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CAR ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS
Both severe and minor car accidents can leave victims with serious, and sometimes lifelong, physical, mental and emotional injuries. After being involved in an accident, having experienced accident attorneys on your side is imperative. The car accident attorneys at the Pisanchyn Law Firm can help victims pursue the compensation they need to recover from their injuries and move forward with their lives.
If you were hurt in an motor vehicle accident caused by a negligent driver, please call 1-800-444-5309 to schedule a free consultation with one of our Pennsylvania car accident attorneys.
CAR ACCIDENT INJURIES
Accidents cause a wide range of injuries, and some injuries are not always evident immediately following the collision. Whether your injury is apparent or not, you should always receive a thorough medical exam after any accident with impact.
Many car accidents result in bone, ligament and disc injuries – and many times victims can recover from these injuries. However, auto accidents remain a leading cause of severe and catastrophic injuries that include:
CAR ACCIDENT STATISTICS
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) reports:
- About 340 traffic collisions occur each day in Pennsylvania; that’s about 14 crashes per hour
- Each day, three people are killed in motor vehicle crashes
- More than 220 people per day are injured in traffic accidents
- One out of every 45 people is involved in a reportable traffic crash
THE ROLE OF INSURANCE IN AN ACCIDENT
The insurance coverage you have on your auto policy can help in situations where the at-fault driver is under or not insured. In Pennsylvania, it is also important to know which coverage option to select when it comes to tort – limited or full. Full tort allows accident victims to recover compensation for pain and suffering whereas limited tort does not. Limited tort will only cover medical expenses up to the limits set in your policy. Follow the links below for more information about insurance coverage and what these selections can mean for your accident case.
- Medical Expense Coverage and Personal Injury Protection (PIP)
- Limited vs. Full Tort
- Uninsured Motorist
- Underinsured Motorist
OUR PENNSYLVANIA AUTO ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS CAN HELP
Depending on the circumstances of your car accident, you or your loved one could recover compensation for all that you have endured. 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. We have offices in Harrisburg, Scranton, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh and will travel to you.
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What To Do After an Accident
Call the police
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
Seek medical treatment
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.
Detail the accident
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.
Call your insurance agent
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.
GET AN ESTIMATE
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.
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When you call for your free consultation, we will consider all the details related to your accident and let you know the best steps to take. Evidence and witnesses disappear, and accident victims have strict deadlines to file legal claims, so it is in your best interested to contact an attorney as soon as possible.