Almost all drivers find themselves in a car accident at one point or another. In fact, if you drive for any period of time, your odds of being in an accident are greater than your chances of avoiding a crash completely. While some drivers and passengers are fortunate enough to walk away from car accidents without injuries, others are not so lucky.
What Is an Auto Accident?
A collision can happen between two cars or between a passenger vehicle and a bicycle, motorcycle, pedestrian or truck. In addition, some car collisions are single-vehicle crashes, which happen when a car leaves the road.
Car accidents can happen for a variety of reasons, including drunk driving, weather conditions, mechanical failure, driver fatigue and distraction. Because of the size and force of passenger vehicles, the injuries sustained in traffic accidents can be significant. Soft tissue injuries, head trauma, facial injuries, spinal cord damage, broken bones and other injuries can take months or years to heal. In some cases, they can permanently affect your ability to care for yourself and others and can impact your ability to earn an income.
What Can a West Shore Auto Accident Attorney Do?
You may assume that since you have been paying premiums on your auto insurance you are covered in the event of an accident. Many drivers expect their insurance company will do everything possible to provide compensation. Unfortunately, this is not always the case.
Insurance often only covers very specific situations, and there is generally a cap on how much you can claim. If you have a large claim to make, you can expect some resistance from your insurance company. In addition, not all carriers act honorably or transparently after a collision.
In some cases, you may have additional options for pursuing compensation for your injuries. You may have a civil claim. Whether you decide to seek insurance money or a settlement, an attorney can review your insurance policies and work to keep your insurance provider acting honorably. Your attorney can review legal options with you, handle your claims and paperwork and help you through the legal process after a serious injury.
When Should I Contact a West Shore Auto Accident Lawyer?
Working with an attorney helps ensure you recover all the compensation you may be entitled to. You have been diligent in paying your premiums, so you will want to work with an attorney to make sure your insurance provider treats you right when you need them the most.
Keep in mind your costs may be significant. You may need to pay for car repairs, rental cars, taxis, hospital bills for yourself and other passengers and medical bills. You may lose income, too. If you choose not to seek compensation, all or much of these costs may come out of pocket.
Reach out to KBG Injury Law today to request a consultation. You can also call our team at 800-509-1011 to reach a live person 24/7. Our team has more than 30 years of experience in Central PA and serves injured clients across the region.