The most substantial part of most auto accident claims is pain and suffering.
This is money compensation for the value of your pain, disability, inconvenience, mental distress, disfigurement and any other subjective manifestation of the injury. It takes an experienced personal injury attorney to place a value on this type of loss. In very serious cases, a driver may suffer loss of future earning capacity that is a reduction in a person's ability to support themselves in the future. These difficult claims require expert testimony from economists and accountants, and should only be handled by an experienced attorney.
Loss of consortium is the loss suffered by a spouse because of an injury inflicted on the other spouse. Typically, a consortium claim does not increase the overall value of a claim, but it may affect the right of creditors to claim portions of the money recovered. Only an experienced personal injury attorney can structure the settlement so as to maximize the recovery to you.
In some cases, the driver at fault has no insurance, or not enough insurance to cover the loss. "Uninsured" or "underinsured" coverage in your policy is designed to protect you in this situation. In such cases, an experienced personal injury lawyer will bring a claim against your own insurance company, to collect from it the losses caused by the driver at fault.
Choosing the right personal injury attorney in Lancaster, PA.
One of the advantages of choosing the Law Office of R. Russell Pugh to handle your auto accident claim is our access to the best attorneys in Pennsylvania. If your claim is not especially complex, or has modest damages, rest assured that my office will efficiently and quickly resolve it and get you the maximum recovery possible. But if your case is more complex, or has very substantial damages, my firm will not hesitate to bring in the most experienced and powerful lawyers in the state to get you every penny you are entitled to. Trust me to place your personal injury case with the best attorneys in Pennsylvania. Don't pick your lawyer from a bill board or an ad in the yellow pages. Let me use my 30+ years of experience to put your case in the hands of the best personal injury lawyers in Pennsylvania, lawyers that the insurance companies really ARE afraid of.