The traffic along Interstate 81, already heavy, is even more congested as a result of a car accident around 11:00 this morning. PennDOT reports at least one lane is restricted after the car accident involving several vehicles. It is not clear whether or not there were any injuries reported as a result of the accident, but if there were, our Harrisburg office is right nearby.
Injured In A Car Accident? Contact A Harrisburg PA Car Accident Lawyer At HHR!
We meet people in our Harrisburg office all the time who have recently been involved in a serious car accident caused by the negligence of another. Most accident victims are banged up pretty good and have a lot of newfound questions about what to do after a car accident. Others are more seriously injured and contact us from a hospital for a Free Consultation about their legal rights. That’s because, as we advertise, if you are injured and cannot come to us, we will come to you at home or in the hospital. It’s true, we really do. Why? Because we see far too many people being bullied by big insurance companies to sign a low-ball settlement offer.
What To Do After a Car Accident
As Harrisburg Car Accident Lawyers, we are here to help protect your rights to the compensation you deserve. With that in mind, here are a few tips to help your case start on the right foot:
- The insurance adjuster is NOT your friend. Remember, the adjuster works for the insurance company. The insurance company makes their money collecting premiums, not paying accident settlement claims, so they will offer you as little as possible.
- Don’t Sign Anything. If you are being pressured to sign a settlement offer or a waiver of your rights, you would be best advised to get a Free Case Evaluation from one of our experienced Harrisburg PA car accident injury lawyers first. Find out what your legal options and make an informed decision about your situation. Don’t leave money on the table, get the compensation you deserve.
- Document Everything. If possible, get photos of the accident scene, with all vehicles involved. Try to cover all angles and include nearby scenery or any hazards that may have contributed to the accident (like an obstructed sign, or a deep pothole). Keep all receipts for any expenses incurred as a result of your car accident, to get reimbursed later.
There are many more things you can do to protect your rights to compensation after a car accident, which we are glad to discuss with you during your Free Case Evaluation. Time lost is evidence lost, and there are time limits to file certain accident claims in Pennsylvania, so don’t delay – Contact us today!
Why You Should Hire an Experienced Harrisburg PA Car Accident Lawyer
PA Car accidents are so complicated that, even if the defendant driver has insurance coverage, they may not have enough to cover all the expenses you have incurred as a result of injuries sustained in the accident. The best car accident attorneys know how to identify other sources of insurance coverage, such as underinsured or uninsured policies, umbrella policies, employer's policies, and, in some cases, even homeowner's insurance may be used to cover your losses & property damages.
Handler Henning & Rosenberg, LLP will work for you in establishing the fault of the other driver, maximizing and proving the extent of the injuries, and ensuring adequate proceeds to pay the settlement for your car accident injury case.