It’s a horrific tragedy that takes place every day – a family’s loved one is killed in a fatal car accident due to a driver’s carelessness or negligence. Third parties can be held liable as contributors to car accidents, as well. Fatal accidents can be traced back to the car manufacturer which fabricated faulty parts, or authorities could be held responsible for not maintaining safe roads, as they should have been – the list could be a long one.
Losing a family member to a car accident is a tragedy that can be avoided, in many instances. The Bureau of Transportation Statistics states that there are approximately 18,500 car crashes every day in the U.S. Included in that number, about 100 people lose their lives every 24 hours.
When car-accident disasters occur, those in Lancaster, PA want justice – at Georgelis Injury Law Firm, justice is served! With decades of skill addressing far too many fatal car accidents, you can be assured we will fight for every dime you are entitled to receive!
If your loved one was involved in a fatal car accident, we understand the immense grief you are going through. Your loss must merge with justice, as quickly as possible. This is why we strongly encourage you to contact Georgelis Injury Law Firm, right away – serving Lancaster, PA and beyond. There are a number of reasons why being represented by seasoned legal counsel is so, critically, important when fatal car accidents take place:
Our car-accident lawyers will not allow you to become victimized – Sad but true, insurance companies are not on the side of claimants. Our car-accident lawyers will handle the insurance company for you. Insurance companies’ often work to minimize their losses by trying to get victims to say or sign something that could compromise their case.
Insurance companies are out to delay, diminish, or even deny what a claimant is legally entitled to, and the reason is simple: they want to hold onto their monetary assets and shield their profits from as many claims as possible.
Our fatal car-accident lawyers possess decades of experience dealing with insurance companies. We know their maneuvers. You can feel peace of mind knowing we will fight for your rights to ensure you are awarded the most substantial compensation for your loss.
It is not uncommon for negotiations with insurance companies to fail. In cases such as these, our car-accident lawyers would schedule a trial and represent you in the courtroom. Insurance companies have powerful lawyers on their side who are ready to minimize your damages. Don’t you deserve the same representation from our law firm to ensure they don’t succeed?
Our car accident lawyers can prove liability – Proving liability requires accomplished legal professionals since it is one of the most complex components of many fatal car-accident cases. As would be expected, the party who is presumed to be liable, will make every attempt to shift the blame.
Our car-accident lawyers will gather all the evidence to build the strongest defense, on your behalf. From consulting with medical experts to reconstructing the accident scene to interviewing witnesses, we will leave no legal stone unturned as we fortify your case and fight for your rights.
Our car-accident lawyers know the true value of claims – All our Lancaster, PA clients who have lost loved ones due to fatal car accidents have one thing in common: they want to receive damages that are commensurate with their loss. At times, damages can also include any pain and suffering the car-accident victim endured, leading up to their demise.
Again, one or more insurance companies will attempt to low-ball the value of your fatal-accident claim – we will not allow you and your family to become victimized. Though any financial amount will not bring back your loved one, it will help you and your family work towards a sense of normalcy and closure – something we know you, desperately, long for.
Our car-accident lawyers will pursue economic and non-economic damages – If your loved one’s fatal car accident allows you to file a wrongful-death lawsuit, you have the right to seek monetary compensation for your loved one’s suffering before he or she died as well as your own suffering!
Non-economic damages represent intangible things that would be monetarily calculated based on 1) your loved one’s reduced quality of life after the accident 2) your loved one’s pain and suffering which indicated physical and emotional trauma 3) your loss of companionship, affection, guidance, and support and 4) punitive damages in cases of severe negligence of the liable party.
Economic damages represent tangible costs and would be monetarily calculated based on 1) your loved one’s medical care – whether emergency treatment or long-term care 2) your loved one’s funeral and burial expenses 3) your financial loss due to your loved one’s income being no longer available and 4) loss of inheritance the deceased might have left, had he or she lived.
Once the defendant’s liability has been determined in a successful wrongful death case involving a fatal car accident, monetary damages are determined and designated for the decedent’s survivors. In Pennsylvania, surviving spouses, children, and parents are the only persons eligible to receive wrongful -death payouts. Those payouts follow an order of succession:
As a side-note: settlements in a wrongful death that involve a fatal car accident are paid, directly, to the survivors and not the family’s estate. Additionally, wrongful death payouts are not subjected to inheritance, estate, or income taxes.
Pennsylvania laws pertaining to fatal car accidents and wrongful death are very complicated. Not having car-accident lawyers on your side can be a costly and regrettable error! You can ease your worries, right now, by contacting Georgelis Injury Law Firm.
We are ready to listen to the details of your claim and advise you on your next move forward. Do not converse with the insurance company – call Georgelis Injury Law Firm, instead, at 1-800-HURT-NOW – justice will be served!
At Georgelis Injury Law Firm, we offer a track record of success regarding injury and accident claims of all types. Our legal team works, relentlessly, with every case to ensure every penny is awarded. From a $2,350,000 motorcycle-accident recovery case and a $1,500,000 a commercial-vehicle claim settlement to a $300,000 dog-bite award and a $165,000 slip-and-fall settlement, our Lancaster, PA clients place their burdens on our shoulders and know justice is waiting in the wings.
Our law firm has handled more than one-hundred injury trials and thousands of personal-injury and work-related claims. Our law firm has recovered more than $70,000,000 for Lancaster County’s injured workers and accident victims.
Our skills and our strategies make all the difference regarding auto accidents of all types:
A fatal car accident might involve a truck, SUV, semi, commercial van, cycle, or other type of vehicle. Vehicle collisions and crashes are due to a variety of reasons: intoxication, distractions, poor road conditions, or other factors.
The insurance company will waste no time to limit what it might pay to the survivors of a loved one who lost his or her life! Our car-accident lawyers will fight any insurance company which might attempt to limit your full financial recoveries. Give us a call to discuss your claim!
Was your loved one’s car hit by a motorcycle or a bicycle – or, as a cyclist, was he or she hit by a car? Our accident lawyers possess a commanding knowledge of the Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Code, and we will cover every nuance related to your case. We will take up the battle against insurance-company attorneys – as your potent legal ally, we’ll have your back!
Pedestrians must obey the rules of the road as much as those who are behind the wheel. Jaywalking, texting while walking, or ignoring street lights can lead to tragedies. When pedestrians fail to take oncoming traffic seriously, drivers of oncoming cars may have no opportunity to stop in time. Pedestrians, like drivers, can be at fault for a fatal car accident by not paying attention to the laws they, too, must obey.
On the other hand, perhaps, your loved one was killed as a pedestrian. Our car-accident lawyers will sift through every detail of the accident and fight for every financial recovery you are due!
Distracted-driving accidents can happen so easily when motorists use their mobile phones. If your loved one’s accident involved a distracted driver, the other party’s phone data can be the pivotal piece of evidence that could determine who was at fault. Our car-accident lawyers can utilize relevant mobile-phone evidence to strengthen the defense of your case.
Other distractions can include eating, searching for a lost item, dealing with a GPS location, using headphones, etc. We’re ready to partner with you to determine liability and damages.
Your loved one may have been traveling in a car or other vehicle during the course and scope of his or her employment. In this case, claims are handled differently than traditional car accidents. In cases like these, there could be a third-party liability involved.
If an entity, other than your loved one’s employer, can be held legally liable for his or her death, our car-accident lawyers will work to maximize damages on the third-party bodily-injury component of your claim as well as the workers’ compensation component.
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 8 years running!
Our prestigious 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 the opportunity to choose the most commanding and authoritative accident lawyers Lancaster has to offer. Don’t settle for less, select the best – Georgelis Injury Law Firm – ready to serve you and your family, fully and fairly.
Part of being the best also includes being, continually, available for our Lancaster, PA clients to address their questions, update the progress of each case, and calm any 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 knows the medicine, we know the courtroom, and we know the insurance companies and how they operate. We are masters at litigation within the arena of fatal car accidents that claim the lives of far too many, every single day. Our Lancaster, PA clients have, not only, seasoned legal professionals on their side, they have peace of mind!
Our Lancaster, PA clients will never receive a bill for our time and services utilized for their cases. Only if we succeed in getting you compensated through litigation or protecting your benefits by defending you in litigation, do we receive a fee that comes from a portion of monetary proceeds. Don’t allow a lack of legal representation be the reason you walk away with far less than you deserve!
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