When people sustain serious injuries as a result of motor vehicle accidents, it can be devastating. They often wonder who is going to pay their medical bills and how will they support their families during the time they are recovering. Our car accident lawyers can offer critical advice in preserving evidence and preparing your case.
By working with experienced car accident lawyers, victims can have some control and participation in ensuring that their rights and interests are protected.
Under Pennsylvania’s laws, if you have been injured in a vehicle accident that was caused by another person’s carelessness or recklessness, you may be entitled to recover damages that include medical costs, property loss, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Please call Munley, Munley & Cartwright’s lawyers for a free assessment of your case. We have offices conveniently located in Stroudsburg, Carbondale, Hamlin, Hazleton, Scranton, and Wilkes-Barre, PA.
You should be thoroughly examined by a doctor, since seemingly minor injuries often develop into major health problems. Even if you do not have any broken bones, cuts, lacerations or bruises, you may have sustained a connective- tissue injury; which could lead to long term adverse effects if left untreated. The at-fault party’s insurance company is responsible for paying for all of your damages that were a result of the accident.
Accident victims and the families of those who have died in traffic-related accidents face a challenging situation that is further complicated by the complex Pennsylvania insurance laws and legal issues. As a business, insurance companies are primarily concerned with limiting their payout and your needs are secondary. While the insurance company may present what you think is an attractive settlement offer, it is in your best interest to contact an attorney who will put your needs before the insurance company interests. It is always best to discuss your situation with a skilled attorney before you decide to enter into discussions with an insurance representative.
The Munley, Munley & Cartwright firm has years of experience in dealing with insurance companies and handling accident claims. We are familiar with all of the techniques that the insurance companies may use to influence you to settle quickly and for less compensation. Insurance companies have a team of investigators, adjustors, agents and legal help to protect them. As the accident victim, you need your own team of legal experts to protect you.
Recoverable damages associated with car crashes vary from state to state. Pennsylvania automobile accident victims and survivors may sue for damages from the operator(s) of the other motor vehicle(s) involved when one of the following criteria is met:
- The victim has died,
- The victim suffers a permanent and serious disfigurement,
- A bone is fractured,
- The loss of one of the senses such as sight, taste, hearing or smell,
- A limb has been lost,
- Medical expenses equal or exceed $2,000 (that amount is generally covered by Personal Injury
- Protection (PIP) policies required by law.
- If the person responsible for your injuries does not have insurance coverage or their coverage does not sufficiently provide for your damages, you may be entitled to collect uninsurance or underinsurance.
Most automobile accident litigations in Pennsylvania are civil actions against someone who is negligent. In automobile mishaps, negligence is the failure of a vehicle operator to exercise due care which resulted in an accident, injury or death. Although it is a difficult allegation to prove, our lawyers are experienced in demonstrating negligence by preparing the proper documentation, interviewing witnesses and presenting a case that meets the criteria for negligence established by Pennsylvania law. If the accident was caused by a vehicle defect, you may also be eligible to receive punitive damages from the manufacturer and/or supplier.
Because of the complexities involved in automobile accident cases, it is important that you act quickly and contact an attorney with any questions or issues. Proving negligence takes an investment of time, experience, and resources – advantages that only a qualified attorney can provide. At Munley, Munley & Cartwright, our goal is to provide exceptional legal services to our clients. We strive to achieve the highest standard of excellence for the protection of individual rights through team work and the use of our considerable resources and experience. Whether we’re gathering evidence, giving advice, or talking with insurance companies, we are always your representative.