Every day, a countless number of Pittsburgh residents drive cars to work, to school, and to any other location during their day-to-day lives. While most trips in a car are completed safely, car accidents, unfortunately, occur in high frequency on local roads, resulting in many injured drivers. Many times, accidents are caused by one driver’s negligence or poor driving behavior, and when that negligence causes other drivers to become injured, the injured parties may be entitled to receive compensation for their injuries.
At Bailey Glasser, our nationwide team of personal injury attorneys has represented countless victims of car accidents. We’re familiar with the devastating injuries that car accidents can cause, and we’re committed to seeking justice for accident victims. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident in Pittsburgh, get in touch with us as soon as possible to inquire about a personal injury lawsuit.
Common Injuries Suffered in Car Accidents
Car accidents are dangerous, and they cause serious, painful life-threatening injuries that can be very expensive to handle. These injuries can range from immediate to long-term, and they can vary intensely in terms of severity. Among the most common types of injuries suffered in car accidents include:
- Head injuries and brain trauma
- Broken bones
- Internal organ damage
- PTSD and other mental health issues
- Spinal cord injuries and paralysis
- Comas and other systemic injuries
While these injuries are some of the most common, car accidents can cause any type of injury. No matter the type of injury suffered, when injuries are caused by another person’s negligence or wrongdoing, the law provides that the injured person can (and should) seek compensation for their injuries. The first step in seeking compensation is to request a free consultation from a Bailey Glasser car accident attorney.
Car Accident Lawsuits
A personal injury lawsuit is the method by which an injured person recovers compensation for their injuries after a car accident. Generally, in a car accident case, a lawsuit is filed against the wrongful driver as well as their insurance company. Drivers are required by Pennsylvania law to carry insurance policies with minimum coverages that may provide access to funding for accident victims. To win a personal injury lawsuit, a plaintiff must show that the defendant acted in a manner that was unreasonable – meaning that they were legally negligent. In car accident cases, common examples of negligence include:
- Driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol
- Disregarding traffic signs and road markings
- Fatigued driving and falling asleep
- Failure to yield or check for oncoming traffic
- Distracted or inattentive driving, such as cell phone usage
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident caused by any of these scenarios, you may be able to recover compensation for your injuries by filing a personal injury lawsuit. Contact our team to get more information as soon as possible.
Damages Available in Car Accident Lawsuits
The goal of a personal injury lawsuit is to ensure that the accident victim is fully and fairly compensated for their injuries and all associated costs. For that reason, an experienced personal injury attorney will ensure that your case seeks every type of damages that you may be legally entitled to receive. The most common types of damages sought in car accident cases include:
- Medical expenses and hospital bills
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages from missed work time
- Mental and emotional damages
- Property damage, such as loss of your vehicle
- Loss of future earning potential due to disability
- Loss of consortium or companionship for family members
Dealing With Insurance Companies
Car accident lawsuits generally always involve insurance companies and the lawyers that insurance companies employ to defend their interests. An insurance company’s bottom line is protected by making sure that claims are paid out as cheaply as possible, so insurance companies will usually look to get rid of lawsuits for as little money as possible.
At Bailey Glasser, our attorneys have extensive experience in dealing with insurance companies, and we’re not afraid to take them on. We assist our clients in negotiating with insurance companies to ensure that claims are paid out fully and fairly. If an insurance company makes an offer that adequately compensates our clients, we will advise our clients to accept, but if we believe that an insurance company isn’t paying its fair share, we will proceed to trial, if necessary.
Because insurance companies can be formidable opponents, you should ensure that your car accident case is handled by a team of attorneys with the experience and knowledge to adequately represent your interests. Bailey Glasser is that team, and we’re ready to assist you today.
Contact Bailey Glasser for a Free Consultation
Bailey Glasser is a nationwide personal injury law firm that routinely assists Pittsburgh accident victims with obtaining compensation for their injuries. Unlike a small or solo practice, we’re able to offer access to resources and knowledge that rivals or bests the large, expensive law firms employed by insurance companies. When taking on an insurance company in a car accident lawsuit, you should ensure that you put up the best fight possible to maximize your chances of success. Working with a law firm like ours is a great start.
In addition to car accident cases, at Bailey Glasser, we also offer dedicated legal services for medical malpractice and birth injury cases. If you or a loved one has been impacted by medical negligence, our experienced attorneys are here to help. From misdiagnosis to surgical errors, or if your child has suffered injuries during birth due to a healthcare provider’s negligence, we are committed to fighting for justice and compensation for your suffering.
If we’re able to take your case, we will represent you and your interests to the fullest extent possible, and we’ll seek the maximum amount of compensation that the law allows us to seek on your behalf. We offer free, no-risk consultations to prospective clients, and we’re looking forward to hearing from you today. Contact us now to set up an appointment with a member of our team about your prospective car accident lawsuit.