Being in a car accident raises a lot of questions. You’re likely experiencing mounting medical bills and a loss of income, so you may be wondering how long it will take to settle your car accident case. Our Pennsylvania car accident attorneys are here to answer your questions
Marzzacco Niven & Associates has been helping accident injury victims get much-needed financial relief since 2008. With more than 120 years of combined experience, our Pennsylvania personal injury attorneys have delivered millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts to our clients.
Getting your life back on track starts with a phone call at (717) 231-1640 to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation. You’ll tell us about your accident and injuries, and we’ll assess your case and help you understand how long it might take to resolve.
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What Can Marzzacco Niven & Associates Do for Me if I’m Injured in a Pennsylvania Car Accident?
If you’ve been hurt in a Pennsylvania car accident, we understand what you’re going through. Our trusted lawyers will treat you with dignity, compassion, and honesty.
Your well-being is not your insurance company’s top priority. Instead, they may pressure you into taking a quick settlement for far less than you’re entitled.
When you hire Marzzacco Niven & Associates, we’ll work diligently to get you a fair settlement as early as possible. That requires a thorough understanding of the cause of your accident, a complete picture of your injuries, and an accurate calculation of the value of your case. You can trust us to handle all that.
Before we go to the settlement negotiation table, we’ll be fully prepared by:
- Conducting our own independent investigation of your accident
- Collecting critical evidence in your case to establish who was at fault
- Hiring top experts who will bolster your claim
- Consulting with your medical providers to help understand the extent of your injuries
- Accurately calculating the value of your case
When it’s time to negotiate, we’ll be armed with the information we need to go toe to toe with the insurance company. If they refuse to negotiate in good faith, we won’t hesitate to take your case to court.
What Factors Determine How Long It Will Take To Settle My Pennsylvania Car Accident Claim?
When you’ve been injured in a car accident, you’re under the pressure of mounting medical bills. In addition to relief from the pain of your injuries, you need relief from financial stress as soon as possible.
The good news is that the vast majority of personal injury cases settle without having to go to trial. In fact, about 95% of all civil cases are settled out of court.
How long it will take to settle your case is not always easy to pin down. It will depend on a variety of factors, such as:
- The seriousness and extent of your injuries
- Whether the accident resulted in death
- The insurance company’s willingness to negotiate fairly
- Your attorney’s ability to skillfully negotiate an equitable settlement
How soon your case settles may also depend on whether you share some of the blame for the accident. Pennsylvania follows a modified comparative negligence rule with a 51% recovery bar.
This means your overall compensation will be reduced according to the percentage of your own fault. For example, if your total damages equal $100,000, but you were 50% at fault for the accident, you will only be entitled to recover $50,000. Moreover, if you were more than 50% at fault for the accident, you aren’t entitled to any recovery.
When someone else caused the accident that resulted in your injuries, Marzzacco Niven & Associates will protect you against claims by the insurance company that you’re to blame. Call us today so we can discuss your case and walk you through the claims process.
What Types of Damages Am I Entitled to if I’m Injured in a Pennsylvania Car Accident?
Car accidents can result in a wide variety of injuries and even death. The nature and extent of your damages can dictate how long your car accident case may take to settle, so it’s important to understand the damages to which you may be entitled.
In Pennsylvania, you are entitled to recover economic and non-economic damages. Your economic damages are the financial losses you suffered as a result of the accident. This includes your medical expenses, loss of income, loss of future earnings, and other out-of-pocket expenses.
Your non-economic damages are non-pecuniary losses, including compensation for your pain and suffering, mental anguish, and scarring and disfigurement.
You need an experienced personal injury attorney who will work diligently to get you compensation as quickly as possible but without cutting corners or compromising your claim. Call Marzzacco Niven & Associates today and learn how we can maximize your recovery.
Call Marzzacco Niven & Associates To Get a Free Evaluation of Your Pennsylvania Car Accident Case
While you may not be able to control the conduct of other drivers, you can take control of your future by demanding the compensation you deserve. You shouldn’t have to pay the financial costs of your injuries if you were involved in a Pennsylvania car accident that someone else caused.
Call Marzzacco Niven & Associates at (717) 231-1640 to learn more about the car accident claims process, your rights to compensation, and how long it might take to get the relief you need. We’ll provide you with a free consultation and give you an honest evaluation of your case.