Serious collisions may involve spinal cord injuries, broken bones, traumatic brain injuries and long term disability. Following a vehicle accident, auto insurance companies are known to engage in a number of tactics to minimize the amount of injury settlements and increase profits for their shareholders. This is why you need an experienced car accident lawyer who will fight in court to if the insurance company won’t offer fair compensation to cover your injuries and other losses.
The Wieand Law Firm has significant experience negotiating with insurance adjusters and litigating serious car car accident injury claims. For a free legal consultation following an automobile accident, call us at 1(800) 481-5206. We are proud to represent clients throughout Berks County including Kutztown, Reading, St Lawrence and Wyomissing.
Personal Injury Claims, Negotiations and Litigation
The Wieand Law Firm represents clients injured in a variety of Berks County vehicle accidents, including:
- Commercial truck accidents
- Car Crashes
- Motorcycle collisions
- Boat Accidents
- Persons hit by a vehicle as a pedestrian
- Bicycle accidents
When you hire the Wieand Law Firm, you will work directly with founding attorney Brent Wieand. He strives for continuous improvement in both trial strategy and presentation. To accomplish this, he uses the latest courtroom technology to prepare cutting edge courtroom demonstrations including medical illustrations, computer simulations and other materials to help the jury relate to the victim and understand how the accident happened. Brent has developed a reputation for meticulous case preparation and effective litigation skills. Insurance companies know that if they don’t make a fair offer, he will be prepared to present the most powerful evidence in support of your claim in court.
Do you Actually Have “Full Coverage”
Insurance agents are known to tell their insureds that they have full coverage. However, “full coverage” carries a different meaning to different people. To insurance agents, full coverage may mean the minimum required automobile insurance needed to drive legally in Pennsylvania. However, to attorney Wieand, full coverage means adequate coverage in the event you are injured in an accident.
Although you can save some pennies by purchasing the minimum required auto insurance coverage, selecting minimum coverage can have devastating results if you are seriously injured and cannot make the recovery you need. Brent Wieand recommends that all Pennsylvania motorists carry, at a minimum, the following auto insurance coverage in order to protect yourself in the event you are hurt in a car accident.
- Full Tort Coverage: In Pennsylvania, an insured can select full or limited tort. By selecting full tort you retain the right to sue for pain and suffering, regardless of the severity of your injury.
- Uninsured/Underinsured (UM/UIM) Coverage: This type of insurance protects you in the event that you are injured by an under-insured driver or uninsured driver. Or in the event you or a resident relative are hit by a car as a pedestrian. Attorney Wieand recommends that you carry at a minimum $100,000 / $300,000 in coverage.
- PIP Benefits: Personal Injury Protection (PIP) Benefits will pay your medical bills, regardless of fault, if you are injured in an accident. Attorney Wieand recommends that motorists carry at least $10,000 in PIP benefits.
What Should I do Following an Auto Accident?
If you are hurt in a collision, the first thing you should do is seek necessary medical treatment. If you don’t need emergency treatment, try to collect as much information as you can at the accident scene, including:
- contact and insurance information of all other drivers involved;
- photographs of the accident scene;
- photographs of the vehicles involved; and
- witness contact information.
Always report the accident to police. If they respond to the scene, tell them how the accident happened so that your version is included in the accident investigation report.
Then, call a Berks County Car Accident Attorney who can help protect your legal rights!
The Wieand Law Firm offers a free, no obligation legal consultation. In addition, he works on a contingency fee basis so you never owe costs or attorney’s fees unless he collects money for you. To speak with an experienced automobile accident lawyer about a car accident injury or wrongful death claim, call 1(800) 481-5206.
Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes and is not legal advice. The Wieand Law Firm is based in Philadelphia, PA, and proud to serve clients in Reading, PA, as well as throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey.