Doylestown Car Accidents
Unfortunately, despite the basic need to drive a car on a daily basis, no one is ever completely safe when they get behind the wheel—even when you exercise the utmost caution in driving on the roadways. In some cases, establishing liability for a car accident is simple—when another driver runs a red light or rear-ends your vehicle, fault can be clearly allocated to that driver. In other cases, the situation may be complicated by additional factors or the other driver’s account of the accident may vary from your own.
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At Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford, P.C., we have the skills and resources necessary to obtain and evaluate all available evidence to help you recover the highest level of compensation possible in your case. The time period following an accident can be confusing and frustrating as you try to recover the compensation you need to move forward. If you feel like you are hitting a brick wall when you speak with the insurance adjusters or are not sure how to proceed to protect your rights, call our offices to schedule a free initial consultation today.
Personal Injury Lawyers Dedicated to Protecting Clients Injured in Car Accidents throughout Doylestown, PA
When a car accident occurs, many legal issues may arise, so in order to best protect yourself, it is critical to know what is needed to handle them. This is one of the most difficult tasks you could undertake on your own and doing so could impact your ability to obtain compensation.
It is generally wise to hire an attorney who has dealt with situations similar to this before and who knows what it takes to successfully navigate the legal system. The good news is that by hiring an attorney to represent you, you can concentrate on your own recovery. By knowing who to turn to when you have questions and having someone guide you in the direction of your best interests, you have peace of mind at every turn.
Our Doylestown car accident attorneys at Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford have 65 years of experience representing individuals who have been injured due to negligence. We are ready to help you. While we understand that this situation can be difficult, our commitment is to work tirelessly to help you seek justice. When a car accident is the result of negligence, you have the right to seek compensation. Expert and experienced legal representation ensure proper protection of those rights. You can rely on our legal team to help you move forward.
Understanding Pennsylvania’s Car Insurance Options
Pennsylvania is technically a no-fault state, which means that every driver first looks to his or her own car insurance company for compensation after a car accident. Despite this, the Pennsylvania car insurance rules contain many complexities and options that may come into play after you have sustained injuries in a car accident. In general, if you own a car in Doylestown, you are required to maintain an insurance policy that covers at least $15,000 in bodily injury liability.
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Not all drivers comply with the minimum car insurance coverage requirements, or the minimum coverage may be insufficient to cover expenses related to an accident. Because of this, if you have been injured in a car accident, our lawyers will investigate to determine whether an alternative form of insurance coverage may be available, including:
- Uninsured motorist. Uninsured motorist (UM) coverage kicks in when the at-fault driver does not have car insurance, or if the driver left the scene of the accident in a hit-and-run accident. UM coverage is an option on your own car insurance policy. Although you can waive UM coverage, it is fairly inexpensive, and your rates will not increase if you make a UM claim relating to an accident that was caused by another driver.
- Underinsured motorist. In some cases, the at-fault driver may have car insurance, but the cost of your injuries can far exceed the minimum $15,000 coverage requirements. Underinsured motorist coverage is also an option on your own insurance policy and can kick in to pay the difference if you are seriously injured. Similar to UM coverage, your insurance rates will not go up because you made a claim under the underinsured motorist provision in your policy.
- Stacking. If you own multiple vehicles, you may have selected a “stacking” option, which actually allows you to recover from more than one insurance policy if you are injured in a car accident.
- Income loss protection. Some insurance policies contain a provision that will compensate you for a portion of lost income while you recover from your injuries.
Our Doylestown Car Accident Lawyers Leave No Stone Unturned to Protect Your Rights
At Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford, our experienced team of Doylestown car accident lawyers will explore every option to recover the maximum amount of compensation possible as quickly as possible. In our nearly seven decades’ worth of experience negotiating car accident cases, we have seen it all and developed the skills necessary to quickly reach full and fair settlement agreements with the insurance companies.
Call Our Offices Today for Guidance If You Have Been Injured in a Car Accident
Injury costs in an accident can easily surpass the amount covered by your insurance. You deserve a fair payout to compensate for all the harm and damages you have suffered. If you would like to speak with one of our Doylestown car accident attorneys, please call (215) 822-7575. If you prefer, you can use our confidential online contact form.
For your convenience, we have two offices that are located at 2605 N. Broad Street, Colmar, PA 18915 and 12 Penns Trail, Suite 145, Newtown, PA 18940. We offer free and convenient parking to all of our clients.
Frequently Asked Questions About Car Accidents
First party insurance benefits are a type of “no-fault” insurance benefit that is paid to you by your own insurance company after you have been involved in a car accident, and usually cover economic damages such as medical expenses and lost wages, up to the policy cap. Third-party benefits are different, they are paid by the at-fault driver’s insurance company, and can sometimes cover pain and suffering in addition to unreimbursed economic damages.
An experienced car accident lawyer will gather all of the facts relating to your case that would support a claim for pain and suffering. This evidence includes information relating to the egregiousness of the at-fault driver’s actions in causing the accident (for example, was the at-fault driver driving under the influence), the severity of your injuries, whether any of your injuries are likely permanent, how those injuries will impact your life, etc.