Seriously Injured Auto And Truck Accident Victims May Be Entitled To Recover Damages From Several Sources

Posted by John Finnerty & filed under Areas of Practice, Auto Accidents, DLP Law, Insurance Disputes, Motorcycle Accidents, Serious Injury, Truck Accidents, Workers Compensation.


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.

DLP is your NEPA Truck Accident Law Firm.   DLP is your Scranton Truck Accident Law Firm.  A DLP Attorney could be your NEPA Truck Accident Lawyer.  A DLP Attorney could be your Scranton Truck Accident Lawyer. DLP is your NEPA Bus Accident Law Firm.  DLP is your Scranton Bus Accident Law Firm.  A DLP Attorney could be your NEPA Bus Accident Lawyer.  A DLP Attorney could be your Scranton Bus Accident Lawyer.  A DLP Attorney could be your NEPA Motorcycle Accident Lawyer.  A DLP Attorney could be your Scranton Motorcycle Accident Lawyer. DLP is your NEPA Auto Accident Law Firm.  DLP is your Scranton Auto Accident Law Firm.  A DLP Attorney could be your NEPA Auto Accident Lawyer.  A DLP Attorney could be your Scranton Auto Accident Lawyer.

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John Finnerty

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John has been representing clients in Northeastern Pennsylvania as an attorney with Dougherty, Leventhal & Price since 1996. Attorney Finnerty represents both Plaintiffs and Defendants in all types of civil litigation matters, including personal injury, workers\' compensation, auto accidents, products liability, commercial disputes, and slip and fall claims.

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