovery of non-economic personal injury damages from a negligent driver who fits one of the following descriptions:
- Convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs in the accident, including motorists in the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) program
- Intentionally trying to injure themselves or others
- Driving a motor vehicle registered out of state
- Driving a commercial vehicle, such as a tractor-trailer
If you are covered by Pennsylvania’s “full tort” insurance alternative, you may seek all of your damages from the negligent driver regardless of how seriously you were injured or whether the negligent driver meets any of the foregoing exceptions. We can explain what coverage you have and what damages you are entitled to seek.
Compensation for southeastern Pennsylvania car accident claims
Victims of vehicle collisions that qualify for a personal injury claim can be awarded several different types of economic damages, such as reimbursement of healthcare expenses, replacement of income lost while they were unable to work and payment for the damage to, or loss of, their vehicle. Individuals hurt in severe car accidents are also able to seek non-economic damages, which might include payment for pain and suffering, a lasting disfigurement and the loss of enjoyment in life resulting from the crash. You can count on us to give you an honest assessment of the financial recovery that you should seek given the facts of your case as we work to maximize the settlement or verdict amount.
Steps to take after a car accident
The moments following a car or truck accident can be terrifying, but if you don’t require immediate medical care, there are things you can do in the minutes and days after a collision that will give you a better chance to collect full compensation later, such as:
- Taking photos of the accident scene, including the damage to your car
- Exchanging insurance information with the other driver and identifying witnesses
- Refraining from discussing who was at fault for the accident
- Obtaining a copy of the police report
- Filing a claim with your auto insurance company
- Keeping documents and taking notes regarding your medical treatment and physical state
- Retaining receipts for healthcare expenses, including medication and transportation to and from appointments
- Being careful on social media about making statements or posting photos that might affect your case
Defendants and their insurance companies use a variety of methods to evade their true legal responsibility, so you should not speak to an adjuster or any lawyer representing the at-fault driver until you have retained legal counsel of your own. The Pagano Law Firm, LLC fights for people hurt by careless drivers and can advise you of the type of compensation suitable for the facts in your case.
Common injuries in PA car accidents
Even at a relatively low speed, a car accident is capable of causing serious harm. Someone who is hit by a truck is even more likely to suffer a catastrophic injury, such as a jolt to the spinal cord that results in partial or total paralysis. The Pagano Law Firm, LLC battles on behalf of clients with a full range of crash-related medical conditions, including traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, muscle damage, ligament tears, neck injuries such as whiplash and burns.
Frequent causes of car accidents in the Radnor, PA area
Parties to a vehicle collision often disagree about what triggered the crash. Factors that are frequently found to cause car accidents include:
- Speeding and other traffic violations
- Cell phone use and other distractions
- Alcohol and drug impairment
- Fatigued driving
In cases where there are questions or disputes about how the collision occurred, we conduct a through review of the evidence and consult with a crash reconstruction specialist if necessary.
Contact a Pennsylvania auto accident lawyer to set up a free consultation
The Pagano Law Firm, LLC in Radnor pursues appropriate payment for Pennsylvania vehicle accident victims. Please call 484-318-2561 or contact us online to discuss your claim with an experienced lawyer in a free consultation.