A car accident lawyer can help you get compensation, whether you were the driver or a passenger in a vehicle. Sometimes, the accident was clearly the other driver’s fault, such as when an intoxicated motorist strikes your vehicle. Other times, both parties may share part of the blame, but you’re still entitled to compensation from the insurance company.

You cannot control the environment around you, and even the most responsible drivers can fall victim to a car accident. Car accidents, regardless of the severity, can result in medical bills, lost wages, and serious pain and suffering.

If you are injured in a car accident, contacting a car accident attorney in Harrisburg, PA immediately will ensure that you understand your rights and increase your chances for maximizing your recovery.

Unsure what steps to take next or have questions about filing a claim? Contact Compass Personal Injury for a free consultation. Our experienced accident attorneys will help you navigate the details of your claim and take the stress and uncertainty out of the equation.

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Acting to protect your rights, family, finances, and health is wise following any type of car accident. A common mistake many car accident victims make is assuming that seemingly minor injuries aren’t serious. The effects of many car accidents take time to appear, potentially leading to chronic pain and other health problems that last years. That’s why contacting an experienced car accident lawyer — someone who specializes in personal injuries and car accidents — is vital.

When Do You Need a Lawyer for an Accident?

Dealing with insurance companies (your own or the other drivers) by yourself is a recipe for disaster. Many insurance companies go out of their way to make the process difficult or prevent you from obtaining the compensation you deserve. If any of these situations apply to you, seek help from a car accident attorney immediately:

  • You were injured in the accident
  • A passenger or family member was injured in the accident
  • Your vehicle was damaged
  • You lost money or had to take time off work because of the accident
  • You have medical expenses because of the crash
  • You suspect you may have injuries that haven’t been completely diagnosed
  • You lost your job or have work difficulties due to the accident

Accident Attorney Services

Many people are surprised to discover that the insurance company they’ve been paying for years isn’t interested in their well-being. That’s right — your insurance company isn’t on your side when it comes to compensating you. But you’re not alone. At Compass Legal Group, we fight for you and your family:

  • Money for medical expenses
  • Compensation for unknown injuries that may appear
  • Damages for emotional pain and suffering
  • Damages for lost wages
  • Compensation for future employment problems because of injuries
  • Money for vehicle repairs/replacement

Our team represents you in court. We gather evidence and preserve it safely for your case, advise you on all of your options, and offer wise recommendations. We explain every step and answer all of your questions because we’re on your side.

Call an Experienced Car Accident Attorney Right Away

Don’t be in a hurry to settle. Don’t let an insurance company trick you or pressure you into accepting an unfair offer. Make sure you receive sufficient compensation to cover your needs and those of your family for the future. At Compass Legal Group, you can find experienced automobile accident attorneys who care about your needs and understand all of your rights. Contact us in Harrisburg, PA, right away for assistance.

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When you choose Compass Legal Group to represent you in your car accident claim, you will owe us NOTHING up front! You may be asking yourself, “Okay, what is the catch?”.  There is no catch. We do not collect fees unless you win your case. Once you receive compensation through either a settlement or from a winning verdict at trial, you will pay us a percentage of the award that you have received. In the unfortunate circumstance that you do not receive any compensation, you will owe us nothing. This type of arrangement is referred to as a contingency fee. 

Our No Fee Guarantee eliminates financial stress and provides a path for pursuing accident claims with a car accident attorney in Harrisburg, PA that will fight hard for the award you deserve.


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Our team is client-focused, and we believe in taking on each client’s challenge as our own. We understand that navigating the do’s and don’ts from a car accident can be overwhelming and sometimes intimidating. This is why is it is essential to have a car accident attorney you can trust on your side.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Car accident victims often feel overwhelmed and unclear about what to do next. We’ve compiled some of the most commonly asked legal questions about what steps to take if you’ve been injured in an auto accident.

How do I know if I should contact a car accident attorney?

If you or a passenger in your vehicle have suffered an injury as a result of an auto accident, you should contact an attorney to assist with the process of working with the insurance company and offer guidance on the legal details. Certain types of car accidents, such as those that involve commercial vehicles and busses, may also be more complex and require an experienced car accident attorney to explain your rights and assist with the claim. An experienced attorney knows the experts to hire to preserve the evidence.  It may not always be necessary to contact an attorney following a car accident; however, it is a good idea if you feel that you are not at fault. If you are unsure or question whether an attorney should be involved in your claim, contact Compass Personal Injury for a free consultation.

When should I contact my car insurance company?

Regardless of fault, you should report an accident to your car insurance company as soon as you are able after the accident has occurred. However, be sure to contact an attorney before making a recorded statement or signing any documentation regarding the accident.

Should I call the police when involved in a car accident, even if it’s minor?

Yes, contacting the police will provide a report of what happened, provide the identity of all parties and witnesses involved, and show who was potentially at fault.

What type of information should I collect from the other people involved in the accident?

Be sure to collect the names and contact information of anyone involved in the accident, including passengers. You will also want to get the other driver’s car insurance information. Make note of any accident witnesses and record their contact information.

Should I take pictures of the scene of the accident and damage?

Absolutely! If you are able, it is always a good idea to take pictures or videos of each vehicle involved and the accident scene itself. Be sure to capture as many angles as possible to help paint a picture of the extent of the damage and what occurred.

The other party's car insurance company wants to talk to me. Is this ok?

Contact a car accident attorney before speaking with or giving any type of statement to the car insurance company of any other party. You do not want to answer any questions that you may not completely understand and jeopardize your ability to obtain an award for your damages.

Do I have to file a claim immediately?

The statute of limitations to file a claim arising out of a car accident in Pennsylvania is two years. It is best to contact an attorney and file a claim well before the two-year timeframe is exhausted.

Do I have to go to the ER even if I am not severely injured to have a valid claim?

When you have been involved in a car accident and suffer an injury or experience pain following the accident, a visit to the Emergency Room is not required, but you should be seen by a doctor or other medical professional as soon as possible. You could also find that your pain does not start to present itself until a day or more after your accident. Seeking medical attention will help document your injuries and assist in obtaining the appropriate settlement in your claim.



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