REPRESENTING CAR ACCIDENT VICTIMS FROM CENTRAL PA
Even a minor car accident can leave you injured and confronted with sudden physical, emotional and financial challenges. But don’t expect an insurance provider to offer a fair settlement that covers all costs and damages.
A car accident lawyer from Hagelgans & Veronis can help you get the financial security needed to recover from injuries and move forward with their lives.
If you were hurt in a motor vehicle accident caused by a negligent driver, please call 877-454-8529 to schedule a free consultation with one of our car accident lawyers. We welcome all clients from Lancaster, Quarryville, Mount Joy or York.
Car Accident Injuries
Motor vehicle accidents cause a wide range of injuries. Some aren’t evident immediately following the collision. It’s a good idea to get a thorough medical exam after a collision of any significant impact, even if you don’t feel hurt.
Many car accidents are a leading cause of severe and catastrophic injuries that include:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Spinal cord injuries
- Amputation injuries
- Burn injuries
Our Pennsylvania car accident attorneys have extensive experience helping victims of life-altering injuries. Our lawyers represent only injury victims. We understand that extreme financial impacts a severe injury can have on victims and their families.
Car Accident Settlements
The accomplished attorneys at Hagelgans & Veronis strive to achieve a fair and timely resolution on your behalf.
Our lawyers reach settlements more than 95 percent of the time without the need for our clients to set foot in a courtroom. We have the resources, trial experience, and tenacity to fight in court when settlement offers are inadequate for your needs.
Your consultation is free. Our law firm will not charge any attorneys’ fees unless we successfully resolve your case.
Who is at Fault in a Car Accident?
One reason why it’s advisable to discuss your situation with an attorney if you suffered an injury in a car accident in Pennsylvania is the state’s often-confusing “no-fault” insurance system. With no-fault insurance, the victim’s insurance covers medical expenses up to the personal injury protection (PIP) limit.
Pennsylvania drivers have the option to choose between no-fault insurance or traditional insurance, or what is legally defined as limited tort coverage or full tort coverage.
The limited tort, or no-fault, option comes with a savings on premiums and allows you to recover all out-of-pocket medical expenses up to the PIP limit. However, it prevents you from recovering certain damages, like pain and suffering, unless there’s an injury that meets one of the exceptions defined by the state. Visit this post about filing a suit if you use limited-tort insurance.
Can I Sue A Drunk Driver?
A drunk driver can be prosecuted in criminal and civil courts since drunk driving is illegal. Hagelgans & Veronis are experienced car accident attorneys who pursued compensation for many persons and their families who were injured or killed by a drunk driver in a civil lawsuit. Check out our blog post that answers this question in more detail.
Car Accidents without Insurance
Pennsylvania does not require drivers to purchase additional uninsured motorist (UM) or underinsured motorist (UIM) coverage. Motorists may choose to supplement their required car insurance coverage with these options. If you were hurt in a collision with an underinsured or uninsured driver and lack UM or UIM insurance, you have the option of taking legal action against the at-fault driver, but there is a risk that person lacks the assets to cover your claim.
UM coverage provides protection if you or your passengers suffer bodily injury in a collision with an at-fault, uninsured driver. UIM covers you and your passengers for bodily injury if an underinsured driver hits you. While you can have UM and UIM coverage, neither option covers damage to property.
UM or UIM coverage is the best way to protect yourself if you’re in an accident with an uninsured or underinsured driver. Even with supplemental UM or UIM insurance, your insurance company’s initial offer may not be sufficient to cover your actual costs.
Contact A Car Accident Lawyer
If you can’t make it to our offices, our attorneys can come to you. We are proud to represent clients across central Pennsylvania.