Bernard Tully Personal Injury Lawyer. Phone: 412-281-8700
A common question that often arises during discussions with clients is, “Michael and Bernie, this is my accident, these are my injuries, my treatments, the work I missed—how much is my case worth?” It’s a legitimate question, and we always aim to be transparent with our clients. We don’t make promises we can’t fulfill, and we certainly don’t throw out arbitrary figures like, “your case is worth a million dollars.” It’s not what you want to hear, and it’s not how we operate.
Understanding Your Case Worth
Discovering the true value of a case isn’t as simple as a quick Google search for injury settlements. The real value lies beneath the surface and requires thorough evaluation of the impact the accident had on your life. It’s a comprehensive assessment and when we represent you in cases like car accidents or truck collisions and gather all the necessary records, we gain a much clearer perspective. At that point—not initially—we can provide you with a range, giving you a more accurate idea of what your case might be worth.
Another crucial factor to consider is the insurance policy limits of the responsible party, also known as the “tortfeasors” in legal jargon. Pennsylvania law mandates minimal coverage of $15,000, which hasn’t changed in decades. Unfortunately, this limit can lead to frustrating situations, as illustrated by a case where a family lost their father in a rear-end collision. The responsible driver only had a $15,000 policy, and there were no other assets to pursue. This limitation underscores the heart of today’s topic—what we can secure for your case heavily depends on the wrongdoer’s insurance policy.
While $15,000 is the minimal coverage PA can mandate, we wanted to shed light on some other factors that could provide a high case worth for you such as umbrella policies. For example, if someone has a $50,000 auto policy but an umbrella policy of a million dollars, we can target that million-dollar coverage. Rest assured, we leave no stone unturned.
In need of assistance? Don’t hesitate to contact us at 412-281-8700. We’re here to help, and we genuinely care about getting you the best possible outcome!
Our main focus is honesty. We always preach it. We are passionate about trying to help any injured person or family member with their case. Questions about the blog? CALL US!
Bernard Tully Allegheny County Car Accident Lawyer. Phone: 412-281-8700 and 1-800-518-0050