Motor Vehicle Accident Attorney Located in Bucks County, PA
The roads of Pennsylvania host millions of drivers each year. An unfortunate reality of this fact is that with so many vehicles sharing the roads, accidents are inevitable. Whether an accident was a simple fender bender or one that has caused significant injury or death, it is important to understand your legal rights. If you have been injured in a serious motor vehicle accident, you may be suffering from physical, emotional, and financial burdens that can follow you for years down the road. Neal E. Newman has over 45 years of experience guiding clients through their legal options and helping them recover the compensation they are entitled to receive after being harmed by the negligence of another party. If you have been hurt, contact the Law Office of Neal E. Newman to schedule a free initial consultation for your personal injury matter today.
No-Fault Laws in PA
Motor vehicle accidents in Pennsylvania are subject to the terms of the Motor Vehicle Financial Responsibility Law of Pennsylvania. This law governs payments of medical bills caused by an accident as well as the right to sue for compensatory damages. There are two options for an insured with regard to the automobile insurance that they purchase concerning their right to sue. The insureds can elect “full tort” or “limited tort” under the liability coverage they purchase.
- If the driver elects the “full tort option”, he or she can sue and recover for non-economic damages (pain and suffering, humiliation, anxiety, loss of life’s pleasures) without showing that the injuries are “serious” as defined in the act.
- If the insured elects “limited tort coverage” in return for a lower premium, the insured cannot recover for non-economic damages ( pain and suffering, humiliation, anxiety, loss of life’s pleasures) unless he or she has sustained a “serious” injury as defined under the act.
If you are injured because of the negligence of another driver, you may need to bring a lawsuit to recover compensation for the harm that was caused by the accident. Some examples of negligence in a motor vehicle accident include:
- Unlawful turns
- Careless lane changes
- Excessive speeding
- Electronic device use
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Drowsy driving
Types of Motor Vehicle Accidents
With so many vehicles forced to share the roads in Pennsylvania, there are a wide variety of accidents that can happen. These accidents can involve any combination of various motor vehicles. Some of the many types of motor vehicle accidents include the following:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Uber/Lyft accidents
- Mass transit accidents
- Drunk driver accidents
- Passenger accidents
If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident on the roads of Pennsylvania, it is critical that you speak with an experienced attorney about your legal options as soon as possible. Attorney Newman can assess your situation and determine what your insurance plan allows you to recover. You may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, the need to hire in-home care, and any other out-of-pocket expenses as well as the loss of enjoyment of life, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and other non-financial damages.
Contact a Bucks County Auto Accident Attorney
Being seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident can have significant impacts on you for the rest of your life. For over 45 years, Attorney Newman has represented Pennsylvania clients after they have been hurt because of another party’s negligence. Mr. Newman understands how devastating an automobile accident can be on your future and will work tirelessly to seek fair compensation that can help you move forward. If you are in need of a law firm to assess your situation, guide you through your options, and passionately advocate on your behalf, contact the Law Office of Neal E. Newman today to schedule a free initial consultation.