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Buck County Underinsured Motorist Claims Attorney
Underinsured motorist cases start with proving that the other driver was at fault. Then, you must prove how much the accident cost you. Then you will need to show that the other motorist’s insurance coverage cannot fully cover your damages. At Kats, Jamison & Associates, we will conduct a thorough investigation to ensure that you recover all the money to which you are entitled to.
Some examples include:
– Texting and driving
– Aggressive driving or road rage
– Drinking and driving
– Driving after taking drugs
– Fatigued driving
– Dangerous lane changes, passing or following
– Driving over the speed limit
– Driving too fast in bad weather/road conditions
– Following too closely
– Violating any other traffic safety laws
It is difficult to claim that the other party is at fault unless the other driver openly admits responsibility for the crash. In most cases though, you will need to provide evidence of negligence to your insurance company.
Our law firm has the resources to investigate your accident and collect evidence to support your claims of fault. Evidence can including witness statements, video evidence (from surveillance or smartphone cameras), the opinions of accident reconstruction experts, and more. If a driver was drunk, high or in violation of another law, you can use a police officer’s account or a conviction against the driver. We will seek out the appropriate evidence needed to prove the underinsured driver’s negligence in your specific case, as well as proving that you were injured as a result of the accident.
One of the simplest ways to prove the cause of your injury is to obtain a medical diagnosis as soon as possible after the crash. A medical professional can note whether your injuries are consistent with car accident injuries and can document their severity.
Proving Your Damages
– Costs of emergency treatments and ambulance transportation
– Surgeries and postoperative treatments
– Time in the hospital or intensive care unit
– Medical equipment
– Rehabilitative and physical therapy
– Home health care
– Wage lost from time missed from work
– Costs of transportation and other necessities for medical treatment
– Estimated bills for any required future medical treatments needed
The cost of treatment may range anywhere from a few thousand to a hundred thousand, depending on the severity of your injuries. These costs alone can easily exceed a $25,000 bodily injury policy and you can use your medical bills as proof of all of the losses you have already incurred.
Damages can increase exponentially if your injury caused long-lasting or permanent impairments or disabilities. You will need to be discharged with medical records to prove your damages.
Was Your Underinsured Motorist Claim Denied?
– Challenging your assertions of liability for the accident
– Questioning the cause of your injury
– Questioning the severity of your injuries and the necessity of all treatments
– Challenging any estimates of future losses
– Claiming you did not comply with all procedural requirements of your claim
Often, you can reduce the chances of a denial for the above reasons if you enlist the help of a car accident lawyer before you even file a claim. Our attorneys can help to make sure you are compliant with all requirements for your claim and will provide the most persuasive evidence possible. However, insurers may still try to deny even the strongest claims.
If you received a denial, an attorney can appeal the denial and negotiate for the amount you deserve by presenting new evidence and arguing on your behalf. An underinsured motorist attorneys at Kats, Jamison & Associates can help you file a lawsuit against your insurance company demanding full payment for all of the costs of your accident and fight for you in the courtroom and arbitrations.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to pay to speak with an attorney?
Philly Lawyers offers free case reviews so that you can better understand your legal options. This means you pay nothing for your first consultation. Additionally, Kats, Jamison & Associates works on a contingency fee basis meaning that if you do choose to hire us, you pay us nothing unless and until we win your case.
What should I do immediately after I’ve been involved in a car accident?
Call the police and make sure an ambulance is sent as soon as possible. Make sure everyone involved in the accident is conscious and responsive. Stay at the scene even if the accident isn’t serious, the police should be called regardless and a police report should be filed. It is important when speaking to the police that you stick to the facts, do not speculate, and most importantly do not admit any fault. Make sure you take as many pictures as you can with your cell phone. Also, we suggest taking a picture of the other person’s license plate, their drivers license, and insurance information. The pictures should document any damage that is caused by both vehicles. Seek medical attention as soon as possible if injured, even if you do not feel any pain, you may be in a state of shock and could experience medical issues later on.
What should I do before leaving the scene of an accident?
Philly Lawyers offers free case reviews and we are available 24/7. If you are injured due to medical malpractice, wAfter a car accident, it is important to collect as much information as possible. Document the names, addresses, license plates of any other vehicle involved in the accident. Either document the weather conditions at the time of the accident or take pictures of the scene surrounding the accident. If you believe that road maintenance or lack thereof was a factor in the accident – it is important to document this as well. After your immediate medical injuries have been taken into account, it is then time to speak with a lawyer immediately. The sooner you contact a lawyer, the more time you will have to successfully prepare a personal injury case. The team at Kats, Jamison & Associates will analyze your car/motorcycle accident and determine whether or not you have a claim. Through this process we will make sure to protect your rights and guard you from predatory insurance company practices.e are available without an appointment and we will see you at your convenience. However, appointments are still recommended.
How do I know if I have a personal injury case regarding a car accident?
If you are experiencing pain, injury, or financial damages as a result of someone else’s negligence. You may have a personal injury case. If the other driver was at fault or failed to follow the legal rules of the road – our car accident attorneys may be able to prove that the other party is liable for those damages. For example, if you were rear-ended in a car accident, typically the other driver is responsible for that accident and the insurance company could be liable for any damages
What should I expect the first few days following a car accident?
Within the first few days, you will receive communications from both your insurance company and the other driver’s insurance company. You may be contacted by your health insurance company, doctors, and even attorneys. The other driver’s insurance company may request that you sign medical authorizations so they can retrieve your medical records. Before you speak to any of these people or sign any documents, it is important that you seek legal counsel.
How do I pay for medical expenses while my case is pending?
You may have a difficult time paying for your medical expenses, even if you have health insurance. Make sure to bill any treatment as you normally would through your healthcare provider. Additionally, you may have medical payment coverage under your car insurance plan. This could be used to cover your co-pays and other medical expenses that your health insurance company may not cover initially.
What type of compensation should I expect to receive for my car accident case?
This is a difficult question to answer because it depends on many factors. If we are successful in proving that the other party is liable for your injuries and damages, you could be compensated for medical bills and any other hospital costs, lost wages, costs of rehabilitation and physical therapy, disability or disfigurement, pain and suffering, wrongful death, including loss of financial support and any other out of pocket expense that was related to your accident.
How long will it take to complete my case?
Depending on the severity of your injuries and the length of time you need to heal from your injuries will determine the length of your claim. We also have to factor in the willingness of the other party to settle as they make their initial offer. If unreasonable offers are made, your claim may proceed to trial, which will increase the length of your claim.
What are the fees for representing me in a car accident case?
At Kats, Jamison & Associates all personal injury accident cases are handled on a contingency-fee-basis. This means that we will never charge you upfront for any cost and we will advance all costs and expenses. You will not have to reimburse our Firm for any costs unless we are successful. You will pay absolutely nothing for lawyers’ fees unless we win a monetary sum in your case.