Doylestown Car Accident Lawyers
From a minor fender bender to a serious collision, a car accident can impact your life physically, emotionally, and financially. Injuries such as severe trauma to the head, neck, and back require costly, ongoing medical care, preventing accident victims from returning to work. In addition to medical bills and the loss of income, car accident victims may be faced with expensive auto repairs and higher insurance premiums. Dealing with all of these issues creates pressure and stress during a time when victims need to rest and recover.
The compassionate Doylestown car accident lawyers at the Falcon Law Firm, LLC understand all the ways a serious car accident can disrupt day-to-day activities and destroy quality of life. We step in when clients need a calm, professional hand to help sort through the paperwork and manage communication with insurance adjusters. Most importantly, we are committed to recovering damages for victims to the fullest extent of the law.
We accomplish this by holding the responsible party accountable for the accident. In some cases, municipalities may also be at-fault if they do not have proper traffic signals or signs. We also hold auto companies responsible if they have manufactured, distributed, sold, or installed defective parts that directly contributed to the accident. In all circumstances, we fight tirelessly to recover the maximum compensation that innocent accident victims deserve for their injuries and other losses.
How Can Accident Victims Recover Damages in Pennsylvania?
There are various laws in Pennsylvania that dictate how accident victims recover damages. Pennsylvania is a “choice” no-fault state with respect to car insurance. If an individual chooses to purchase a no-fault car insurance policy, they must typically file a claim with their insurance company according to their policy’s personal injury protection (PIP) coverage. The policy will provide some level of compensation for medical bills and other financial damages, regardless of who is at-fault.
However, bills and other financial losses may exceed these limits, especially if a victim loses their job and/or requires long-term care. In order to step out of the “no-fault” zone and file a lawsuit against the other driver, an injury claim must meet specific prerequisites. Many times, it takes a skilled and knowledgeable car accident lawyer to determine if a victim meets those prerequisites.
If one is able to step out of “no-fault” and sue the other driver, financial compensation may be diminished if they are found to be partly at-fault for the accident. Pennsylvania has a modified comparative fault rule. If it is not absolutely clear that one party is totally at-fault, a jury may be called upon to look at evidence and assign a percentage of fault to each party. The damages awarded may be reduced by a percentage equal to the share of fault assigned. If an accident victim is found to be more than 50 percent at fault, they may not receive anything at all.
Even if a personal injury claim does not wind up in court, an insurance adjuster will typically use the comparative fault rule to reduce the amount of a victim’s compensation. In most cases, victims may lose eligibility to obtain financial damages if they do not file a personal injury claim within two years of the accident. Skilled legal representation can make all the difference when obtaining compensation. That is why it is important to have an experienced, responsive car accident lawyer working on your behalf, no matter what type of motor vehicle collision is involved.
Common Types of Car Accident Claims
Our lawyers have represented victims involved in a variety of motor vehicle accident cases, including:
- Construction zone accidents
- Accidents caused by defective or missing traffic lights or signs
- Distracted driving accidents
- Drowsy driving accidents
- Drunk driving crashes
- Head-on collisions
- Intersection accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Accidents caused by poorly constructed roads
- Rollover crashes
- Speeding accidents
- Tailgating crashes
- Side impact collisions
- Truck accidents
When a crash involves a tractor trailer, the likelihood of serious catastrophic and fatal injuries increases significantly. Our firm confidently handles complex truck accident claims, including negligent trucking company manufacturers, owners, and drivers. Our experienced lawyers will help you recover damages for emotional trauma, pain and suffering, lost income, and medical expenses.
A Track Record of Success
We have a proven track record of success regarding accident recovery, including the following:
- $1.4 million jury award for a woman with a serious back injury requiring surgery
- $1.5 million jury award for a man injured in a car accident
- $3.3 million settlement for a woman injured in a rear-end truck accident
No two accident claims are the same, and we cannot guarantee a specific award or settlement amount in advance. However, we will leverage all of our skill, experience, and determination to deliver the best possible outcome for each case.
Why Should I Choose the Falcon Law Firm, LLC?
When injured in a car or truck accident, victims want to get the best possible legal representation available, because the firm will determine the results. Larger firms may leave clients feeling lost in the shuffle. Our team of dedicated lawyers will give every case the time and attention it deserves to better the chances of recovering maximum compensation, including lost wages, medical bills, and pain and suffering. We will review every detail and establish the facts to prove that the other party’s negligence directly caused the victim’s injuries.
At Falcon Law Firm, LLC, we know the law and we will stand up for victims’ rights. We are committed to providing dedicated, personal service at a time when victims need it most. Our process includes the following:
- Contingency-fee representation: Clients pay nothing unless we recover money.
- Free case reviews: We will evaluate everyone’s needs and goals and explain all legal options after a car accident.
- Home and hospital visits: We are available to visit clients to ensure their case is handled promptly and efficiently.
- More than 25 years of experience: We are a trusted legal resource for clients throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
- Success: We have recovered millions of dollars in settlements, including two jury awards for more than $1.4 million for clients injured in car accidents.
- Legal services beyond car and truck accidents: We handle all types of personal injury claims, as well as Workers’ Compensation claims and medical malpractice suits.
Doylestown Car Accident Lawyers at the Falcon Law Firm, LLC Help Victims Injured in All Types of Car Accidents
Every car accident is unfortunate, and dealing with pain, medical bills, and property damage is incredibly stressful and costly. Our dedicated Doylestown car accident lawyers at the Falcon Law Firm, LLC will guide you through every step of the claims process. Contact us online or call us at 732-660-1200 to learn more about our services or to schedule a free consultation. With offices located in Doylestown, Pennsylvania and Oakhurst, Parlin, and Aberdeen, New Jersey, we serve clients throughout Bucks County, Pennsylvania, as well as in Belmar, Deal, Ocean Township, Point Pleasant, West Long Branch, Sayreville, Middlesex County, and Monmouth County, New Jersey.