If you or a loved one is involved in an injury auto accident, the days, weeks and sometimes months following can be filled with a tremendous amount of emotional, financial and physical trauma. The importance of obtaining a strong, dedicated attorney couldn’t be greater. Not only are you dealing with the stress of your losses, but the insurance company has a vested interest in settling for the lowest dollar amount possible, regardless of the severity of your injuries.
You should expect to be compensated for all of your losses. Fair compensation may include payment for:
- Repairs/Replacement of your vehicle
- Rental car
- Medical expenses
- Past and future lost wages
- Job retraining
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
- Emotional distress/trauma
- Loss of consortium
- In the event of death or catastrophic injury, there are even more specific circumstances to consider
Each car accident case is unique and a seasoned, skillful lawyer will handle your case with compassion and care. Every aspect of your case should be thoroughly investigated to determine if the insurance company is offering a fair settlement. It is important for you to remember that the insurance companies hire adjusters who are promoted based on their payouts. They are reviewed on a quarterly basis and if their settlements are low, they are promoted. Insurance adjusters are very good at what they do. They use technical jargon to confuse accident victims who are already in a stressful situation. They take advantage of the fact that they may have “the upper hand.” Do not admit fault, sign anything, or accept any “final payment” without consulting a Pennsylvania auto accident attorney first.