Car Accident FAQ
Answers From Pennsylvania Car Accident Lawyers
Being injured in a preventable
car accident is no easy experience. For many victims, an unfamiliar legal process,
the need for financial compensation to cover damages, and concerns about
the future often leads to numerous questions. At Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer
& Kupersmith, P.C., our personal injury lawyers are passionate about
making these difficult times a little easier for victims and their families.
We achieve this not only by fighting aggressively for our clients and the
compensation they deserve but also by speaking openly with our clients
and addressing all their questions and concerns. Below are some of the
most common questions we hear from car accident victims.
How do I prove another party is responsible for my accident?
Proving another driver or entity caused your accident is the crux of your
personal injury case. Although each case involves its unique set of circumstances, our
firm works to investigate all aspects of the collision in order to clearly
establish fault and liability. This is achieved by focusing on the main
elements of a car accident claim:
A duty existed – In order for a claim to have merit, it must be shown that the
defendant had a duty to keep you free from preventable harm. As an example,
all drivers on the road are required to abide by traffic laws and take
reasonable measures to drive safely, just as auto product manufacturers
have the legal obligation of ensuring their products are safe for use
by the public.
The duty was breached - When a driver or entity fails to uphold its legal duty– by driving
drunk, speeding, running a red light, making a defective product, etc.
– they breach their legal obligation and increase the risk of accidents/injuries.
You suffered injuries – You must be able to demonstrate you suffered real injuries as a
result of an accident. These injuries may include emotional, physical,
and financial damages.
The breach of duty caused your injuries – A successful car accident lawsuit is hinged on establishing causation.
In personal injury cases, you have the burden of proof to show that another’s
breach of duty
more likely than not caused your injuries.
What compensation am I able to recover?
Car accident victims have the right to pursue a recovery of any physical,
financial, and emotional damages they suffered as a result of a crash.
Examples of the damages you may be able to recover in your case include:
- Pain and suffering, physical impairment & disability
- Lost work wages and lost future earnings
- Medical bills and the cost of any future medical care
- Mental anguish and emotional injuries
- Loss of companionship and decreased quality of life
Do I Really Need a Lawyer?
There is no law that requires you to have legal representation when pursuing
a car accident claim. However, it is important to remember that insurance
companies are not on your side – they do everything in their power
to deny or minimize your payout as much as possible. By having an experienced
attorney on your side, you can level the playing field with insurers,
ensure the process runs smoothly, and have the support and insight needed
to secure the maximum compensation possible.
Why is HGSK the right choice for my car accident case?
Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. represents real people,
not corporations or insurance companies. Over the years, our award-winning
lawyers have won
millions of dollars in compensation for victims and families whose lives have been changed by preventable
auto accidents throughout Eastern Pennsylvania. We understand these cases,
and we leverage our
decades of combined experience to bring justice to our clients.
More Questions? Request a FREE Consultation Today!
If you have more questions about filing a personal injury claim following
any type of auto accident, we invite you to speak personally with a member
of our legal team. During a free consultation, we can discuss the specifics
of your accident, your rights, and what we can do to help.
Call (267) 419-6422 for a FREE case evaluation.