Car accidents are the most common source of personal injuries that we see in our Pennsylvania and New Jersey personal injury law practice. As technology improves, we would assume that our automobiles become safer. Airbags, seatbelts, crumple zones, and other technology have made cars safer and improved the injury or survival rate. Although cars may be safer, it is the driver who is causing the significant number of car accidents in PA and NJ. There has been a recent surge in distracted driving accidents in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Cell phones, navigation systems, sophisticated vehicle entertainment systems, and other electronics have contributed to an increased number of Bucks County, Mercer County and Philadelphia car accidents.
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Common injuries from car accidents include neck injuries, back injuries, and head injuries. Pennsylvania and New Jersey each have their own set of complex and confusing motor vehicle laws, insurance regulations, and other rules and regulations related to car accidents. After a Pennsylvania or New Jersey car accident, it is extremely important that you have the car accident documented by local or state police. The investigating police officer will then issue a police car accident report. You should obtain a copy of the police car accident report as soon as it is made available. Police car accident reports usually cost about $10-20.
If you feel any pain after the car accident, you should call 911. Initial pains and twinges often times turn into serious personal injuries that should be cared for and documented by a doctor at the emergency roomof the closest hospital. If you are not in immediate pain after a NJ or PA car accident, you should record the name, address, and phone number of the other driver. Take photos of the other driver’s car, especially that part of the other car that collided with your vehicle. You should also take pictures of your own car. In addition, you should also take photos of the car accident scene from as many different angles as possible.
There are many considerations and helpful tips that you should know soon after a Bucks County, Mercer County, or Philadelphia car accident. We offer free-no obligation information gaining consultations where we will educate you with information that is vital to maximizing your car accident claim. Contact us so that we may help you before you take actions that may harm your car accident injury case.