Pursuing The Full Compensation You Deserve
Collecting and preserving evidence of liability is a key issue in intersection accidents. Without evidence, trying to determine who was at fault can become a case of “he said, she said.”
At Shollenberger Januzzi & Wolfe, LLP, our attorneys offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case and answer your questions about fault. With offices in Harrisburg and Enola, we represent people injured in intersection accidents and other types of collisions throughout central Pennsylvania.
Understanding Fault In These Cases
If you have suffered a serious injury in an auto accident, fault is an important issue. Your recovery from a personal injury lawsuit can be reduced by any percentage of liability that is assigned to you. This area of law is known as comparative liability. If you are 51 percent responsible or higher, you cannot recover compensation from the other driver’s insurance company.
Even when fault seems obvious, the other driver and his or her insurance company may attempt to shift liability to you in the weeks and months after an accident. For this reason, it is important to preserve evidence such as photos of the accident scene and statements from witnesses. Our law firm works with an investigator who has experience with auto accident cases.
Don’t Make This Mistake
You should not discuss liability for an accident with the other driver or his or her insurance company. Even innocent statements can be twisted around to mean things you never intended. For example, if you say you failed to look both ways at the intersection, that could be interpreted as negligence on your part, even if you had the right of way.
The sooner you contact our lawyers after an accident, the sooner we can go to work for you.