“I can’t work anymore because of an injury in an Auto Accident! What can I do?”

If you have suffered injuries in a Pennsylvania car accident and need money to cover expensive medical bills and lost wages, you may not know what to do or who to turn to for help. 

If you are worried about getting the money and benefits you are entitled to from the insurance company, our team of personal injury lawyers that handles car accidents all across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania would be happy to review your case and get to work on pursuing compensation on your behalf immediately. 

Put O’Malley & Perry’s 50+ Years of Experience to Work for You

O’Malley & Perry has represented thousands of clients in motor vehicle accidents throughout Pennsylvania for more than 50 years. Our managing partner, Attorney Michael P. Perry, has been recognized as one of the Top Attorneys in Pennsylvania as published in Philadelphia Magazine. 

All of our lawyers are trial attorneys with experience handling cases similar to yours. If we do need to go to trial and represent you to a judge and jury, we will not hesitate to do so. We will pursue the court award you deserve.

We Can Help You Recover Damages from Your Accident

Car accident injuries can range from minor to serious, putting people in the hospital and possibly out of work while they heal from their injuries. This can hurt their income as well as create medical bills and other expenses they may not be able to pay.

A lawyer from O’Malley & Perry can help you seek to recover damages from the insurance company or the liable party who caused your accident. Financial compensation can give you peace of mind knowing that the at-fault party is being held responsible for your injuries. It may also help you and your family to know that you are being compensated for an incident that occurred through no fault of your own. 

Your recoverable damages will depend on the circumstances of your case. In general, you could be compensated for your monetary and non-monetary damages.

Monetary Damages Include:

  • Past, current, and future medical costs
  • Current and future lost wages
  • Reduced earning ability
  • Property repair or replacement

Non-Monetary Damages Include:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Physical impairment, scarring, disfigurement
  • Loss of companionship

If your loved one died in a car accident in the Pennsylvania, you might be able to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit to recover damages, such as:

  • Final medical bills the decedent paid or bills that were paid on their behalf
  • Funeral, cremation, or burial costs
  • Your loved one’s pain and suffering before their death
  • Loss of companionship

We know how stressful it can be to need money to pay for your medical care and other bills and also be out of work because of your injuries. The expenses can add up quickly, and you should not be stuck paying them out of your own pocket for the injuries you sustained as a result of someone else’s negligence.

We understand the complexities associated with the process of calculating damages. We will go through it with you step-by-step and will work with you to help you understand the potential settlement value of your case. Then, we can handle settlement negotiations on your behalf.

We encourage all accident victims to discuss their case with a car accident attorney before agreeing to a settlement.

How will My Lawyer Calculate My Car Accident Damages?

Calculating damages, or the amount of money that you should be compensated as a result of the injuries you sustained is one of the most important parts of building your case. Forgetting to include damages, misplacing bills or receipts, overlooking expenses, and failing to put an accurate price on things could lead you to agree to a settlement that does not cover your current expenses or leaves you paying for future expenses out of your own pocket.

When our lawyer takes on your Pennsylvania car accident case, a part of our job is to gather evidence and take a full accounting of your damages. This is necessary before we file an insurance claim on your behalf because we need to know what a fair settlement offer will look like before we seek a payout from the insurer.

As a part of this process, we will take steps to identify your full range of expenses and losses and document them. This may require us to:

  • Retrieve copies of all accident-related medical bills
  • Catalog all treatment-related expenses, including medical equipment rentals, medication, and other items
  • Obtain information about your normal pay, documenting your time away from work, and calculating lost wages
  • Determine if you will likely return to your previous job in the future
  • Look at repair estimates for your vehicle or calculating a fair replacement cost
  • Consider other expenses related to your accident, injuries, or treatment

Because we want to recover the full value of your losses and use the amount of your economic damages to help calculate your non-economic damages, when available, it is imperative that we identify and document as many expenses related to your accident as possible. Some often-overlooked expenses may include:

  • Parking at the doctor’s office or hospital
  • Taking an Uber, Lyft, taxi, or bus to appointments because of damage to your car
  • Rental car costs
  • Necessary remodeling to make your home wheelchair-accessible
  • Repair or replacement of personal items, including your smartphone, eyeglasses, laptop, or other items in your vehicle at the time of the accident

Once we have a good idea of all your accident-related expenses and losses, we will add them up to get a fair value for your economic damages. This determines the range we will aim for if you have a limited tort car insurance policy.

If you opted for a full tort car insurance policy, suffered permanent or disfiguring injuries, or meet another exception to limited tort, we will also calculate the value of your non-economic damages, including your pain and suffering losses.

How We Can Help with Your Pennsylvania Car Accident Case

When you agree to let O’Malley & Perry handle your Pennsylvania car accident case, we will manage it entirely. All you need to do is focus on following the recommendations of your treatment providers and healing from your injuries. 

When we take you on as our client, we will:

  • Explain all of your rights and how Pennsylvania law applies to your case
  • Gather evidence that supports your case for damages, including police reports, photos, and video
  • Identify liable parties in your accident and prove their negligence
  • File an insurance claim or civil lawsuit on your behalf, if necessary
  • Negotiate with all parties involved in your case, including other attorneys and insurers
  • Take care of all paperwork and meet all legal deadlines
  • Keep you updated on all case developments

We will Fight to Protect Your Rights

If you retain our firm, we go to work, protecting your rights to compensation for your full range of damages. This is one of the most important roles of a personal injury lawyer.

We want you to be aware that insurance company representatives want to pay out as little as possible! They will try to get you to admit to being partially at fault or make other mistakes that could reduce your claim or hurt your chances of a lawsuit.

Our firm’s lawyer will build a strong case that will support negotiating a settlement with the insurance company or winning your case in court. We can even call in expert witnesses to bolster your case, something you likely would not have the resources to do on your own.

We will Seek to Get You Fair Compensation for Your Injuries

Your attorney will handle all communications and negotiations with the insurance company and its representatives. Of course, if legal action becomes necessary, our car accident lawyer can take legal action on your behalf. 

You May Be Asking, “Can I Afford to Hire a Lawyer?”

Our payment is an agreed-upon percentage of the award our client receives. If we don’t win their case, we do not get paid. We cover all the details of a contingency fee pay arrangement with you upfront before you sign on with us as a client.

What Types of Injury Cases do O’Malley & Perry Lawyers Handle?

Our auto accident attorneys can assist you with any of the following injuries:

  • Brain injury
  • Catastrophic and serious injury
  • Wrongful death
  • Broken bones
  • Scarring
  • Lacerations
  • Bruising
  • Knee injury
  • Shoulder injury
  • Burns
  • Back injury
  • Paralysis
  • Amputation

Call O’Malley & Perry for Help with Your Pennsylvania Car Accident Case! FREE CONSULTATION!



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