Being involved in a car accident in Delaware County, Pennsylvania can upend your life, especially if you sustain severe injuries. Attorney Anthony C. Gagliano, III has seen firsthand how unexpected injuries can impact individuals and their families.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, you want a dedicated attorney experienced in negotiating and litigating personal injury claims.
When you are injured in a car accident, you may have a claim against the negligent driver’s insurance company for compensation for your injuries, property damage, and lost wages.
Insurance companies want to make money rather than spend it, and frequently offer low settlements or deny claims. They are gambling the claimant will not bother refiling or assume the offer is the most they can get and accept. An experienced attorney can help you receive an acceptable offer. Recovering from injuries is stressful enough without the added concerns of mounting medical bills and lost wages.
An attorney can fight for you to recover compensation for:
Every case is different, and there is no universal calculation for every car accident claim. Personal injury settlements are determined through negotiation. Serious injuries can result in tremendous medical costs, loss of income, and life-altering disabilities. Should negotiations fail to produce an agreeable settlement, the case may move to trial.
Determining the appropriate value of a settlement involves many factors. Your attorney may work with your health care providers and qualified experts to determine what compensation you deserve. Compensation that you can recover after being injured in a car accident may include both economic and non-economic damages.
Economic damages are compensation for financial losses, such as:
Non-economic damages are classified as non-monetary losses, such as:
In the case of a fatality, the family may be awarded compensation for loss of consortium, which is loss of the companionship, love, affection, guidance, support, child rearing, and household chores and activities.
Additionally, Pennsylvania allows drivers to choose “no-fault” insurance. This coverage compensates for medical care, lost income, and accident-related expenses up to the policy limits, regardless of who is at-fault for the accident.
Anthony has a gained a reputation for recovering significant compensation for his clients, many of which were awarded $500,000 to over $1 million.
If you have sustained moderate to severe injuries, you should first call for emergency services or ask someone else to on your behalf. If you are not seriously injured, your actions at the time of a car accident can be crucial to your future personal injury claim. Some steps you should take include:
In Pennsylvania, you have two years from the date of the car accident to file a claim for damages, with very limited exceptions. Therefore, it is critical to consult a lawyer as soon as possible.
Suffering injuries due to another driver’s negligence can be traumatic and costly. Our experienced Delaware County car accident lawyers at Anthony C. Gagliano III, P.C. can fight for your rights. Call us at 267-861-7100 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. Located in Philadelphia and King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, we serve clients in Montgomery County, Delaware County, Bucks County, Chester County, and Norristown.