Washington County Car Accidents Lawyer
In the U.S, thousands of people are either severely injured or found dead in auto accidents every year. If you have been involved in any accident resulting in an injury or the death of a close one, we, at Stopperich Turturice & Logue can help. Consult with our proficient and experienced Washington PA accident lawyers to resolve your queries or seek appropriate legal assistance.
While in certain situations, it is clear who should be liable for the accident as in the case where one is pulled over at light and rear-ended, there are situations where both the drivers blame each other for the mishap. Even though a police report would have been helpful to reach a conclusion, it is incorrect and incomplete in most of the cases. Moreover, the conclusion drawn by the officer will not be considered as an acceptable evidence. Hence, an independent investigation is imperative. At Stopperich Turturice & Logue, a Washington PA injury lawyer will gather photographs of the accident site along with the property damage and witness statements to build a strong case in your favor. Moreover, an accident reconstruction may also be executed by engineering experts if the case is more complicated.Payment Amount
According to the Pennsylvania law, you are liable to first party (PIP) benefits and third party benefits. These insurances include lost wages up to a certain amount and medical bills. All insurance policies of the Pennsylvania state must provide a minimum amount of $5,000 in medical benefits. However, wages and collision coverage are not compulsory.Full Tort & Limited Tort Auto Insurance
You have the choice between Full Tort and Limited Tort while choosing an auto insurance plan. With the limited tort option, you have to also prove that you have endured a severe injury that has led to death or a disfigurement and serious impairment. On the other hand, choosing the full tort option, you will have all rights to recover from any pain or suffering including the minor issues. You can be liable to cover your economic losses irrespective of which tort option you chose such as property damage, excess medical expenses, wages etc.Uninsured (UM) & Under Insured (US) Motorist Coverage
A tragic truth in the U.S is that there are a number of drivers who do not have insurance or have insufficient coverage. If you ask any established Washington PA accident lawyer, they would advise you to buy the uninsured as well as under insured motorist coverage. You are also empowered to make a UM claim if the accident was done by an unidentified driver as happens in a hit and run case. Even while filing the UM claim, you have to prove that the fault was entirely of the uninsured driver. This case is handled by a panel of arbitrators instead of a jury.A Washington PA Accident & Injury Lawyer Can Help
If you are a mere occupant or have been driving another person’s car and the car lacks insurance coverage, you can still claim for compensation. A Washington PA injury lawyer will guide you to recover the benefits of the Underinsured coverage from your personal car or from a family member’s auto insurance plan. And if there is no one possessing a car, then too, there is a limited fund by the state that will help you get up to $15,000. But there are particular requirements in order to be eligible for this.
If you are looking for a Washington PA injury lawyer or accident attorney then call us at (724) 350-8995 for a free legal evaluation.