A man steps out of a beige Lexus car after a collision with a red car on a Pennsylvania road. The red car has smoke emanating from its hood and both cars show visible damage. Unsure about what to do next, the scene unfolds on a paved road with grass in the background.

Car accidents are shocking events, and oftentimes people panic when they are in one. Fortunately, by reading on, you will learn about what to do in the event of an accident. If you have been in a car accident, our firm is here to help you fight for the compensation you deserve. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What causes car accidents?

Car accidents are almost always due to motorist negligence. Some of the most common types of driver negligence we see on the road today include speeding, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, texting while driving, and more. If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence, you are most likely eligible for financial compensation.

What should I do after a car accident?

The first thing you should do after a car accident, no matter how bad the accident was, is call the police. Police will document the incident and prevent an individual from acting threateningly or violently. Car accidents are high-tension situations, which is why people very often lose their composure in the moments after. However, you must always remain calm and do nothing to provoke the other motorist. On the other hand, you should also never apologize for the accident, even if you are only doing so out of politeness. When you say sorry, you are, in effect, admitting guilt.

If you are physically capable of gathering all witness’ contact information, do so now. Additionally, once the police have arrived and you’ve contacted the other party’s insurance company, you should always seek medical attention. A medical professional will ensure your injuries are tended to appropriately, and will also provide you with documents regarding your injuries, that you may use to prove your personal injury claim.

What is the statute of limitations for personal injury claims?

The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in the state of Pennsylvania is two years, which means you will have two years from the date of your accident to file a personal injury claim against a negligent party. If you wait any longer than the legally acceptable period of time, you will most likely be denied your right to financial compensation. Many people make the mistake of putting it off–do not be one of them. Our firm is ready to begin the claims process as soon as possible to help you recover the financial compensation you need to get back on your feet again.

Contact our experienced Pennsylvania firm

There is nothing worse than sustaining injuries at the hands of a negligent party. Now, you must recover physically, and you must also find a way to pay for your recovery. This is why if you or someone you know has sustained injuries due to another party’s negligence, you must contact the Law Offices of Ilkhanoff & Silverstein today. An attorney who is willing to fight for your right to a smooth recovery can make all the difference.