It’s easy to think that a car accident is something that happens to someone else—until it happens to you.

Car accidents and collisions can happen anywhere, at any time. In Pittsburgh, busy city traffic, congested roadways, hazardous road conditions, negligent drivers, and the weather all set the stage for accidents and collisions that can cause severe injuries and fatalities.

A car accident is both a medical and legal emergency. Many accident victims don’t realize they should call an experienced car accident attorney immediately following an accident, which often leads to inadequate insurance company settlements that add insult to injuries. To ensure you receive fair compensation, you need an experienced attorney on your side as soon as possible, so you’re not left footing the bill for a collision that wasn’t your fault.

Your first step after seeking immediate medical attention should be to call the car accident lawyers at Hal Waldman & Associates. We have decades of experience and we are committed to advocating vigorously on your behalf whether you’re a driver, passenger, or a pedestrian.

Here’s what you need to know:



Before an accident ever occurs, a little preparation ahead of time can make all the difference.


After an accident, you’ll likely feel shock, fear, anger and a range of other emotions. The most important thing you can do is try to remain calm so you can focus on performing critical tasks with a clear head.

Teenagers are three times more likely to be involved in a car accident. Talk with your teen about how to prevent accidents to help avoid catastrophic collisions and injuries.


Car accidents can cause a number of injuries, and some that may not be immediately evident. No matter how minor your accident was it is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible to rule out any injuries. Car accidents can cause minor to severe personal injuries such as:

At Hal Waldman & Associates, our lawyers are also sensitive to the plight of people injured as a result of the negligence of other motorists under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Hal Waldman is a member of MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) and works to stay up-to-date on legal developments concerning drunk-driving accidents.

Our attorneys are prepared to devote our attention to helping you and your family obtain the maximum compensation you need to live with the injuries or losses you sustained from an impaired driver.


Yes. When the unthinkable becomes a reality, a trusted and experienced attorney can help you recover what you’re owed. At Hal Waldman & Associates, we know how to handle your case, especially when dealing with insurance adjusters and those who are trying to diminish your injuries. Our attorneys are here to help you through this difficult time emotionally, physically, and financially by guiding you through complicated processes and recovering the most compensation possible for injuries and any pain and suffering you’ve endured.

We have a proven record of success in obtaining settlements for clients well into the multi-millions. We are dedicated attorneys known for our drive to make sure you receive every cent of compensation you deserve for your injuries—and the lasting impact they will have on your quality of life physically, financially, and mentally.

Whether your accident involved another car, a tractor trailer, a bus, a motorcycle, or a delivery truck, our attorneys have extensive experience with these and a wide range of other motor vehicle accident scenarios.


Passengers can sometimes suffer the most severely in automobile accidents, ranging from whiplash to catastrophic injuries and wrongful death. When an accident involves a friend or family member who was driving, these claims can be personally difficult, and many victims are reluctant to pursue compensation. It is important to remember that when you are a passenger seeking damages, you are not filing a claim against the individual driver, but rather their and your insurance carriers to ensure you are fully and appropriately compensated for your injuries.

Once your injuries have been evaluated and treated by a medical professional, call our Pittsburgh car accident attorneys to talk about your options for recovering compensation for:

We understand the sensitive nature of these cases and know that they can be difficult for families. Our car accident attorneys will handle your claim discreetly, compassionately, and effectively.

Our attorneys have handled cases where passengers were injured in the following scenarios:


If you or a loved one has been hurt in a car accident, call the lawyers at Hal Waldman & Associates for a free car accident consultation. Schedule your free consultation online or call us at (412) 850-3172.