Automobile Liability

Car Accident Attorney Pittsburgh

The Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Financial Responsibility Law determines an individual’s rights and insurer’s responsibility regarding property damages, payment for medical expenses, and loss of income for car accident injuries. Because there are many nuances and intricacies in the law, seeking guidance from an experienced car accident attorney in Pittsburgh can be extremely helpful in understanding damages that auto insurance would cover and damages covered by a negligent third party.

What the insurance carrier is liable to cover varies greatly depending on the type of insurance policy you have, whether full-tort, limited-tort, uninsured motorist,underinsured motorist, or collision and comprehensive insurance. Based on the circumstances of your injury, a Pittsburgh personal injury attorney can help you evaluate and pursue a claim that will provide the compensation you need and are entitled to receive by law.

An attorney can also identify other third parties liable for negligence as sources of compensation for a car accident, such as auto defects for which a manufacturer would be responsible or unsafe roads for which a state or county may bear liability. Other third parties may also include a trucking company or mass transit corporation if a truck or bus was at fault for the car accident.

Typically, compensation received for car accidents may include the following (also based on type of insurance and severity of injury):

Property Damage

Property damage mainly relates to the vehicle involved in the accident and coverage for:

  • Towing fees
  • Car repair expense
  • Storage fees
  • Rental car fees
  • If totaled, the difference between previous car value and salvage value after the accident
  • Cost of replacement or repair to other property damaged as a result of the accident

Medical Costs

Medical costs may include:

  • Hospitalization
  • Doctor bills
  • Prescription medication
  • Physical and occupational therapy
  • Home nursing care
  • Travel or transportation expenses for receiving medical care

Lost Wages

Lost wages are determined by a number of factors relating to the accident, such as:

  • Prior income
  • Temporary or permanent disability
  • Inability to perform current job
  • Projected future earnings
  • Age
  • Training and education

Pain and Suffering

Physical, mental, and emotional pain or suffering caused by the accident may be subject to compensation.

The Pittsburgh personal injury lawyer at Dattilo Law Offices will establish proof of liability for your injury and use professional experts to arrive at accurate estimates for compensation to cover current, past, and future medical assistance.

To discuss your car accident or auto liability concerns, please contact us online or phone our law office at (412) 391-6300 and we will arrange a free consultation. Plaintiffinjury cases are taken on a contingency fee basis, meaning if there is no recovery, there is no fee.