Though the roads have been more empty in the wake of COVID-19, this has led to many drivers acting as though they do not have to obey all rules and regulations of the road as per usual. This, rather obviously, is untrue, and this frame of mind has been causing more and more auto accidents all across the country. If you are someone who has recently been injured in an auto accident, read on and reach out to our experineced Pennsylvania personal injury attorneys to learn more about what we can do for you.
What are the most common causes of auto accidents in Pennsylvania?
There are various causes of auto accidents in Pennsylvania, however, the most common cause of auto accidents is negligence. The most frequent forms of negligence that our firm sees include distracted driving (e.g. texting while driving), driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, speeding, or disobeying all additional rules and regulations of the road. If you were injured in an auto accident by someone who was doing any of the above, you will most likely have a valid personal injury claim.
What should I do if I am injured in an auto accident?
If you are injured in an auto accident, as long as you are physically capable, you should take the following steps to bolster your chances of winning a future personal injury claim:
- Call the police, who will document the accident and send an ambulance to the scene.
- Speak with the driver and ask him or her for their insurance information.
- Ask anyone who saw your accident for their contact information.
- Take pictures of any damage to your car and the other motorist’s car.
- Once you are treated at a hospital, ask your doctor for all medical documentation concerning your injuries.
- Retain the services of a knowledgeable Pennsylvania personal injury attorney who can gather and present all additional evidence needed to prove your personal injury claim.
How long do I have to sue someone for an injury sustained in an auto accident in Pennsylvania?
The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Pennsylvania is, generally, two years, which gives the wrongly injured, generally, two years from the date of their accident to sue the party responsible. That being said, it is always best not to wait to sue, for if you wait past the two-year mark, there is a very good chance that you will be barred from suing. Our firm is here to help you fight for the compensation you deserve and need to heal today–all you have to do is ask.
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