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.

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