A serious car accident can be a scary and life-altering experience. Survivors of auto accidents frequently struggle with debilitating physical injuries and severe mental distress. In addition to physical suffering, car accidents may result in thousands of dollars of unpaid medical bills, lost wages and sometimes the inability to return to work. In the worst cases, a car accident may result in the wrongful death of another.
Don’t be a victim twice, if you were hurt in an auto accident call an experienced personal injury lawyer at the Wieand Law Firm right away. While filing a lawsuit cannot take away physical pain, we have a successful track record of getting compensation to compensate car accident victims for their losses. This includes money for pain and suffering, medical bills, and past present and future lost wages. In addition, car accident victims often find that a lawsuit helps bring closure to an extremely stressful time in their life.
If you or a loved one was involved in a serious vehicle accident in Bucks County, you don’t need to deal with the consequences on your own. The Wieand Law Firm is proud to serve all of Bucks County, PA including the areas of Bedminster, Bensalem, Bristol, Langhorne, Middletown, Quakertown and Southampton. For a free and confidential car accident case consultation call 1 (215) 666-7777.
The Wieand Law Firm has helped hundreds of car accident victims get financial compensation and peace of mind after serious vehicle accidents. By regularly handling motor vehicle cases, we have gained a wealth of knowledge and experience, encountering almost every legal scenario and complication that car accidents can present. We are prepared to represent your interests, and fight insurance companies that don’t play fair in court.
The Wieand Law Firm was founded by experienced personal injury attorney, Brent Wieand, who has had great success in representing clients. Brent has been selected for the prestigious Super Lawyers “Rising Star” award from 2013 – 2016 an honor limited to less than 3 percent of Pennsylvania attorneys. So if you need a “Super” car accident attorney to represent you in a Bucks County car accident, call Brent today.
Pennsylvania’s Statute of Limitations Limits Your Time to File a Claim
Each state has enacted a statute of limitations which sets the period of time in which a person can file a lawsuit. The amount of time you have to make a claim varies from state to state and claim to claim.
In Pennsylvania, with limited exceptions, the statute of limitations for personal injury matters is two years from the date of incident. If you don’t file a lawsuit within the statute of limitations you will lose your right to sue. Although, two years may seem like a long time you should not wait to contact an injury lawyer if you are hurt in a car accident. The sooner a lawyer can begin preserving crucial evidence the better. In addition, it is important that the lawyer has enough time to thoroughly investigate your claim. Many lawyers will not take a case on the eve of the statute of limitations due to risk involved with missing the deadline due to having insufficient information.
Steps to Take after a Bucks County Auto Accident
If you are hurt in a Bucks car accident, it is important that you take certain steps to increase your chances of proving liability and winning a lawsuit. After a vehicle accident you should take the following stapes:
Seek necessary medical attention – Whether you need emergency medical attention, or a sprain and strain injury doesn’t go away – or becomes worse – your health should be your number one priority. Err on the side of caution and seek medical treatment. If you decide to make a claim for you injuries, a doctor your medical records will serve as important evidence in a car accident case.
Collect information– Collect as much information as possible after an accident. Record the names, contact information and insurance of the drivers involved. Get witness contact information. Take down the license plate number of vehicles involved. Use your cell phone or camera to take photos of the scene of the accident including if any road conditions or defective traffic control devices contributed to the accident.
Write down your recollections– Write down details of the events before, during, and after the accident.
Don’t give a recorded statement to insurance companies before retaining counsel! – Its a trap! While it may seem like friendly insurance agents are trying to help you, they may later use your statement against you. It is better to communicate with insurance companies through an experienced personal injury lawyer.
Consult With an Experienced Car Accident Lawyer – An experienced Bucks County car accident lawyer may help you negotiate with insurance companies to help you recover the full amount of compensation you deserve. The Wieand Law Firm offers free legal consultations at 1 (215) 666-7777 and works on a contingency fee basis so you don’t need to spend money up front.
*Disclosure: The Wieand Law Firm is headquartered in Philadelphia, PA. We proudly serves clients throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania, including all of Bucks County.