Learn More About Car Accident Investigations And Compensation
People who have been hurt in a car accident may be unsure about their next steps to file a claim or how compensation is determined in an accident. This page outlines how the attorneys at McDonald at Law closely investigate the circumstances of an accident and fight to get fair compensation for clients across Pennsylvania.
If you were hurt, it is critical that you call our Lancaster office at 717-208-2641 to schedule your free consultation with a knowledgeable attorney. We will answer your questions and help you determine your next steps.
Conducting An Investigation
Following any motor vehicle accident, it is crucial to conduct a thorough investigation as soon as possible, especially if someone was injured. When you choose our team to investigate your case, we will work to determine the cause of your accident and establish liability by seeking testimony from witnesses, consulting industry and forensics experts, and referencing any pertinent evidence. We can also help ensure that evidence is properly preserved and document the scene of the accident.
After the accident’s circumstances have been established and fault has been determined, we can then file a claim against the negligent party or parties. Although investigations into your car accident will also be conducted by the insurance companies involved, we can provide an unbiased opinion from the perspective of a professional and experienced third party, which will allow you to make more informed decisions regarding your rights.
The Guidance You Need When Filing A Claim
If you were involved in an accident, our personal injury attorneys can help you file a claim against the negligent parties. To begin the claims process, we will first conduct a thorough investigation of the accident by taking witness statements, consulting with accident reconstruction experts and leveraging decades of experience litigating these cases. This investigation will help us determine the cause of your accident and establish liability. If it can be shown that one or more parties acted negligently, we can seek compensation for:
- Property damage
- Medical bills
- Future medical expenses
- Loss of wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
If a loved one was killed or severely injured in a motorcycle accident or any other type of motor vehicle wreck, we will seek damages that are sufficient to provide your family with a lifetime of care. However, the other parties involved – along with their insurance companies – will likely do everything in their power to minimize the amount of compensation you are awarded. By having our team represent your rights, we can help maximize your award or settlement.
Schedule Your Free Consultation Now
Time is a critical factor in an accident case. We will immediately begin investigating all evidence related to your case and start building a strong claim on your behalf. You can rest easy knowing that your case is in experienced hands, as attorney Michael McDonald has obtained some of the largest trial verdicts and arbitration awards in the history of Lancaster. Mr. McDonald has also been a Nationally Board Certified personal injury specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy since 2002.