Have you recently been involved in an automobile accident? Are the insurance companies sending you letters or calling to speak to you? Fill out the form on this page or call 1-800-444-5309 right now to set up a free consultation with our Pennsylvania accident lawyers. We will get you the compensation you deserve after your accident.
You must always be careful after an auto accident, especially when speaking to the insurance company. The insurance companies’ jobs are to pay you the least amount of money they can. On the other hand, the accident lawyers at The Pisanchyn Law Firm want to be there for you and help you navigate your way out of the wreckage. Remember, since we will be working on a contingency fee basis the more money you get, the more money we get. Thus, yours and our injury attorneys’ interests are completely aligned and in opposition of the insurance company.
27 percent of drivers every five years are involved in a car accident. The effects of this can be severe, permanent, and sadly, even fatal. If not for the negligent actions of reckless or distracted drivers, who are usually in obvious violation of safety laws and motor vehicle codes, many of these accidents could have been avoided.
Our Pennsylvania Injury Lawyers Can Help
Depending on the circumstances of your car accident, you or your loved one may be eligible for compensation. A common question most people have after an accident is, do you need an attorney? This area of law is very complicated; there are exceptions and technicalities that if you do not know the law can cost you hundreds of thousands of dollars. This is why it is imperative you consult with our experienced Pennsylvania car accident attorneys at The Pisanchyn Law Firm to guide you through your claim.
Please, call our Pennsylvania accident attorneys toll free at 1-800-444-5309 for a free consultation.
What to Do if You Are Injured In an Auto Accident
A police report is a necessary document for any personal injury claim arising from an auto accident. This will not only contain information regarding how the accident occurred and whether injuries were sustained, but also witness information that may be valuable in future litigation. If for some reason you do not call the police immediately, there is a form you can complete to file an accident report after it occurs, which can be found at the Pennsylvania Department of Motor Vehicles site: http://www.dmv.state.pa.us/pdotforms/dl_forms/aa-600.pdf
If you sustained an injury in the accident, even if you are not sure whether it is serious, you should seek immediate medical treatment and truthfully describe your symptoms to the person who treats you. They may take X-Rays, MRIs, or other diagnostic tests to determine whether you need treatment. It is common to receive a “sprain and strain” diagnosis, which the emergency room physicians may say should improve with rest and over the counter anti-inflammatories, such as ibuprofen. Hopefully, you will improve. However, if you continue to have problems after the initial visit, you should consider following up with your regular doctor or a specialist to see if the injury is more severe than the original diagnosis would indicate.
After a crash, you may have a vivid recollection of exactly what happened, or you may not recall the events. Since memories may fade over time, it is helpful to draw the road or intersection where the accident occurred, including the position of the vehicles and any traffic lights or signs. If you recall what speed you were traveling, whether you saw the other driver on a cell phone, or anything else that you think may be important, writing it down can help refresh your recollection later on.
Your car insurance will likely cover your initial medical bills, up to your coverage limit. You may also have wage loss and property damage coverage. It is important to contact your insurance company to open the claim and provide them with whatever information they need.
Obtaining repair estimates is not only helpful for your auto damage claim, but it also supports your claim regarding the severity of the accident and the location of impact. If you were rear ended at a traffic light, thousands of dollars in repairs for the back end of your vehicle could be persuasive.