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What if I was at Fault in the Car Crash?

On behalf of greg

Car accidents are scary and can lead to serious injuries. These incidents are not uncommon, and most of the time, a driver’s actions are to blame. Do you know what to do it you were at fault in a car crash? At Soloff & Zervanos, P.C., we are going to help you through this. Insurance companies and the other parties involved can be aggressive, but we will ensure your rights are upheld. Let us investigate the incident and get to work on your behalf.

You can still recover compensation

Philadelphia is a pure comparative negligence state. This means that all parties involved in a crash can carry a percentage of the fault. However, even a person that is more than half liable in a crash can still recover damages after the incident. That is why it is so important to determine the liability of all parties beyond what it may say in an accident report.

If you are at fault in a crash, there are steps you can take, beginning with the immediate aftermath of the crash:

  • Call 911 immediately: Make sure police and EMS arrive and that anyone injured is treated for their injuries.
  • Seek medical treatment: If you are injured, seek medical treatment. Even if you do not feel much pain, please know that the signs and symptoms of many injuries do not appear until hours or days after a crash.
  • Document the scene: Even if you think you are at fault for the crash, use a camera or phone to take pictures of everything, including causes of the crash, damages, injuries, and more. Get the names and contact information of any eyewitnesses.
  • Speak to an attorney: If you think you will be held liable for the crash, get an attorney on your side who can investigate the case. Your attorney will be the one to handle communication with all other parties involved.

These incidents are not uncommon

Car accidents are almost always caused by driver error, but that does not mean an accident was intentionally caused. They are usually just that – accidents. During the latest reporting year in Pennsylvania, there were over 128,000 total crashes reported. Out of those accidents, there were:

  • 1,137 fatalities
  • 80,612 injuries

Regardless of who is liable, injured victims should be able to have their medical bills and property damage covered.

We are here to help you through this

If you have been involved in a car accident and are being accused of causing the incident, you may need to seek legal assistance immediately. Whether you caused the crash or not, you have rights. The team at Soloff & Zervanos, P.C. is going to be by your side, investigating all aspects of the case to minimize your liability. We will not let you get taken advantage of by the insurance companies or other drivers involved. When you need a Philadelphia car accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 866-597-8572.