Getting The Financial Compensation You Need To Pay Your Bills
In surveying the twisted steel and broken glass that is left after an accident, you may find yourself with more questions than answers. How am I going to afford these repairs? How will I get to my job? What if I can’t work? These are just a few of the worries that you may be facing, and if you have suffered a serious injury, those questions can become even more alarming.
An effective personal injury attorney can help dispel your anxieties. At McCormick & Vilushis LLC, our attorneys regularly work with Erie, Pennsylvania, residents as they seek compensation after an auto accident. Moving forward with your life after a collision can be difficult in many ways – by easing your financial burden, you may be able to approach the future with peace of mind.
Multiple Parties May Be Liable
While an auto accident often involves just two cars, it sometimes turns more complicated when an accident involves multiple vehicles such as semi-trucks or buses. Determining liability is a critical step in the aftermath of a car wreck, and an experienced lawyer can help you better understand your situation. Liable parties in an accident can include:
- Other drivers involved in the accident
- Trucking companies
- Government entities
When more than one party is liable, your options for obtaining compensation become more robust. These cases, however, can become complicated, particularly when multiple insurance companies are involved. At McCormick & Vilushis LLC, we do not hesitate to take on individuals or companies that may be in the wrong when fighting for your best interests.
Who Will Pay Your Medical Expenses?
Due to the Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Financial Responsibility Law, at least some of your medical expenses after an accident will be paid by your insurance company. The premiums that you pay into each year allow for a certain level of medical coverage. Once that threshold is surpassed, your health insurance will pay for the remaining costs.
The at-fault driver’s insurance company is responsible for paying your unpaid medical bills or out-of-pocket expenses related to health care treatment. These companies, however, operate as businesses, and they have financial benefits in paying you as little as possible, often after a considerable delay.