Car accidents in Philadelphia can happen at any time of the day or night. This is why most car accident attorneys are on call all the time. They want to be there to help you when you need it, no matter what time it is. They will even come to you, which is sometimes necessary if you're in the hospital or can't make it into the office for some time due to your injury. The important thing is to get medical treatment to document your injuries as soon as possible after the accident, and to get your account of the accident while it is still fresh in your mind. Coming to you helps attorneys get the best, most up to date information to start your case. For that reason, it is very important to call a personal injury attorney as soon as possible following a car accident.
Many personal injury attorneys advertise that they will come to you wherever you are at any time. Some people, if they're not severely injured (but still have some lesser injuries) will actually call an attorney from the scene of the accident. If it takes a while for police to work through the scene and clean it up, an attorney may even come to the scene to take photos.
If you have to go to the hospital, and you're still able to talk coherently and aren't in surgery, calling an attorney while you're being examined is an excellent idea. The attorney will come to the hospital while you're still there to talk to you and your doctors. This gives them fresh information on your injuries and how they were sustained.
If you were badly injured and require surgery or significant recovery time and aren't able to call an attorney right away, try to get a friend or family member to call one for you. If you can't, then call one as soon as you are able. The sooner a personal injury attorney can start looking at you, your car, and your case, the better chance you'll have of getting a good settlement in the accident. Fresh information equals more accurate information, and this is what the at-fault party's insurance company (or a judge and jury, if the case goes to trial) are going to look for in determining your amount of compensation.
After a car accident, the first call you should make is to the police. Then call for an ambulance if there are injuries, or a tow truck if there is damage to your car. Then call a loved one to come get you or come to you if you're alone. Finally, make that call to a Philadelphia personal injury attorney. Our lawyers will come to you if necessary.
The Lassen Law Firm only deducts a low 29% contingency fee, not the standard 40-45% like other firms. We serve ALL of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. We can sign you up over the phone and start working on your case today.
The Lassen Law Firm
1515 Market St #1510
Philadelphia, PA 19102