When we leave our homes in the morning, we typically do not think about getting into a car accident. However, Pennsylvania’s Department of Transportation reports nearly 105,000 vehicles crashes happened in 2020, resulting in more than 1,000 fatalities and 61,000 serious injuries. Surprisingly, most of those accidents had nothing to do with bad road conditions. Instead, they were due to driver carelessness, negligence or recklessness.
It’s traumatic enough to be involved in a serious auto accident, but often making the matters worse are the insurance companies who are working against the injured to protect their bottom line. Many car accident victims realize too late that insurance companies are working hard to keep them from receiving large, and fair, settlement offers. Often, insurance companies pull together their vast resources to accomplish one or more of several things: settle the bodily injury case quickly and for less money than it is worth; enlist investigators, attorneys and others to gather information detrimental to the value of the claim; or, deny the validity of the motor vehicle accident claim, altogether, hoping that an accident victim gets discouraged and walks away from their legal right to compensation.
If you qualify for a financial recovery from a car accident, you want a strong and experienced legal advocate on your side. That means you need to find the best team of Lancaster car accident lawyers who will aggressively fight for your rights and work towards securing maximum financial compensation for you and your family for the damages and losses you suffered. Enter Georgelis Injury Law Firm… As seasoned personal injury and accident attorneys, we help our Lancaster, PA clients navigate the complex maze of nuances involved with accident and personal injury cases, of all types.
As would be expected, our Lancaster clients have many questions concerning what to expect regarding the outcomes of their cases. One thing is certain from the very start: as our client, you will not fall victim to any insurance company who might attempt to minimize what you are legally entitled to receive. Insurance companies have a number of strategies they use to try and entice injured parties to agree to quick, low-ball settlement offers.
One such tactic is to encourage claimants to agree to a recorded statement regarding their accident. Insurance representatives are hoping claimants will say something that could jeopardize the strength and value of their claim. Also, an insurance representative may advise you to not seek a car accident lawyer, at all – and the reason could not be more clear…
Insurance companies know the car accident lawyers at Georgelis Injury Law Firm fight for clients’ rights and have made substantial financial recoveries for them for decades. No insurance company wants to pay out large sums of money to car accident victims. Our attorneys have vast experience evaluating car accident claims. We know what the claims are worth by building a strong case and presenting it in the most persuasive and effective way. The best Lancaster, PA car accident lawyers know how to calculate the full value of damages, and we have recovered over $70 million for Lancaster and Central, PA residents who have been injured in car accidents as a result of someone else’s carelessness or negligence. We fight for the real value of your losses, not what the insurance company claims your injuries are worth.
When you are suffering physically, emotionally and/or mentally, you are vulnerable, and insurance companies know that. Under our wing, we will not allow an insurance company to prey on your desperation. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident and you believe the other party is fully or partially at fault, do not hesitate to call Georgelis Injury Law Firm, right away, at 1-800-HURT-NOW. The sooner you have a powerhouse legal team on your side, the more advantageous it could be for the success and value of your accident claim.
We encourage you to take advantage of a free initial consultation which gives our team an opportunity to evaluate your claim, address your questions, explain the legal process, and advise you about the next steps forward. Our car-accident lawyers offer solutions, not surprises. Protect yourself or your loved one and contact our law firm before you agree to any settlement from the insurance company involved in your accident.
There are some injuries related to car accidents that are clear-cut such as broken bones or fractures, burns, muscle and ligament tears or dismemberment. On the other hand, there are injuries that may not surface until later such as an internal injury, soft-tissues injuries, spinal disc injuries or a brain injury that does not display immediate symptoms. With some brain injuries, symptoms can be difficult to detect and can develop slowly, over time, and lead to long-term problems. Even a mild blow to the head can result in a brain injury.
With some car-accident injuries, the human body will immediately generate adrenaline and endorphins. Adrenaline and endorphins have the ability to supercharge one’s body and block the pain. Because of this, even if pain or trauma is not felt, it is imperative that you see a doctor right away, even if you believe you are fine. When you see a medical professional, explain exactly how the accident occurred and go head-to-toe explaining which body parts were involved in the trauma or are symptomatic to any degree.
When filing a car-accident injury claim, it is imperative to include documentation of medical treatment following the accident. If no medical report is available, the insurance company will argue that your injuries were minor or non-existent. Without a medical report your claim could very likely be denied.
Following an accident, the other party’s insurance company may attempt to have you sign a release of any claims you might have. That could be coupled with a sum of money to entice you to sign the release – do not fall for this trap!
If you were to sign a release and an injury were to manifest itself more fully later on, you will have voided your legal right to pursue further financial compensation for your injuries. Your very best option is to contact our car-accident lawyers before you speak with any insurance company representative! As our client, our team will handle all communications with any insurance companies, on your behalf, so you can relax and focus on your recovery.
It cannot be emphasized enough: how you handle your car-accident claim during the initial aftermath of the accident will most likely determine how you benefit, financially, in the end. The choice between going at it alone, or working with a top-notch, experienced car accident attorney can make all the difference between a substantial monetary recovery or one that is a fraction of what you would should receive.
Georgelis Injury Law Firm’s skill and experience is unsurpassed in Lancaster, PA. Attorney Tony Georgelis has been recognized as a top trial attorney by some of America’s most prominent legal societies, including 1) National Trial Lawyers 2) Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum 3) Distinguished Judicial Advocates 4) Super Lawyers and 5) the National Association of Distinguished Counsel Top 1%.
Residents of Lancaster, PA can count on the experience of the attorneys of Georgelis Injury Law Firm for guidance, support, advocacy, and peace of mind. At Georgelis Injury Law Firm, we are very proud of the remarkable recoveries we have facilitated for our clients. Here are just a few examples of how we have helped Lancaster and Central, PA accident victims: a $2,350,000 recovery for a motorcycle accident case; $1,450,000 for a commercial vehicle claim settlement; a $1,400,000 award in an auto accident case; a $1,600,000 recovery involving a drowning on commercial property; $1,350,000 in awards for passengers injured in a commercial bus accident case; and a $1.25 million recovery for a motorcycle accident claim. The team at Georgelis Injury Law has delivered real results and real justice for our clients. Put our knowledge, experience, success and resources to work for you!
At Georgelis Injury Law Firm, we are out to win. We have handled over 100 jury trials and thousands of personal injury and work-related claims. Our legal team has recovered more than $70,000,000 for Lancaster County’s injured workers and accident victims.
Unfortunately, car accidents happen all the time. Our experience makes the difference in compensation when it comes to vehicle accidents of all types, including:
A car accident might involve a truck, SUV, semi, commercial van, cycle, or other type of vehicle. Vehicle collisions and crashes happen for a multitude of reasons: the other party is intoxicated, being distracted, dealing with poor road conditions, or is simply being careless or reckless.
Regardless, the insurance company will waste no time in working to limit what it might have to pay to car-accident victims! Our car-accident lawyers will fight any insurance company which would attempt to limit your full financial recovery. Give us a call to discuss your claim!
Are your accident-related injuries due to your car being hit by a motorcycle or a bicycle? Were you a pedestrian or bicyclist who was struck by a motorcycle or other vehicle? Our accident lawyers possess a commanding knowledge of the Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Code, and we will examine every nuance related to your case. We will take up the battle against insurance-company attorneys who will work behind the scenes to limit your monetary recoveries. As your potent legal ally, we have your back!
Pedestrians must obey the rules of the road just as much as those who are behind the wheel. Jaywalking, texting while walking, or running through traffic can lead to tragedies. When pedestrians fail to take oncoming traffic seriously, drivers of oncoming cars may have no opportunity to stop in time.
Any injuries you have received due to your car accident—as a pedestrian, motorcyclist or passenger of a private or commercial truck, bus, van, SUV or other vehicle—can lead to medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. You want car-accident lawyers who will fight for every financial recovery you are due!
Distracted-driving accidents can happen easily when motorists use their mobile phones while behind the wheel. If your car accident involved a distracted driver, the other party’s phone data can be the critical piece of evidence regarding your accident that could determine who was at fault. Our car-accident lawyers can utilize mobile-phone evidence, if relevant, to strengthen the defense of your case.
Other distractions, besides mobile-phone usage, can be equally problematic. While driving, any number of situations can take one’s mind or vision off the road just long enough to cause a collision with another vehicle – eating, searching for a lost item, dealing with a child in the back seat, using headphones, etc. Our legal team is ready to partner with you to make sure your rights are protected!
You may have been traveling in a car or other vehicle during the course and scope of your employment. In this case, your claim would be handled differently than a traditional auto accident. In cases like these, Pennsylvania’s workers’ compensation system does not permit claimants to recover, or be compensated for, non-economic losses unless there is a third-party liability.
First, non-economic legal damages are intended to make up for losses that are not specifically quantifiable, such as pain and suffering, or loss of enjoyment of life. If an injury prevents one from playing with grandchildren or participating in sports, for example, it may be taken into account when calculating non-economic damages.
Second, if an entity, other than your employer, can be held legally liable for your losses and damages, our car-accident lawyers will work to maximize your recovery on the third-party bodily-injury component of your claim as well as the workers’ compensation component.
Aside from recovering more than $70,000,000 for Lancaster County’s injured workers and accident victims, our trial lawyers are credited with winning more than 99% of their cases! Georgelis Injury Law Firm is very proud to have been voted the #1 law firm in Lancaster County, PA – as part of Lancaster County Magazine‘s Best-of-Lancaster Survey, for 9 years running!
Our select team includes two former Lancaster County Assistant District Attorneys, a former Philadelphia Insurance Defense Lawyer, and the former President Judge of the Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas. You have one chance to choose the best, possible, lawyer team – Georgelis Injury Law Firm is here to address your losses and your full and fair compensation!
Our team is continuously available for our Lancaster clients to answer questions, update the progress of each case, and address any questions and concerns. Our car-accident lawyers are available evenings and weekends. We can visit your home, office, the hospital, or rehab center.
Georgelis Injury Law Firm focuses all its efforts on personal-injury and accident-related cases. Our Lancaster clients count on our talents, our techniques, and our tenacity—and we deliver.
You will never receive a bill for the time and services we implement towards the details of your case. Only if we succeed in getting you compensated through litigation or protecting your benefits by defending you in litigation, do we receive a fee. You have nothing to lose by contacting our team, but you may have much to lose if your case is lost due to a lack of strong legal representation.
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As always, our top priority is ensuring our Lancaster clients and our team members remain protected while cases are handled with the utmost care and efficiency. Through video conferencing and other options, we remain diligent with implementing safety measures for everyone involved.
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