Erie PA Car Accident Lawyers
Erie Car Accident Attorneys with Experience.
Our Erie car accident lawyers have been representing injured victims in Erie, PA, and throughout the rest of Northwestern Pennsylvania, for more than thirty years. In addition to Erie, we also have offices in Smethport and Meadville, PA. Unlike some of the personal injury “mills” you might be familiar with, our attorneys personally handle each and every case. If you hire our law firm to help you after a car accident, when you call with questions or for advice, you will speak with your lawyer, not a paralegal. We pride ourselves on excellent communication.
Call 814-452-6232 today for a FREE Consultation with our Erie, Meadville, and Smethport Car Accident Lawyers
No Recovery? No Fee.
We understand that, after being injured in a car accident and being taken out of work, you don’t have the money to pay an expensive “retainer” to hire a lawyer. That’s why we only work on a “contingent fee” basis: you only pay us if and when you win your case. It doesn’t cost you a dime to hire our law firm, as we only get paid if we get you a recovery. We also front all litigation expenses and are willing to hire the best experts to support your case. This fee structure means anybody can afford to hire us. Never think that you can’t afford a lawyer that’s just as good, if not better, than the insurance company’s lawyer. With our “No recovery, no fee” structure, any car accident victim can afford to hire the best lawyer in Erie, PA.
Do you need a lawyer to get a car accident settlement?
To put it simply, you need a lawyer if you want to get a fair settlement. If you try to negotiate a settlement on your own, the insurance company’s adjuster knows that you threatening to file a lawsuit amounts to little more than a bluff. Insurance adjusters are experienced negotiators with decades of research tactics, backed up by special software, that successfully causes you to settle your case for many times less than its true value. As experienced auto accident attorneys, we know how to properly build and develop your case such that we can prove the true, full extent of your injuries and seek fair compensation. Our law firm is not a “settlement mill.” If we can’t negotiate fair value for your case, we will file a lawsuit. We aren’t afraid to go to trial.
In our law firm’s thirty (plus) years of experience here in Erie, PA, we have seen the lengths that insurance companies’ adjusters will go to convince you that you shouldn’t get a lawyer. Some of these tricks are simply attempts to get you to settle your case too early, and some of them involve outright telling you to not get a lawyer. Don’t fall for these tricks; insurance adjusters are not your friends and they don’t have your best interest at heart. If you’re concerned enough that you’re reading this page, you need a lawyer. If you weren’t injured and only have a property damage claim, you might be able to convince the adjuster to pay fair value for your car using the NADA Guide, but if you were hurt, you need to hire a lawyer.
Auto Insurance Adjuster Tactics to Avoid
After a car accident, you start getting a lot of phone calls from insurance companies wanting all sorts of things. With so many calls coming in, how do you know what to avoid? If you talk to the adjuster, you’ll notice the following tactics:
- Asking you to give a recorded statement.
- Pressuring you to you to settle too soon after an accident.
- Pretending to be your friend to get information.
- Telling you that you don’t need a lawyer.
- Telling you that your medical bills are too high.
- Offering to pay your health insurance co-pays instead of your whole bills.
- Lowballing you.
- Telling you the accident was your fault when you know it wasn’t.
If you recognize any of the above tactics that insurance companies use to convince you to settle for less than your case is worth, you need to stop talking with the adjuster and to call our law firm immediately.
Can’t travel? Our Erie lawyers will come to you.
We understand that injuries can be catastrophic. If your injuries render you or a loved one unable to travel to our law office in Erie, Meadville, or Smethport, one of our lawyers would be happy to visit with you at your own home at a time that’s convenient for you. Just give our office a call and we’ll work out the details.
Frequently Asked Questions about Car Accidents in Erie, PA
Yes! We always offer free consultations. It’s important for both of us to meet, face to face, before agreeing to work with one another.
If you want to ensure you get a fair settlement for your car accident case, you should hire a lawyer. Lawyers can help build your case, establish your damages, and a file a lawsuit.
Our law firm only takes a fee if we get you money by way of a settlement or a verdict. This arrangement is called a “contingent fee.” Anybody can afford to hire us!
Full Tort and Limited Tort are elections on your car insurance policy that might affect your ability to pursue claims for “pain and suffering.”
Call our Erie PA Car Accident lawyers today and we’ll take care of the rest.
Call 814-452-6232 today for a FREE Consultation with an attorney!
If you’ve been injured in a car accident, you need a lawyer. When you hire our Erie, PA car accident attorneys, we take care of everything. After you hire us, we’ll handle the insurance company so you can focus on your health and on your family. Call our Erie law office and our Meadville law office for a free consultation at 814-452-6232. If you are in the Bradford, PA region, call our Smethport office at 814-887-6009.