When you are injured in an auto accident, you are probably shaken up, stressed out, in pain, and generally concerned with many, many things other than your legal rights. However, being concerned with your legal rights is something that you most definitely should be. In order to get the compensation you deserve, you’ll need to act decisively and promptly. One of the first things you should do is retain skilled Pennsylvania injury counsel. Your experienced injury attorney can be the one to focus on your legal issues while you focus on you and your family.
Knowledgeable counsel matters in an auto accident case because details matter, and your diligent attorney can work to identify the details that can make the difference between a successful outcome and an unsuccessful one. Take, for example, a case involving John, an employee of a major telecommunications company. John was driving an employer-owned vehicle when another driver crashed into him at a traffic light. The crash caused John to suffer substantial damages. The at-fault driver only had insurance coverage equal to the minimum required by state law.
Since his damages exceeded the policy limits of the at-fault driver’s insurance, John filed an underinsured motorist claim with his employer’s auto insurer. The insurance company denied the claim, contending that John’s employer actually had declined underinsured motorist coverage as part of its policy.