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Aggressive Representation for Victims Injured in Motor Vehicle Collisions

Which Pittsburgh Attorney Is Best for Car Accident Injuries?

Many people do not call a personal injury attorney right after a car accident because they believe that the insurance company will settle their claim promptly and fairly.

Unfortunately, this is far from what normally happens. Insurance companies tend to look after their own bottom line, putting their own financial well-being ahead of the injured victim. Getting an attorney involved after an automobile collision ensures that your legal rights are protected, you are properly guided throughout the legal process, and you receive the compensation you deserve for the injuries you sustain.

There are many attorneys in western Pennsylvania who represent auto accident victims. Few, however, have handled the thousands of cases and delivered the results that the attorneys of Schiffman Firm have. Car accidents and auto collisions are complex legal matters – Schiffman Firm has the experience to help ensure you receive any compensation to which you may be entitled.

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Our attorneys know that a car accident can cause personal injuries ranging from traumatic brain injuries (TBI), and in the most extreme cases – death. With over 100 years of combined trial and litigation experience, our legal team will ensure you get the compensation you deserve if you or a loved one was injured in a car accident or automobile collision. Contact us today for a free review of your case – you pay nothing for our service unless we help you recover money from your accident.

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Texting While Driving, Speeding, Manufacturer Defects

What Are Some Common Causes of Car Accidents in Pittsburgh?

With nearly 9 million licensed drivers in Pennsylvania, it’s easy to understand that there were over 104,000 automobile crashes1 in the year 2020.

While the statement “accidents always happen” can be valid in many arguments – as a victim of a car accident due to negligence it becomes very clear that many vehicle collisions and accidents could have been easily avoided if all drivers handled their motor vehicles properly and respected the rules of the road.

The team at Schiffman Firm recognizes that even the most diligent of drivers can find themselves on the wrong end of a car or automobile accident due to negligent individuals on the other side of the road. Also, it’s easy to forget that sometimes new and used car dealerships as well as car manufacturers can find themselves responsible by failing to uphold certain safety measures, sometimes sending defective cars out to consumers – which can cause other motorists to suffer harm.

1. 2020 Pennsylvania Crash Facts & Statistics (PENNDot | Pennsylvania Department of Transportation)

Common Causes of Car Accidents in Pittsburgh include:

  • Speeding
  • Reckless driving
  • Drinking and driving under the influence
  • Road rage
  • Texting while driving
  • Improper turns and not recognizing the rules of the road
  • Reckless driving
  • Auto manufacturer and car dealership defects
  • Failure to check a blind spot
  • Drowsy driving
  • Distracted driving
  • Poor weather and bad road conditions
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Hit And Runs, Rear-Ends, Uber Accidents

What Kind of Auto and Car Accidents Are There?

Any type of car accident can be a terrifying and potentially life-changing scenario.

While the severity of each incident can vary from case to case, all car accidents can leave physical, mental, and financial repercussions for all the victims involved.

If you’re involved in a car accident – no matter the type or severity – contact the personal injury attorneys at Schiffman Firm in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Our team will review your case for free and offer guidance on how you should proceed.

Types of car accidents in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania can include:

  • Head-on collisions
  • Rear-end collisions
  • Multi-car accidents
  • Vehicle rollovers
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Truck and bus accidents
  • Uber, Lyft and rideshare accidents
  • Accidents caused by car or manufacturer defect
  • T-Bone (side-impact) collisions

Property Damage, Lost Wages, Medical Bills

What Types of Damages Can I Recover From a Car or Auto Accident?

The main goal is always the same when our team of personal injury attorneys begins to look at car accident and automobile collision cases – we strive to make sure that our client receives fair and just compensation for the injuries they have sustained.

When a victim of a car accident is looking for damages and trying to understand what compensation they may be entitled to, there are two main types that may be awarded – compensatory and punitive. The most common damages that are awarded would be compensatory, more commonly known as monetary damages.

While rare, victims of an auto accident may be entitled to punitive damages if the vehicle manufacturer is found at fault. Generally, punitive damages are awarded to punish the party at-fault for gross negligence or illegal activities that directly lead to a crash or accident.

Compensatory or Monetary Damages Vicitms Can Be Entitled to Include:

  • Current and future medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Property damage
  • Emotional duress
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of future earnings potential
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
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Our Team Are Experts in Investigating and Presenting Car and Automobile Accident Cases

What Does a Peronal Injury Attorney Do for a Car Accident Case?

When the insurance companies get involved, our attorneys will act as your mouthpiece  – making sure nothing in your case can be used against you.

The attorneys at Schiffman Firm will work your auto accident case at a micro-level. Our legal team will partner with industry-leading experts and engineers within the auto industry to make sure all angles of your accident are covered. We’ll handle interviewing witnesses, securing evidence – even investigating the vehicle itself to make sure a defective product wasn’t at fault for causing the accident.

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We See What Others Can't

We can look at an auto accident scene and see things others can’t because we understand many of the design, mechanical, and engineering features of today’s motor vehicles. In many cases, this saves time and money that would otherwise be spent trying to pinpoint a cause of an accident or find the right expert.

Our intimate knowledge of automobiles often allows us to find the right expert(s) the first time, saving our clients time and money.

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We Take Care Of You

While the attorneys of Schiffman Firm are aggressive in representing your case inside the courtroom and out, we are compassionate and care about the best interest of our clients.

If you’re injured in a car or automobile accident our team will ensure you get the proper medical treatment for your injuries and we’ll analyze your long-term financial needs to ensure you get exactly what you need to continue living your best life.

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We Get Creative

We go beyond conversations and traditional negotiations.

The attorneys at Schiffman Firm get creative and investigate every aspect of your car accident case. Our team will obtain and analyze police and medical reports, collect witness testimonies and dig into the hard analytics of your case to ensure you get the compensation you deserve.

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How Much Is My Car Accident Injury Case Worth?

No two personal injury cases are ever alike. Each and every case brings its own unique challenge and hurdles to overcome.

Considering that – it’s nearly impossible to put a dollar amount on any type of legal matter without first understanding the basics then diving in deeper to find the cause and who may be at fault.

The attorneys at Schiffman Firm have a long track record of delivering major victories and results to clients, especially those that have suffered personal injuries in car accidents and automobile collisions. If you or someone you care about was injured in a car accident to the negligence of others, you need to partner with the right attorneys. Contact Schiffman Firm in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania today for a free review of your case. There is no fee for our services unless we help you win your case.

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What Can Our Team Help You With Today?

From personal injury to product liability - Schiffman Firm has the legal expertise and experience to take on a wide variety of cases with a proven track record of delivering results for their clients.

Our attorneys are always ready to listen to your case. Contact us today for a free review of your case - you don't pay anything for our legal services unless you win your case.

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Burns and Hazardous Material Injuries

Our attorneys handle lawsuits and legal cases for personal injuries due to a variety of burns including:
Explosion-Related Litigation
Thermal and Fire Burn Injuries
Chemical Burns
Hazardous Material Injuries
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Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal cord, brain, and concussion injuries are complex legal matters - our team has experience and expertise in working with:
Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
Pediatric Brain Injries
Spinal Cord Injuries
Medical Malpractice
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Wrongful and Accidental Deaths

Negligence, in any form, can lead to a wide variety of personal injury lawsuits - sometimes it can, unfortunately, lead to death. Our team can represent the families and the estate of wrongful death victims to ensure fair compensation is received and justice is served.
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Estates, Wills, and Trusts

Navigating wills, trusts, and estates can be complicated and require attorneys experienced in understanding the various nuances and associated laws within. We provide valuable experience in:
Will and Trust Contests
Estate and Title Disputes
Recovery of Assets
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Workers' Compensation

At Schiffman Firm, we know how Pennsylvania’s workers’ compensation system works and — most importantly — how to make this system work for our clients.
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Business and Employment Litigation

Focused on delivering efficient and cost-effective business law solutions to small and midsized organizations - we provide ongoing counsel and legal services including:
Entity Formation (LLC)
Business Litigation
Business Transactions
Breach of Contracts
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