Munley Law has more than 50 years of experience in handling car accident lawsuits in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, and across the country. Our experienced car accident lawyers have won some of the the largest car accident verdicts and settlements in the country and have set many records for our clients. Often, when car accidents happen, the injuries are catastrophic and deadly, but even seemingly small injuries can disrupt an injured victim’s life and turn their world upside down. That’s where Munley Law’s attorneys, who have been repeatedly named to Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers, the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, — can help. We will help you sort out your medical bills and expenses from your motor vehicle accident. We will help you get the lost wages that you have lost as a result of your auto accident injuries. We will help you recover for your pain and suffering. We are not afraid to go to trial and battle the auto insurance companies to win your case for you. See our list of most frequently asked questions about car accident cases, common car accident injuries and some of the common causes of car accidents. Or, see what some of our past car accident clients have to say about their experiences with our firm.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, an estimated 33,561 people died in car accidents during 2012. Included in these statistics for car accidents are car crashes, truck accidents, tractor trailer accidents, accidents caused by drunk driving, farm equipment accidents, motorcycle crashes, ATV accidents, bus accidents, van accidents, drunk driving accidents, pedestrian accidents, bicycle accidents and uninsured/underinsured motorists. We have experience with all of these types of vehicular accidents and can give you the best advice possible and help you win your case.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident, the auto accident lawyers at Munley Law are ready to fight for you today. And our services do not cost you a penny unless we recover for you. Call today at 855-866-5529 or use our online form. Also, check out How We Work.
Common Causes of Car Accidents
Car accidents can have many causes but these six are the most common:
Munley Law Has the Leading Car Accident Lawyers in Pennsylvania
Auto insurance is never as straightforward as it looks. Insurance companies profit by paying as little as they can to automobile policyholders and car accident victims. You should never sign an offer from a car insurance company after a serious accident without obtaining legal advice from a top-rated car accident law firm, like Munley Law. Our list of most Frequently Asked Questions on car accidents provides additional help and guidance.
At Munley Law, we help car accident victims file personal injury or wrongful death lawsuits to recover compensation for medical bills, rehabilitation expenses, lost wages, vehicle damage or the cost to rent or replace a car, or other motor vehicle. We help families pursue wrongful death claims against at-fault drivers to recover money for their losses, particularly in the wrongful death of a family’s breadwinner.
As the leading car accident firm, our car accident lawyers have represented thousands of innocent car accident victims throughout Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey. So call us today at 844-686-5397 if you or someone you care about has been involved in an accident with a motor vehicle. We would love to help you and provide you with a free consultation.
Choose Carefully: Choose the Top Car Accident Lawyers in Pennsylvania
The lawyers at Munley Law are fierce and effective courtroom advocates when insurance companies refuse to settle your car crash case. We know the techniques that insurance companies may use to influence you to settle quickly for less compensation — and we know how to counter them. We are the top experts in our field, often providing advice to other lawyers, and we are proud of our national reputation in all types of vehicle accident law.
We want to talk to you today to discuss your car accident case. There is no obligation and our consultation is absolutely free. We do not get paid unless we recover benefits for you. It is important that you choose an experienced law firm — one that knows how to win your car crash case for you. We have the know-how, the reputation and the experience to get you the compensation you deserve. Choose carefully! Choose the best car accident lawyers available. Choose the Pennsylvania motor vehicle accident attorneys at Munley Law. Call us at 844-686-5397 or contact us on our easy to use online form.
Automobile Recall Cases with Munley’s Specialized Car Accident Lawyers
Munley Law also specializes in automobile recall cases. We are currently handing cases for our clients against General Motors and the ignition switch recall accidents. See more details on our GM Recall Lawyers page, or check out some of the articles we have written on the GM recall in our blog.
Frequently Asked Questions About Car Accidents
Q: If I’ve been in a car accident, do I need a lawyer?
A: Insurance companies have high-paid lawyers and experts who will fight against you to make sure you get as little money as possible. Statistically, people represented by lawyers get three times more settlement money than people who do it themselves. So, while you don’t need a lawyer, having legal representation can ensure that you receive the compensation you are owed.
Q: How much will I have to pay a lawyer for help after an accident?
A: The great thing about personal injury lawyers is that we only get paid if we win your case. Our fee is a percentage of the amount of money that we recover for you. This allows you to choose the lawyer that you like the most, and that you think is best for the job, without worrying about paying big legal fees.
Q: What types of things can I get reimbursed for after a car accident?
A: In addition to medical bills, lost wages, and damage to your vehicle, you may get reimbursed for:
- emotional distress
- pain and suffering
- loss of enjoyment (loss of enjoyment of things you do for recreation such as hobbies and exercise)
- loss of property in your vehicle or on your person at the time of the accident
Q:What should I do right after a car accident?
A: We suggest you:
- Remain calm and remain in your vehicle (unless it’s too dangerous to do so)
- Turn on your hazard lights
- Call 911 even if your accident seems minor
- Seek medical attention for any injured drivers or passengers
- Unless necessary, do not move the vehicles until the police arrive
- Never leave the scene of the accident
- Write down the names, addresses and phone numbers of all parties involved, including any witnesses
- Make sure you write down the names and badge numbers of any police officers that are investigating the accident
- Photograph the vehicles and any injuries sustained by you or your passengers
- Do not admit fault
- Immediately notify your own insurance company of the accident
Do not discuss the accident with anyone except the police or your own insurance agent or representative; you are not required to give a statement to anyone but the police and your insurance company
Q:What should I do in the days following my accident?
A: Here are the steps you should take:
- Obtain a copy of the accident report prepared by the police
- Obtain a property damage valuation from your insurance company
- Write down all visits with doctors and other healthcare providers and keep a journal of any symptoms or pain you experience. Also, get copies of all test results, medications, treatments, and any other relevant medical information
- Keep a detailed list of any out-of-pocket expenses you incur
- Record days of missed work or other activities in which you were unable to participate
- Never accept a settlement offer from an insurance carrier unless you have consulted with a lawyer
Q: What is the difference between full and limited tort?
A: The tort option on your auto insurance policy determines your ability to pursue legal action in the event of an accident. If you have full tort, you may pursue compensation regardless of the severity of your injuries. Limited tort, on the other hand, limits your right to sue. If you have limited tort, you may only sue the at-fault party for the cost of your medical bills, but not for pain and suffering (pain and suffering often make up the bulk of a personal injury case). However, there are some exceptions:
- If you are hit by a drunk driver
- If you are a pedestrian who was hit by a vehicle
- If the defendant’s vehicle is registered out of state
- If you were riding in a commercial vehicle
- If you were riding with a resident relative or spouse who has full tort and you were injured as a passenger in their vehicle
- If the defendant is uninsured
- If your accident resulted in death, permanent severe impairment of a bodily function, or disfigurement
Under any of the above circumstances, you would be given the benefits of full tort.
Car Accident Client Testimonials
“You can put your trust into Chris Munley. A couple of years ago I got into a car crash and didn’t think I would recover financially. The insurance company had denied my claim and I thought that was that. But thanks to Mr. Munley, I got the money I needed from the insurance company and I was able to get on with my life. Thank you again, Mr. Munley.”
-A Car Accident Client
“My car accident last year kept me out of work for over a month. I was afraid of losing my job, the medical bills were piling up and the insurance company would not return my calls. I made the right decision after calling Caroline Munley. She fought the insurance company and helped me get back on my feet. I wholeheartedly endorse her.”
-Personal Injury Client
“After my car accident, I was severely injured and the insurance company refused to pay for my expenses. I knew that I needed help. I turned to Robert Munley and he fought for me like no one else has. Not only was he able to get me the money I needed to pay my medical bills but he kept me informed through the entire process. I don’t know where I would be without Robert Munley.”
-Personal Injury Client
“When I got into my terrible auto accident eight months ago, I had nowhere to turn after the insurance company denied my claim. Not only did Dan Munley help me with my case, but he kept me informed every step of the way. Thank you so much for all your work!”
-Elizabeth, a Car Accident Client