Auto Accident Lawyers Pittsburgh, PA
Pennsylvania Personal Injury Lawyers Fight for Clients Injured in Auto Accidents in Pittsburgh and Throughout Allegheny County
An auto accident can change your life before you even have time to react and hit the brakes. In fact, auto accidents are one of the leading causes of significant injury—and even fatalities—in the state of Pennsylvania each year. While most of these accidents could have been prevented by exercising safer driving habits, the fact that hindsight is 20/20 does not change the fact that if someone else’s negligence caused an accident and injuries, you may need to pursue a claim for financial compensation to protect both your physical and financial health.
At Goodrich & Geist, P.C., we have a vested interest in doing our part to keep the roadways of Western Pennsylvania safe—because, as members of the community, we use the same roads and are subject to the same dangers as you. This is just one of the reasons why we advocate so vigorously for our clients’ right to receive every dime of compensation to which they are justly entitled when another person’s dangerous driving caused them to sustain injuries in an auto accident. With more than 50 years’ collective experience successfully helping hundreds of clients get the compensation they need to move forward with their lives after an auto accident, we have developed the legal skills and resources necessary to get the compensation you deserve.
Helping Clients Injured in Pittsburgh-Area Auto Accidents for Over 50 Years
Our experienced personal injury lawyers handle all types of auto accident cases, regardless of how the accident was caused. We have successfully helped clients who have been injured in accidents caused by:
- Car accidents
- Distracted driving
- Drunk driving accidents
- Bicycle and pedestrian accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Truck accidents
- Rear-end collisions
- Hit-and-run incidents
- Uber accidents
- Texting while driving
- Fatigued driving
- Traffic violations
- Adverse weather conditions
In the end, any auto accident can result in severe and lasting injuries regardless of how the accident itself was caused. The injuries sustained can be equally important to the cause in your overall case, because they will influence the amount of compensation available. We have experience representing clients who have walked away from an auto accident with fairly minor injuries, and we can also help if your auto accident caused severe injuries, such as:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Internal organ damage
- Loss of limbs
- Neck and back injuries
- Severely broken bones
Skilled Lawyers Goodrich & Geist Tenaciously Advocate for Maximum Compensation for Pittsburgh Auto Accident Victims
Our skilled auto accident lawyers at Goodrich & Geist, P.C. carefully assess and research every case we take on—both in analyzing the evidence that is readily available, such as the police and medical reports, and in conducting our own independent investigation. We advocate for your right to full compensation throughout the entire legal process, including by:
- Identifying all potentially responsible parties and insurance companies,
- Locating and analyzing evidence that can be used to prove another driver was at-fault,
- Working closely with your physician and medical experts to evaluate your likely recovery time and how the injuries may impact your future,
- Building a claims package that accounts for all available compensation, including compensation related to all medical and rehabilitative care, loss of earnings and pain and suffering,
- Getting to know you personally so that we can understand your goals, preferences and how the injuries have impacted your ability to live your life to the fullest,
- Negotiating with the insurance company to reach an agreement that is fair and accounts for all current and future suffering,
- Using our substantial experience and proven track record of providing exceptional legal representation to fight for your rights in court if necessary.
Contact Our Trusted Personal Injury Lawyers to Discuss Your Allegheny County Auto Accident Case Today
At Goodrich & Geist, P.C., we know how intimidating it can be to attempt settlement negotiations with a large insurance company that can afford to pour unimaginable resources into their efforts to deny or minimize your claim for compensation following an auto accident. Our experienced auto accident lawyers are here to even the score and put our substantial resources to work in negotiating a full and fair compensation package in your case. To schedule a free, risk-free consultation to tell us what happened in your auto accident, call our office or fill out this online contact form today.
Frequently Asked Questions About Auto Accident Claims
FAQ: How do I know if I need a lawyer after an auto accident?
The short answer is that you should always at least consult with an experienced auto accident lawyer if you sustained injuries in the crash. While property damage claims may be more straightforward, when you’re dealing with your health you need to make sure you can afford the best care possible, both currently and potentially well into the future if your injuries were significant. While most auto accident cases won’t result in the need for formal litigation because we can usually get a fair settlement through the negotiation process, having a lawyer by your side can both ensure that the insurance company takes you seriously and that you have help in evaluating all potential compensation that you may be entitled to receive.
FAQ: I have health insurance and car insurance, so why should I consider talking to an auto accident lawyer about a lawsuit?
Many auto accident victims eventually realize that they will incur significant out-of-pocket costs even if they have both car insurance and health insurance. These policies are extremely valuable and will be your first resort in getting compensation, but you will likely be required to pay co-pays and meet certain deductibles before coverage even kicks in. Even if your deductible is reached quickly—as it likely will be if your auto accident resulted in serious injury—you may be entitled to compensation for lost wages, loss of earning potential or enjoyment of life, pain and suffering and for medical expenses, such as rehabilitation, that may simply not be covered entirely by insurance.