Philadelphia Car Accident Lawyer

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Car accidents can occur for many reasons. In rare cases, a car accident is just that — an accident. However, most crashes are caused by the negligence or willful misconduct of another party.

For example, I-95, I-476, I-276 and other Philadelphia roads are busy, fast, and dangerous under normal conditions. When careless or reckless drivers then enter these roadways, innocent lives are put at risk.

If you suffer car accident injuries due to a negligent driver, you may be entitled to pursue compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses. However, the at-fault driver’s car insurance company will likely try to deny or minimize your claim.

A Philadelphia car accident lawyer from Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck, P.C., can take charge of your case and seek the settlement you deserve. We have experience standing up for victims of car accident injuries and a reputation for success. For instance, our attorneys obtained a verdict of $10.5 million in a car accident case involving wrongful death.

Contact us now to discover how we can help during a free claim review and consultation.

How Our Philadelphia Car Crash Lawyers Can Help

If you have been involved in a car accident and someone else was at fault, our Philadelphia car accident lawyers can assist you in pursuing a claim for compensation. We can begin by investigating the facts and circumstances of the accident to determine what really happened and who was really at fault. We can collect evidence including the police accident report, photographs from the accident scene, and witness statements. Our team may also work with accident reconstruction experts to determine precisely how it happened and who was at fault.

Once our lawyers have identified the party or parties at fault for your accident, we can begin aggressively negotiating with the insurance companies to try to reach a settlement of your claim that provides you with full and fair compensation.

We will take the burden of dealing with insurance companies and defense lawyers off your plate so that you can focus on recovering from your injuries. We know the tactics that insurers use to pay you less than full compensation, and we will not rest until you are offered a settlement that completely covers your losses.

If a full and fair settlement is not possible, our firm will fully prepare your case for trial. We will ensure that your case is timely filed with all appropriate court documents and in compliance with all necessary procedures. If your claim goes to trial, we will vigorously advocate on your behalf to seek a verdict and judgment in your favor that provides you with the compensation you need and deserve.

What to Do After a Car Accident in Philadelphia

A car accident is a traumatic and chaotic experience. Your first priority should be getting immediate medical attention.

If possible, taking the following additional steps after a car accident can significantly help your chances of successfully pursuing an insurance claim or a personal injury lawsuit:

  1. Call the police to get an official report. Speak to the officer and give your side of the story, and always be honest.
  2. Gather all necessary information from the other drivers, including name, contact information, driver’s license number, and insurance information.
  3. Gather information about the other cars, including make, model, license plate, and VIN.
  4. Identify witnesses and gather contact information from them.
  5. Take pictures or video of all of the cars and the accident scene, including the conditions of the road (such as ice or broken pavement) and the weather and lighting conditions at the time of the accident.
  6. Seek medical attention. Even if your injuries are minor, or you feel fine at first, a visit to the emergency room or your own doctor soon after the accident is important. Some car accident injuries may not be obvious right away, and you need medical proof that the crash was the cause.

Knowing what not to do after a car accident can be just as important as knowing what to do. For example:

  1. DO NOT make any statements to an insurance company representative without first consulting with an experienced car accident attorney. Let us deal with the insurance company and handle all the legal details on your behalf.
  2. DO NOT leave the scene (unless an ambulance is taking you to the hospital for emergency treatment) until everyone involved in the accident has received or declined medical attention, inoperable vehicles have been removed from the scene, and investigating police officers have allowed you to leave.
  3. DO NOT admit fault. For many, it is natural to apologize, even if the other driver was clearly at fault. However, the insurance company will use these words against you. Also, a simple statement like “I’m fine” could be used to dispute an injury claim.

Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg, & Jeck, P.C.
1634 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA, 19103
Phone: (215) 585-2814