Looking For A Car Accident Lawyer?
Someone is injured in a car accident every fourteen seconds and every 16 minutes a fatal car accident occurs. You may be one of the fortunate ones that makes if through life unscathed but if it happens to you having an experienced car accident lawyer handling your case can be extremely beneficial.
Whether you have a small tissue claim from a minor accident, a major injury that forces you to miss work, or even a wrongful death claim of a family member or loved one a car accident lawyer can protect you from being taken advantage of by the insurance companies. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident then the Scranton Law Firm can help. We have over 40 years of experience helping car accident victims and our accident lawyers have recovered more then $500,000,000 for our injured clients.
Car Accident Lawyer FAQs
Car Accident Settlement
If you have been involved in a car accident there is two types of settlements involved that are both handled separately and slightly differently. You have:
The Personal Injury Claim – this is the settlement for injuries received due to your accident.
The Personal Damage Claim – this is the settlement for damages done to your vehicle and personal property during the accident.
The settlement process for your car accident begins immediately following your accident and ends when you have received a check to compensate your for your injuries and losses. In return you will sign a release of your right to make any further injury claims as a result of your accident.
Car Accident Lawsuit
Did you know that almost all accident lawsuits are against insurance companies not against individuals? This is why we are required to have insurance on our vehicle. Most people know very little about what happens after a car accident. A large percentage of cases never actually turn in to a lawsuit and are settled out of court.
You have every right to handle your claim on your own however with an experienced car accident attorney on your side you can lower the chances of having to file a lawsuit at all by settling.
If your case does not settle and is forced to go to court you will be at an extreme disadvantage with out a lawyer. The insurance company you are up against will definitely have an attorney representing them.
Car accident Lawyer Fees
There should be no upfront fees if you ar dealing with an experienced car accident attorney. Most all car accident cases are taken on a contingency basis meaning that the client pays nothing and that the lawyer takes his fees from the final settlement.
Your lawyer will generally front all the expenses for your case which can be very costly especially if you go to trial. Your lawyer will pay for investigators, expert witnesses, cover all filing fees and other court fees, and will help you with any other expenses accrued because of your accident. Contact us at 1 (800)-400-8742 for a free consultation.