Allegheny County firm aids people hurt in vehicle collisions
No matter how safely you might drive, busy roads in and around Pittsburgh create the risk that you might be injured in an auto accident. High-collision areas such as I-376 and Ohio River Boulevard are responsible for numerous injuries and deaths each year, but you might also be hurt right on the street where you live. Located in Downtown Pittsburgh, Phil DiLucente & Associates, LLC provides advice and zealous advocacy to Pennsylvania clients in a full range of vehicle collision cases.
What type of compensation can I get?
Many different factors can trigger an auto accident, such as someone not following traffic laws, careless or reckless driving, poor roads, bad weather, distractions or impairment from drugs or alcohol. Whatever led to your injuries, our firm will attempt to get you compensated for:
- Medical costs — We gather the necessary materials, including medical records, to obtain payment for healthcare costs including expenses for rehabilitation, therapy and continued medical treatment.
- Lost income — When you miss work due to your car crash injuries, our firm pursues reimbursement for the income you’ve lost due to being out of work.
- Noneconomic damages — Though it might seem impossible to put a price on the pain and suffering associated with your accident or the loss of enjoyment in your life, we can explain how these damages are typically calculated. From there, we attempt to make every legal effort to ensure that you are made whole in a verdict or settlement.
Our firm delivers diligent counsel and works zealously to collect a recovery in all types of collision litigation, including matters stemming from motorcycle and trucking accidents.
What to look for in a car accident attorney
Choosing the right attorney does make a difference, and you may have only one opportunity to secure a recovery. A diligent personal injury attorney can attempt to anticipate how your case might proceed and won’t let you be misled into accepting a weak offer. You can count on us to investigate each detail of your case and, at times, if needed, obtain a medical expert to assist us in representing you and attempting to obtain a recovery.
How much does it cost?
Don’t be intimidated into an unfair settlement because you’re worried about out-of-pocket legal fees. Our firm litigates auto accident cases and other personal injury matters on a contingency basis, which means that we are only compensated for our services and costs if you secure a financial recovery through a verdict or settlement. Should you receive a recovery, a percentage of that is deducted for our firm's attorneys’ fees and costs in handling your matter.
When to hire an auto accident lawyer?
Handling an auto accident injury claim on your own could be a big problem, as insurers often take advantage of their size and experience to pay injury victims less than what they deserve. When you hire our attorneys, you will have explained to you how to pursue a proper remedy under Pennsylvania’s “hybrid” insurance law. Depending on your policy and the circumstances, you might be required to first file a claim with your own carrier under “no fault” rules. Alternatively, you could immediately seek relief from the driver responsible for the crash. We clearly explain what rules apply in your case.
What to do after a car accident?
After a car crash, your first priority should always be the physical safety of everyone at the scene. Make sure everyone is clear from oncoming traffic and immediately call the police. Once the police have been notified, if you’re physically able, you can record your impressions of the accident and take photos that shed light on what occurred and can call our firm.
Contact a diligent Pennsylvania car accident lawyer for a free consultation
Phil DiLucente & Associates, LLC in Downtown Pittsburgh assists Pennsylvanians who have been hurt in car accidents and other types of vehicle collisions. To learn about your legal options in a free consultation, please call 1.800.GET.PHIL or contact us online.