Have You Been Injured in an Accident by Someone Who Was Texting and Driving? Here is What You Need to Know

There are few things more frightening than being involved in a car accident. Unfortunately, most car accidents are entirely preventable, and are, therefore, usually a result of negligence. We see various forms of negligence on the road, though the most common cause of car accidents in the United States is distracted driving. In today’s day and age, texting while driving makes up for a large part of distracted driving accidents. If you are someone who has been injured in an accident due to someone who was texting while driving, you must continue reading and speak with our experienced Pennsylvania personal injury attorney to learn more about what our firm can do for you. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What should I do if I am injured in a car accident in Pennsylvania?

If you are injured in a car accident, you should take the following steps:

  1. Call the police.
  2. Ask the other driver for his or her insurance information.
  3. Take pictures of the accident.
  4. Ask anyone who saw your accident for their name and phone number.
  5. Ask your doctor for all medical documentation regarding your injuries.
  6. Retain the services of an experienced Pennsylvania personal injury attorney who can gather and present all additional evidence needed to prove your personal injury claim, such as phone records of the texting driver, security camera footage of the accident, and more.

How long can I wait to sue someone for an injury in Pennsylvania?

Oftentimes, after sustaining a serious injury in an accident, people will decide to wait to see if that injury heals on its own before getting involved in the legal process of a personal injury claim. Of course, we understand this, as nobody wants to go through yet another hassle after an accident. However, it is always best to file your claim sooner rather than later, as there is a statute of limitations in place for personal injury claims in Pennsylvania. The statute of limitations is two years, meaning the wrongly injured will only have two years from the date of their accident to take legal action against the party responsible. If you wait any longer than two years, you will most likely be time-barred from suing. Do not let this happen. We are ready to fight for your rights today.


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. 

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