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Frequently Asked Questions About Car Accidents

The aftermath of a car wreck can be confusing at best – and devastating if you have serious injuries. Our attorney takes great pride in making sure that our clients understand as much as possible about their situation and their case. Below are some of the most common questions our clients have.

What should I do after a car accident in Pennsylvania?

Take immediate steps to prioritize your safety after a wreck. Call 911 to report the accident, and wait for the police. Once the police arrive, they can facilitate the exchange of essential information from all the drivers involved, such as names and insurance information.

If possible, take photographs of the surrounding area, the damaged vehicles and any debris in the road. Take note of any witnesses and make sure that you get the names and contact details of any witnesses.

Why is it important to seek medical attention after an accident even if I feel fine?

Regardless of how you feel physically after a car accident, seeking medical attention is of utmost importance. Some injuries may not manifest immediately, and prompt medical care can uncover hidden injuries. Beyond that, obtaining medical treatment creates a documented trail of injuries, reinforcing a potential claim. Timely medical attention can also play a pivotal role in the settlement of claims. It can help protect your rights and preserve your options.

How long do I have to file an accident claim in Pennsylvania?

You generally only have two years from the date of the accident to file a personal injury lawsuit. Exceeding this timeline means that you will likely lose the ability to file a claim forever.

Who is responsible for paying my medical bills?

Your personal injury protection (PIP) plan will cover your medical bills up to the limits of your policy. After that coverage is exceeded, you will have to look to your regular auto insurance or medical insurance for coverage. In some cases, you or your insurer may seek to recover those costs from the at-fault party.

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