Pennsylvania Auto Accidents
It’s an unfortunate truth that car accidents are a major cause of injuries, disabilities, and death in the state of Pennsylvania.
According to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s most recent statistics, nearly 125,000 traffic accidents occurred in 2013. 1 out of every 45 people was involved in a car accident. In the same year, 228 people were injured and 3 people were killed per day.
Car accident victims often find themselves suddenly facing a variety of difficult questions:
What if I don’t have insurance?
What if the driver who hit me is uninsured?
What if I was involved in a hit-and-run accident?
What if I think the accident might be my fault?
How am I going to pay for these medical bills?
How can I afford to miss work while I recover?
If you have suffered from a serious injury related to a car wreck, trucking accident, motorcycle collision, or another traffic accident, it’s important to know that you are not alone. There is help available and you don’t have to suffer and struggle on your own any longer.
We are here to help.
If you have suffered injuries as a result of a car accident, there are important steps that you should take to ensure that you get the care and the compensation that you need.
· Do Not Assume Blame: Even if you think the car accident might be your fault, it’s important not to assume the blame. Impaired drivers, defective vehicles, dangerous road conditions, and poorly placed traffic signals cause thousands of crashes every year. Don’t apologize to anyone else who may be involved. In fact, it’s a good idea to keep discussions about the accident to a minimum. If a police officer needs information for the report, stick to the facts.
· Take Care of Yourself: This should be your top priority. Get good medical help for your injuries. Make sure that you attend all of your doctor visits and follow their recommendations as well. If they write you a prescription, fill it. If they order tests, have them done. If they refer you to a specialist, keep the appointment. If they recommend treatment options, be sure to follow through.
· Keep Good Records: Get a copy of the police report, eyewitness statements, and any other records from the accident. Keep a notebook and write down a record of everything related to your accident. Record everything you remember from the day itself. Make note of doctor’s appointments and hospital visits on a calendar. Keep a journal of your symptoms, mood, lifestyle changes, etc. All of this information will help prove your case when you file your compensation claim.
· Contact A Personal Injury Lawyer: If you are facing huge medical bills, lost wages, or permanent disability, it’s equally important that you take care of yourself financially as well. Unfortunately, this is rarely an easy process. Dealing with insurance companies and medical bills can be daunting and overwhelming. That’s why it’s so important to find a personal injury lawyer who: 1) has extensive experience with car accident cases and 2) that you trust.
Our car accident lawyers can assist you with any of the following injuries:
· Brain Injury
· Catastrophic and Serious Injury
· Wrongful Death
· Broken Bones
· Knee Injury
· Shoulder Injury
· Back Injury
To schedule a free consultation with one of our car accident attorneys, call (412) 661-1400 or contact us by e-mail. We handle all personal injury claims on a contingency fee basis, so you pay no attorneys’ fees or costs to us unless we recover compensation for you. Berger and Green offers free home and hospital visits.