Recently, since there have been fewer cars on the road, more and more motorists are beginning to disobey the rules and regulations of the road, believing that it is safer to do so. Rather obviously, this is untrue, and more accidents are occurring across the country as a result. Please continue reading and speak with our experienced Pennsylvania personal injury attorneys to learn more.
What are the most common causes of auto accidents?
Auto accidents can happen for many different reasons, though the most common cause of auto accidents is, rather unsurprisingly, driver negligence. Some of the most frequent forms of driver negligence that our firm sees are driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, speeding, texting while driving (or otherwise driving while distracted), ignoring traffic lights or signs, and driving while fatigued. If you believe you were injured in an accident because of another driver who was doing any of the aforementioned, there is a very good chance that you will qualify for financial compensation.
How do I sue someone after an auto accident?
If you are injured in an auto accident, you should try and gather as much evidence as you can. For example, you should take pictures of any damage to your car or the other driver’s car, ask witnesses for their contact information, call the police, who will file a report, seek medical attention and ask your doctor for all documentation regarding your injuries, and retain the services of an experineced Pennsylvania personal injury attorney.
How long will I have to file a lawsuit for an auto accident in Pennsylvania?
If you are injured in an auto accident, you will have to file your personal injury claim within the state’s statute of limitations. The statute of limitations in Pennsylvania is, generally, two years, which means that under most circumstances, you will have two years from the date of your accident to take legal action against the party responsible. Do not make the mistake of waiting too long to sue, for if you do, you will most likely lose your right to compensation. Our firm is ready to begin the claims process on your behalf today–all you have to do is ask.
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We understand that going through the legal system alone can be both confusing and highly stressful. That is why it is our job to help you through every step of the process ahead. For years, we have been helping clients throughout Lancaster County and its surrounding areas through a wide range of legal matters, including personal injury cases, criminal defense matters, family law issues, estate planning law matters, and more. If you need legal assistance, we are here to help. Contact Ilkhanoff & Silverstein today.