Top Car Accident Settlements and Verdicts in Pennsylvania

How Much Can You Get From a Car Accident Settlement in PA?

You may have heard about huge car accident settlements from news outlets and the media. If you or a loved one has been injured in a motor vehicle accident, one of the questions you may be asking yourself is, “how much will I get from my car accident settlement?” The answer is always, it depends on many factors including type and severity of injuries, medical costs, loss of wages, if there are 3rd parties liable for the accident, and other factors. Large auto accident settlements happen when the right car accident lawyer is on the case, fighting for the rights of victims.

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Car accident settlement compensation can include elements as:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress, such as depression and anxiety
  • Loss of Companionship
  • Past and future medical costs
  • Future permanent physical disability, such as a limp or scars
  • Caregiver costs
  • Loss of salary from being unable to work

When Will You Receive a Settlement After a Car Accident in PA?

The next question that is often asked during car accident settlement negotiations is, “when will I get my car accident settlement?” This answer is also very complex. The parties negotiating the settlement, namely the lawyers and insurance companies, can come to an agreement at almost any time, but it often doesn’t happen right away. Insurance companies may offer a settlement as soon as a few days after the accident, but if that settlement amount is not enough then the parties need to go back to the negotiating table and sometimes need to go to court if an agreement cannot be met outside of court.

How Our Car Accident Lawyers Help You Get The Settlement You Deserve

In 2012, The Pearce Law Firm obtained a $2.2 million dollar settlement for six children for the death of their father in a motor vehicle accident in Pennsylvania. As an experienced Philadelphia car accident lawyer and member of MENSA, the high IQ society, Edith Pearce is not afraid to take on the largest insurance companies and litigate some of the most complicated car accidents, motorcycle accidents, and truck accident cases. Contact the Pearce Law Firm for your free case evaluation.

And if you have been in a car accident in Pennsylvania and are wondering what comes next or how to calculate possible compensation for your car accident settlement our expert car accident settlement lawyers are here to help. Edith prides herself on offering you and your family the personal attention and compassion lacking in many large firms. Let her inside knowledge of car accident laws work for you to obtain the maximum compensation for your car accident lawsuit in Philadelphia either through settlement or trial. We take into account all aspects of your case and make sure all expenses are accounted for in your final car accident settlement including physical therapy, medical expenses, pain and suffering, and even PTSD and mental health expenses.

Examples of Top Car Accident Settlements in Pennsylvania & New Jersey

2021 car accident payout of $19.1 million - PA car accident settlement lawyers

  1. $19.1 Million Verdict Awarded to Estate of 3 Victims in Crash At Roadwork Site (2021)
    While stopped in traffic caused by a bridge-rehabilitation project on Interstate 78 in Berks County PA, a man’s car was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer going around 60 miles per hour. The man’s car was propelled forward into another SUV in front of him containing 2 other adult individuals. The first man and the 2 others in the SUV all died of injuries related to the vehicle accident. The respective estate’s of the deceased filed liability and negligence claims against multiple parties including the bridge-rehabilitation project’s general contractor and the tractor-trailer’s owners and lessors. The jury found 2 parties liable for the accident, and assigned percentages of liability to each, accumulating a total of $19.1 million in damages awarded to the estates of the victims.
    https://www.law.com/thelegalintelligencer/2021/11/04/19-1m-verdict-in-case-involving-crash-at-roadwork-site/
  2. $10 Million Car Accident Verdict Upheld by Pennsylvania Appeals Court (2014)
    In this lawsuit for a car accident in Scranton, PA, a woman was awarded $9.1 million in compensatory damages and over $1 million in punitive damages, amounting to over $10 million, by a PA appeals court jury. The woman sustained leg, ankle, and back fractures when a dump truck that’s breaks had failed rear-ended her car.
    https://www.findlaw.com/legalblogs/personal-injury/dump-truck-crash-victims-10m-verdict-upheld/
  3. $16.5 Million Settlement Awarded to Man After Car Accident Resulting in Traumatic Brain Injury (2018)
    A man received a settlement for $16.5 million, after sustaining a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and memory loss after being struck by a vehicle on I-95 in PA. According to the settlement, two 3rd party companies were held liable for the accident due to mechanical failure resulting in a truck spilling gas onto the roadway, causing unsafe driving conditions
    https://finance.yahoo.com/news/traumatic-brain-injury-case-settles-074539380.html
  4. $4.9 Million Dollar Settlement Awarded to Mother of a Passenger Killed in Car Accident
    The mother of a 22-year-old young man who died in a car accident in Brush Creek Township, PA settled her car accident lawsuit for $4.9 million. The accident happened on Interstate 70 East and involved the driver of the vehicle trying to pass a tractor-trailer at high speed during a rainstorm. The young man who was killed was a passenger in the vehicle at the time of the accident, and the lawsuit involved the driver of the vehicle and the owner of the vehicle.
    https://www.law.com/thelegalintelligencer/2020/08/20/4-9m-settlement-for-mother-of-passenger-killed-in-south-central-pa-auto-accident/
  5. $2.75 Million Awarded to Woman Who Suffered Spinal Injury in 2017 Car Crash (2021)
    41-year-old Angelica Spanogle was awarded by a jury $2.75 million after she sustained life-altering injuries in a 2017 car accident in Lehigh Calley PA. The crash involved a tractor-trailer, a dump truck, and another 4-door vehicle and resulted in Spanogle suffering a permanent loss of mobility at the age of 37.
    https://www.law.com/thelegalintelligencer/2021/11/10/philadelphia-jury-awards-2-75m-in-injury-crash-verdict/
  6. $2.1 Million Dollar Settlement Given to Man After Being Ejected From a Car During a Truck Collision (2018)
    A man agreed to a $2.1 million settlement after sustaining a TBI after being ejected from a car during a multivehicle accident. The mana accepted the settlement from liability claims filed trucking company. He also accepted an insurance policy tender from another driver involved in the accident.
    https://finance.yahoo.com/news/man-ejected-car-during-truck-070956144.html
  7. $6.85 Million Dollar Settlement for Car Rear-Ended by Truck in Monmouth County NJ (2021)
    In this case, a man was killed in a car accident when a tractor-trailer struck his car from behind on Route 440 in Woodbridge, NJ. On March 20th 2021, the family of the man was awarded $6.85 million in settlement compensation in the Monmouth County NJ wrongful death lawsuit.
    https://www.law.com/njlawjournal/2021/04/05/6-85-million-settlement-paid-in-monmouth-county-suit-over-fatal-accident/
  8. $4.7 Million Dollar Settlement for Fatal Drunk Driving Crash in Camden County NJ (2020)
    In this case, an indoor water park operator agreed to pay $4.75 million settlement after a man who became heavily intoxicated on-premise in the park’s dram shop. The man left the establishment with his two young children and proceeded to get in his car, still noticeably intoxicated according to security footage, and drive off. The 3 family members were then involved in a drunk-driving crash where one girl, age 9, was killed and the other girl, age 8, was severely injured.
    https://www.law.com/njlawjournal/2020/11/06/water-park-pays-4-75-million-for-fatal-crash-in-camden-county-dram-shop-case/
  9. $3.2 Million Dollar Car Accident Settlement after Head-On Collision in Middlesex County NJ (2021)
    A woman was driving on Route 34 in Marlboro, NJ with her moth and minor daughter when they were involved in a head-on collision with another car. The car was left inoperable in the southbound lane when it was struck by another car. The 2 women and the minor child agreed to a $3.175 million dollar settlement in their auto negligence lawsuit.
    https://www.law.com/njlawjournal/2021/06/11/injuries-from-head-on-crash-result-in-3-2m-settlement-in-middlesex/
  10. $1.8 Million Auto Accident Settlement for TBI in a Car Accident (2020)
    In this lawsuit, a woman driving her car was forced into a guardrail by a track-trailer truck that was changing lanes. she claimed to have suffered a traumatic brain injury from the accident. the case was settled in federal court and the woman received a $1.8 million dollar settlement.
    https://www.law.com/njlawjournal/2020/12/22/suit-over-injuries-sustained-in-collision-with-tractor-trailer-settles-for-1-8-million/
  11. $1.5 Million Car Accident Settlement For Women Who Underwent Five-Level Spinal Fusion After Kackensack County NJ Car Crash (2021)
    A woman received a car accident settlement of $1.5 million dollars in her Bergen County NJ car accident lawsuit case. She had sustained spinal and shoulder injuries from the car accident, which happened when her SUV was struck from the side by another SUV that was traveling through an intersection.
    https://www.law.com/njlawjournal/2021/05/04/woman-who-underwent-five-level-fusion-following-crash-settles-for-1-5-million-in-bergen/

Reasons Why a Large Car Accident Settlement or Verdict is Awarded

When understanding the reasons why someone may receive a large car accident settlement, it’s important to understand how car accident settlements work in PA. In laymen’s terms, an auto accident settlement is an agreement to settle a legal dispute between an injured person and an individual or entity that is legally liable for said injuries to the former person. The settlement is made outside of a courtroom and releases the legally liable party from any future liability for the injuries, pain, or suffering of the injured party.

Settling a car accident claim without going to trial is how most car accident cases are resolved. Since a favorable outcome is not always guaranteed when taking a case before a jury in a courtroom, typically all parties will do their best to settle the car accident case without going to court. An experienced car accident lawyer will know when it’s better to take a car accident case to court, which does happen in some situations.

Contact a Car Accident Settlement Lawyer Near You Now for a FREE Consultation

The car accident settlement lawyers at The Pearce Law Firm are dedicated to helping car accident victims in Philadelphia. Overcoming an injury from an auto accident can be difficult and it’s not something people should have to do alone. Edith prides herself on offering you and your family the personal attention and compassion lacking in many large firms. Let her inside knowledge of car accident laws work for you to obtain the maximum compensation for your car accident lawsuit in Philadelphia either through settlement or trial. We take into account all aspects of your case and make sure all expenses are accounted for in your final car accident settlement including car accident physical therapy, medical expenses, pain and suffering, and even PTSD and mental health expenses. Interested in how much other types of accident cases can be worth? See examples of some of the top slip and fall settlements and verdicts in PA.

Contact the Pearce Law Firm for your free case evaluation.

What Our Clients Have to Say About The Pearce Law Firm’s Ability to Secure Favorable Car Accident Settlements in PA

 

“I could not be more pleased with the settlement Peace Law secured for my injuries suffered from a pedestrian/vehicle accident. Nicole Vitale was the consummate professional–responsive, kind, and guided me through every step of the process. I was so fortunate to have her on my side during a stressful and traumatic time.

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