Frequently Asked Questions

At McDonald at Law, we want to be your resource, your guide and your representative throughout your personal injury claim. This means providing clear, actionable answers to your questions.

We have more than 30 years of experience handling all types of personal injury cases in Pennsylvania. Furthermore, we are among the most well-credentialed, respected and accomplished firms in the state. You can get answers to your questions directly from an attorney by calling 717-208-2641.

After being injured in an accident in Lancaster or elsewhere in Pennsylvania, it’s important to act quickly and hire a personal injury lawyer to ensure that you are treated fairly by the insurance company. You’re injured and need to obtain proper treatment, the insurance company will waste no time in trying to get a statement from you, you are probably missing work and the paychecks that come with it, and ultimately, you’re probably wondering whom to turn to and what to do next.

Instead of trying to handle all this on your own, your lawyer can help you through. At McDonald at Law, we are here to help you get answers and take action. As one of the most well-respected and credentialed personal injury firms in Pennsylvania, you can feel confident knowing you have a team of professionals handling your case and protecting your interests. You can get immediate help with your case by calling us today.

The Lawyer You Choose Can Make A Significant Difference In Your Case

Although the law doesn’t require that you hire a lawyer after being injured in a car crash or other type of personal injury accident, the truth is that obtaining an attorney can make things much easier. You have enough to worry about as you deal with your injury, so why not let your lawyer handle the insurance adjuster, help you get in touch with the right medical professionals and help you understand your options when it comes to obtaining compensation?

Below are a few other advantages to working with our team at McDonald at Law:

  • We achieve results: Our track record of success speaks for itself. We have obtained substantial awards and settlements on behalf of our clients. Although prior successes don’t guarantee future results, we are confident that we can help you obtain full and fair compensation for your injuries.
  • We are experienced professionals: Our lead attorney, Michael McDonald, has been helping accident victims for more than 30 years. He’s a board-certified specialist and one of the most well-respected personal injury lawyers in Pennsylvania. In short, attorney McDonald’s experience can be one of your best advantages.
  • We have the resources to resolve your claim: We will carry out investigations, work with accident reconstructionists, speak with medical experts and other specialists, and put the full force of our resources to work resolving your claim. The insurance company will arrive prepared, ready to resolve your claim — shouldn’t you be equally prepared?
  • We offer compassionate support and counsel: We understand that you’re going through one of the most difficult experiences of your life. That is why we take a personal approach to handling cases. When you work with us, you’ll be treated with the dignity, respect and honesty you deserve. We will keep you informed throughout your case, offer practical advice and let you make the final decision regarding how we resolve your claim.
  • You pay nothing unless we win your case: We handle personal injury claims on a contingency basis. In short, your consultation is free and we don’t charge you any attorney fees unless we win you money.

Learn More About Us And How We Can Help

To schedule a free consultation at our Lancaster law office, call 717-208-2641 or complete our contact form to reach us via email. We are happy to arrange weekend and evening appointments as necessary. If you can’t make it to our office, we can come to you.

The most common causes for motor vehicle accidents are:

  • Drunk driving
  • Reckless driving or excessive speeding
  • Distracted driving
  • Failure to stop

There are, of course, numerous other causes. But these are at the root of most car accidents.

Pennsylvania is a no-fault insurance state. This means that even if you are partially at fault, you will still have the ability to file a claim with your own insurance company for benefits on your policy. Partial fault does not, however, exclude you from also collecting compensation from another motorist’s insurer or from filing a lawsuit.

When it comes to injury claims, we handle cases on a contingency fee basis. What does this mean? It means you pay nothing unless we win you money. The consultation is free and you don’t have to pay a retainer.

Sure, you can try to resolve your claim on your own. But the insurance company’s adjusters are trained to protect the business’s bottom line by settling claims quickly and quietly. With a lawyer by your side, you will have an advocate who knows how to handle the insurance company, can advise you on how much your claim is actually worth and can explain the long-term consequences of your injuries by putting you in touch with appropriate medical professionals. In short, you can handle your claim on your own, but why not have a professional guide you through the process?

It’s important to understand that no two injury cases are alike. We don’t set misleading expectations. When you work with us, we will keep you fully informed, offer realistic estimates regarding what to expect and make sure you understand your options before accepting a settlement or going to trial.

Medical expenses are among the most burdensome costs associated with personal injury claims. Depending on the circumstances, your health or auto insurance may cover the bills. Or the at-fault party’s insurance company may be held responsible. However, you will still likely need to cover co-pays and other expenses that can pile up quickly. As your attorneys, we can pursue compensation for all your immediate and future accident-related medical expenses.