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What Does a Car Accident Lawyer Do?

Car accidents can cause devastating injuries or permanent impairments. The injuries caused after a car crash may lead to medical bills, pain and suffering, and other losses. An experienced Car Accident Lawyer may guide you on whether you have a viable personal injury claim and how to proceed to seek compensation for your economic and non-economic damages.  

There are various benefits to hiring a car accident attorney which include the following:

  • Investigate the Fundamental Cause of the Car Accident

After a car wreck, accident victims have the burden of proving that collision may not be their fault. However, if you consult a Philadelphia Personal Injury Lawyer they may investigate the crash to know how the accident happened and who is liable for the car crash. They will gather relevant evidence that will help to prove fault, causation, and liability.  

  • Calculate How Much Your Car Accident Claim Is Worth

Lawyers may help to pursue compensation within the statute of limitations within Philadelphia i.e. 2 years from the date when the accident happened. Some damages that you can recover in a car accident may include:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Rehabilitative therapies
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Out-of-pocket expenses

Victims who have been struggling with disabilities, impairments, disfigurement, or scarring, may also be entitled to compensation for the same. The overall compensation depends largely on the severity of the injuries, quality of life, and damages caused to your potential of earning in the future.

Sometimes, the insurance companies may try to undervalue your settlement or deny your claim to make profits. If an accident lawyer is on your side they will help you determine the actual worth of your damages.

  • Prove the Elements of a Negligence Claim 

The accident victim may have the burden to prove the legal elements that may help to hold another party who may be liable for damages. Negligence in car accident cases may be difficult to prove and you need evidence to prove the following:

  • The at-fault party owes you a duty of care
  • They breached the duty of care for their actions
  • The injuries were caused by to at-fault party’s breach of duty

Therefore, an experienced attorney has an in-depth understanding of the laws and may help to prove your claim.

  • Negotiates a Fair Settlement or Files a Lawsuit

Your car accident attorney may negotiate with the insurance adjuster if they do not provide a fair settlement for your car accident claim. This is because they can estimate the real value of your claim and will file a lawsuit. They will represent you in court if the insurance company is not acting in good faith.

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  • Safeguard you from allegations of contributory negligence

As Pennsylvania has modified comparative negligence for car accident cases, it means if you have more than 50% for a car collision, another party may be liable for the damages. If you have less than 51% of the fault, you may receive your losses. The overall compensation is reduced based on the percentage of your fault.

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