Car Accidents Attorney in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
If you have been in a car accident, hire a car accident attorney to make sure that you can get the compensation you deserve for your injuries along with a replacement vehicle. Kim A. Bodnar is highly skilled at handling accident cases throughout the Pittsburgh PA area. Whether you were recently in an accident or it happened a year ago, Kim A. Bodnar, Attorney at Law can help. Just remember, that you are on a time limit, so it is important to get your case filed before you reach the statute of limitations. For a free consultation call.
Do I Need a Car Accident Attorney if The Other Party Is at Fault?
Yes, you do. Just because you were hit, doesn’t mean that the judge will rule in your favor. The other party is likely working with an attorney, and if they are insured, their insurance company will probably provide one free of charge. This is how the insurance company limits the damages they have to pay. Insurance attorneys are aggressive and experienced. Their job is to prove that you were at fault, not their client. If you live in Pennsylvania, it is extremely important that you hire a car accident attorney that is familiar with the state laws and can build a strong case, proving that you were the victim and not the cause of the accident.
Many clients ask if they need to hire an attorney if the other party admitted guilt at the accident scene. The answer is still yes. Someone can admit guilt at the accident site and still claim innocence after hiring a lawyer. This can come as a surprise, but as an experienced attorney, I see this on a regular basis. The key is to plan for the other party to claim innocence and build a strong case of proof for why they are to blame for the accident and your injuries.
How Do You Prove My Case?
Kim A. Bodnar will conduct a thorough interview to learn everything possible about your accident. This includes learning about the circumstances leading up to your car wreck, when it happened, where it happened, who was involved, what witnesses were around, etc. I need to know every possible detail so that I can interview witnesses, document what happened at the scene, and build a case for your innocence and the other driver’s guilt. The more information I have, the easier this will be to do.
When scheduling a consultation, it helps if you can bring a written account of what happened along with contact information for any witnesses and photos of the accident site or damage to your vehicle. You can also provide this at a later date, but I find that bringing it with you can help you to tell your story and explain what happened without missing a beat. My offices are conveniently located in Pittsburgh PA so you can also drop photos and contact information off at a later date.
Can You Help Me to Get the Medical Care I Need?
Yes, as a car accident attorney my goal is to ensure that you are treated and cared for so that you can recover from your injuries. It is important to see the right doctor, and I know several throughout the 15219 area that can provide the medical care you need in a professional fashion. If you have auto insurance, your insurance company will typically pay for your medical expenses until your case is over. You need to call them and file an insurance claim. I can help with this process, and they will then provide you with a claim number that can be given to the doctor. I will inform both your insurance company and your doctor that I am representing you so that they will send us the paperwork needed for your case.
It is important to select the right doctor because some medical providers don’t know how to handle a personal injury case. Your doctor needs to be able to bill your insurance and take detailed notes about your condition so that your medical file can be used as a reference during settlement negotiations or your trial. As a car accident attorney, I use this information to help build a case for why you are entitled to damages. I must show that you have been injured as a result of a car wreck and how those injuries impact you now and will continue to do so in the future. Your medical file is a key piece of evidence that I use to build a strong case.
How Much Money Will I Get for My Injuries?
As a car accident attorney, I will help you to receive the maximum possible for the damage that was done to your car and to you, physically. In order to give you an idea of what financial damages you may be entitled to, I need to meet with you and learn more about your case. This is different every time. Your car will either be replaced or repaired as part of the process so the part of your case that has to be determined through negotiations or a trial is what you are entitled to for the physical damages you sustained and any loss of income that occurred as a result. This includes any immediate loss of income along with a loss of future earnings. At Kim A. Bodnar, Attorney at Law, I can build a strong case for what you should receive and base it on facts. This requires gathering evidence like your medical records, pay stubs, and W-2s along with any expense reports and testimony from your doctor about how your injuries will impact your future earning capabilities. Kim A. Bodnar will put the evidence together and present it in a way that proves your case and why your request for financial damages is justified.
What Will It Cost to Hire a Car Accident Attorney?
I work with clients throughout Pennsylvania and the 15219 area. My compensation is typically tied to the outcome of the case. To schedule a free consultation, call, and I will be happy to discuss your case and my fee structure in further detail.