Rear End Car Accidents in Philly

Rear-Ended in a Car Accident? What Should You Do?

If you are ever involved in a car accident, obviously the “best” accident to have is a rear-end collision (and you are in the vehicle that is rear-ended).  The reason being that the person who is rear-ended is clearly not at fault for the car accident, especially if they were stopped, in traffic, waiting for a traffic light to change  (or at a stop sign) because clearly, there is nothing that they have done to cause the accident or anything they could have done to avoid being hit.   Liability is rarely, if ever, disputed in a rear-end collision.   If you are rear-ended, don’t panic.  First, call the police immediately to document the positions of the vehicles and to explain how the car accident occurred to the police officer.  Make sure that a report is taken.  The next thing to do (and I recommend that you do this quickly) is to take photographs of both vehicles and meet with an attorney with significant experience in personal injury law.   Obviously, if you are severely injured, go to a local hospital emergency room immediately after the police officer documents the accident.

When you see an attorney, you should bring with you the following information: your drivers’ license or your state ID, the appropriate insurance policies, the information that you are able to obtain from the other driver (i.e. their drivers license, insurance company name, policy number), any photographs that you obtained from the incident and the emergency room record, if emergency care was required.  The attorney will take your information and will report your claim to your insurance company as well as to the insurance company of the at-fault driver.  They will also make sure that you are receiving appropriate medical care.  It is important to check your insurance policy to see if you have selected the full tort or limited tort option.  As always, I recommend that you select the full tort option on your policy.  The attorney will monitor your car accident case and make sure all of the information is processed appropriately.  Upon completion of medical treatment, the attorney will obtain copies of your medical records and evaluate your case based on your injuries and request appropriate payment from the insurance company of the at-fault driver.  The attorney should keep you informed of all of the important developments in your case, most notably, upon the insurance putting an offer on your case.  You are always in charge of whether the amount will be accepted or if you choose to pursue your matter in court.

If you are rear-ended in a car accident, most likely you will receive an offer on your case and our lawyers welcome any and all inquiries regarding your matter.

If you have any questions regarding such accidents call us at 1-800-529-1917 or submit your car accident case details online.

Recover for your slip and fall accident

Can You Get A Million Dollars On A Slip And Fall Accident?

The answer is YES.  A lot of law firms shy away from slip and fall cases because often they are difficult to prove.  In our office, we welcome those cases and just this Wednesday, our Philadelphia office was able to recover for one of our clients well in excess of a million dollars in a slip and fall case.  The elements that have to be present in order for you to receive a recovery are:

1. It must be someone’s fault that caused you to fall, for example, uneven pavement, wet and slippery flooring inside the premises, accumulation of snow or ice, improper steps, failure for the building to comply with building codes, a construction defect, and there are many others.  Our Philadelphia attorneys would be able to determine if you have a case very quickly.  The first thing we recommend is to make sure that you have a photograph of the defect.  We also have investigators on staff that would be happy to go with you to the scene of the incident and take all of the appropriate pictures.  But I can’t emphasize enough the importance of you being an active participant and at least to have taken preliminary photographs.

2. It is crucial when you go to your doctor or the emergency room after you fall to properly articulate what caused you to come for that visit.  Oftentimes people that experience pain are concerned about the pain and forget to mention that it happened as a result of the fall or neglect to explain how the injury occurred.  The insurance companies are notorious for trying to avoid payment based on the fact that the injured person did not make a proper reporting.  If the fall occurs in a public place, I recommend that you make a report immediately to a member of the staff of the establishment where the fall occurred.  And if there is a defect that you are aware of that caused you to fall, I suggest that you point out the defect to a person taking the report.  Ask to review the report and if it is possible, request a copy of the report to take with you.  I further recommend that you seek immediate medical attention for the injuries that you sustained.  I also suggest that you call our law firm or any other lawyer as soon as possible so that an investigation can be done while the evidence is recent and easy to come by.  Normally, the process of settlement occurs after your treatment is completed so that we do not miss a compensation for any of your injuries.

Our attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, which means that if we do not obtain a recovery for you, you will not be charged with any costs or fees.  The first consultation in a slip and fall case is free.  We will also gladly give you a second opinion free of charge on your slip and fall case.  We handle cases in many jurisdictions in the United States.

Please call us toll-free 1-800-529-1917.