How Tort Law Impacts Car Accidents in Pennsylvania

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Accidents are unpredictable and can cause much physical, emotional, and financial distress. In Pennsylvania, like in many other states, the aftermath of a car accident is often governed by tort law, a body of law that addresses and provides remedies for civil wrongs not arising out of contractual obligations. Tort law plays a significant role in car accident cases, delineating the rights, and obligations of the parties involved.

The esteemed law firm of Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford, P.C., is well-versed in the intricacies of tort law concerning car accidents in Pennsylvania. With a rich history of providing exemplary legal representation in Montgomery County and Bucks County, PA, RGSG is prepared to navigate the complex legal waters of tort law to protect your rights and interests.

Understanding Tort Law’s Role in Car Accidents

Tort law is instrumental in car accident cases as it helps determine liability and compensatory damages. In Pennsylvania, the system operates on an individual’s choice between Full Tort and Limited Tort elections on their own automobile insurance policy.  Under a Limited Tort policy, individuals can recover financial losses from the at-fault party’s insurance company, but can only make a claim for pain and suffering if they sustain a serious impairment of a bodily function.  However, a Full Tort policy holder may pursue a claim for pain and suffering against the at-fault party, irrespective of the severity of their injuries.  There are certain exceptions, such as when the accident involves a drunk driver, an out-of-state vehicle, or a commercial vehicle.

Furthermore, Pennsylvania follows a modified comparative negligence rule, meaning that a party can recover damages only if their percentage of fault is less than 51%. This rule significantly impacts how damages are awarded and is something that a proficient attorney can help you understand and navigate.

Legal Representation: How an Attorney Can Help With Your Case

Having a competent attorney by your side can drastically alter the trajectory of your car accident case. The attorneys at RGSG are prepared to provide focused attention to your unique situation, developing a strategy that aligns with your specific needs and circumstances. From the inception of your case, through negotiations or trial, having a dedicated legal team is indispensable.

Moreover, engaging with a reputable law firm like RGSG, which has been recognized as a “Best Law Firm” every year since 2010 by U.S. News & World Report, provides you with a powerful advantage. Our unique team approach ensures that your case receives the meticulous attention it deserves, increasing the likelihood of a favorable outcome.

Considering the Financial Aspects

The financial implications of a car accident can be monumental. Between medical bills, loss of income, and other unexpected expenses, the financial burden can be overwhelming. RGSG understands this ordeal and operates on a contingency basis in personal injury cases, meaning there are no upfront costs, and fees are only incurred if we win your case. This approach alleviates financial strain and allows you to focus on your recovery while your legal team focuses on obtaining the compensation you rightfully deserve.

Why Choose Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford, P.C., for Your Case?

At RGSG, the legal team is driven by a passion for protecting and preserving the constitutional and civil rights of our clients. With a blend of big firm resources and small firm personal attention, we are equipped to provide robust representation in your significant legal matter. The foundation of our practice is built on a culture of caring genuinely about the individuals we represent, staying in regular communication, and fighting fervently to preserve your rights.

We are committed to alleviating your burden every step of the way. Allow us to shoulder the legal complexities so you can focus on your recovery. Your journey towards justice begins now. Reach out to us at (215) 822-7575 or through our contact form to arrange a free consultation. Your road to recovery is paramount, and with RGSG, you are in capable hands.