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Motor Vehicle Accidents

Motor Vehicle Accident Attorneys in Luzerne County

Representing Clients throughout Eastern Pennsylvania

In today’s fast-paced world, accidents happen. However, some accidents result in serious injuries, which can bring your world to a sudden stop and result in a long recovery period or permanent disability.

The Luzerne County motor vehicle accident lawyers at Slusser Law Firm have the experience needed to deal with the insurance companies and help you pursue compensation for your injuries.

Get started with a free consultation. Call (570) 405-9953 or contact us online for an appointment. We serve clients in Luzerne County and throughout Eastern Pennsylvania.

When Accidents Cause Serious Injuries

Motor vehicle accidents can cause severe injuries, such as:

  • Head and spinal trauma
  • Disability
  • Neck and back pain
  • Cuts and scars
  • Bruises
  • Whiplash
  • Permanent disfigurement
  • And psychological injuries

Depending on the extent of the injuries, you could be dealing with the impact of the accident for weeks, months, or the rest of your life.

Types of Vehicle Accident Cases We Take

We represent clients injured in vehicle accidents, such as:

Insurance companies often offer low settlements or attempt to deny claims to save money. The process of dealing with insurance companies is stressful, intimidating, and time consuming.

Our attorneys have dealt with numerous insurance companies on behalf of our clients and have the knowledge and skill to advocate on your behalf, advise you, and guide you through the legal process.

No-Fault Car Insurance Laws in Pennsylvania

While most states follow a traditional fault-based system for car accident injury cases, Pennsylvania does not. Pennsylvania follows a "no-fault" insurance system, but it is somewhat unique in that drivers have the option of purchasing either "limited tort" or "full tort" insurance coverage.

Under this type of system, drivers (or more accurately, their insurance companies) are financially responsible for their own damages after a car accident. This means that you will turn to your own insurance company for compensation up to the limits of your policy after a crash.

Injured parties may only sue an at-fault driver under this system if their injuries meet a certain legal threshold.

  • Limited tort coverage, as the name suggests, limits your right to seek financial compensation when another driver causes an accident. While you may still recover compensation for your out of pocket medical expenses, you generally may not recover compensation for non-economic damages such as pain and suffering.
  • Full tort coverage gives you and covered household members the ability to pursue compensation for both economic and non-economic damages in the event of an accident caused by another party. This includes medical treatment as well as coverage for losses related to pain and suffering.

Property damage claims are exempt from this system, meaning you can sue an at-fault driver for damage to your vehicle with no limitations. Additionally, you may sue an at-fault driver for additional damages regardless of which type of insurance you have if you suffer a serious injury.

As defined by the Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Financial Responsibility Act, a serious injury is one which results in death, severe impairment of a bodily function, or permanent disfigurement.

Securing Damages for Your Injury

The specific damages and compensation you may be entitled to depend on the details of your accident and the extent of your injuries. The best place to start is with a free consultation with one of our Luzerne County motor vehicle accident attorneys.

We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. When you call our office after hours, an attorney will return your call within an hour.

Give us a call today at (570) 405-9953 to discuss your case with a lawyer.

Client Testimonials

Real People. Real Experiences
  • “A trusted lawyer who is always there.”

    I have been nothing but completely satisfied and impressed with Chris and his staff at the Slusser Law Firm for years. I have the privilege of working with them on Professional level as a Chairman of a sewer authority who was left with a bad taste in my mouth for lawyers because of our past solicitor who truly was not cost effective and responsible to fact that we as an authority needed to be mindful of our spending in order to keep our rates down for our elderly population of rate payers.

    I interviewed many possible candidates to replace said solicitor and Chris by far stood out to me because of his professionalism and understanding to what we needed and our demographics as an area made up of elderly rate payers living on fixed incomes. I am pleased to say it was one of the best moves we made and pleased to say we as an Authority are going on 8 plus years with Chris and his team guiding us legally and look forward to many more years working with them.

    On a personal level I have now a trusted lawyer who is always there to give guidance in buying property or contract review and Is trusted so much I referred my Father to him for guidance after my Mother passed.

    - Daniel L.
  • “Top-notch legal services!”

    Top-notch legal services. None better.

    - Peter W.
  • “We made the perfect choice selecting you.”

    Dear Attorney Solt,

    Words cannot express how much we appreciate everything you've done for us. The most valuable lesson I learned was if I need to ask, do I need a lawyer, the answer is yes. We made the perfect choice selecting you.

    Our sincere gratitude, 

    - Andrea & Joe R.
  • “Many friends suggested I contact the Slusser Law Firm. I am glad I did.”

    When I was injured in a motorcycle accident while driving through a construction zone, many friends suggested I contact the Slusser Law Firm. I am glad I did. Attorneys Chris Slusser and John Solt came to visit me in the hospital. The Slusser Law Firm filed suit on my behalf.

    Through the long recovery and rehabilitation process Attorneys Slusser and Solt and the team investigated, hired experts, took depositions and kept me informed of everything along the way. In the end, they secured me a cash settlement that has helped transform my life. Thank you to everyone at the firm for all your tireless work and for believing in my case.
    - Lorne S.
  • “Did a great job.”

    Used their service, and Attorney Baranko did a great job.

    - Cheryl M.
  • “Truly care about all of their clients.”

    Great law firm. Hard working staff and lawyers truly care about all of their clients.

    - Ashley S.
  • “Excellent, very professional!”
    Excellent, very professional!
    - Johana A.
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