If you or a loved one has been harmed in a car accident due to the actions of an aggressive or reckless driver, you may have legal options. A Philadelphia aggressive driving accident lawyer from Morelli Law Firm can help you pursue the compensation you deserve.
A motor vehicle accident can leave behind expensive property damage, injuries with lingering effects, and medical bills that just keep piling up. When you call us at (212) 751-9800 for your free consultation, a member of our staff can tell you more about what you can do to make it right and how you can sue the negligent driver for damages.
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If you or a loved one is injured in an accident with an aggressive driver, that can mean lengthy hospital stays, multiple visits to doctors, and a need for therapy or prescribed medications. Even with health insurance, these costs can quickly begin to add up.
Your compensation can help with associated medical costs and even offset the economic hardship you might face if your injuries keep you out of work. Your damages could cover:
- The cost of medical bills after your accident
- The cost of future care for your injuries
- Wages you lost if you missed work due to your injuries
- A loss of future earning potential due to your injuries
Accidents can cause a lot of damage, and insurance may not cover everything. It may be within your interest to pursue property damages as well. These damages can cover repairs for your vehicle or a replacement and other methods of transportation if you were hit while riding a bicycle or motorcycle.
The aftermath of the accident might take a toll on your mental health. You may not be able to enjoy or engage in the activities you once did because your painful physical and emotional injuries keep you from doing so. Consider talking to your lawyer about claiming damages for pain and suffering and/or a reduced quality of life.
For help with assessing and evaluating your damages, call Morelli Law Firm today at (212) 751-9800 and learn more about your legal options.
Filing a Wrongful Death Suit
If your loved one passed away in an accident with an aggressive driver, you may be able to pursue wrongful death damages. These would consider your pain and suffering, along with the economic contribution of the deceased to your household. 42 Pa. C.S.A. § 8301 gives surviving spouses, parents, and children the right to file wrongful death suits.
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How a Philadelphia Aggressive Driving Accident Lawyer Can Assist You
Hiring a lawyer is not required when pursuing a personal injury suit, nor can a lawyer guarantee a specific verdict. However, what a lawyer can do is fight for the best legal outcome for you and your family at every turn. Your aggressive driving accident attorney will:
Promptly File Your Case
Unfortunately, you do not have unlimited time to file your personal injury case in Pennsylvania. If you have been harmed in a motor vehicle accident with an aggressive driver, you have just twoyears to begin pursuing your case under 42 Pa. C.S.A. § 5524. If you give them sufficient notice, an attorney will quickly get the legal process started and ensure that you do not miss out on your chance to pursue compensation.
Name the Liable Parties
Your lawyer will name the party liable for the accident and show why they are at fault via the four elements of negligence:
- They owed you a duty of care.
- They breached that duty of care.
- You suffered injuries.
- You are sustaining consequential damages.
These elements will then show why this liable party should be required to pay out those damages.
Gather the Evidence Needed to Make Your Case
An attorney will also gather the evidence needed to make your case. Evidence could include the police report of the crash, footage of the accident, eyewitness accounts, and your medical records.
Fight for Compensation You Deserve
Your lawyer will figure out what compensation is fair, taking into account your injuries and how they have affected your life and livelihood. Then your attorney fights for that compensation and the best legal outcome for you and your family.
Argue on Your Behalf and in Court if Needed
Your lawyer will argue your case on your behalf. If a settlement is not agreed upon, they will even argue for you in court at a jury trial.
Defining Aggressive Driving
Aggressive driving behaviors like tailgating, weaving in and out of traffic, and ignoring traffic signals can all easily lead to accidents. Speeding can also make the road more dangerous for everyone. According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), speeding was a factor in approximately one-third of fatal motor vehicle accidents over the last two decades.
Someone who drives aggressively is not thinking about how their actions affect others. They are not thinking about how they are putting other drivers and their families in danger. When they cause an accident, they need to be held accountable.
Secure Your Free Consultation Today
If you or your loved one has suffered injuries as a result of an accident with an aggressive driver, do not delay. See how a Philadelphia aggressive driving accident lawyer can assist you today. Simply call (212) 751-9800 to get your free consultation from a Morelli Law Firm team member. There is no obligation, but there is the chance to learn more about your family’s legal options.