Recovering Compensation After a Car Accident in Pennsylvania

People operate cars every day as a method of transportation to get to where they need to be. While all drivers are legally required to be safe and drive to the best of their ability, not all fulfill this obligation. Instead, some people are negligent and drive in a way that can cause serious danger to themselves and others on the road. When negligent drivers cause accidents, this can lead to significant physical, emotional, and financial damages. People who are injured in car accidents should retain the services of an experienced attorney for assistance in recovering compensation.

Common Types of Car Accidents

There are several different ways a car accident can happen in the state of Pennsylvania, including the following:

  • Rear-end collisions: These accidents usually happen when a driver fails to pay attention and they hit the car in front of them. This may be if they do not realize traffic stopped in front of him, leading to a collision. It is important to know the vehicle that is rear-ended vehicle is rarely at fault.
  • Low-speed collisions: These accidents tend to occur in locations such as parking lots, usually when one car backs into another. 
  • T-bone collisions: These accidents happen often at intersections when one driver goes through a traffic light at the same time as another driver, causing a crash.
  • Single-vehicle collisions: These accidents can occur when a driver slides off the road, maybe due to icy or dangerous road conditions, and hits a fixed object on the side of the road. 

Am I Eligible for Financial Compensation?

When a person sustains an injury as a result of another party’s negligence, they often want to seek justice for their suffering. This can be done through a personal injury claim that serves to hold the party liable for their contribution to the accident. During this time, the injured party is required to prove that the driver was, in fact, negligent. Thus, causing the accident and their injuries. In order to do this, the evidence must be provided that satisfies the burden of proof. Evidence that can be beneficial to have can include security camera footage, witness testimony, medical documentation regarding the injuries you have sustained, pictures of the accident, police reports, and more.

If successful in proving negligence, the injured party may be eligible to recover significant compensation. This provides coverage for any damages that stem from the accident. Because people suffer both physically and emotionally, victims can recover economic and non-economic compensation. Economic compensation covers damages such as medical bills, loss of income, loss of future income, and more. Non-economic compensation covers emotional traumas such as pain and suffering, loss of quality of life, and more.

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Friedman Schuman is an experienced and dedicated legal resource for clients throughout Pennsylvania. We proudly serve clients facing a wide range of legal matters. If you require the services of an effective attorney, please contact Friedman Schuman today to schedule a consultation.