Pittsburgh Car Accident Attorneys
Accidents Cause Problems. We find Solutions.
For serious injuries, the representation you choose in an auto accident case matters. Our partners handle multi-million dollar cases every year yet they follow every single case – no matter how large or small. You will work with committed lawyers who will take the time to understand your case and speak directly with you throughout the process. There are no fees unless we are successful in obtaining a finical recovery for you.
“With Craig serving as the single point of contact for all parties, we were insulated from all that and allowed to focus on simply recovering. It’s a gift for which my family and I will always be grateful.”
Auto Accident Victim
Commonly Asked Questions:
No. If you are not at fault, the insurance company cannot increase your premiums or cancel your policy.
Although it seems somewhat odd, the medical benefits under your automobile insurance must be used first to pay for any treatments that you require for injuries sustained in an accident. Under Pennsylvania law you are required to have a minimum of $5,000 in medical benefits under your automobile insurance policy. While this seems to be a small amount of coverage, the law limits the amount that a health care provider can charge for treatment that is caused by injuries sustained in an automobile accident. This increases the amount of treatment that the medical benefits under your automobile insurance policy will provide to you and members of your family.
Yes. as long as you are seeking car for medical treatment related to the motor vehicle accident, and it is considered reasonable and necessary, you are able to use the medical provider of your choice.
Yes. If the prescription is medically necessary and directly related to injuries resulting from your motor vehicle accident then they will be reimbursed.
Make a copy of the bill for your records and then send it to your auto insurance claims representative. In most cases you may instruct the care provider to send the bills directly to your insurance company.
In Pennsylvania, if you chose full tort coverage, you have the right to chose to pursue a claim for all damages permitted by law. If you chose limited tort coverage, it is possible that your ability to pursue a claim for certain damages may be limited.
It is possible that you may be entitled to a rental car. However, there are no clear answers to this question as it depends on the individual circumstances of both parties.
For most people losing your wages can mean falling behind on mortgage payments, utility bills, and the ability to pay for basic services. While all auto insurance policies sold on the market are required by law to provide at least $5,000 in medical benefits, there is no such minimum requirement for lost wage benefits. However, Lost Wage benefits can be purchased and we will work with you to determine whether you have the ability to make a claim for these benefits.
These are optional benefits that you can purchase to provide a source of compensation in the event that the person who caused the accident did not have insurance.
Yes. You should always wear your seat belt as it is the law. However, insurance benefits will payout even if you were not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident.
It is important to know that no 2 claims are the same. Much of this answer depends upon your recovery. It is not wise to enter into settlement negotiations until you have fully recovered from your injuries or reached your maximum medical improvement. Unfortunately, this often takes time. We will continue to monitor your condition and proceed as quickly as possible once the extent of your recovery becomes clear.
If you have already posted something, it is important that you not take it down. However, if you have not posted anything, we strongly recommend that you not do so in the future. This is because it will be best for you to have your claim handled outside of public view.
We Fight For You:
We know you have been hurt and have many questions. To determine if you have a case we take into the consideration the circumstances of the accident as well as the injuries sustained to determine the most likely payout. The consultation is free and we never charge a fee unless we win your case.
The law requires that all auto policies provide at a minimum the following coverages:
- Medical Benefits of $5,000 – Pennsylvania law requires you to have a minimum of $5,000 in medical benefits. Even if you were not at fault in the accident, Pennsylvania law requires you to use these benefits before any other other insurance to cover medical treatments. Although $5,000 seems to be small amount of coverage, it provides for the payment of a substantial amount of medical treatment. This is because health care providers are legally required to accept much lower payments from your automobile insurance carrier than they would otherwise.
- In this case, your own policy pays out the benefits.
- Bodily Injury Liability Coverage of $15,000 per person with a total of $30,000 per accident – If you are injured in a car accident, the law requires that all individuals carry at least $15,000 per person with a total of $30,000 per accident to help cover your expenses. However, many people carry much higher amounts in insurance.
- Property Damage Liability Coverage of at least $5,000 – If your car is damaged in an accident, the individual who hits you is required to carry at least $5,000 to help with damages.
All other benefits and liabilities will be dependent on an individuals decisions on whether or not to purchase additional coverage beyond state minimum requirements.
Contact Frischman & Rizza P.C.
Our law firm understands that recovering from an accident that was not your fault is a process. Physical injuries must heal, emotional scars must heal, even mental anguish must heal before you or a loved one can experience a full life again. All too often we service clients who are going through the legal process while grieving for a lost love one who was killed. That is why our slogan is “Rebuilding Lives one Case at a Time”. We see beyond the settlement to what it means – a way to get back to normal. Our experienced team will build a case that maximizes your settlement or we will we will honestly tell you upfront that it may not be worth pursuing based on the case evidence. Either way, we work so you can gain closure on a terrible time in your life. Our number is 855-90-4INJURY – the call is free, the consultation is free, and we don’t charge a penny unless we win your case.