Pittsburgh Lawyers Representing Car Accident Victims
Some would call the automobile the greatest invention of the 19 th century. It connected rural areas to larger cities … it allowed people to own homes in the suburbs yet drive to work in the city … it brought family and relatives from distant towns closer together. By doing so, it improved the quality of life for all Americans. Yes, the automobile did all of that, but it also injected a new hazard into everyday living. Indeed, over the past 100 years, more people are injured in automobile collisions than any other type of accident.
I’m attorney John Gismondi, founder of Gismondi & Associates. We are lawyers who represent car accident victims in Pittsburgh and throughout Pennsylvania. If you have been injured in an accident, we offer a free initial consultation to explain what your insurance coverage is responsible for and what the at-fault driver’s insurance company is responsible for. A powerful lawsuit can provide full and complete compensation for you, and it can also send a strong message that will help to prevent some other person from being injured by a similar mistake or accident.
Protecting Your Interests Following An Accident
Most automobile accidents happen because someone was not obeying the rules of the road, and our job is to prove that it was not our client who was at fault. We have years of experience in investigating automobile accidents and are often assisted by a team of professional investigators, engineers and other specialists who help us sort out and “reconstruct” exactly what happened.
In addition to investigating the accident, our lawyers can sort out all liability and insurance issues in your accident and guide you through the maze created by insurance companies. We can also insulate you from phone calls from insurance adjusters who are more interested in minimizing your damage claim than in compensating you for everything you have lost.
In most automobile accidents, your own insurance company will pay for the repair of your car and will pay a small amount of your medical bills. Our job is to make sure that the at-fault driver pays for the other things that you have lost such as medical bills that are not covered, lost wages, and the physical pain and suffering that you have gone through as a result of the accident. Often, the impact of an injury can last for years, and our job is to make sure that you receive compensation for everything that you will face, both physically and emotionally, in the years ahead.
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A Lawsuit Provides Compensation … and More
We wish that we could turn back the hands of time and undo what has happened to you or your family. Unfortunately, no lawyer has that power. However, with a successful lawsuit we can reduce the burdens you face by obtaining full and complete compensation for everything that you have experienced as a result of your injury or the death of a family member … mounting medical bills, lost wages, physical pain and suffering, mental anguish, and perhaps most importantly, the loss of the relationship and companionship of a loved one.
We will also fight for compensation to cover everything that you may face in the future. Car accident cases often involve long-term needs for things such as future surgeries, specialized equipment, personal attendant care and much more. Our goal is to provide full compensation for all of those needs so that you or your loved one can enjoy the very best quality of life possible and make the most of a difficult situation. After all, that is the least that you are entitled to
Aside from providing you with full and complete compensation, a lawsuit can do one other very important thing: It can force changes to be made by the people who caused the injury to you or a loved one so that no other person or family has to go through what you have.
What If The Other Driver Doesn’t Have Enough Insurance To Pay For My Injuries?
Many people in Pennsylvania drive without insurance or minimal insurance policies. If the other driver does not have enough insurance to pay for your damages, our lawyers will seek insurance from other sources such as your own uninsured and underinsured motorists coverage. This is protection that you can purchase at the time you obtain your auto policy in the event that you are hit by someone who has very limited insurance. If you have underinsurance, we will also represent you to make sure that you obtain the maximum benefits to which you are entitled.
Our Experience With Car Accident Cases
Over the past 30 years, the attorneys at Gismondi & Associates have successfully handled numerous cases involving victims of a motor vehicles accident, including:
- A $7 million jury verdict on behalf of the family of a Washington, PA, man who was killed when an SUV crossed the center line and hit his vehicle head-on.
- A multimillion-dollar recovery on behalf of the family of the young girl who was killed in a motor vehicle accident while driving to pick up a dress for her senior prom.
- A multimillion-dollar recovery on behalf of a Beaver County woman who suffered serious orthopedic injury in a Turnpike accident caused by excessive ice on the roadway.
- A multimillion-dollar jury verdict on behalf of a Pittsburgh woman who was killed at a dangerous intersection in the City of Pittsburgh.
- A multimillion-dollar recovery on behalf of a young girl who suffered a leg amputation when the driver of her vehicle fell asleep at the wheel.
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If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, call us now for a free consultation toll free at 1-888-529-12551-888-529-1255 FREE. And remember, we always return phone calls. Our law office is in Pittsburgh and our attorneys handle personal injury cases throughout Pennsylvania.
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