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Thank you for your interest in Georgelis Injury Law Firm!  This is where Lancaster car-accident victims and justice merge.  By being here, you’ve taken the first step in the right direction in getting the compensation you deserve after your accident. Unfortunately, many people hurt in car accidents never understand the importance of legal representation until it’s too late. This is because insurance companies are fully aware that the vast majority of accident victims know very little, if anything, about auto accident and personal injury law in Pennsylvania, rules governing negligence and liability and the best and most effective ways to maximize compensation due to losses and damages suffered.  Because of that, accident victims will often accept a low-ball insurance settlement that may sound enticing, upfront, only to later realize that their financial compensation could have been far more significant had they sought a top car-accident lawyer team.

If you or a loved one sustained injuries related to a car accident, you may be suffering physically, emotionally, mentally and/or psychologically.  Along with that trauma, you may be very concerned about disabilities that might lead to a compromised lifestyle, lost wages, medical bills, a questionable financial future, and more.  With so much to ponder and with so much hanging in the balance, the last thing you should do is leave the outcome of your car-accident claim up to an insurance company.  Instead, you want a powerhouse legal team that is highly familiar with every tactic insurance companies utilize to minimize what they pay the injured.

Having our Lancaster car-accident lawyers on your side can make the difference between a financial recovery amount that is very substantial versus one that is, woefully, diminished.  You want the assurance that your burdens and concerns will be placed on the shoulders of skilled professionals who focus their practice on accident and personal-injury cases – Georgelis Injury Law Firm is ready to listen to the details of your claim and advise you on your next move forward.  Please call 1-800-HURT-NOW.

Don't Make the Mistake of Making Mistakes

The above heading may sound a bit redundant, but the message is crystal clear:  your words, your actions, and your decisions after an accident will help pave the way towards one of three outcomes:  1) maximized financial recoveries 2) a minimized settlement or 3) no compensation, at all!

To begin with, injured victims often make the mistake of believing they can handle their car-accident claims without an experienced and successful legal team who can offer legal guidance regarding the many legal complexities involving their case.  It all boils down to car-accident victims knowing what to do and what not to do!  Saying one wrong word or making one wrong decision could cost you, BIG money!  Take for example, the following:

  1. Never underestimate your injuries and assume you are okay. Symptoms of serious bodily injury can take days or weeks to manifest, falsely giving the impression that one’s auto accident-related injuries are not substantial. For example, a tolerable twinge in your neck may feel insignificant, at first.  One may discover, later, that they are dealing with a spinal injury.  Seeking medical attention immediately is critical for your well-being and for the presentation and value of your car-accident claim.

If there is no record of a doctor visit soon after the accident, the insurance company will argue that your injuries were too insignificant to be treated.  Also, if you wait too long to seek out any medical treatment, an insurance adjuster may assert that your injury happened due to something you did after the accident.  If you or a loved one was injured in a car accident, seek medical attention right away.  Otherwise, it could complicate and compromise the value of your personal injury damages.

  1. Never share your feelings about the accident since what you say can, and will, be used against you! If it is reported that you said, “I’m fine!”, the insurance company will downplay the severity of your injuries and perhaps, deny your claim altogether. Additionally, you should never apologize for the accident since this could be misconstrued as your admission of guilt for contributing to the cause of the accident.
  2. Never assume you have plenty of time to pursue your case since crucial evidence can quickly disappear. If the other party, for example, was using a mobile phone and became a distracted driver who plowed into your vehicle, he or she may get rid of their phone to hide a phone conversation that caused a distracted-driving accident.

Also, in Pennsylvania, you must meet the two-year timeframe as outlined in the state’s statute of limitations.  Filing a claim after that time period would, in most cases, cause your case to become null and void.  Call our legal team, immediately, at 1-800-HURT-NOW to schedule a free consultation.

  1. Never place your faith in an insurance company since, as mentioned, their goal is to reduce your recoveries as much as possible. Insurance adjusters will come across as very friendly, but it’s important to remember they operate as a business and are always mindful of their bottom line.

Frequently, the insurance company for the at-fault driver will request a recorded phone conversation giving you an ‘opportunity’ to describe what transpired during your car accident – that sounds reasonable enough, right? As they say, though, the devil is in the details.  The covert goal is for you to say something that could jeopardize your claim– don’t let that happen to you!

Bottom line:  never agree to a quick settlement and never agree to sign anything the insurance company might place in front of you!  A release from the insurance company, signed by you, could strip you of further recoveries.  Our Lancaster car-accident lawyers will handle any communications with the insurance company on your behalf.  We know how they operate, and we will not allow our Lancaster clients to become victimized, in any way!

  1. Never forgo calling the police since, in Pennsylvania, reporting a car accident with property damage and/or injuries is necessary. Also, if a police investigation determines that any drivers violated the law – such as in the case of a DUI – it could radically strengthen and increase the value of your case.  Our car-accident lawyers often prove liability of the other party based on police-report information.
  2. Never discuss your claim on social media since insurance adjusters are scanning that information in hopes of finding something that could hurt the value of your claim or bar you from a recovery altogether. Telling your friends that you are feeling better or displaying photos of your smiling face while out and about with others can serve to give the insurance company the evidence they are looking for to de-value your claim.

Our Top Team Generates Top Results

At Georgelis Injury Law Firm, we offer a track record of success regarding injury and accident claims.  Justice is served for our Lancaster clients, and our legal team works tirelessly with every case to ensure every penny is awarded – from a $1,400,000 auto-accident recovery case to a $2,350,000 motorcycle accident recovery to a $165,000 slip-and-fall settlement, and more.

At Georgelis Injury Law Firm, our top car-accident lawyers generate top results!  We have handled more than one-hundred 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.  Our experience makes the difference when it comes to vehicle accidents of all types.

Car Accidents – Vehicle Crashes

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!

Car Accidents – Motorcycle & Bicycle Collisions

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!

Car Accidents – Pedestrian Mishaps

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!

Car Accidents – Distracted Driving

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!

Car Accidents – Work-Time Incidents

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.

Tough, Talented, Tenacious – We're the Top Dog

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 most skilled and authoritative accident lawyers.  Don’t settle for less, select the best – Georgelis Injury Law Firm.

We are 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 its attention on personal-injury and accident-related cases.  We know the courtroom, we know the insurance companies, and we are highly-skilled at litigation within this particularized legal arena.

Our Lancaster Clients Do Not Pay Out-of-Pocket Fees

You will never receive a bill for the time and services we implement towards the handling of your case.  Only if we succeed in getting you compensated or protecting your benefits by defending you in litigation, do we receive a fee.  You have nothing to lose by contacting our team.  Don’t allow a lack of legal representation be the reason you walk away with far less than you deserve.

Contact Our Legal Team – We're Here for You!

Our Lancaster, PA neighbors can connect with our team, in various ways:

  • Call 1-800-HURT NOW or 717-394-3004.
  • Visit georgelislaw.com and initiate a LIVE CHAT real-time assistance 24/7.
  • Fill out our ‘Get A Free Consultation One of our car-accident lawyers will reach out to you, promptly!
  • Drop by our office and speak with us, in person. Our building location is right off Route 741 in Lancaster, PA.  Our address is 2168 Embassy Drive.

At Georgelis Injury Law Firm, we are committed to optimized safety during the COVID-19 crisis.  Click Coronavirus and Your Personal-Injury or Workers’-Compensation Case, to learn more.

As always, our top priority is ensuring the well-being of our Lancaster clients and our team members.  Our car-accident cases continue to receive the utmost care and efficiency.  Our Lancaster clients can take advantage of video conferencing and other options that leave the lines of communication flowing.  We will remain diligent with implementing safety measures for everyone involved.

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