Most people in Pennsylvania are unprepared to handle a car accident claim by themselves. Even if you have a good insurance policy, the process of filing a claim can be overwhelming. If you’re recovering from serious injuries and there was extensive property damage, you may want to hire an attorney
Maximize your compensation
An attorney may be able to help you to maximize the financial compensation that you can claim after a car accident. In addition to property damage and hospital bills, an attorney may help you to claim compensation for your lost wages and pain and suffering. If you were permanently disabled by the accident, an attorney may also help you claim compensation for your loss of future employment opportunities.
Prove you were the victim
Proving who was at fault isn’t always straightforward in motor vehicle accidents. If there is some dispute over who was to blame for your accident, an attorney may be able to advocate on your behalf. An attorney may help you to investigate the accident and collect evidence to prove that you were the victim.
If your accident involved a commercial driver, an attorney may assist you in tracking down all of the liable parties such as the driver’s employer. When there are multiple liable parties, you may be able to pursue compensation from all of them.
Negotiate with insurance
Insurance companies can be difficult to deal with, and they don’t always have your best interests in mind. One of the main reasons why many people hire an attorney after a car accident is because they don’t want to deal with insurance providers. An attorney may be able to do all of the calling and negotiating with insurance representatives so that you don’t have to.