If you have been injured in a car accident, we want to help you get back on your feet. We will work closely with you and the insurance adjusters assigned to your case in order to try to secure maximum compensation for your losses as quickly as possible.
When it comes to car accident claims, we could write pages and pages about legal theories, case strategies, how to calculate damages, and everything else that goes into pursuing a successful claim. But, we know that you don’t really care about most of this – if you even care about any of it at all. No, what you care about is the end result. What you care about is recovering rightful compensation as quickly and painlessly as possible.
We’re with you. We understand why you feel this way, and we want to help you attain the outcome that you desire. While we will aggressively litigate cases when necessary, in car accident cases, we take a settlement-first approach that focuses on securing the compensation that our clients deserve before their cases ever get close to trial. We have extensive experience in car accident claims in the Scranton area. The insurance companies know us – they know that we are willing to work with them if they treat our clients with respect; and, they know that if they don’t, we won’t hesitate to take them to court.
Experienced Car Accident Representation Focused On Results
At The Slocum Firm, we handle cases involving all types of car accidents in and around Scranton. If you were injured in a collision downtown, on I-81, or on any of the other highways or byroads that crisscross our region, we want to help you stand up for your legal rights.
In order to recover compensation for a car accident, the key is being able to prove that someone else was at fault in the accident. In Pennsylvania, you can even recover compensation if you were partially at fault – as long as you were not more at fault than the other driver (or drivers) involved. For example, suppose you got sideswiped by someone who was speeding and weaving through traffic on Interstate 476 northeast of town. You were speeding, too, but just a few miles per hour over the limit. So, let’s say that maybe you were ten percent at fault (this is a completely arbitrary number for the sake of the example). Since someone else was still ninety percent at fault, you would be entitled to recover ninety percent of your losses. This includes your physical, financial, and emotional harm.
We’ll Make Sure That You Understand What You’ve Lost
In fact, another key point to understand about your car accident claim is that most collision victims have no idea about the full extent of their injuries. Most people add up the totals on their medical bills and think, “This is the amount that I need to make sure that I can collect from the insurance companies.” But, the fact of the matter is that your losses could be far greater, and if you accept too little in your settlement, you could end up paying for someone else’s mistake for years to come.
Your medical bills are certainly an important component of your claim for damages, but in many accident cases, they account for just a small piece of the pie. We can make sure that you seek compensation for all of your losses, including:
- Outstanding medical bills
- Future medical expenses, such as follow-up doctor’s visits and ongoing rehabilitation or physical therapy
- Counseling, prescriptions, and other treatment-related expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Lost wages while you were in the hospital or unable to go to work
- Lost earning capacity, if your injuries make it impossible to return to your previous employment
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Other life and family-related losses, such as loss of support, companionship, and spousal relations
The Key to Recovering Compensation: Taking Action
In order to protect your rights, the single most important thing you can do is to speak with an attorney as soon as possible. There are important steps that you need to take – and equally important mistakes that you need to avoid – and at The Slocum Firm, we can begin working on your case immediately while helping you do everything necessary in order to maximize your claim for damages.
From collecting evidence at the scene to making sure that you get appropriate medical attention, there are a number of things that we should get started on right away. The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can secure the compensation that you deserve. Let’s get started today.
Contact The Slocum Firm about Your Car Accident in Scranton, PA
To get started with your car accident claim, contact our offices to schedule a free, confidential consultation. Call (570) 209-7376 or send us an email now.
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