Shamokin Car Accident Attorney
60 Years of Expert Legal Service in Northumberland County
Thousands of people in Pennsylvania are injured or killed in car accidents every year. Whether the cause of the collision was due to a driver’s mistake or just plain negligence, the result will most likely be the same. The most minor car accidents may result in extensive injuries, including broken bones, neck and back injuries, brain injuries, or even death.
Being involved in a car accident can completely alter the course of your life. If you or someone close to you has been hurt in a car accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be able to rely on the legal system to obtain the money you need to pay for the costs of your injury. When another party’s irresponsible behavior causes a car accident that injures you, you could be entitled to financial compensation.
What to Do After an Auto Accident
Driving is something that many people take for granted simply because they have done it for a long time, and before they were driving, they rode countless miles as a passenger. The reality is that roughly 1 in 4 drivers is involved in an auto accident within the span of 5 years. Unfortunately, complacency on the roadway does not only increase the likelihood that you will be caught in a crash, but it also may leave you ill-prepared to handle the situation in the aftermath of an accident.
Being unequipped to respond to a car wreck can leave you in the cold and cost you the insurance benefits and other financial compensation to which you may be entitled. We recommend that you consult an experienced attorney for all of your accident-related questions.
5 Steps to Protect Yourself
Because your body is likely to be flooded with a surge of adrenaline during and immediately after an auto accident, you may be unable to fully process your circumstances and surroundings, causing you to make irrational judgments or to take actions that compromise your position and legal rights with regard to the accident.
To prevent this from happening, there are 5 things that you should bear in mind before the situation presents itself:
- Assess injuries and property damage
- File an official auto accident report
- Carefully document relevant details
- Contact your insurance agent
- Only speak about accident with responding police
Compensation Owed to Injury Claimants
The purpose of a car accident claim is to secure justice and compensation. In many cases, the compensation is what is most important to the claimant for understandable reasons. We want to make sure you feel like you have the financial support in place to recover comfortably without worrying about your bills.
The compensation owed to you could include:
- Past and future medical costs
- Lost wages
- Reduced income capacity
- Permanent disability
- Pain and suffering
- Lessened enjoyment of life
One Team to Handle All Your Legal Troubles
Give us a call at (888) 268-0023 today to connect with our Shamokin accident lawyers. Tell us about what is happening, and we can tell you how we can be of assistance. Because all of our initial consultations for personal injury clients are free, you can explore your legal options without paying anything upfront.