Philadelphia Car Accident Lawyers
Representing Auto Accident Victims for Over Two Decades
Being involved in a car accident, whether it’s a massive, multi-vehicle pile-up or a relatively minor fender-bender, is a frightening experience. If you were injured in the crash, you will likely need immediate medical attention and, in some cases, ongoing care. You could find yourself unable to return to work during your recovery and, if you were severely injured and disabled, you may be unable to ever return to work after the accident. All of this can add immense financial hardship to an already-stressful situation.
If you or your loved one was involved in an auto accident in or around Philadelphia, you need an experienced legal team on your side that can help you fight for the fair recovery you are owed. When someone else—like another motorist—is careless, reckless, or negligent and you are injured as a result, you are entitled to take legal action. A successful personal injury claim can help you recover compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, lost future earnings, and pain and suffering.
Don’t wait to contact Fellerman & Ciarimboli Law PC and learn how our Philadelphia car accident lawyers can help. In Pennsylvania, you only have two years from the date of the accident to file your claim. There are very limited exceptions to this, so it is critical that you act right away so that our attorneys can begin investigating your claim and building your case.
Proving Negligence in Your Car Accident Claim
To have grounds to file a claim after a car accident, you will need to prove that someone else—be it another motorist, an auto parts manufacturer, or some other party—who owed you a duty of care was somehow negligent. You will also need to show that this negligence is what led to the accident that caused your injuries. Lastly, you will need to prove that you sustained measurable damages, whether economic or non-economic in nature.
Some examples of negligent and wrongful actions that commonly lead to car accidents include:
- Texting while driving
- Driving while under the influence of alcohol/drugs
- Driving while distracted or fatigued
- Failing to follow traffic laws or rules of the road
- Running red lights and/or stop signs
- Aggressive driving and road rage
- Unlawful or dangerous passing
- Failing to yield the right-of-way
- Cutting in and out of lanes of traffic
- Making unsafe turns
- Failing to check for pedestrians or bicyclists
These and other actions can (and do) put innocent drivers and passengers at risk. If you were injured because another motorist was being careless or reckless, our Philadelphia car accident lawyers can help you seek justice and the fair recovery you are owed.
We Can Take on the Insurance Company So You Don’t Have to
While it is possible to file a car accident claim on your own, doing so is not wise. Depending on your particular situation and the circumstances of the crash, you could face a number of challenges in filing your claim and seeking damages. It’s important that you understand your auto insurance policy, which may limit the type of damages you are entitled to recover. It’s also important to remember that the other driver’s insurance company is not on your side.
All too often, insurance adjusters will reach out to accident victims and attempt to collect a statement. You do not have to give a statement to the other person’s insurance company! In fact, it is in your best interests to not do so, as the adjuster will likely try to get you to admit fault or downplay the severity of your injuries. These and other tactics can seriously harm your claim.
Instead, contact an experienced attorney at Fellerman & Ciarimboli Law PC. Our legal team can stand up to the insurance company and work to maximize your claim, seeking the full, fair compensation you are owed. Even if you were partly at fault for the accident, you can still recover compensation as long as you were less than 50% to blame.
Contact Us for a Free Consultation
After a car accident, you may be feeling overwhelmed. But the first step after obtaining medical care is turning to an attorney who can help you understand your legal options and protect your rights. There is no risk in contacting Fellerman & Ciarimboli Law PC to discuss your case—we offer free initial consultations and provide contingency fees, meaning we only collect attorneys’ fees if and when we recover compensation for our clients.