How to Sue the At-Fault Driver
Car accidents are one of the most common causes of injuries. According to statistics, there are over 6 million car accidents each year. A lot of people get injured in car accidents that weren’t their fault. So, how do you sue the at-fault driver?
Car Accident Injuries
There has been a rise in personal injury cases each year as car accidents lead to serious injuries—and even death. The injured party may have an opportunity to sue the at-fault driver if it can be proven they were (more) at fault.
Here is how to sue the at-fault driver in Pennsylvania:
Pennsylvania Car Insurance Claims
If you have car insurance in Pennsylvania, your vehicle and damaged property may be covered. Claims for property damage alone are normally settled directly with your own insurance. It doesn’t matter who is responsible for the damage, your insurance covers you. If the other driver was at-fault, your insurance may pursue a claim against them.
Accident Claims Involving Injury
Injury claims are a little different. With an injury, your car insurance will pay medical bills (up to your limit). This coverage starts as soon as you report the accident. In Pennsylvania, your car insurance includes at least $5,000 in coverage for medical bills. Learn more about Personal Injury Protection coverage.
We don’t advise anyone to settle with insurance without talking to a lawyer first. But, if you have injuries you’ll get more compensation with the help of an injury lawyer.
What Is a Serious Injury?
A serious injury is an injury that takes a lot of treatment or time to heal. Or, the injury may never heal. The following are examples of serious injuries:
- significant and permanent loss of bodily function
- permanent injury
Sue the At-Fault Driver
If you are injured in a car accident, you might be able to sue the at-fault driver. You don’t deserve to get stuck paying bills because of a bad driver. Talk to an injury lawyer to make sure you get the money you deserve.
Hire an Injury Attorney
An injury lawyer will help you file a claim against the at-fault driver. We’ll help you understand your rights and how to protect them. Personal injury lawyers in Pennsylvania work on a contingency fee basis. This means, we only charge a percentage of the money we recover for you. Additionally, we only get paid if we recover money for you.
Pennsylvania Car Accident Attorney
If you were injured in a car accident, it is time to hire a Pennsylvania car accident lawyer. This essential compensation can make all the difference in your ability to heal.
Haggerty & Silverman
Haggerty & Silverman is your trusted car accident injury law firm in Lancaster, PA. Contact us for a free legal consultation.