Pittsburgh Auto Accident Lawyers
Car Accident Attorneys in Pennsylvania
The experience of being involved in a car accident can leave you injured, financially strapped and worried about what you can do to get relief. You have to deal with insurance adjusters, both yours and the other driver’s in the accident. Even if you were not at fault, the faulty driver’s insurance company may attempt to deny your claim. The other driver may not even carry liability insurance or may not carry enough for you to obtain the kind of compensation that you need for your medical bills and other expenses. And you have to deal with all of this while coping with your own injuries and financial concerns.
Fortunately, drivers who are injured in car and automobile accidents in the Pittsburgh metropolitan area have a helpful legal resource at our law firm. At the Law Office of Melvin L. Vatz, our experienced personal injury lawyer has helped hundreds of men and women obtain the compensation that they need to pay for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and other damages sustained in car accidents. We will work with insurance companies to protect our clients’ rights, including our clients’ own insurance companies in under insured or uninsured motorist claims.
Do not speak with the insurance company about your accident until you consult with a lawyer. Insurance companies may try to get you to sign away your rights, or to limit their responsibility for your injuries.
Car Insurance in Pennsylvania
In the state of Pennsylvania, all car owners must have liability insurance, and you must elect one of two “tort” options when you purchase insurance. These are:
- Full tort, or
- Limited tort
Depending on your choice of full tort or limited tort, the law will allow or limit your ability to sue for pain and suffering. While you can always sue for economic losses, only full tort insurance allows drivers to sue for losses related to inconvenience, pain and suffering. Limited tort will not allow you to sue for pain, suffering and inconvenience unless it can be proven that you suffered a serious injury in the car accident.
Demonstrating the severity of your injuries is crucial if you have limited tort insurance. At the Law Office of Melvin L. Vatz, we work with physicians and other medical experts to assess your injuries and develop a strong case for compensation.
Contact Us After a Car Accident
If you have been involved in a car crash that has left you with medical bills, damage to your vehicle and other expenses, you need an experienced attorney to help you get the compensation that you deserve. There is no fee to consult with us about your rights when you have been injured in an accident, and we only charge a fee if we collect money for you. Before talking with the insurance company, make sure that you talk with a lawyer at the Law Office of Melvin L. Vatz and learn about your rights. Contact us at our office in downtown Pittsburgh at (412) 391-3030 today.