When seeking compensation for injuries sustained in a car accident, fault must be determined by the courts regardless of which driver has been ticketed. The current liability laws governing car accidents were sold to legislators under the assumption that insurance rates would be reduced, though this has not been the case. The injured may have a more difficult time obtaining fair compensation after an accident, increasing the need for quality legal representation.
Drivers in Pennsylvania must carry personal injury protection (PIP). PIP has monetary limits to claims that often fail to meet the needs of the injured. Before a lawsuit may be filed, both the monetary impact and severity of injuries thresholds must be met. Proving fault becomes vital to obtaining compensation.
To recover damages after a car accident, the injured party must prove the defendant’s negligence caused or contributed to the crash. Because statutory limits and subjective determinations are involved, a successful lawsuit depends on assigning fault. Factors that will be considered include:
Aside from clear violations of Pennsylvania vehicle codes, some of the elements in proving fault are subjective and open to interpretation by the courts. An experienced Pennsylvania car accident lawyer is vital to winning a case.
Receiving compensation for injuries after a car accident may be difficult. The law is on the side of the powerful insurance companies. An individual attempting to recover damages needs experienced help. The Media car accident lawyers at Eckell, Sparks, Levy, Auerbach, Monte, Sloane, Matthews & Auslander, P.C. have the experience and the skills to properly assess the situation and help recover fair compensation for injuries. To schedule a confidential consultation, complete our online form or call 610-565-3700. We serve clients throughout the Philadelphia area from our offices in Media and West Chester, Pennsylvania.