Are you are currently looking for a Philadelphia, PA Car Accident Lawyer? We typically meet with car accident case clients in our Havertown, Pennsylvania office, but we are conveniently located to provide service to the entire State of Delaware, Philadelphia County, Chester County, and Delaware County. They’re in pain. They’re suffering, and may not know legal terminology, or whether an attorney will handle their specific type of car accident case, but they want answers and demand justice. That’s what we do.
Philadelphia, PA Car Accident Lawyer
We are Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, and Delaware car accident lawyers who handle uninsured motorist car accidents, texting driver cases, wrongful death, DUI cases, and more.
Keep reading or give us a call today, to discuss your case with a Delaware, Chester, Havertown or Philadelphia, PA Car Accident Lawyer.
You want to sue, but you’re not sure what to do next?
Someone was careless or negligent. They destroyed your life, caused you permanent harm, and you want justice. You’re not sure what to do, or where to turn for legal help. You don’t know if you have a valid case. Here’s what you need to know if you want to sue someone, or an insurance company, for an uninsured motorist, DUI, negligence, texting, or alcohol involved car accident case in Pennsylvania. We specialize in car accidents, negligence, and wrongful death cases in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Delaware.
You need to find a lawyer immediately.
You’re at the right place, so keep reading. You may be a victim of negligence or carelessness and you’ve suffered serious injuries. You don’t know where to turn for answers. You want to find an attorney, but your choices are overwhelming. Starting here is a great way to learn information that will help you choose which lawyer is right for you. Become informed. Learn. Educate yourself. Once you’re armed with the information on our website, you’ll be better prepared to speak to a lawyer.
How lawsuits work:
You’ve been injured in a car accident in Delaware or Pennsylvania and you want to know what happens in a lawsuit. Do you need a lawyer? Do you need an Attorney? What’s the difference? How does it actually work? What really goes on at a pre-trial conference? What is a deposition? Will I have to be examined by a doctor on the other side? How do I prepare for my deposition? What exactly is jury selection? All these questions are answered here on our website, in our video tips, our articles, and our blog posts. The goal of our website is to give you information to make you better informed and educated about how Delaware and Pennsylvania car accident cases work.
Did you know?
Our attorneys have recovered millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts on behalf of clients injured by careless, negligent and reckless motorists in Delaware and Pennsylvania. Automobile accidents each day, all over Delaware and Pennsylvania from Philadelphia to Sussex County Delaware, including Dover, Wilmington, Delaware, Philadelphia, and Chester County Pennsylvania.
There are as many causes of accidents as there are drivers on the road. No two accidents are the same. Some common causes of accidents are driver inattention or distraction, talking on a cell phone, texting or checking email, speeding, improper maintenance of a vehicle, and driver fatigue. We hold careless and reckless drivers responsible when they cause accidents and injuries to our clients.
Who will pay for my medical treatment and doctors after my accident? Who will pay my lost wages? As an example, in Delaware, every motorist is required to carry Personal Injury Protection insurance, also called PIP or “no-fault” insurance. If you were injured in an accident, your own PIP will pay for your hospital and doctor’s bills and lost wages up to your policy limit.
Why do I need an attorney for my Delaware or Pennsylvania automobile accident case? You should retain an experienced and competent automobile accident attorney if you were injured due to another motorist’s negligence or careless conduct. Only an attorney can properly protect you. It would be wonderful if you could rely on the insurance companies to do the right thing, make sure your medical bills are paid, make sure your wages are covered, make sure you are offered reasonable and fair compensation for your future expenses, and take care of your pain and suffering. If you could rely on the insurance companies, you wouldn’t need a lawyer. Unfortunately, insurance companies are in business to make money. That’s why Warren Buffett’s investment firm Berkshire Hathaway owns GEICO. You are likely to find that your insurance company, which was so helpful and courteous when you paid your premium, will become a stingy, unfair, abusive monster when you need the cash to flow in the opposite direction. Essentially, you will likely need a lawyer to force the insurance companies to do the right thing.
Statute of Limitations: a statute of limitations is a law that limits the time in which you may file a lawsuit. In automobile accident personal injury cases in Delaware as well as in-car accident injury cases in Pennsylvania, the statute of limitations is two years. It is important to hire a competent and qualified Delaware automobile accident personal injury attorney or Philadelphia car accident lawyer as soon as possible to protect your legal rights by investigating your claim and filing suit on your behalf in a timely manner.
According to the Delaware Office of Highway Safety, in 2009, a traffic crash was reported every 28 minutes in Delaware. If you were injured in an auto accident, you are not alone!
I was injured in an auto accident. Now what?
- At the scene of the accident, safety should be your first priority. Stay in your vehicle if you can do so safely. A lot of people would advise you to start playing police officers by taking down the names of witnesses, taking photos of the accident scene, etc. We would not. Call 911 and let the police do their job. Even low-speed accidents can cause catastrophic, life-threatening injuries such as fractures of the bones in your neck, or damage to the tissues that retain your cerebral spinal fluid. If possible to safely do so, remain in your vehicle and try to move as little as possible until medically cleared by a trained professional.
- Make sure you or someone you know gets a copy of a Driver Information Exchange Form from the investigating officer. We need that to order the full police report.
- Call your auto insurance company when you get home. Report the accident, write down the name and phone number of the adjuster assigned to your case if they assign one when you call. Most importantly, write down your claim number. Request an application for PIP benefits. Personal Injury Protection (PIP) will cover your lost wages and medical expenses. We will help you complete your PIP application if we represent you. Ask for collision damage or property damage adjuster to contact you if you need to get your car fixed or totaled. If you have collision coverage, your insurance should fix or total your car, not the at-fault driver’s insurance company.
- If the at-fault driver’s insurance company contacts you, let them know you are going to consult with an attorney. Write down the caller’s name, phone number, and claim number. DO NOT give a tape-recorded interview. DO NOT accept any money from the at-fault driver’s insurance company until you speak to an attorney. They have ways of tricking people into settling their claims and waiving all rights. Don’t fall for it!
- Call us immediately for a free consultation with a Delaware or Pennsylvania automobile accident attorney.