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Steps to Take After a Car Accident

CAR ACCIDENTS IN PHILADELPHÍA Every day, there are dozens of traffic accidents in and around Philadelphia. In 2014, there were 10,627 accidents reported in all of Philadelphia County. Just two years later, the number of accidents rose to 12,198, an increase of more than 14 percent. WHERE DO MOST CAR ACCIDENTS IN PHILADELPHIA HAPPEN? When you drive in and around Philadelphia, there's no guarantee that you won't get into an accident. According to crash data, more accidents happen on these roads and intersections in Philadelphia than anywhere else in the city: Street Road Bustleton Ave O Vietnam Veterans Memorial Hwy & l-95/Wanamaker Ave Co Delaware Expressway Roosevelt Blvd Schuylkill Expressway, and Broad Street WHO'S RESPONSIBLE FOR MY INJURIES AFTER A CAR ACCIDENT? In Pennsylvania, anyone who is negligent can be financially responsible for resulting injuries and damages. You might have a legitimate claim against a: Driver of another Bus driver Motorcyclist passenger vehicle Negligent party's employer Bicyclist Pedestrian Government agency Company that sold responsible for a defective vehicle road maintenance or piece of equipment. WHAT SHOULD I DO AFTER A CAR ACCIDENT IN PHILADELPHIA? Getting into an accident can be very jarring. However, it's important to keep in mind that the steps you take immediately following a crash can be critical to your health and your ability to recover compensation. Here's what you need to know. Move to Safety If you're not severely injured, be sure to move to safety as soon as you can after an accident. If you can't move your car because it's not driveable, just leave it where it is. Call the Police Do not leave the scene of the accident before you've called the police to report your accident. Ask to have an officer sent out to write up a police report. See a Doctor Don't skip a trip to the doctor. You might have sustained internal injuries that could pose a serious threat to your health. Even if you haven't, you'll want to make sure that all of your injuries are documented as soon as possible. Resist the Urge to Talk About the Accident The only person with whom you should discuss your accident is your attorney. Don't talk to insurance companies. Don't talk to anyone else who's involved. Direct All Communication to Your Lawyer Insurers might try to reach out to you shortly after an accident with a settlement offer. The best thing you can do is direct any communication to your Philadelphia personal injury lawyer. ZAVODNICK/ZAVODNICK O & LASKY 123 S Broad St #1220 Philadelphia, PA 19109 (215) 914-9029

Steps to Take After a Car Accident

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