Car Accident Lawyers in Erie, PA

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Car accidents happen in an instant and can change your life forever. If you've been seriously hurt in a car crash and don't know how you will be able to pay your bills and support your family, Edgar Snyder & Associates can help you.

Our legal team has the experience and local knowledge to efficiently handle every aspect of your case so you can concentrate on what's most important: Your recovery. Our Erie car accident lawyers will work to ensure you get the money you deserve for your injuries—money to pay for your medical bills, missed paychecks, and other expenses.

It's what we do. In fact, since 1982, we've helped more than 75,000 injury victims recover more than $1 billion dollars. And if we don't? Then you won't owe us a penny. It's a promise we've kept to our clients since 1982: There's never a fee unless we get money for you.

What to Do After a Car Accident

The moments immediately following a car accident can be chaotic, but it's important to understand that the actions you take can greatly impact your legal claim. Important details can be forgotten, and crucial evidence and witnesses can disappear. Here's what to do after a car accident:

  • Call 911 and report the incident so a police report can be made.
  • Don't admit fault, and don't place blame.
  • Exchange your contact info, as well as driver's license and insurance paperwork with others at the scene of the accident.
  • Write down what you remember about the crash—especially what happened directly before the accident.
  • Don't give a written or verbal statement to the insurance companies.
  • Hire an experienced Erie car accident attorney.

Why Hire a Lawyer

Statistics show that people who hire a car accident attorney get substantially higher settlements, but that's not the only reason you should consider hiring an injury lawyer to handle your legal claim. Our Erie legal team will have only your best interests at heart, handling every aspect of your case—from dealing with pushy insurance agents to tracking down witnesses and key evidence to help prove your case. When you hire Edgar Snyder & Associates, we'll also cover all up-front costs associated with your case.

Can't Go to Work? Dealing With Expenses?

It's a question posed by so many car accident injury victims: How will I pay my medical bills and other expenses if I can't work? Our Erie car accident attorneys understand how overwhelming it can be. We will help you make sense of your insurance coverage and determine who's liable for your medical bills and other expenses.

Experiencing Pain and Suffering?

Car accident victims and their loved ones know all too well that pain and suffering extends beyond physical injuries. The aftermath of a crash is also marked by grief, depression, anxiety, and the loss of enjoyment in activities that once brought happiness.

Legally, you may be eligible for compensation for both your physical ailments, as well the emotional damage you've endured. Our Erie car accident lawyers will build your case and hire expert witnesses if necessary to show how the pain and suffering you've suffered has affected your life. We fight to get the money you deserve.

Dealing With the Insurance Companies?

Because they've dutifully paid car insurance premiums every year, many people seriously injured in car accidents trust that the company is on their side. Unfortunately, your insurance company likely cares more about protecting its bottom line than your best interest. The big insurance companies may try to get you to say or sign something that can negatively impact your case. That's why it's so important to call an experienced Erie injury lawyer to help protect your legal rights.

Do I Have a Case?

If you've asked yourself—"Do I have an injury case?"—the best thing you can do is call an experienced Erie car accident lawyer. When you call Edgar Snyder & Associates, our caring legal professionals will gather details of your accident, which will determine whether or not you have a legal claim.

No two cases are exactly alike, and whether or not you are eligible for legal compensation is based on many factors such as:

  • The type and severity of injuries you've suffered
  • Your past, present, and future medical needs
  • Scarring and other permanent damage to your health
  • Evidence from the accident, and who was at fault
  • And more

What is My Case Worth

Our Erie car accident lawyers have represented thousands of injury victims, so we understand the financial chaos that crashes cause—and why it's so important to know how much your case is worth. Unfortunately, it wouldn't be ethical for us to give you even a ballpark figure. The truth is, your case is dependent on many factors, and no two cases are alike.

What is for certain is that the longer you wait to call an injury lawyer, the more difficult it will be to track down witnesses and crucial evidence in your case. What's also certain is that the time for accident victims to file for legal compensation is limited. The sooner you call us, the more quickly we can begin building your case to ensure you get all the compensation to which you might be entitled.

How to Choose a Car Accident Lawyer?

When it comes to selecting an attorney to handle your Erie car accident injury claim, experience matters. At Edgar Snyder & Associates, our lawyers have been honored with some of the most prestigious awards in the legal profession, and have a track record of success. Over the past 35 years, we've helped thousands of people just like you who've been injured in car accidents.

Local knowledge also matters. When you've been injured in a car accident in Erie, why would you hire an attorney from anywhere else? Our Erie car accident lawyers live and work in Erie, which means they have the local know-how to properly investigate and navigate your case.

How Much Do You Charge?

You may have heard our promise to clients on our television ads over the years: There's never a fee unless we get money for you. That means that at Edgar Snyder & Associates, we'll cover all the upfront costs associated with your claim, and won't charge you anything unless we successfully resolve your case. That means that unless we literally get you money, you won't owe us anything.

Call us now at 412-394-1000 for a free case review. You have nothing to lose because the legal evaluation is free, and there's no obligation to use our services.

Types of Accidents

Road conditions caused by Erie's snowy winters, dangerous intersections, careless drivers—those who drive distracted and drunk—and other factors caused more than 2,700 crashes last year in Erie County. According to the latest statistics, people were injured in nearly 1,300 crashes, 27 of which were fatal.

No matter what type of crash you were injured in, our Erie car accident lawyers are here to help. Over the years, we've helped thousands of people seriously injured in car accidents piece their lives back together, and we can help you. Contact us today for a free case review.

Truck Accidents

When you live in Erie, it's not unusual to see headlines about tractor-trailers jackknifing on I-90, or news that a local road has been shut down because of a van or other commercial vehicle crash. Accidents involving these huge vehicles can cause devastating injuries.

Unfortunately, the big trucking companies and other commercial businesses have scores of attorneys well versed in the claims process to protect their drivers. That leaves many accident victims out-lawyered. You were injured by them once. Don't let them victimize you again by letting them pressure you into signing paperwork that would take away your legal rights, or accept a law-ball settlement offer. Protect yourself and your legal claim. Call us today for a free case review at 412-394-1000.


Were you injured as a passenger in a car accident in Erie and aren't sure what to do about mounting medical bills and missed paychecks? Afraid that to obtain legal compensation for your injuries, you'll have to sue the friend or family member who was driving at the time of the accident? You aren't alone. Many car accident victims injured as passengers have these same unfounded fears.

As a passenger you have legal rights, and the best way to protect them is by calling our Erie car accident lawyers today. They will explain the insurance process, and handle every aspect of your case.


Multi-vehicle crashes involve several drivers, many insurance policies, and a lot of confusion. Whether the crash you were injured in was caused by a drunk or distracted driver, a dangerous road, or another factor, our Erie car accident lawyers will make sense of all the insurance policies, paperwork, legal deadlines, and every other detail of your case so you can focus on getting better.

Distracted Driving Accidents

Maybe they sent a text, or maybe they looked down to adjust the radio—but when distracted drivers take their eyes off the road even for a split second, it can cause an accident that can change someone's life forever. In distracted driving cases, being able to interview witnesses and gather evidence soon after the crash will ensure the best outcome of your case. Call our Erie car accident attorneys now to protect your rights. The call is free, and there's no obligation to use our services.

Dangerous Roads

Poorly designed work zones, inadequate lighting, and dangerous intersections are the cause of so many car accidents. In the aftermath, the people seriously injured in those crashes are unsure of who exactly is liable for their injuries. If you or someone you love was badly hurt in an Erie car accident that you believe was caused by dangerous roads, we can help. The call is free, and we're available 24/7.

Other Types of Accidents

Were you hit as a pedestrian? Involved in a bicycle accident? The victim of a motorcycle crash? Our Erie injury lawyers are standing by to help answer your questions and work to get you the money you need for medical bills and other expenses. Don't delay. Contact Edgar Snyder & Associates today.

Types of Injuries

Some car accident injuries are apparent right away, while others may take days or even weeks for symptoms to appear. Sometimes, an injury may seem minor, but in reality may require surgery and other extensive medical treatment. That's why seeking legal advice is so important: When you call our Erie car accident lawyers, we will work through the details of your case to determine what future medical care you might need and fight to get the legal compensation you deserve.

Head and Brain Injuries

Head and brain injuries are some of the most common and serious suffered by car accident victims. Whiplash, coma, concussion, and traumatic brain injuries can change your life forever, requiring costly medical treatment that can span months, years, or a lifetime.

Shoulder Injuries

Injuries to your shoulder can cause more than just pain and discomfort—they can also lead to surgery, which could affect everything from your ability to work to your ability to participate in sports and other activities you once enjoyed.

Neck, Back, and Spinal Cord Injuries

Car accident victims who've hurt their neck, back, or spinal cord often don't immediately realize the extent of their injuries. Spinal cord injuries are especially scary because they can cause partial or even complete paralysis.

Knee Injuries

A knee injury can affect your life long after a car accident. Knee, ankle, and other types of leg injuries can require surgery, physical therapy, and ultimately the use of braces, crutches, and even a wheelchair. They can also affect your ability to work and complete everyday tasks like driving. Knee injuries can also make you more susceptible to conditions such as arthritis as you get older.

Wrongful Death

Our Erie car accident lawyers understand that no amount of money can ever fill the void left by a lost loved one. They also know that you and your family deserve long-term financial stability, and it's our job to get the compensation to make that a reality. Wrongful death lawsuits are complex, and best navigated with the help of a personal injury attorney who understands the law, which may vary from county to county in Pennsylvania.

Other Injuries

Whether you're dealing with permanent scarring, burns, broken bones, eye injuries, or other type of physical ailments as a result of a motor vehicle crash, our Erie car accident attorneys can help. Call us today for a free, no-obligation legal evaluation.

Contact Us for a Free Case Review

If you or someone you care about has been seriously injured in a car accident, contact us today. You can call us at 412-394-1000—we're available 24/7, there's no obligation to use our services, and there's never a fee unless we recover money for you.

PennDOT 2016 Annual Crash Statistics