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Have You Been Injured In An Auto Accident?

At Decker Bradburn, Attorneys at Law, our personal injury attorneys handle all types of motor vehicle accident cases in the State College area and throughout Pennsylvania. These include:

  • Car accidents
  • Tractor-trailer accidents
  • Motorcycle crashes
  • Boat accidents
  • Bicycle and pedestrian collisions

Whether you were rear-ended by someone who was texting while driving, you were seriously injured by a drunk driver or you were involved in any other type of auto accident, we are here to hold the negligent party responsible.

Call 814-470-8023 to arrange a free consultation with an experienced Pennsylvania personal injury lawyer today.

Fighting For Maximum Compensation For You And Your Family

Wayne Bradburn is a State College car accident attorney who has 15 years of insurance defense experience. Over the course of his career, he has handled more than 400 motor vehicle defense cases. This in-depth knowledge of the other side allows him to effectively fight for the full amount of compensation that each accident victim needs.

He can pursue the maximum amount possible to cover your:

  • Medical expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Vehicle damage
  • Time off work
  • Therapy or counseling
  • Other damages

If you lost a loved one in an accident, Mr. Bradburn can file a wrongful death lawsuit and seek the justice your family deserves.

Statute Of Limitations For Auto Accident Lawsuits In Pennsylvania

In Pennsylvania, the statute of limitations for filing a lawsuit after an auto accident is crucial for victims to understand. The statute of limitations is a timeframe in which you must file an injury claim. For any personal injury claims in Pennsylvania, you usually have two years from when you were injured to field a claim. This timeframe applies to both personal injury claims and property damage claims. Failing to file within this period can result in losing the right to seek compensation for injuries, medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages and other damages.

The purpose of a statute of limitations is to encourage injury victims to file a claim as soon as possible while the evidence related to the accident is fresh and obtainable. There are some rare exceptions to this law, like if the accident victim was a minor at the time of the accident or discovered their injuries later on, but it is best to file these claims as soon as possible. By understanding and complying with the statute of limitations, you can protect your legal rights and maximize the compensation you receive for your injuries. Reach out to our personal injury attorneys right away after your accident so we can manage the legal needs of your claim while you focus on your health.

What Happens If You Miss The Deadline?

Missing the statute of limitations deadline for filing an auto accident lawsuit in Pennsylvania can have serious consequences. If someone tried to file a personal injury claim after their statute of limitations has ended, it is very likely that the court would dismiss their case, which would prevent them from earning any compensation for their injuries or property damage. In most cases, this dismissal is final, which prohibits someone from being able to seek justice and financial restitution from the party that caused their harm.

There are some exceptions to this rule, such as learning about an injury after the date of the accident, like a traumatic brain injury or nerve damage, but these kinds of exceptions will require substantial proof to verify when the injured party learned about their injuries. Exceeding a deadline can also remove any leverage you have to negotiate with an insurance company, as they know you will not be able to take them to court. Taking too long to file a claim will mean that you will be responsible for your own medical bills, lost income, and other expenses.

If you want to ensure you do not miss your window of opportunity, act quickly after your accident to file a personal injury claim. Reach out to our team to start building a claim for compensation and, submit it to the court and start your path to justice. The sooner you begin your claim, the sooner you can receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries and hold the liable party accountable for their actions that caused you so much harm.

We Can Meet You Wherever And Whenever Necessary

We are proud to offer weekend and evening appointments. If you can’t make it to our State College office, we can arrange to meet you at your home, at the hospital or at another convenient location.

Don’t hesitate to request a free initial consultation about your motor vehicle accident today. Call Decker Bradburn, Attorneys at Law, at 814-470-8023 or email our lawyers. We charge contingency fees in personal injury cases, which means we only get paid if we are successful.