Have you been involved in a car accident in or around upper Darby, Pennsylvania? Strongly consider scheduling a free case review at Solomon, Sherman & Gabay if so.
The aftermath of a car accident can be a very difficult time. The injuries you have sustained may require costly medical treatment. Depending on their severity, they might also prevent you from working. As long as you can’t work, you can’t earn a living.
Pennsylvania law allows you to seek financial compensation for these losses by filing an insurance claim. However, recovering the full amount of compensation for which you may be eligible is not always a simple process. You can optimize your chances of arriving at an appropriate settlement by hiring an Upper Darby car accident attorney to represent you.
Pennsylvania is one of a few states that uses the no-fault system in car accident cases. In many other states, to recover compensation for losses resulting from a car accident, a driver must first prove that their accident resulted from the negligence of someone else. They can then seek compensation by filing a claim to collect from the insurance of the negligent party.
This is not necessary in Pennsylvania. In our state, car accident victims can file claims to collect from their own insurance.
Theoretically, this simplifies the process of securing compensation after an accident. Because you do not have to prove negligence was a factor, it is not necessary to conduct an investigation gathering evidence of said negligence. Unfortunately, car accident victims can still face barriers to recovery when seeking compensation. This is due to the essential nature of insurance companies.
Insurance companies are not charities. They are businesses. All successful businesses strive to minimize how much money they lose and maximize how much money they earn and keep. This fundamental principle of business informs the way insurance companies respond to car accident claims. Generally, insurers will strive to limit how much money they pay victims. If a claimant does not have legal representation, it is typically very easy for an insurer to convince them to settle for less than their claim is worth.
This is one of many reasons it is extremely wise to enlist the help of an Upper Darby car accident attorney when filing a claim. Our team will carefully review all your compensable losses to determine how much money you may deserve. We cannot promise that you will settle your case for a specific sum. That said, we can promise that research consistently indicates victims who hire attorneys tend to recover significantly more money than those who do not in these circumstances. While you focus on your recovery, we will fight aggressively on your behalf.
If you have been injured in an auto accident, our Upper Darby car accident attorneys at Solomon, Sherman & Gabay are prepared to offer the effective representation you deserve. For more information, contact us online or call us at 215-665-1100 to schedule your free consultation.