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Every year, close to 4 million people in America suffer serious injuries in motor vehicle accidents and more than 50,000 people are killed each year in car crashes. The majority of these accidents are due to driver negligence.
For over 60 years, The Beasley Firm has helped victims of serious automobile accidents recover the full compensation they justly deserve. Our recent recoveries include $6.6 million for a young man paralyzed in a rollover, $3.5 million for a young woman killed on the interstate by a tractor-trailer driven too fast in a snowstorm by an exhausted driver, and a $1 million verdict for an individual rear-ended by a commercial driver. If you or a loved one has been involved in a serious car accident resulting in catastrophic injury or wrongful death, the law of Pennsylvania entitles you to be fully compensated for damages.
What Should I Do After an Accident?
There are certain things that you can do after a car collision to help protect yourself – but there are also some things that you should avoid. In the interest of preparedness, we have provided an overview of some of the steps you should take after an auto collision.
- Don't Say Sorry - while this list will have things you should do after an accident, the first one is something you should refrain from doing. No matter the situation, even if you feel you may have been at fault, you should never say you are sorry after a crash. By doing so, it is essentially an admission of guilt and can be used against you when it comes to establishing who was at fault. You will want to calmly take the next steps without saying sorry, or without making any other statements such as “I didn’t see you there” or “I thought I was clear.”
- Check on All Parties Involved - The first thing you should do is to make sure you are not injured. Then, make sure that the passengers in your vehicle are okay as well. Once you have done that, check the passengers in the other vehicle. If everybody is okay, simply continue the process. If someone is seriously harmed, you will want to request paramedics so the injured party can get the attention they need. If you are not too badly injured, you can ask to see the other driver’s license, their insurance card, and registration.
- Call the Proper Authorities - In some situations, the proper authorities may need to come out and help with the situation if things become heated between the two parties or if the crash is bad enough. The authorities can also help by taking the details from both parties and any potential witnesses to form an accident report. If the witnesses’ statements show that the other party was at fault, it could help you and your case. This is especially true in the case of a hit and run accident in which the other driver flees. Call the police immediately and report the incident to your insurance company right away.
- Document Your Injuries - If you are injured, you should make sure they are documented. Take pictures if possible to show their location and severity. This can be shown to authorities, insurance providers, and any other party who may be involved in the resolution of your case.
- Take Photos of the Scene and Vehicles - Any evidence that you can photograph to help prove your case can be beneficial. This includes taking a picture of the vehicle to show where the damage is, taking pictures of the other vehicle, and photographing the scene of the crash to show any evidence of speeding or other negligent factors. In some cases, fault can be shown based on the location of the damage to each car. Take photos of the exterior of the vehicle that includes the license plate number in there for confirmation regarding the identity of the car. Also, if the air bag deployed or if the interior of the vehicle has been damaged, take pictures of those areas as well.
- See a Paramedic - When the paramedic is there, get checked out. Even if you feel that you don’t have any injuries, remember that crashes can often induce adrenaline which would make you feel like nothing is wrong with you. Some injuries may not manifest for days or even a week after the collision occurs. Having some kind of medical record can be beneficial in helping you prove the other party was at fault and that you were in fact hurt as a result of the crash.
Remember, it is important to not speak with the insurance company of the at-fault driver without the help of legal counsel. Also, if the crash may have been caused, by some defective part, you should keep the vehicle. Do not transfer the title to the insurance company regarding the property damage settlement. Keep it to yourself and speak with your counsel first. Auto collision cases can be complex and require swift action to preserve any evidence involved. This is why you have to act quickly after a collision and speak with a Philadelphia auto accident lawyer about your situation.
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Winning Car Accident Cases for Clients
The Beasley Firm has recovered more than $2 billion in verdicts and settlements for victims of serious injuries and deaths, including amputations, loss of eyesight and hearing, brain damage, spinal cord injury, paraplegia, and much more. We've handled a broad range of car accident cases, from rollovers to airbag failures to highway defects to tire defects.
At The Beasley Firm, our Philadelphia car wreck attorneys we represent clients injured in accidents involving:
- 15 Passenger Vans
- Car Seat Defects
- Airbag Injuries
- Drunk Driving Accidents
- Seat Belt Failure
- School Bus Crashes
- Motorcycle Accidents
- SUV Rollovers
- Truck Accidents
- Tire Defects
- NJ Transit Accident
The Beasley Firm offers a multi-faceted analysis of all car accident cases by many of the most highly rated attorneys in Pennsylvania and the United States. Our experienced Philadelphia car accident lawyers investigate your case thoroughly, reviewing all potential avenues of liability and causes of action with our experienced team. We bring together safety experts, accident reconstructionists, forensic experts, medical and life care experts, and even biomechanical engineers to ensure we craft the strongest case possible for our clients.
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Most of our car accident cases are referred to us by other attorneys in the community. When experience counts, and when a case requires a significant investment of time and energy to ensure justice, other attorneys turn to The Beasley Firm. Why? We fight to make sure our clients' legal rights are protected and maximum compensation is recovered.