Seriously injured auto and truck accident victims may have several sources from which to recover damages. Initially, if the accident was not their fault, they could pursue a claim against the driver(s) who was responsible for causing the accident and his (their) auto insurance carrier. If the accident occurred while the injured victim was working, the victim may also be able to recover workers’ compensation benefits against his employer and/or his employer’s workers’ compensation insurance carrier. Additionally, if the accident victim is off work for at least five months and is not expected to be able to return to work in the short-term, the accident victim may also be eligible to recover social security disability benefits. If there is no workers’ compensation claim, medical benefits are initially recoverable under one’s own auto insurance policy. Once those medical benefits are exhausted, the accident victim would need to seek payment of all additional medical bills by his private health insurer. However, depending on the type of private health insurance, the private health insurer may be able to recover all amounts it paid to treat the accident victim’s medical bills from any recovery received by the accident victim as a result of his claim against the responsible driver(s) or his (their) insurance carrier.
Dougherty, Leventhal & Price, L.L.P. (DLP) represents seriously injured and catastrophically injured victims of auto accidents, bus accidents, SUV accidents, snowmobile accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, bicycle accidents, pedestrian accident and tractor trailer accidents (including work accidents) throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania, including the Counties of Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike, Wayne, Wyoming, Sullivan, Montour, Lycoming, Schuylkill, Tioga, Bradford, Susquehanna, Northampton, Carbon and Columbia. These accidents often occur on the interstate corridors and state highways that run through Northeastern Pennsylvania, including I-81, I-80, I-380, I-84, I-180, SR 61, the Casey Highway, the I-80 Corridor and the Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Some of the representative municipalities in Northeastern Pennsylvania where these accidents occur include Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, Honesdale, Hazleton, Moosic, Dunmore, Old Forge, Williamsport, Tunkhannock, Towanda, Stroudsburg, Bethleham, Berwick, Bloomsburg, Pottsville, Kingston, Milford, Mansfield and Wellsboro. We at DLP represent serious and catastrophically injured victims of truck accidents, tractor trailer accidents, bus accidents, motorcycle accidents, automobile accidents and SUV accidents to get them the money and justice they deserve to compensate them for their injuries and damages. If you are involved in an accident anywhere in Northeastern Pennsylvania, call an attorney at DLP as soon as possible after the accident for a free, no-obligation consultation.
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