When you get into your car in the morning to go to work or school you don’t expect to end up in the hospital or worse. However, because of the high rates of speed on Bucks County highways, traffic volume, and the number of dangerous drivers out there, it’s possible that you could wind up in a serious car accident.
A car accident attorney at Solomon, Sherman & Gabay can investigate the crash that left you injured and build a case in favor of you receiving compensation for your injuries. Let our experienced personal injury team fight for your rights if you or a loved one has been injured in a Bucks County car accident.
If you ever find yourself in a car accident, never leave the scene, even if the person who hit you leaves the scene. Do not follow them. Instead, call 911 and try to give the best description of their vehicle that you can, including the direction in which they were traveling after the crash.
While remaining at the scene, be sure to speak with anyone who witnessed the crash, obtains their contact information, and asks them to give a statement to the police. Let the emergency personnel evaluate you for injuries. If they suggest that you go to the hospital, accept transport so additional tests can be performed by a doctor.
If you are not seriously injured, move your vehicle to a safe place away from oncoming traffic. Try to take pictures of the damage to your vehicle, road debris, road signs, the condition of the road, your injuries, and anything else at the scene you believe an attorney would want to see.
The sheer size and weight of a motor vehicle are what make car accidents so dangerous. When someone gets behind the wheel, they take their life and the lives of everyone around them into their hands. A split-second decision can mean the difference between life and death. Some of the reasons why car accidents are so dangerous include the following:
The most dangerous types of car accidents are head-on collisions. These occur when two vehicles collide facing each other. It can be very difficult to survive a head-on collision as most occur at high rates of speed when one vehicle drives the wrong way, crosses over the yellow lines, or fails to stay on their side of the road in an intersection.
When you have been injured in a car accident, you need the representation of an experienced attorney who will fight for your right to compensation. Victims of car accidents should not be on the hook for their medical bills or other expenses related to the accident. Call the experienced Bucks County car accident attorney at Solomon, Sherman & Gabay at 215-665-1100, or complete the contact form on our website to schedule a consultation.