Frequently Asked Personal Injury Questions
A serious injury can bring more questions than answers. Our firm’s attorneys can find the answers you are looking for and pursue your rights while providing the personal attention you need during a difficult time.
For over four decades, Attorney Mel Gold has represented personal injury victims and their families throughout Pennsylvania. For the past several years, Attorney Mal Gold worked at a regional midsize firm representing insurance companies in personal injury matters. Mel and Mal’s backgrounds provide unique perspectives that they can put to work on behalf of the injured in the Pittsburgh area.
Below are a few questions that we frequently receive during personal injury consultations.
What should I do after a motor vehicle accident?
You should take several key actions after an accident, including:
- Immediately after an accident, get yourself to a nearby safe location if possible.
- Gather the personal contact and insurance information of the other driver or anyone else involved.
- Call the police to report the accident.
- Ask witnesses for their contact information and testimony.
- Take as many pictures of the accident and surrounding area as possible.
- Call a lawyer.
- Have your attorney call your insurer as well as the other driver’s insurer to report the motor vehicle collision.
What happens if the responsible driver does not have insurance?
In Pennsylvania, if you are hit by a driver without insurance, recovering compensation may become difficult. If the driver does not have insurance or does not have enough insurance, we will explore if you have underinsured/uninsured motorist coverage within your own insurance policy, in which a claim could be made.
What can I do, if I or someone I know is bitten by a dog?
If an aggressive animal bites you, your child or someone in your household, you should take action by doing the following:
- Write down the other party’s personal contact and insurance information.
- Make sure the dog has had its vaccinations.
- Seek medical attention
- Call a lawyer to discuss your options.
How do I know if I have a premises liability claim?
To pursue a premises liability claim, you must be able to prove:
- The defendant owned, leased or lived on the property at the time of the accident.
- The defendant was somehow negligent.
- Their negligence contributed to your injury.
How long do I have to file a claim?
In Pennsylvania, you typically have two years to file a claim from the date of the accident.
Other Questions? Contact Our Firm For Straightforward Answers.
If you or a loved one has suffered from an injury, call 412-843-0943 or send us an email to set up your initial consultation today. From our office in Monroeville, we represent clients throughout western Pennsylvania.