Pittsburgh Car Accident Lawyer

Motor vehicle accidents are one of the leading causes of catastrophic injury in Pittsburgh.  Tragically, many victims of these accidents are unsure about what to do, and subsequently suffer long after the initial injury is sustained due to inadequate settlements provided by insurance companies. To help ensure you are not cheated out of fair compensation, you need an experienced motor vehicle accident attorney on your side immediately following your injury.

Car accidents can occur at any time. Busy city traffic, congested roadways, hazardous road conditions, negligent motorists and freak occurrences all set the stage for accidents causing severe injuries and fatalities. It’s important for you to know what steps to take following an auto accident so you’re not left footing the bill for a collision that wasn’t your fault.

The injuries you and your family members may have experienced are both a medical and legal emergency. Your first step after seeking medical attention should be to call our car accident lawyers in Pittsburgh at Hal Waldman & Associates. We are on your side, and your car accident matters to us. Our lawyers have decades of experience and the dedication necessary to advocate vigorously on your behalf after a car-car accident, truck-car accident or pedestrian-car accident.

Facts & Statistics For Car Accidents

Your injuries, the circumstances behind the accident and what you do afterward all matter to your car accident claim. There are a plethora of details involved and you may need to know, including:

Read below for details on all these subjects.

Common Car Accident Injuries

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

Our accident attorneys are particularly 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 otherwise works to stay up-to-date on legal developments concerning drunk-driving accidents.

Our firm is prepared to devote focused attention to the cause of helping you and your family obtain the maximum available compensation you will need to deal with the injuries or losses you sustained from an impaired driver.

NHTSA Distracted Driving Facts

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):

What to Do When You’re in a Car Accident

Statistically, most drivers will be involved in an accident at some point in their lives. According to auto insurance industry statistics, the average American files an insurance claim for an auto accident about every 18 years. When and if you do find yourself in an accident, knowing what to do immediately afterward can make all the difference for you and your family.

These steps will help you through the process of preparing for and dealing with a car accident:

Teenagers are specifically more likely to be involved in car accidents, talking with your children about how to prevent teenage driver accidents may save them from collisions and resulting injuries in the future.

It’s easy to think that an auto accident is something that happens to someone else—until it happens to be you.

How to Recover Damages for Passenger Injuries

Passengers can sometimes suffer the most severe injuries in car accidents, ranging from whiplash to catastrophic injuries to wrongful death. When an accident involves a friend or relative who was driving, these claims can be personally difficult. Once your injuries have been evaluated and treated by a medical professional, call our attorneys to talk about your options for recovering compensation for:

Our firm will initiate an immediate investigation to determine the cause of the accident, identify all responsible parties and aggressively pursue compensation for the losses listed above and other physical, mental or financial anguish you’ve endured.

Many victims of accidents are reluctant to pursue compensation after an accident involving a friend or relative who was driving. It is important to remember that you are not filing a claim against the individual driver, but rather their insurance carrier and your own insurance carrier to ensure that you are fully compensated for your injuries and losses.

We understand the sensitive nature of these cases and know that they can be difficult for families. Our lawyers will handle your claim discreetly, compassionately and effectively, so that you can move forward after an accident or injury.

Our experienced attorneys have handled cases where passengers were injured in these situations and more:

How Our Car Accident Lawyers Can Help

Hal Waldman & Associates know how to handle your case, especially when dealing with insurance adjusters and those trying to belittle your injuries. We have a proven success record and are known for our drive to make sure you receive all of the compensation you deserve for your injuries and the lasting impact they will have on your quality of life physically, financially and mentally.

Perhaps your car accident involved a school bus, a Pittsburgh city bus, a commuter train or a delivery truck. Our accident lawyers have extensive experience with these and a wide range of other car accident circumstances.

When the unthinkable becomes a reality, trust an experienced accident attorney to help you recover what’s coming to you. We can help you through this difficult time and recover compensation for your injuries and any pain and suffering you’ve endured.