As you know, this past weekend was Easter Weekend, and if you are someone who visited friends or family to celebrate the holiday, there is a very good chance that you noticed a rather high volume of traffic on the roads. While many friends and families gather Easter Weekend for a time of celebration and joy, the unfortunate reality is that the high volume of traffic, along with an increased number of individuals who choose to operate their vehicles while under the influence of alcohol, generally leads to a spike in auto accidents. If you are someone who has been injured in an auto accident, our experienced Pennsylvania personal injury attorneys are here to help. Please continue reading and reach out to our firm to learn more about what we can do for you.
Steps Everyone Should Take After Auto Accidents
After an auto accident, there is a very good chance that you will find yourself unable to do anything other than awaiting the arrival of emergency services. However, if possible, you should take the following steps to increase your chances of winning a future personal injury claim:
- Call the police. They will send an ambulance and document the facts of your accident.
- Ask the other driver for his or her insurance information.
- Ask anyone who witnessed your accident for their name, phone number, and email address so they may corroborate your claim at a later date.
- Take pictures of the scene of the accident, including any damage to vehicles or property.
- Seek immediate medical attention.
- Once you are treated, receive a copy of all medical documentation/bills regarding your injuries.
- Hire a knowledgeable Pennsylvania personal injury attorney who can work to gather and present all other evidence needed to satisfy the burden of proof in a personal injury claim on your behalf. We have helped countless individuals over the years, and we are ready to help you as well.
How long will I have to sue someone for an injury in Pennsylvania?
The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Pennsylvania is, generally, two years, which means that after sustaining an injury in an accident, you are responsible for filing your personal injury claim within two years of the date of your accident. Waiting any longer than two years will most likely permanently bar you from suing. We are ready to assist you today–all you have to do is pick up the phone and give us a call.
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