Merging accidents near highway ramps can be caused by a number of factors such as driver speed, distractions and impaired driving.
Reporting the accident is vital so that police and first responders arrive at the scene, giving evidence that your collision occurred. You can obtain a copy of the police report at the location or later by requesting it. You will be transported to a hospital for further attention if your injuries are serious. Even if minor injuries occur, you can still go to the hospital to be checked out, which is something you should do.
Not feeling any pain or other physical problems? Remember that symptoms of some potentially serious injuries are delayed or masked because of shock and adrenaline rush. You should still get checked out to establish a record that you sought medical attention for possible injuries. Don’t tell responding police or fire personnel that you’re fine. This may make it more challenging to place an injury claim later.
If you are injured because of a traffic accident, dog bite, fall, defective product, medical malpractice, or other personal injury accident, Pennsylvania’s personal injury laws allow you to recover compensation from the party who caused your injury. However, you must prove that the person or party caused the injury to recover compensation for damages. Hiring… Read more »
If you are injured in an accident, you may be entitled to recover compensation for your injuries if another party caused the injury. By law, when a person or party causes an injury because of negligence or a wrongful act, that party can be held liable for damages resulting from the injury. Examples of personal… Read more »
Victims of car accidents often suffer injuries that they may not realize until days or weeks after the crash. Whiplash and concussions are two common injuries that might not present symptoms immediately after the car accident. In some cases, adrenaline can mask an injury so that the victim does not feel the pain or other… Read more »
It is common to have questions about filing an injury claim after a traffic accident. For many individuals, a traffic accident might be the first time they need to deal with an insurance adjuster or an attorney. Our law firm represents accident victims and their families during a time when they are struggling to deal… Read more »
Many individuals who choose to move forward with a civil lawsuit in Pennsylvania know the other party’s identity and can easily stipulate that this other party was responsible for the injuries sustained in an accident. In certain situations, however, there could be multiple parties potentially responsible for your injuries. It is also possible that the… Read more »
When you have been involved in a Pennsylvania car accident it is common to reach out to your insurance company as soon as possible after the accident has happened. This is not only a good idea so that you can begin the process of protecting yourself and filing an official claim, but it is also… Read more »
The Governors’ Highway Safety Association has released a report that highlights the growing dangers of drugged driving. The legalization of marijuana for recreational and medical use in addition to the increase in the number of prescriptions written for painkillers may be contributing to the increase in the number of accidents attributed to drugged driving. Twenty-three… Read more »
With our first snowfall just a few days ago, the roads are a bit slick out there. Time to be a little more careful while getting around the Erie area. There were three accidents just last Saturday, two of which halted traffic on Interstate 90 in both directions temporarily as crews worked to clear the… Read more »