Butler County is a thriving community with events and festivals throughout the year. Butler County car crash attorneys know that when people make weekend and day trip plans to experience all that Butler County has to offer, the last thing they expect is to be involved in a car accident, but unfortunately, car accidents do happen and so do serious injuries and damages. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Butler County roads saw 17 fatal car accidents and 703 injury accidents in 2017.
Car crash attorneys and insurance companies
Insurance companies will never advocate for your financial recovery the way that an attorney will advocate for your full and fair compensation. This is because insurance companies advocate for themselves by making it sound like the low settlement offers they put together are generous and fair in the hopes that car accident victims will believe that the offer is, in fact, fair and generous and will then accept the offer in exchange for waiving any liability. Car accident attorneys at SMT Legal recommend against accepting any insurance offer without, at a minimum, an attorney’s review of the offer and release of liability.
Accepting an insurance company’s settlement offer without an attorney representing you is generally not in your best interest and in fact, is most likely working against your best interests. Attorneys will work on your behalf in a number of different ways to maximize your compensation. They will conduct a full investigation into the accident, negotiate with insurance companies, and when you and your attorney agree that a trial is in your best interest, they will take your case to court.
Types of car crashes
When it comes to car accidents, people often think that any personal injury attorney can handle car accidents, but that is, unfortunately, not true. Car accidents are unique and Pennsylvania’s car accident laws can be difficult to understand and interpret, which is why it is important to hire an experienced car accident attorney to represent your interests. Our attorneys have experience in all types of car accidents including the following:
- Single and multiple vehicle accidents
- Truck, bus, and other commercial vehicle accidents
- Uber, Lyft, and other rideshare company accidents
- DUI accidents
- Automobile collisions with trains
Depending on accident circumstances including type of insurance, fault, and extent of injuries, recoverable damages may include property damage, lost wages, loss of earning capacity, medical bills, future medical expenses, and pain and suffering. In fatal car accidents, wrongful death claims may be appropriate in order for certain close family members to recover for their damages caused by the loss of their loved ones. Survival actions are sometimes available in order for the deceased’s estate to recover for the injuries and damages sustained by the deceased prior to his or her death.