By Marina Kats, A Car Accident Lawyer Philadelphia Residents Can Trust
Besides having a great Philadelphia lawyer (and I hope you choose our firm), there are certain elements that need to be met in order to receive a recovery for the injuries that you sustained in a motor vehicle accident.
- You cannot be at fault for the accident. The way to determine fault is to either consult an attorney or read the motor vehicle statutes of your particular state. It is perfectly clear that someone stopped at a light, waiting for the light to change from red to green, and being hit in the rear by another vehicle, is not at fault for the collision. It is also clear that if someone has the right of way and collides with another vehicle that came out from a side street, or made a left-hand turn in front of the vehicle which has the right of way, is not at fault. There are many other cases where the situation is not as clear and the first thing your lawyer should review is the police report.
- The second thing that is required in order to receive a monetary compensation is your injuries. The injured person receives compensation proportionate to the injuries sustained. Additionally, you will need a doctor’s report that causally relates your injuries to the car accident or other motor vehicle accident. You will bring the claim against the insurance company for the person who caused the collision and based on your injuries, you should receive an appropriate recovery. The only factor that may negatively effect whether you recover or not for non-economic loss as a result of the injury is your selection of the tort option on your own insurance policy. If you choose limited tort on your insurance policy (and we recommend never to select limited tort), you may lose the right to recover for your injuries if they are not serious or permanent. However, it is for you and your attorney to determine your qualifications.
In our Philadelphia law firm, we firmly believe that if you are injured in a car accident and it is not your fault, we will do everything we can to make sure that you receive a fair and adequate recovery. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means that if we do not obtain a recovery for you, you will not be charged with any costs or fees. The first consultation in an automobile accident case is free. We will also gladly give you a second opinion free of charge on your case. We handle cases in many jurisdictions in the United States.
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