In a recent study, the National Safety Council announced that every single year, roughly 1.6 million auto accidents in the United States are caused by texting while driving. Of those accidents, roughly 390,000 injuries occur as a result, and about 25% of all car accidents nationwide are caused by texting while driving. Rather obviously, while distracted driving has always been a serious problem, it is a bigger problem now than ever. If you are someone who was recently injured in an accident due to a motorist who was texting while driving, you are most likely now seeking the financial compensation you deserve and need to heal. Please continue reading and reach out to our knowledgeable Montgomery County personal injury attorneys to learn more about texting while driving accidents in Pennsylvania and how our firm can help if you have been injured in one. Here are some of the questions you may have regarding the legal process ahead:
What should I do after being injured in a car accident?
When someone is injured in a car accident, as long as they have the physical capability, they should take the following steps to document the incident:
- Call the police. They will send an ambulance and write up an accident report upon arrival.
- Ask the other driver for his or her insurance information while keeping conversation to a minimum.
- Ask anyone who saw the accident for their name and phone number.
- Take pictures of the scene of the accident.
- Seek immediate medical treatment.
- Obtain all medical documentation/bills pertaining to your injury from your doctor.
- Retain the services of a knowledgeable Pennsylvania personal injury attorney who can gather and present all additional evidence needed to satisfy the burden of proof on your behalf.
How long will I have to sue someone for an accident sustained in a car accident in PA?
When someone is injured in an accident, it is critical that they abide by the statute of limitations, which is the timeframe in which they are allowed to file a personal injury claim. Since the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in the state of Pennsylvania is, under most circumstances, two years, you will, generally, have two years from the date of your accident to take legal action against the liable party. If you wait any longer than two years, there is a very good chance that you will permanently lose your right to sue. We are here to begin the claims process on your behalf today. All you have to do is reach out and give us a call.
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