The most common type of car accident is unquestionably the rear-end collision. They rarely cause debilitating injuries, but they often cause injuries that can persist for a long time following an accident. Depending on the type of injury, it may require rehabilitation, invasive or long-lasting treatment, or surgical procedures. Even when nothing needs to be done, the long-term effect can be ongoing or chronic pain.
Lancaster Hit From Behind Injury Attorneys
If you or a loved one suffered a rear-end car accident because of someone’s negligent driving, we at Soloff & Zervanos, P.C., are here for you and can help you find the appropriate medical expert to fully understand any underlying injuries and work toward the compensation you need to address them. Our lawyers are prepared to help you obtain compensation if you have suffered:
- Soft tissue injuries
- Neck injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Back injuries, including slipped or bulging disks
- Head injuries
- Brain and nerve injuries
- Knee injuries
- Shoulder injuries
- Other joint injuries
- Broken bones
- Other injuries caused by rear-end accidents
Having obtained millions of dollars for clients in car accidents, we are prepared for any rear-end collision case. If the insurance company will not settle for damages that you deserve, we have extensive experience going to trial and will not back down in pursuit of your interests. With 25 years of knowledge, we will build the strongest possible case. We encourage you to reach out and schedule a consultation as soon as possible.
Seeking Compensation After a Rear-End Accident in Pennsylvania and New York
Our attorneys provide representation to clients who’ve been injured in rear-end accidents in both Pennsylvania and New York. Thus, we’re familiar with the no-fault laws governing how victims of motor vehicle accidents can go about seeking compensation after being harmed in collisions in these states.
Many states throughout the U.S. use the “at-fault” or “tort” system to provide victims of car accidents with access to financial compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, and other such losses. In these states, when a victim is harmed in an accident resulting from the negligence of another motorist, they can pursue compensation by filing a claim with the negligent driver’s insurance.
Filing a lawsuit to seek damages in court is another option if the negligent driver who caused an accident is uninsured. This may also be necessary in a case when a careless driver’s insurer won’t offer a fair settlement.
The process of securing compensation is different in a no-fault state such as Pennsylvania or New York. In New York and Pennsylvania, it doesn’t matter if your accident occurred because someone else was negligent. Your own insurer is responsible for compensating you.
Don’t make the mistake of assuming an insurance company is on “your side” simply because they’re technically your insurer. Insurance companies are businesses first and foremost. Like all businesses, their goal is to minimize financial losses and maximize profits.
It’s thus possible your insurer will attempt to settle your claim for less than it’s worth when you file one. Guard against this by hiring a Philadelphia rear-end accident lawyer to provide the aggressive representation you deserve in these circumstances.
Filing a Third-Party Claim or Lawsuit After a Rear-End Accident in Pennsylvania or New York
Although your own insurance is primarily responsible for compensating you after an accident in a no-fault state, if you’ve sustained particularly severe injuries after a rear-end collision in New York or Pennsylvania, you may have the option to file an additional claim or lawsuit against the insurance of the motorist who caused your accident. The team at our Philadelphia rear-end accident law firm will review your case and determine if this is an option.
If it is, we can assist you in pursuing the additional compensation for which you may be eligible by:
- Investigating your accident to identify the negligent party or parties who caused it
- Accounting for your compensable losses to estimate approximately how much compensation you may deserve
- Gathering evidence to demonstrate to an insurance company that the insured’s negligence caused your accident
- Filing a claim or lawsuit on your behalf by a deadline
- Entering into negotiations with the insurance company if their initial settlement offers are too low
- Allowing you to focus on your recovery while we focus on pursuing compensation
That last point is critical. The process of securing the compensation you’re owed after an accident can be time-consuming. Right now, you need to focus your energies on getting proper rest. This is easier to do when legal professionals are handling your case.
To get in touch and schedule a free consultation to discuss rear-end accidents in Philadelphia, Allentown, New Jersey and New York with one of our attorneys, please call 215-929-7216 or email Soloff & Zervanos, P.C. Phones are answered 24 hours a day.