The aftermath of a car accident can be very frightening and confusing, especially if serious injuries are involved. If you have been injured as the result of another driver's negligence or recklessness, it is crucial that you contact a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible after your accident. Bucks County car accident attorney John M. Kenney has been representing victims of car accidents since 1983 and has the knowledge and experience necessary to obtain the maximum amount of damages to which you are entitled.
Proving who is at fault in a car accident can be complicated, in part because it is often difficult to collect evidence at the scene. Personal injury lawyer John M. Kenney will help gather evidence for your case by:
- Requesting police reports
- Interviewing witnesses
- Obtaining copies of your medical bills
- Getting photographs of the damage to your vehicle
Some car accidents occur through no fault of either driver; road conditions, weather or defects with the automobile can also cause collisions. Because Pennsylvania and New Jersey are no-fault states, your personal injury protection (PIP) insurance will likely cover a portion of your injuries and any property damage to your vehicle, regardless of the cause of the accident. John M. Kenney will help you file a claim with your insurance company if you are in a no-fault accident.Dealing with Insurance Agencies after Car Accidents
Many victims of car accidents assume that their dealings with the other party's insurance company will be straightforward. The reality is that insurance companies are very adept at avoiding pay outs. What should be a simple case of presenting evidence of damages (medical bills, police reports, auto repair bills, etc.) and being compensated accordingly is usually complicated by the insurance company's aggressive representatives. It is the job of these representatives to ensure that their company pays the minimum amount necessary to settle your case. To that end, they will try to get you to:
- Accept partial responsibility for the accident
- Sign papers with legal language that is difficult to understand
- Agree to a settlement amount that is less than what you deserve
Attaching a dollar amount to the damages you suffer in and after a car accident is rarely easy. While calculating the costs of medical bills, lost wages, increased insurance premiums and auto repairs may be straightforward, putting a price on your emotional suffering and anguish is much harder to do. This is why it is so important to hire an experienced attorney who can advise you on the amount of damages to which you are entitled.Aggressive Representation in and out of Court
In order to ensure that you receive the best possible outcome in your case, you need a car accident attorney who is a skilled negotiator and, when necessary, an aggressive trial attorney. John M. Kenney has obtained favorable outcomes in both negotiations and at trial, and has appeared in courtrooms throughout Bucks County, Montgomery County, Philadelphia County, and Mercer County.
Personal injury lawyer John M. Kenney will treat your case as a priority help to ensure that you receive maximum compensation from the insurance company. To discuss your legal rights and possible sources of compensation, and receive a forthright assessment of your particular circumstances, please contact Fairless Hills attorney John M. Kenney for a free consultation. You may reach him by phone at: (215) 547-3031, or by filling out and submitting our online “Contact Us” form.