Lebanon County Car Accident Attorney

Lebanon County Car Accident Attorney, Buzgon Davis Law Offices

How Buzgon Davis Can Help

If you’ve been a victim in a car accident, it’s crucial to consult with an experienced attorney. Pennsylvania has complex car accident laws that can be challenging to navigate alone — but you don’t have to. Buzgon Davis is available to help you.

Our skilled attorneys have over 60 years of experience serving individuals in Lebanon County and the surrounding areas. We know how to handle personal injury claims, including those related to car accidents, and we’re dedicated to achieving the best possible results for our clients.

If you need an attorney for a car accident in Lebanon, call us today. Our lawyers are ready to help you build a strong case while you recover.

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Common Types of Auto Accidents in Pennsylvania

Over 100,000 car crashes happen in Pennsylvania each year. In Lebanon County alone, over 7,500 crashes occurred from 2018 to 2022.

Many types of car accidents happen in Pennsylvania, though the most common are:

  • Side-impact collisions
  • Rear-end collisions
  • Sideswipes
  • Head-on collisions

Most accidents result from human error, such as running a stop sign or red light or failing to yield. Drunk driving, distracted driving and speeding are common reasons drivers make grave mistakes.

Types of Available Damages

Car accidents can have lasting consequences. The immediate aftermath may involve serious injuries and vehicle loss, while long-term effects may include an inability to work or enjoy life. You deserve compensation for all your losses related to the accident — whether you discover them today or tomorrow.

The term “damages” describes the compensation you may be entitled to as a car accident victim. If you suffered property loss or injuries due to the other driver’s negligence or misconduct, you may be able to recover economic and non-economic damages, such as:

  • Vehicle repair
  • Vehicle loss
  • Car rental costs
  • Lost wages
  • Medical expenses
  • Pain and suffering

Recovery depends on your car insurance type. Full tort insurance lets you sue for economic and non-economic damages, while limited tort insurance allows recovery of economic damages only.

An accident attorney will work hard to help you recover fair compensation for anything you’ve lost, including accident-related losses you may experience later. Note that because Pennsylvania is a “modified comparative fault” state, if you are found partially responsible for the accident, your recovery is reduced by percentage of fault.

How to Prove Negligence After a Car Accident

You may have a personal injury case if you can prove the other driver caused the accident due to negligence. To prove negligence, the following factors must be present:

  • Duty of care: Duty of care is the obligation a person has to act responsibly for others’ safety. All drivers have a duty of care to drive safely.
  • Violation of duty of care: If a driver acts in a way that endangers others’ safety, intentionally or unintentionally, they’ve breached their duty of care.
  • Damages caused by the violation: The harm to yourself or your property must be related to the other driver’s violation of their duty of care.

You may also recover damages if a driver intentionally injures you with a vehicle or recklessly endangers you.

How Long Do You Have to File a Lawsuit?

Under Pennsylvania law, you have two years to seek compensation for accident-related losses. This time limit is the statute of limitations.

Generally, the two-year clock starts after the accident’s date. The sooner you file a lawsuit, the better. You’ll want to act promptly to gather crucial evidence to build your case.

Contact a Lebanon County Car Accident Lawyer

If you need a car accident lawyer in Lebanon or surrounding communities, contact Buzgon Davis. We’ll treat your case with the utmost care, skill and compassion. Call us today to schedule your appointment.

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