Montgomery County Car Accident Lawyers
Seasoned Car Accident Attorneys Represent Car Crash Victims in Montgomery County
A car crash is one of the most traumatic experiences a person will endure in their life. With the injuries caused by vehicle impact, there is often pain and suffering which may destroy the accident victim’s quality of life.
If you have been injured in a car accident, or if a loved one was killed in a car crash, the Montgomery County car accident lawyers at Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg, and Gifford can help with the insurance and legal process to recover monetary damages on your behalf. We handle car accident cases throughout Pennsylvania, including Hatfield, Lansdale, Souderton, and everywhere else in Southeastern PA.
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Pennsylvania Car Accident Victims May Face a Long, Hard Road to Recovery
If you were injured in a motor vehicle accident on a Pennsylvania road or highway and do not think it was your fault (or if you were only partially responsible), our experienced accident injury lawyers can help get your health and life back on track. Our Montgomery County, PA law practice does not just handle car accident injuries; we also cover claims for accidents involving trucks, motorcycles, buses, trains, ATVs, and commercial vehicles which caused serious injuries, including:
- Head trauma
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord damage
- Facial trauma
- Broken bones
- Back or neck damage
- Wounds, scrapes, cuts
- Blood loss
- Chest or internal injuries
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Besides dealing with the physical injuries that a Montgomery County vehicle accident might have caused, you may also suffer from mental anguish and stress because you cannot work, you have lost your income, the bills are piling up, and you have mounting medical expenses. After the trauma of a car accident, you may also be suffering from post-traumatic stress. These are damages for which you may be able to recover compensation in a personal injury lawsuit.
Who Is to Blame for Your Car Accident in PA?
Pennsylvania is a no-fault insurance state. This means that regardless of who caused an accident, the automobile insurance company will cover damages up to a certain point. The purpose of no-fault insurance is to prevent the parties in a car accident claim from using small claims courts to dispute responsibility. But no-fault insurance does not mean that the at-fault party is not personally responsible for an accident.
If economic damages exceed what the insurance company covers, recovery can be won through a personal injury lawsuit. However, the laws governing fault are complicated and these kinds of lawsuits often require the assistance of knowledgeable legal counsel.
A Complicated Monetary Recovery Process Requires a Skilled Car Accident Attorney
With 270 years of cumulative experience, the Bristol personal injury attorneys at Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg, and Gifford have the knowledge, skills, and resources to win a financial settlement for your car accident injuries.
According to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, in one year there were 129,358 reported vehicle accidents, with 1,188 resulting in fatalities. And those are only the ones documented, so the numbers are likely even higher. Moreover, with nearly five million registered motor vehicles on Pennsylvania roads, the odds of you or someone you love being involved in an auto accident are high.
If you have been injured in a car accident, or a loved one was killed, you need experienced car accident lawyers in Bristol, PA who knows how to take on powerful insurance companies and their league of attorneys. The Lansdale personal injury attorneys at Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg, and Gifford will negotiate with the insurance company and help you secure your rightful settlement. Should you need to file a personal injury claim in a Pennsylvania civil court, we are equipped to handle that complex legal process, as well.
Common Mistakes to Avoid During Your Car Accident Case
To sue someone successfully, certain requirements must be met—starting with the decisions you make in the moments following your accident. To prevent yourself from making costly mistakes, work with a Pennsylvania car accident lawyer. An experienced attorney can help you protect your best interests and dodge the following mistakes.
Not Reporting An Auto Accident To Police And Insurance
Most prefer not to involve the police after an accident. Often, people believe there’s no point in calling law enforcement because their vehicle damage is insignificant, or they fear their insurance rates will rise. Keep in mind that Pennsylvania requires motorists to report a crash when the damage hinders a vehicle owner from driving away, or if there are injuries or deaths. Accident victims have five days to report the accident if the police were not called initially.
When it comes to insurance, you should report the accident immediately for two reasons: One, you may be required to under your contract, and if you don’t report, your claim might be denied. Two, your personal injury protection benefits will come into effect so that your medical bills can be paid by your automobile insurance company.
Admitting Fault For The Accident
You should never admit fault after an accident. When your adrenaline rushes and you’re in panic mode, you may feel inclined to express regret to another driver or speak in a manner that’s self-incriminatory. Being at-fault for the accident will ultimately make you financially responsible for any damages the other person’s insurance didn’t cover.
In the aftermath of an accident, it’s okay to check up on others, but it’s recommended that you focus on yourself and get the medical attention you need to prove and treat any injuries you may have endured.
Not Collecting Critical Evidence
Collecting evidence after an accident is not always possible for those who have been seriously injured. However, those still able to function normally should always stick around and gather evidence at the crash. Many ask, “Why do I have to obtain evidence if that’s a police officer’s job?” The answer is because a police report doesn’t necessarily present accurate findings, and mistakes are bound to occur.
By collecting your own evidence, such as the other driver’s contact information, photos of the crash, and eyewitness statements, you may be able to point out inaccuracies in the officer’s account. Failure to gather your own comprehensive evidence forces insurance companies and attorneys to depend solely on the officer’s narrative.
Posting On Social Media Platforms
What you post on social media can be used to disprove your claim. Insurance companies and defense attorneys will employ maximum effort to find evidence that may contradict your former statements, including examining your social media.
What’s more, they may search through your family and friends’ profiles to obtain information that can be used to cast doubt on your evidence. This includes pictures of the accident, your injuries, a night out, or you on vacation. When in doubt, it’s best to keep your private matters off the internet.
Trusting Insurance Claim Adjusters
Insurance adjusters have one motive—protecting themselves. In a vulnerable position, many accident victims confide in their insurers and trust they will act in good faith. Unfortunately, low-ball settlement offers are made to victims who don’t know any better.
This strategy typically hinges on timing, particularly when medical bills, stress, and lost wages appear. It entices victims to accept an early offer because they feel that it’s the best they will get or that it will solve the current problems they are facing. Skilled lawyers know who insurance companies target, what tactics they use, and, more importantly, how to respond with an appropriate counteroffer.
Taking Too Long To File A Lawsuit
Under Pennsylvania law, there’s a two-year time limit on filing a personal injury lawsuit. However, it’s strongly advised to obtain legal representation shortly after your accident. This will give you ample opportunity to work through negotiations with insurance companies before deciding whether to take your case to court.
These timeframes, called the statute of limitations, are strictly enforced by courts, with only a few exceptions. Therefore, if your case has not been settled within two years of the date of the accident, you must either have filed a lawsuit or forever be prevented from doing so.
Car Accident Lawyers in Montgomery County, PA
Our Montgomery County car accident lawyers have successfully represented car accident clients throughout the state of Pennsylvania. Those seeking assistance with a car accident case such as a rear-end accidents or distracted driving accidents in Montgomery County, PA should contact Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford, P.C. to receive help from our dedicated and experienced team of attorneys.
Pennsylvania Car Accident Law Firm’s Primary Goal Is to Win Maximum Compensation for Your Damages
To prepare and build a strong vehicle accident case, it is vital to determine who was responsible for the accident and how it happened. As we prepare your claim, we will assemble seasoned investigators and accident reconstructionists, compile evidence, and interview witnesses. So, when it is necessary to pursue a car accident settlement through the civil courts, a strong case increases the likelihood of a maximum win for our injured clients.
When you meet with our skilled legal team, we provide a free case evaluation and give you intelligent legal advice. If we take you on as a client, here is a review of what we do to help you win your rightful monetary recovery:
- Determine what your case is worth.
- Cover upfront costs associated with your case.
- File timely claims.
- Deal with the confusing paperwork.
- Negotiate with the insurance company.
- Deal with the insurance company’s attorneys.
- Hire investigators and crash experts.
- Interview witnesses.
- Determine who’s responsible for your injuries.
- Fight to get you the maximum compensation allowed by law.
- Never get paid unless we win your rightful money.
Because you already have enough to deal with after a serious car accident, let our team of qualified, seasoned Bristol car accident attorneys take care of the legal matters. To ease your burden, we will never charge you a cent until we win your case.
Contact Experienced Montgomery County Car Accident Attorneys Who Are Prepared to Fight for Your Recovery
Unlike some smaller personal injury law firms, the Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford P.C. legal team is prepared to handle the arduous, time-consuming task of winning monetary recovery for PA motor vehicle accident victims. With several attorneys and a full staff of paralegals and legal and administrative assistants, we have the qualified people and resources to effectively handle your Pennsylvania car accident case. With this collaborative approach, we have won multi-millions for accident victims in Blue Bell, Perkasie, Holland, and throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania.
To schedule a free consultation with our team, call today 215.822.7575 or 800.358.9367 (toll-free) because time is of the essence. Our phones are answered by caring, compassionate staff. We are available weekends if needed. And if you can’t make it to either our Colmar or Newtown office, we will be happy to meet you at home or in the hospital.