Your Options After A Car Accident

We are going to tell you exactly what you need to know so that you’re not stuck with expensive medical bills. The Shelton Firm can help you make sure you are fully compensated after your crash.

At The Shelton Firm, we understand that you need to be compensated if you are involved in a car accident that was not your fault.

Lawsuits towards negligent drivers are the most common type of legal action in Pennsylvania. The type of insurance your carry plays a major role in your ability to sue a negligent or careless driver. In Pennsylvania, you are offered 2 types of insurance, Full or Limited Tort.  

  • Full Tort means you are able to sue a driver for an accident in which you experience a loss not covered by your insurance.
  • Limited Tort simply means that your options to sue have been limited, to the four exceptions below, and you’ll get a discount on your automobile insurance rate.

Because of the initial savings, many drivers choose Limited Tort insurance, This can result in having to pay more out of pocket when an accident occurs.

Many people are unaware that, in Pennsylvania, you are allowed to make a Full Tort Claim, even if you are a limited tort driver if you meet one of the following exceptions.

  • The responsible Driver is charged with DUI
  • The responsible Driver is driving a vehicle registered in another state
  • The responsible driver intentionally attempted to injure himself or another
  • Any accident where you have serious impairment of body function
  • You are injured as a passenger in a commercial vehicle

Now that you know your rights make that phone call to The Shelton Firm to ensure that the responsible people pay for your pain and suffering.

There are two important steps to achieve the most from a personal injury suit.

The first step is to determine who was at fault.   The Shelton firm will help identify and contact all responsible parties to be sure they are held accountable.

The second step is to determine damages.  Damages are determined by examining all hospital visits, doctor visits, treatments received, and surgeries provided.  

Our personal injury attorney will sort through the mountains of reports and claims to determine how much you are entitled to. We’ll speak with the hospitals, doctors, and insurance companies and make sure that every dollar you have spent in medical treatment is accounted for.  

Then our personal injury attorney will negotiate a fair amount for you or take your case to trial.

We will stick by you until you receive the maximum compensation allowable under the law.

Don’t get stuck dealing with insurance companies alone, allow The Shelton Firm to handle your civil matter and come in for a Free Consultation today.

We represent clients in Lancaster car accidents, Chester County car accidents, and Lebanon County car accidents.  Reach us today at (717) 823-0899 and find out how we can help to get your life back to normal.

At The Shelton Firm, we offer legal services ranging from Criminal Defense, Personal Injury, Automobile Accidents, DUI, Divorce and Separation Issues, Expungements and Sealing of criminal records, and Traffic Ticket Defense.  Our goal is to bring quality and affordable representation to the residents of Chester, York, Lebanon, and Lancaster County.

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