Car Accident Lawyers in Johnstown, PA
Has a car accident turned your world upside down? After a crash, it might seem like your life will never get back to normal. You or a loved one may be dealing with medical bills you can't pay and insurance forms you don't understand. You don't—and shouldn't—have to deal with it all on your own.
For 35 years, our mission has been to help car accident victims get the money they need to recover from their injuries and get on with their lives. Our top-tier legal team does that by immediately going to work on your legal claim. Our Johnstown car accident lawyers will send investigators to gather evidence and take over every aspect of your case so you can focus on getting better.
What to Do After an Accident
It's normal to feel shaken up after a car accident but the actions you take immediately following a crash can make all the difference when it comes to your injury claim. Remember to take these steps after a car accident:
- Call 911 and get medical attention.
- Don't blame other drivers for the accident and don't accept fault.
- Exchange driver's license, insurance, and contact information with everyone involved in the crash.
- Write down your recollection of the accident.
- Don't give a statement to the insurance companies, and don't sign any forms.
- Hire an experienced Johnstown car accident lawyer.
Why Hire a Lawyer?
A car accident can send your life into a tailspin. You may still be healing from significant physical injuries and wondering if the emotional damage can ever be undone. The last thing you need is to worry about dealing with insurance companies, piles of paperwork, and legal deadlines. Call our Johnstown accident lawyers today so we can protect your legal rights and work to get you the money you deserve.
Can't Go to Work? Dealing with Expenses?
If you're unable to work after a car accident, you probably have a thousand thoughts racing through your head. "Who is responsible for my medical bills?" "What do I do if I can't work?" If you don't know where to turn, we can help. Our Johnstown car accident attorneys will help stop the collection calls and advise you on how to handle your medical bills and other expenses while your case is active.
Experiencing Pain and Suffering?
Affixing a monetary value on pain and suffering is a complex matter. While the physical pain and mental strain you experience is real, the insurance companies will try to minimize their impact on your life. An experienced Johnstown injury attorney can obtain medical records, photos of your injuries, and other information to build your case and get the money you need to recover from your car accident—body and mind.
Dealing With the Insurance Companies
Insurance companies say they have your back, but don't be fooled. They could try to convince you to sign paperwork or make a statement that could severely impact your legal claim. They may even pressure you to accept a tiny settlement. If you file a claim, count on them to deploy corporate attorneys to defeat you in court. Level the playing field by hiring a qualified Johnstown injury lawyer.
Do I Have a Case?
Whether you have a case depends on:
- the severity of your injuries
- your insurance coverage
- who's at fault for the accident, and
- whether or not you will be able to return to work
Call our caring Johnstown car accident attorneys for a free case review today at 412-394-1000. We can determine if you have an injury claim and could be entitled to legal compensation.
What is My Case Worth?
We understand the stress, anxiety, and financial chaos that car accidents cause. We wish we could ease your mind and give you an exact dollar amount, but a case's worth depends on many factors. Your case is unique, so giving you even a ballpark figure is impossible without knowing all the details of your accident and injuries. The best thing to do is to call us at 412-394-1000 for a free legal evaluation.
How to Choose a Car Accident Lawyer
Please remember that anyone can say they handle injury claims—even if they've never before worked on a car accident injury case. Before you hire a firm, make sure:
- its focus is on personal injury law
- it has a proven track record of success in cases similar to yours
- it pays for all upfront costs associated with your legal claim
You also want to look for someone who has local experience—a car accident attorney who is familiar with the Johnstown area, as well as the Cambria County court system.
How Much Do You Charge?
The last thing you need to worry about when you're hurting is how you'll afford quality legal representation. That's why we work on a contingency fee, which means we cover all upfront costs associated with your case. We only get paid unless we get money for you—a promise we've kept to clients for more than three decades.
Types of Accidents
Car accidents can happen any time, anywhere, and alter the course of your life forever. If you've been seriously injured in a Johnstown car accident, our caring attorneys can help you get the money you need to get better and back on your feet again.
The Johnstown area is prone to truck accidents—those involving 18-wheelers, vans, and other commercial vehicles—because of Cambria County's mountainous roads known for steep grades and dangerous curves. When the victims of these truck accidents file injury claims, they quickly find themselves up against an army of corporate attorneys. Their goal? To settle your claim for the least amount of money possible. Don't let the big companies out lawyer you. Call our Johnstown car accident attorneys today.
Passengers injured in car accidents have rights, too. You deserve money to help pay for your medical costs and time off work. Please don't be reluctant to file an injury claim—you won't have to sue your friend or family member who was driving. The compensation you would recover would be from the insurance company, not your loved one. Call us today at 412-394-1000 so we can explain the claims process.
Multi-vehicle crashes cause major injuries and complex legal claims. No matter if you were T-boned or sideswiped, or involved in a rollover crash or head-on collision—we can help. Our law firm has helped accident victims since 1982, and chances are we've successfully handled a case that's very similar to yours.
Distracted and Drunk Driving
You shouldn't have to pay for someone else's poor driving decisions. If you or a loved one were seriously hurt in a car accident caused by a drunk or distracted driver, they could be liable for your medical bills, reimbursement for missed paychecks, and pain and suffering.
Cambria County has a wealth of dangerous roads: Intersections with poor visibility. Stretches of state Route 56 and other roads infamous for their steep grades and lack of guard rails. Poor visibility on Peggy Westover Curve and other roads winding through Pleasantville Mountain. When you've been injured in a crash caused by a dangerous road, filing a legal claim—or even knowing who to file it against—can be overwhelming. We can help. Call our Johnstown car accident lawyers now so we can begin building your case before witnesses and crucial evidence disappears.
Other Types of Accidents
If you were injured as a pedestrian, bicyclist, or while riding your motorcycle, don't attempt to handle your legal claim on your own. No two accidents are alike. Our Johnstown injury lawyers can help protect your legal rights, understand your insurance coverage, and make sense of the legal paperwork.
Types of Injuries
Every injury is unique and affects car accident victims' lives differently. Our legal team has the experience and legal know-how to get the compensation you need to recover and move on with your life...no matter what your injury.
Head and Brain Injuries
Head and traumatic brain injuries can cause physical and emotional scars that could last a lifetime. If you've suffered a head or brain injury as a result of a car accident, you may need costly surgeries and other medical treatments for years to come. A skilled Johnstown car accident attorney can get you the money you deserve to make sure your current and future needs are met.
Back, Neck, and Spinal Cord Injuries
Back, neck, and spinal cord injuries can lead to loss of function in your limbs, or even partial or full paralysis. This could prevent you from working and require you to use a cane or wheelchair—impacting the way you live your life.
If you've suffered one, we don't have to tell you that shoulder injuries can affect every aspect of your daily life. If you've undergone surgery and/or other medical treatment for a shoulder injury, and it has impacted your ability to work or enjoy hobbies, you could be eligible for legal compensation.
You may be in too much pain to immediately or ever return to work following a knee injury. Your ability to walk, drive, and complete other tasks can be more difficult or impossible. Knee injuries could also make you more apt to develop a serious condition like arthritis later on in your life.
We know that no amount of money can make up for the loss of a loved one, and that an unexpected death can be financially devastating. Estate law and wrongful death claims are complex and emotionally taxing. Please know you don't have to deal with it on your own. You can trust our compassionate Johnstown car accident lawyers to efficiently handle these complicated legal matters.
No matter what your injury, time is not on your side. As soon as your accident happens, the time for you to file an injury claim begins ticking away. Protect your ability to recover legal compensation. Call Edgar Snyder & Associates today.
Contact Us for a Free Case Review
If you or someone you care about has been seriously injured in a car accident, you need an advocate—someone you can trust to fight for you. When you hire Edgar Snyder & Associates, our top-rated legal team will immediately being working on your claim, gathering evidence, and tracking down witnesses to help build a winning case.
Please don't wait. Accident victims have strict deadlines to file legal claims. Contact us today for a free legal evaluation. We're available 24/7, so begin a live chat, fill out the free case review form at the top right corner of the page, or call us at 412-394-1000 now. Walk-ins are also welcome at our 104 College Park Plaza office during regular business hours.