After being injured in an auto accident, finding the right Pennsylvania injury lawyer is important. While there are many different attorneys, the results that you might receive may vary widely. Working with an experienced car accident injury attorney at DiCindio Law may greatly increase the compensation amount you might recover. We have won sizeable recoveries for many of our clients and will do everything possible to maximize the compensation that you might receive.
What qualifies for a car accident claim?
You can file a car accident claim when you are seriously injured in an accident because of the negligence of others. While all drivers are required to carry auto insurance, the plans might be insufficient to cover all of your losses. We work to identify all of the parties that may have contributed to your accident’s cause so that we can try to recover full compensation for you.
Determining the value of your claim
Most accident victims ask what their claims might be worth. However, an attorney cannot give you a figure over the phone about the value of your claim. What a case might be worth will depend on many factors.
DiCindio Law will analyze multiple factors to properly value your claim, including the following:
- The extent and seriousness of your injuries
- Past and likely future medical costs
- Rehabilitation costs
- Income losses
- Property losses
- Pain and suffering
After we analyze your case, we will provide you with an estimate of your claim’s value. While the settlement that you might ultimately receive may be different than the estimate, we will strive to recover as much as possible for you.
Understanding Pennsylvania’s no-fault law
Under Pennsylvania’s no-fault laws, drivers must purchase insurance that includes personal injury protection coverage, or PIP. At the time that you purchase a policy, you choose the PIP amount. This coverage is meant to pay for your medical bills regardless of who was at fault. However, your PIP coverage could be as little as $5,000. If you are seriously injured, it will not be enough to cover your medical bills.
Pennsylvania allows you to purchase limited or full tort insurance. If you have a limited tort policy, you will need to file a claim with your insurance provider to recover compensation for your medical bills. PIP insurance does not provide compensation for pain and suffering. If your injuries are severe enough, however, you can file a claim against the at-fault driver to pursue pain and suffering damages. With full tort insurance, you can bypass the state’s no-fault insurance and directly file a claim against the at-fault driver.