First and foremost, you are always compensated for your injury. The first source of compensation is your insurance company. In Pennsylvania, every driver is required to have insurance. Pennsylvania is what is called a “no fault state” for car insurance coverage meaning that you are compensated by the insurance company whether or not you or the other driver caused the crash.
Usually, your insurance company will cover up to $15,000 worth of damages.
If your injuries are more severe and go beyond this, the question becomes who is at fault? The best way to answer this question is to contact the car accident lawyers at TopDog Law or CALL (800)-215-7211 Below are the most common scenarios where the other driver is at fault:
If the other driver is at fault, usually you can go after his insurance company for another $15,000. If $30,000 is still not enough, you may need to fight to prove your injuries.
It is easy to dismiss a car accident as a fender-bender. Particularly when a car is traveling at a slow rate of speed, many mistakenly assume he or she will walk away from the accident with no injuries. Far too often, however, symptoms like whiplash present themselves days after the accident. While whiplash may seem insignificant at first, it can cause permanent neck injuries that impact you for the rest of your life.
More serious injuries that often occur following a Philadelphia car accident are brain injuries and spinal cord injuries. A Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) occurs following a car accident far more frequently than most people realize. The same is true for a spinal cord injury (SCI). Importantly, the symptoms of these more serious injuries may take weeks to set in following a car accident.
If you have suffered any sort of injury as a result of a car accident and think you may be entitled to compensation, fill out the free case evaluation below or CALL (800)-215-7211
The short answer is nothing. Our Philadelphia auto accident lawyers work on a contingency basis meaning they do not get paid unless you get paid. We also cover all the up-front costs for expenses like experts who we will use to testify on your behalf. Therefore, we have every incentive to ensure that we win and get you the most compensation possible for your injury. CALL (800)-215-7211 and tell us your story today.
TopDog Law services all 67 counties in Pennsylvania and has easy-to-access offices across the Philadelphia region. We also pride ourselves in being a text message away. Our lawyers routinely travel to meet clients in their home or close to their home. Do not hesitate to reach out if you are unable to travel to one of our locations.