Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyers
Fighting for Victims of Motor Vehicle Accidents Since 1979
Countless people each year are left dealing with the hurt and trauma caused by motor vehicle accidents. No one is ever prepared for the emotional, physical, and financial toll an unexpected wreck can cause. Medical bills, lost income, and car repairs all add up fast.
When You Get Hurt, Freeburn Hamilton is Ready to Fight For You
At Freeburn Hamilton, we understand the difference a fair settlement or verdict can make in your life. For over 40 years, our motor vehicle accident lawyers have fought to help victims and their families obtain compensation after an accident. Auto accidents can change the life of a victim overnight. If you don’t take action, you might end up having to pay for your accident – even if you didn’t do anything wrong. You deserve financial recovery and a lawyer who will work hard to make sure that happens.
Types of Motor Vehicle Accident Claims We Handle
Having to take on insurance companies to get what you deserve from your accident can be extremely intimidating. You don’t have to go through this alone. Our firm covers the full range of motor vehicle accident types and works with victims of accidents such as the following:
Tractor-Trailer Accidents: Due to the sheer size and weight of tractor-trailers, or “big rigs,” accidents involving them often yield devastating results. When handling a tractor-trailer claim, various parties are usually involved, including, but not limited to: insurance companies, brokers, attorneys, and trucking companies. These cases are more complex and require a highly experienced attorney to handle them.
Car Accidents: Often, the most challenging part about car accident claim is proving which driver was at fault. With our legal experts and additional investigative teams, we work hard to hold the guilty party accountable.
Motorcycle Accidents: Since motorcycles offer little to no protection, accidents involving them often cause motorcyclists’ severe injuries. We proudly represent bikers who were involved in accidents that were caused by other drivers’ negligence.
City or Private Bus Accidents: City or private bus accidents can occur due to bus drivers not following rules and regulations. Additionally, bus accidents may happen due to improper maintenance of the vehicles. These cases can be complicated due to the number of parties involved.
ATV & Recreational Accidents: While these can be fun vacation activities, they can also be hazardous, resulting in catastrophic injury. These accidents can be caused by driver negligence as well as a product defect.
Pennsylvania No-Fault Laws
In a no-fault state, each party involved in an accident can collect compensation from their insurance policy. However, Pennsylvania is slightly different from other no-fault states because it is a choice no-fault state. When drivers sign up for an insurance policy in PA, they have the option to select either limited tort or full tort coverage.
Suppose a driver selects limited tort coverage. In that case, it means they are choosing to abide by no-fault laws. Limited tort coverage provides drivers with limited options in the event of an accident. Under no-fault laws, the driver will collect compensation from their insurer and cannot sue for accident damages.
If a driver chooses full tort insurance coverage, they are virtually opting out of the no-fault system. Drivers with full tort insurance can go after the liable party’s insurance company for compensation for damages such as property damage, medical expenses, and lost wages.
Frequently Asked Questions about Motor Vehicle Accidents
What Can I Get Compensated For After a Car Crash?
The compensation you receive after an accident is dependent upon multiple factors, and you may recover for:
- Pain & suffering
- Hospital & medical bills
- Therapy & rehab expenses
- Lost wages & earning potential
- Mental anguish
- Loss of companionship/Wrongful Death
How Much Is My Case Worth?
Ultimately, it depends on the type of injuries you have sustained, medical treatments you need, whether you’ll make a full recovery, as well as other expenses related to the accident. We cannot tell clients how much their case is worth until we finish investigating their case. This is why it’s essential to have an experienced motor vehicle accident attorney with a strong track record on your side.
What If the Driver Who Caused the Accident is Uninsured?
It can be challenging to hold a noninsured driver accountable for an accident. However, you can still seek damages for your accident-related costs and injuries. Insurance isn’t your only option after you get into an accident with an uninsured driver. You’ll also have the option of filing a personal injury lawsuit against the driver or anyone else who contributed to the accident.
Why Should I Hire a Motor Vehicle Accident Attorney?
Hiring a motor vehicle lawyer can help you present yourself as a person, not just a case number. An attorney will handle all the hurdles set forth by the insurance company on your behalf so you can focus on your recovery.
What if I can’t afford a lawyer?
At Freeburn Hamilton, we believe everyone deserves the right to high-quality legal representation, no matter their financial status. That’s why we offer free consultations and our attorneys work on a contingency fee basis. This means you pay us nothing unless we win your case. A fee would come in the form of a percentage of the settlement or verdict amount we obtain.
Quality Representation for Central, PA Accident Victims
If you’ve been injured in a motor vehicle accident, or a loved one was the victim of a fatal car accident, schedule a free consultation with a lawyer from Freeburn Hamilton. Our attorneys have seen all of the tactics insurance companies use to avoid their responsibility to motor vehicle injury victims. You can depend on us to diligently pursue the maximum compensation for your injuries that you deserve. Contact us today by calling 717-777-7777 or fill out the contact form on this page.
Freeburn Hamilton is proud to serve clients all over Pennsylvania. We have seven offices located in throughout Central PA.
If you can’t come to us, we’ll come to you! One of our experienced motor vehicle injury attorneys can visit your home or meet you in the hospital following an accident. We are available 24/7 – including nights and weekends.