Doylestown Car Accident Lawyer
No one expects to be involved in a car accident. While you can’t control the circumstances of the crash and its aftereffects, you can take charge of picking up the broken pieces and moving forward. At Drake, Hileman & Davis, we have been helping those injured in car accidents in Bucks County move forward with their lives, for more than a quarter of a century. It’s hard to imagine any type of motor vehicle accident case that we have not handled or circumstances that we have not successfully navigated.
Those who live or drive in Bucks County know that we face challenges due to the nature of our roadways and the general terrain of this part of Pennsylvania. From Levittown to Quakertown; from Route 1 to Route 611, it is not uncommon to go from stop and go city traffic to hills and blind curves within a few miles. These changes in road conditions, require a certain vigilance on the part of those traveling on Bucks County roadways. When drivers are distracted, accidents happen and unfortunately people are injured.
Proving Fault in Car Accidents
For over 30 years, we have handled motor vehicle accident cases involving people who were unfamiliar with the area, who failed to pay attention to the flow of traffic in front of them or were just distracted by something in the car or outside their window. Many times, other drivers for whatever reason just don’t see the oncoming traffic, or are in such a rush that they think they might save a few minutes by going faster than conditions permit. Frequently, commutes become so routine that the attention of some drivers starts to drift and that is when a motor vehicle accident occurs. Whether exceeding the speed limit, making a quick left turn in front of oncoming traffic, checking a cell phone or just zoning out, the results are the same. An innocent party is having to bear the costs– both physically and financially for the carelessness of another.
Inasmuch as Doylestown is the county seat, personal injury claims involving auto accident cases would be heard at the courthouse in Doylestown, even if the accident occurred in Perkasie, Newtown, Yardley, Bedminster or Lower Makefield. Accordingly, having a law firm with offices in Doylestown can be a real advantage to successfully handling these cases.
Quality, Competent and Compassionate Doylestown Lawyers
At Drake, Hileman & Davis we pride ourselves on providing quality legal services that warrant both the respect of our clients and the referral of our colleagues. We are able to navigate through the legal aspects of handling the case. From proving fault to dealing with the car repair, car rental or total loss valuation, we guide the process along quickly.
While there is some degree of urgency in addressing property damage concerns, you should not be rushed in the care and treatment needed to cure your injuries. Inasmuch as Pennsylvania is a partial no-fault state when it comes to car accidents, we are able to provide direction and insight regarding which insurance company is to pay the medical bills and provide wage loss. We also know what the insurance companies are required to provide in terms of notices and waivers in order for us to better maximize any financial recovery you might be entitled. If they don’t follow the rules and regulations of the insurance industry, we may be able to secure added coverage to any loss. We have numerous cases where the insurance companies failed to follow the rules and guidelines of Pennsylvania or in some cases even failed to follow the provisions of its own policy language.
When you retain the services of Drake, Hileman & Davis, you have less to worry about, so that you can focus on the details of recovering from your injuries and moving on with your life. See the link below regarding what our clients have been saying about us.
What is My Case Worth?
While we appreciate the words from those who have trusted us to do the best for them during a challenging time, results matter too.
Placing a value on injuries in a car accident case is not an exact science. While money is an imperfect remedy to compensate for losses and harms sustained, it is the best remedy we have in a civilized society. We are frequently contacted by people who have a misunderstanding of the what it means for Pennsylvania to be a partial no-fault state. No-fault does not mean that the responsible party is not able to be held accountable for all of the damages he or she has caused. It simply means that each party’s own automobile insurance coverage is looked to first to pay for the medical expenses and wages losses incurred. After those benefits have been exhausted, the injured party can still look to the responsible party for the balance of the damages sustained.
Determining the value of these damages is based upon a variety of factors. While Bucks County is known to be a conservative area, there are certain aspects of a case that tend to dictate the amount of money that would be considered fair and reasonable. These factors include: what if any unreimbursed, medical expenses or wage losses are owed. Are future medical expenses or lost wages anticipated? Is there any permanency to the injury? Are the injuries subjective (headaches, muscle pain) or objective (broken bones, herniated discs)? Was surgery required or were injections administered?
Find a Doylestown Car Accident Lawyer to Represent You
In evaluating these factors, you need a team of personal injury attorneys who know what aspect of a case to emphasize and what parts of a claim adds value to the equation of obtaining full compensation for an injured person’s total damages. At Drake, Hileman & Davis, we have been determining the value of personal injury claims for more than 30 years.
If you have been involved in a serious car accident involving personal injuries, we are ready to help you. Our legal team is ready to provide you with a no-cost evaluation of your claim. After speaking with you, we will be able to determine if we are able to help you further. If we take on your case, no cost or fees would be owned by you until we obtain a recovery for you. Our fees and costs are all contingency based. To discuss your case with a knowledgeable accident lawyer, contact us at (215) 348-2088 or use the contact bar on the right side of your screen.