Car Accident Lawyers in Altoona, PA
Car accidents change lives forever. If you've been seriously injured in a crash, can't work, and you're worried about how to pay for medical bills and other expenses, you need top-tier car accident attorneys.
That's exactly what you'll get when you call Edgar Snyder & Associates. Since 1982, we've recovered more than $1 billion dollars for over 75,000 clients and their families.
We've been named one of the nation's "Best Law Firms" by U.S. News, and our attorneys have been listed among "The Best Lawyers in America." You can trust our car accident attorneys to have the skill, resources, and experience to successfully handle your case.
Call our Altoona car accident lawyers today for a free legal evaluation. You have nothing to lose because with us, there's never a fee unless we get money for you.
What to Do After an Accident
The steps you take at the scene immediately following a car accident could have an enormous impact on your ability to later recover money for medical bills, missed paychecks, and pain and suffering. Here's what you need to do after a car accident:
- Contact emergency responders. Call 911 and report the incident so police can prepare an accident report. If you or anyone else at the scene is injured, also summon an ambulance for medical treatment.
- Don't admit fault, and don't blame anyone else for the accident.
- Exchange contact information, as well as your license and insurance details, with the other drivers.
- Document the accident. Write down what you recall about the crash and what led up to it, as well as the road and weather conditions. Take photos of the car damage, your injuries, and the scene of the accident.
- Don't communicate with the insurance companies—verbally or in writing.
- Hire an experienced car accident lawyer.
Why Hire a Lawyer
When you've been seriously injured in a car crash, your number-one priority should be your recovery—not battling insurance companies for the money you need to make your life whole again. When you hire Edgar Snyder & Associates, our compassionate Altoona car accident lawyers will handle every aspect of your case with care. Let us deal with the insurance paperwork, legal deadlines, and other details of your legal claim so you can concentrate on what's most important: Getting better.
Can't Go to Work? Dealing With Expenses?
If medical bills are piling up at a time when you are still too injured to go back to work, call our Altoona injury attorneys today. We can help stop the collection calls while we fight to get you the money you deserve. That includes compensation for your past and future medical needs, missed paychecks from time off work, and other out-of-pocket expenses.
Experiencing Pain and Suffering?
A car accident can turn your whole world upside down. Placing a value on the pain and suffering you experienced as a result is one of the most complex aspects of any injury claim. When you hire our Altoona car accident lawyers, we fight to recover the money you deserve for not only the physical damages the crash caused, but also the emotional trauma.
Dealing With Insurance Companies?
We know many car accident victims don't want to file a lawsuit—they just want to get better and move on with their lives. Unfortunately, many trust that their insurance company will take care of their post-crash needs. Please, don't make this mistake. Insurance companies protect their bottom lines at all costs. This means that even your own insurance company may pressure you into accepting a low settlement offer, or signing forms that hinder your ability to recover legal compensation. Protect your rights—call our experienced Altoona car accident lawyers today for a free case review.
Do I Have a Case
If you or someone you care about has suffered serious injuries in a car accident that was caused by someone else's negligence, you could be eligible for legal compensation. Ultimately, your ability to recover money for medical bills, time off work, and pain and suffering is dependent on many factors, such as:
- The seriousness of your injuries, as well as your current and future medical needs
- Evidence and witness testimony
- Who was at fault for the accident
- Your insurance coverage
The best way to find out if you have a case is to contact us today for a free legal evaluation.
What is My Case Worth?
Unfortunately, there is no formula to determine what your car accident injury claim could be worth. How much money you could recover depends on insurance policy limits, your medical bills, lost earning capacity, and more. You also may be eligible for money for things like pain and suffering—damages that are tricky to quantify and difficult to prove in court. What's certain is that your case could be worth nothing if you wait too long to file a claim. Injury victims have a limited opportunity to take legal action, so calling our Altoona car accident attorneys now will ensure you won't miss the window to recover the compensation you deserve.
How to Choose a Car Accident Lawyer
When it comes to hiring an Altoona car accident lawyer, understand that experience matters. We recommend you only consider attorneys who focus their time and resources on helping accident victims. You should also consider an attorney's experience handling cases in your city—an Altoona car accident lawyer will best understand the nuances of the Blair County court system.
How Much Do You Charge?
With us, it's simple: When you hire our law firm, we pay for all upfront costs associated with your case, and we never charge you a fee unless we successfully resolve your injury claim. That means that if we don't get money for you, you won't owe us a penny.
Types of Accidents
Our Altoona car injury lawyers have handled nearly every accident scenario imaginable, and have seen first-hand how the injuries affect victims for years to come. We have the experience, legal muscle, and resources to win your case, no matter what caused your accident.
Truck accidents happen all too often on I-99 and other Altoona roadways, severely injuring or killing other drivers and their passengers. If you were hurt or a loved one was killed in a truck accident, call our Altoona car accident attorneys right away. Don't let the big trucking companies or their corporate attorneys intimidate you into accepting a subpar settlement. Call us today for a free case review so our Altoona car accident lawyers can determine what caused the crash—whether it was truck driver error, defective equipment, or lack of training and licensing—and go after the money you deserve.
If you were injured as a passenger in an Altoona car accident, please understand that it was not your fault, and that you are entitled to full compensation for your injuries. Although you might be hesitant to file a legal claim against the driver, especially if they are a close friend or family member, you should know that if you do, you won't be suing them, and your claim won't spike their insurance premium. Call us today so we can explain your legal rights, and recover the money you need to pay for your medical needs and other out-of-pocket expenses.
Multi-vehicle accidents can be caused by a single driver, but could involve the negligence of many more. Understanding each involved driver's insurance coverage limits and liability is complex, and best accomplished with the help of one of our Altoona car accident lawyers. If you were injured in a T-Bone or sideswipe crash, were involved in a head-on, rear-end, or other collision, contact us today for a free case evaluation.
Distracted and Drunk Driving
Drunk driving is a serious criminal offense, and if you were injured in a car accident caused by an impaired motorist, you could be entitled to compensation for your injuries. You shouldn't have to pay because of someone else's poor decision to drive while intoxicated, texting, or otherwise distracted. Call our Altoona car accident attorneys now so we can get your expenses paid and your life back on track.
If you believe your car accident was caused by pooling water, poorly designed work zones, too-steep streets, hazardous roadways and intersections like Plank Road, don't try to handle your injury claim on your own. Call an Altoona car accident lawyer who knows the local roads and who can immediately get out to the accident scene to recover evidence and identify witnesses to prove your case.
Other Types of Accidents
When you've been struck by a car as a pedestrian, bicyclist or motorcycle rider, know your rights. If your injuries were caused by the negligence of another driver, they would be responsible for paying your medical bills and other expenses. Don't let inexperience with the law or the injury claims process prevent you from obtaining money that could be crucial to your recovery. Contact our Altoona auto accident lawyers today for a free legal evaluation.
Types of Injuries
Life can become overwhelming when you're dealing with a car accident injury. You're probably in pain, your injuries may prevent you from working, and you could be asking yourself, "How am I going to handle all of this?" Please understand that you don't have to do it alone—call our Altoona car accident lawyers today. We will make sense of your insurance coverage and explain all of your options.
Head and Brain Injuries
Even minor car accidents can cause severe head and brain injuries that can require surgery, years of costly therapy, and lingering pain. Head and traumatic brain injuries can also affect your ability to do your job and fully live your life. Let us get you the money you need to properly take care of the expenses associated with your car accident injury, both now and into the future.
Neck, Back, and Spinal Cord Injuries
Neck, back, and spinal cord injuries are among the scariest and most devastating. These types of injuries can cause partial or total paralysis, loss of bodily function, and could require victims to wear braces or use crutches or a wheelchair. If you suffered a neck, back, or spinal cord injury, you might not yet know what your long-term medical or financial needs will be. Don't sell yourself short. Call an experienced Altoona car accident lawyer today to handle your injury claim.
If you seriously hurt your shoulder, you know that the pain is only one way the injury affects your life. Shoulder injuries also impact your ability to work, drive, and perform other daily tasks. Don't let someone else's negligent driving stop you from being able to recover and fully enjoy life. Call our Altoona car accident lawyers today for a free case review.
Knee injuries can be serious, even when symptoms aren't immediately evident. Seeking both medical treatment and a legal evaluation from an Altoona car accident attorney is important to protect your rights and your ability to recover the money you'll need for medical bills now, and for medical treatment and other expenses you might incur later. Contact us today. The call is free and there's no obligation to use our services.
Dealing with the sudden death of someone you deeply care about is one of the most difficult things a person can go through in life. When their death was caused by a negligent driver, the aftermath can be even more taxing. Opening an estate and filing for legal compensation for the wrongful death of your lost loved one shouldn't be something you have to bear on your own. Call our Altoona car accident attorneys today so we can take care of all the details for you.
Contact Us for a Free Case Evaluation
Call Edgar Snyder & Associates today for a free case review. Advocating for injury victims has been our mission for more than 35 years. We've helped over 75,000 people recover life-changing sums of money to help them rebuild their lives after suffering serious injuries. We can help you, too. We're available 24/7, there's no obligation to use our services, and you won't pay a cent unless we're able to get money for you. Call us at 412-394-1000, start an online chat, or complete the form at the top of this page.