Philadelphia Car Accident Lawyers
Over 25 Years’ Combined Experience Fighting on Behalf of the Victim
Car accidents are, unfortunately, a frequent occurrence. In 2015, there were 41,692 recorded passenger car crashes that resulted in injuries in the state of Pennsylvania. This is not including truck, van, or SUV crashes. More unfortunate still, even those crashes which are less severe can cause injuries that result in costly medical bills, therapy, and time missed from work during recovery. Victims of such car accidents are often initially disoriented and in need of serious medical attention.
There are several steps you can take to protect yourself and your ability to make a case in the future, such as:
- Seek medical attention ASAP: After a car crash, our bodies react with a surge of adrenaline to keep us going. This may mask any pain or awareness of an injury. Because of this, it is important to seek medical evaluation by a doctor regardless of how you feel to ensure you do not have any long-term effects from the accident such as whiplash, or damage to internal organs.
- Collect information from the scene: Make sure to take pictures of the scene, if possible, and to write down the names, numbers, and license plates of other vehicles involved in the crash.
- Do not admit wrongdoing: It may feel strange, but expressing you are “sorry” can be used against you as proof that you admitted it was your fault, even if that is not what you were intending to communicate.
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How much time do I have to file a personal injury claim?
Pennsylvania’s statute of limitation laws state that an individual has two years from the date of the accident to file a claim. If you fail to take legal action within that time frame, it’s very likely that the state will refuse to hear your case in court, thus losing your right to compensation for your injuries and damages. After the accident, it’s imperative that you gather the necessary documents that will be valuable to your case. At Kwartler Manus, LLC will work tirelessly to ensure that we build the best possible case on your behalf.
Pennsylvania’s No-Fault Laws
In personal injury cases involving car accidents, Pennsylvania uses a “no-fault” system, which means that after most car accidents, coverage for medical expenses and loss of income will be provided by the injured person’s own insurance provider. There’s a chance, however, that you will be able to pursue legal action outside of the no-fault system if your case meets the threshold for what is considered a serious injury.
Reach Out to Kwartler Manus, LLC Today
Our Philadelphia car accident lawyers provide experienced and highly knowledgeable representation for each of our clients. Our goal is to handle your case in a time-efficient manner because we understand how exhausting this process can be for the victims. We consistently work hard to give our clients the results they deserve and have successfully recovered millions of dollars of compensation for victims of personal injury cases, including vehicle crashes in Philadelphia.
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