Auto & Motorcycle Accidents

Thousands of successful cases. Over 100 years combined experience. We fight for your rights after an accident, whether you travel on four wheels or two.

What to do after an accident

What to do immediately following an accident:
Protecting yourself after the accident

After a car or motorcycle crash, evidence can be cleared away or destroyed — which means the sooner you contact our accident attorneys, the more evidence we have to make your case as strong as possible. If you believe you have a case, call 888-99-D-U-G-A-N immediately.

  • Call 911. Report the crash and call for medical help. If you can, move to a safe area off the roadway.
  • Exchange information with others at the scene. Name, contact, and insurance information. 
  • Write down what you remember. Details like the weather and road conditions.
  • Don’t delay treatment. Seek medical care immediately — if you wait, it can signal that your injuries were not serious enough to pursue a claim. Your auto insurance carrier should pay your initial bills up to a certain amount.
  • Don’t admit fault for the accident, and don’t blame anyone else.
  • Ask for and keep a copy of the police report detailing your accident.
  • Notify your auto insurance carrier. Tell them you’ve been involved in an accident, but do not provide them with a written or verbal statement. They’ll ask for it. It is your legal right to not give it to them.
  • Don’t talk to another driver’s insurance company. Any recorded statement, medical authorization, and meeting can be used against you. 
  • Save medical records and pay stubs. Your lawyer needs this documentation to back your claim.
  • When in doubt, don’t post. Anything you post on social media can be used against you in a case.

Handling insurance calls

After an accident, the other party’s insurance company will call you and ask for as much information about the accident as you’re willing to give them. Do NOT give them a statement, written or verbal. It is your legal right. Protect yourself — call us before telling them anything.

Car and truck accidents

Why hire a lawyer?
Pursuing compensation

Insurance companies have attorneys of their own, and they don’t have your best interest in mind. Remember: anything you tell them can be used against you. Hiring an experienced accident lawyer means you can focus on getting back to your life while we cover the evidence, the paperwork, the claims process, and complex conversations with the insurance companies. 

Our auto accident attorneys have over 100 years of combined experience fighting for Western Pennsylvanians. You deserve representation that will get you your maximum compensation. Contact us.

If you have been injured due to the reckless or negligent actions of another driver, you may pursue compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and other hardships through a personal injury claim. 

We can employ accident scene investigation and accident reenactment to help us identify the cause of the accident and determine the liability of the other party.

Motorcycle accidents

Motorcyclists too often fall victim to negligent and irresponsible drivers. We stand up for motorcycle riders, and we represent families who have lost a loved one in a fatal accident.

After a car or motorcycle crash, evidence can be cleared away or destroyed — which means the sooner you contact an attorney, the more evidence we have to make your case as strong as possible.

Our experienced motorcycle accident attorneys will work to get you the money you deserve after being injured in a motorcycle accident. Dugan & Associates has been representing injured motorcycle riders since 1988. Call 888-99-D-U-G-A-N as soon as possible.

Wrongful death claims

The loss of a loved one in an accident is always an unexpected tragedy, leaving many unanswered questions in its wake—How it could have been avoided? Is another person’s negligence to blame?

Our team will work with you to take steps that may help you obtain closure. We’re here to protect the legal rights of your lost loved one and to seek justice for you and your family.

When we take a case, Dugan & Associates attorneys:

  • Investigate your case, and what happened
  • Work exhaustively to determine who is responsible for the accident
  • Pursue the full compensation your family is entitled to
  • Work with experts to defer unexpected costs, including medical bills, funeral expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, loss of companionship, loss of household services, and more.

There is no cost to contact us at 888-99-D-U-G-A-N or through our contact form. We are here to answer your questions and handle the hassles so you can focus on your family.

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Mitch and his team are nothing short of amazing! From start to finish they had my back, and didn’t stop fighting for me till I got what was rightfully mine! Thank you for giving me my life back

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Your staff are wonderful and knowledgeable, amongst the most caring people I have talked with. Thank you for having the team that you have. Many blessings to all from my heart ❤

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Thank-you to Mitch and his Associates for helping me in my time of need. Even [though] it was not a million dollar case, they treated it and me like it was. They always answered the phone and returned calls, if they didn’t have an answer right away they found that answer and call back fast.Thank-you again …. I would highly recommend.

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Dugan and Associates really came to bat for me. They were very responsive to my needs and always answered any questions I had. Mr. Dugan made the whole workmans compensation process bearable. I would recommend them for anyone.

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Mitch Dugan is a great workers comp layer. he knows how the system works and works to help you. I would use him over and over again.

Todd, Pittsburgh Workers’ Comp Case
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Mitch was the best.  I was going through much stress being hurt and basically unloved by my employer.  He was always there when I needed his help. He always called me back if he was in court.  He was humorous sometimes and that aleved alot of anxiety.  I was satisfied with his suggestions and guidance.  Very professional. He always was able to explain things to me and was very nice.   He also obtained a very nice settlement for me. Thank you Mitch.

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Hired one of those other firm’s, After 8 months of them doing nothing for me, I found and hired Dugan & Associates, Within the first week I had a workers comp judge and a comp hearing, My case settled a few months later, I would hire Mr dugan again and I highly advise you to use Mr Dugan’s firm, He will fight the insurance company for you and get you what you deserve

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