Easton Personal Injury Law Firm
With offices in Easton and throughout Eastern Pennsylvania, the attorneys at Drake, Hileman & Davis, PC have been fighting for your neighbors for more than 30 years. Our team of personal injury attorneys are trial advocates who are committed to securing full, completed and just compensation for accident victims and their families, whether that means skillfully negotiating an insurance settlement or pursuing an aggressive case strategy in court.
A traumatic accident can have consequences that last for years to come, and if you have been injured or lost a loved one, it is critical that you seek experienced legal representation. Our personal injury law firm has spent decades fighting for individuals and families who have suffered losses due to:
Steps to Take After a Traumatic Accident in Easton, PA
If you have been injured in an accident and believe someone else may be to blame (or, if you aren’t sure), here are some important steps you should try to take right away:
1. Seek Prompt Medical Attention.
First and foremost, you need to seek medical attention for your injuries. For certain types of injuries, early diagnosis and treatment can be critical to making a full and speedy recovery. Your medical records will also be important evidence in your claim for financial compensation.
2. If Possible, Collect Evidence at the Scene of the Accident.
If you are physically able to do so, you should try to collect evidence at the scene of the accident. Take photos, collect witnesses’ contact information, ask for a copy of the police report (if any), and be sure to keep any of your personal items that were damaged.
3. Protect Yourself Against the Insurance Companies.
For vehicle collisions, you can report the accident to your insurer, but other than that you should avoid communicating with any insurance company representatives. Any recorded statements you provide will only be used against you, and if you settle too soon you will waive your right to seek any additional compensation.
4. Keep Detailed Records.
Along with copies of your medical records, you should also keep receipts for medications and any other costs you incur as a result of the accident. It can also be helpful to keep a daily journal where you record doctor visits, trips to the pharmacy, days you miss from work and all of the other ways that your injuries impact your life.
5. Speak with a Personal Injury Law Firm about Your Rights.
After a traumatic accident, there is simply no substitute for speaking with an experienced attorney about your rights. If you have been injured or lost a family member, we encourage you to contact us promptly for a free consultation. From investigating the cause of the accident to dealing with the insurance companies, we will handle every aspect of your case for you, and if you do not receive a fair settlement offer we will fight vigorously to win just compensation at trial.
Schedule Your Free Consultation at Drake, Hileman & Davis, PC
In addition to offering free consultations, we take all personal injury and wrongful death claims on a contingency-fee basis. As a result, it costs you nothing out of pocket to protect your rights, and you only pay if we help you secure a financial recovery. To discuss your case with one of our experienced attorneys in confidence, please call (610) 258-9493 or inquire online now.