No Pennsylvania resident wants to end up in a serious car accident. Unfortunately, life is unpredictable, and bad situations happen along with the good. As a result, you may have found yourself suffering severe injuries after a crash due to someone else’s negligence or reckless behavior.
Now, in addition to working on your recovery, you have several other matters to address, like dealing with the insurance company and trying to get the compensation you deserve. In a perfect world, this type of matter would be open and shut. You would contact the insurance provider for the driver considered at fault, file a third-party claim and get the money you need to cover the damages. Sadly, this is not a perfect world.
Fighting for what you need
In many cases, the repercussions of a car accident can be long lasting. You may need to make multiple trips to see medical professionals during your recovery, suffer permanent damage to your body or not have the ability to return to work as quickly as you would like. All of these issues could soon cause a financial burden for you as a victim.
If you plan to contact the other driver’s insurance company, you may want to expect pushback. Insurance companies run a business and want to protect their bottom line just like any other business. As a result, the insurer may try to claim that the other driver was not at fault or try to provide you with much less compensation than you deserve. Depending on the exact nature of your predicament, you may have reason to take legal action.
Personal injury claim
A personal injury claim could allow you to take legal steps to obtain the compensation you believe is warranted for the damages you suffered due to the other driver’s recklessness or negligence. However, as with any lawsuit, taking a civil claim to court can be complicated. As a result, you may want to gain applicable information about whether this option could suit your needs and whether the outcomes could be significant enough to make legal action worthwhile.
If you choose to move forward with this type of claim, remember that the burden of proof will fall on you. This means that you will have to provide enough evidence to show the court that the other driver caused the accident as well as the damages you have suffered. Often, having help with this type of endeavor is wise.