CAR CRASHES ABOUND ON PENNSYLVANIA ROADS AND HIGHWAYS, AND THE COSTS ARE HIGH.
According to AAA, the average cost of an injury crash in the United States in 2009 was more than $125,000, while the average cost of a fatal accident was closer to $6 million. Add to this the devastating effect on people’s lives from serious injuries that can main, disfigure, and cause pain and suffering that may last a lifetime, and it is no wonder that victims of car crashes seek compensation.
IF YOU OR A LOVED ONE WAS INJURED OR SOMEONE HAS DIED IN A CAR CRASH, MOTORCYCLE, OR TRUCK ACCIDENT ON A PENNSYLVANIA HIGHWAY, ROAD OR STREET, YOU SHOULD CONSULT AN EXPERIENCED PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER REGARDING YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS. If another party’s negligence or responsibility was involved in the accident, you may be entitled to receive financial compensation to cover your medical expenses, lost wages, property loss, and pain and suffering. However, your case must be handled correctly and competently, or you may never collect the compensation you are entitled to.
Clifford A. Rieders of Rieders, Travis, Humphrey, Waters & Dohrmann knows the courts and the system and what you need to do to increase your chances of winning a good settlement.
Our seasoned Pennsylvania auto accident attorneys have helped hundreds of people file successful personal injury lawsuits. With decades of experience with many types of auto crashes and an excellent reputation in the legal community, we are well positioned to handle even the most difficult cases. Our lawyers have successfully represented clients in car and truck accident cases of all kinds, including:
We offer a free consultation to carefully examine the individual facts in your case and determine the best way to handle it. Contact us for a free consultation with a highly experienced Pennsylvania personal injury lawyer or call 800-326-9259 to set up your free consultation.
You should know that Cliff Rieders has written one of the leading books on cases involving vehicle collisions, the Financial Responsibility Law. That law regulates how most insurance issues and questions are addressed when there is a collision or crash.
The following are some laws regarding vehicle accidents in Pennsylvania:
In Pennsylvania, compensated costs and losses fall into two categories: economic damages, and non-economic damages.
If involved in a vehicle crash, you should follow these rules:
It pays to speak to an experienced Pennsylvania auto crash attorney before you talk to an insurance company, to protect your rights and maximize the compensation you receive. Insurance companies will try tactics such as trying to shift responsibility or getting you to accept the lowest settlement, and our attorneys have the skills and experience to help ensure you get the best settlement possible.
If you or a loved one is involved in a car crash, you should get legal assistance to help prove that your case qualifies for exemption from no-fault, and to protect your rights at every stage of your liability claim.
The skilled and experienced Pennsylvania auto accident attorney Clifford A. Rieders of Rieders, Travis, Humphrey, Waters & Dohrmann has spent decades honing his skills and successfully representing Pennsylvania families who have suffered an injury or loss due to someone else’s negligence. We offer personal attention and loyalty to every client, aggressively fighting for their right to compensation. Whether in settlement negotiations or pursuing a favorable trial verdict, we are thoroughly prepared and committed to achieving a just outcome. With our experienced staff, we offer strength in numbers while providing top-notch personal service.
We have years of experience dealing with the harm that results from vehicle crashes. As a result, we have been successful in securing substantial recoveries for legitimate claims.
Cliff Rieders is a Past President of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice, formerly Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association. Rieders has won numerous awards and recognition from the Pennsylvania Association for Justice, and he received the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority recognition award. Cliff has received the George F. Douglas Amicus Curiae Award, as well as the Milton D. Rosenberg Award from the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers. Rieders is on committees and organizations that write the law in many fields of practice, including the Mcare Act, which governs medical liability actions in Pennsylvania, and he wrote the book on medical malpractice that lawyers use in the state. Cliff Rieders is admitted in state and federal courts, including the Supreme Court of the United States. The attorney has written many textbooks, including on the Financial Responsibility Law which governs truck and automobile accidents in Pennsylvania.
If you or your loved one has suffered harm from someone else’s negligence or incompetence in a car crash, your next step should be to consult Cliff Rieders at Rieders, Travis, Humphrey, Waters & Dohrmann by calling 800-326-9259, or by using our online contact form. Based in Williamsport, we serve clients throughout the state of Pennsylvania, offering a free consultation on all personal injury matters. More than that, we offer you experience, knowledge, compassion, and a long history of results.
Bad Faith in Pennsylvania by Cliff Rieders is focused on many aspects of bad faith claims. In the book, Rieders provides a definition of bad faith, discusses who may be able to file a claim, burden of proof, damages and exceptions to bad faith claims, among other related subjects. It contains an up to date discussion of relevant case law concerning insurance bad faith in Pennsylvania.
In this excerpt, you’ll learn exactly what the term “bad faith” means. This includes how bad faith relates to underinsured or uninsured motorist claims, insurer misrepresentations, investigative practices and settlement factors.