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Philadelphia Car Accident Lawyers

After a serious car crash, you may feel like your world is in a tailspin. Medical expenses can quickly get out of control, and if you are unable to work, the bills really begin to pile up. Don’t risk financial ruin due to an accident that wasn’t your fault. Contact our Philadelphia car accident lawyers now!

At Gibbons Legal, we are not your typical personal injury law firm. We take the time to get to know our clients and understand what they want to get out of their injury claims. Our firm’s founder, Tom Gibbons, manages every case we take, and every client is given his personal cellphone number so it is clear from the start that the lines of communication are always open.

Schedule your free consultation today to discuss your legal options. We will not charge you anything to get started on your car accident injury claim, and we only collect attorney fees if and when we secure money for you.

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Do You Need a Lawyer After a Car Accident?

Many people wonder whether they should try to handle an injury claim on their own after a crash. When you are coping with a serious injury, the last thing you need is to try to take on an aggressive insurance company and its army of attorneys. These people deal with cases like yours on a daily basis, and they will fight fiercely to protect their profits rather than tend to your personal needs.

At Gibbons Legal, our dedicated Philadelphia car accident attorneys manage every aspect of your personal injury claim. We work hard to take the burden off you by:

  • Launching an immediate investigation into you crash and collecting all the evidence, including police accident reports, photos and surveillance videos from the scene, and statements from witnesses
  • Tracking your medical treatments and all documentation of your injury, including your expenses and all the ways in which the injury has affected your quality of life
  • Consulting with our team of experts ─ including accident reconstruction analysts, medical specialists, and long-term care planners ─ to build a solid case for maximum compensation
  • Negotiating with insurance companies from a position of strength, with detailed evidence and medical documentation to back up your claim
  • Taking your case to trial if the at-fault party refuses to offer a full and fair settlement for what you’ve been put through

Schedule a free consultation with our Philadelphia car accident attorneys today to learn how our team can make a difference in your case. Our personal injury lawyers will review the details of your claim at no charge and with no obligation to you.

How Much Is Your Car Accident Claim Worth?

An insurance company may approach you soon after an automobile accident to offer a settlement for your injury. Unfortunately, this first offer is most likely nowhere close to what you will need to cover your full expenses in the long run. The insurance company’s goal is to get you to take the lowest payment possible before you realize what your case is really worth.

When our team begins to work on your car accident case, we will demand payment for:

  • All your medical bills related to the crash
  • Future medical treatments and other health care expenses that you may have down the road
  • Lost wages if you missed time from work
  • Estimated loss of future income if you cannot return to the job you did before
  • Cost of repairing or replacing your vehicle
  • Physical and emotional pain and suffering related to the accident

It is crucial that you have an experienced Philadelphia car accident lawyer on your side who will fight fiercely for what you are entitled to under the law. You should never be left with unexpected expenses related to an accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence.

Contact our law firm today for a free claim evaluation.

What Can You Do to Protect Your Rights After a Crash?

After a serious motor vehicle accident, you may feel helpless to control the situation. However, there are several actions you can take to begin protecting your rights and building your claim. We encourage you to:

  • Call the police. The officer who responds to the scene will take notes and file an accident report that can be used as evidence in your case.
  • Seek medical attention. It is important to go to the doctor as soon as possible after a crash. You should follow the doctor’s orders and attend all follow-up appointments as well. This will help show you are taking your injuries seriously.
  • Get contact information for the other driver. Be sure to take down the person’s name, driver’s license information, and insurance details. However, limit what you talk about with the other driver. Never apologize or say anything that could be construed as you admitting fault for an accident.
  • Get names and contact information for witnesses. Your attorney can follow up with anyone who may have seen the accident or talked to the other driver.
  • Take photos or notes. If you are able, use your phone to take photos of the crash scene, your injuries, the vehicles, and any other evidence you suspect may be useful to your case. You should also write down everything you remember about the accident while it is fresh in your mind.
  • Keep an injury journal. Note how you are feeling each day and how the injury is affecting your life. You can also keep notes about doctor’s appointments and share the journal with your doctor so he or she can note changes in your condition.
  • Stay off social media. You should expect that the insurance company will be thoroughly investigating your claim, including monitoring your social media accounts. Posts on social media may seem innocent enough, such as you enjoying a night out with friends, but anything you post may be used against you as the insurer tries to argue you are not as injured as you say.
  • Do not provide a statement or accept payment from the insurance company. Anytime the insurance company contacts you about your claim, you should refer the person to your attorney.

At Gibbons Legal, we will answer all your questions in a free consultation. After that, we manage every aspect of your claim, from collecting evidence to handling all communication with insurance companies. Contact our law office now to get started.

Common Causes of Auto Accidents

Our Philadelphia auto accident attorneys have helped countless clients who were injured in all types of crashes. Some of the most common causes of automobile accidents include:

  • Distracted driving. Many drivers take their hands off the wheel, eyes off the road, and mind off of driving — even if it’s for a matter of seconds — to send and read text messages. Although texting and driving is one of the biggest forms of distracted driving, talking on cellphones — even hands-free cellphones — talking to passengers, and eating and drinking are also considered distracted driving habits that lead to collisions.
  • Speeding and aggressive driving. People who drive well over the posted speed limit or too fast for conditions, tailgate, or behave dangerously behind the wheel have a higher chance of running a red light or losing control of their vehicles and crashing. When drivers do any one of these things, it is considered a deliberate and calculated behavior where the driver knows the risk but ignores the danger.
  • Drowsy driving. Many drivers don’t get adequate sleep prior to driving to work or school, or they drive late at night or too many hours before taking rest breaks. Consequently, they feel tired and have a higher chance of being in crashes due to their slower reactions and thoughts.
  • Drunk or drugged driving. When drivers get behind the wheel after drinking alcohol or taking drugs — both illegal and prescription drugs — their judgment is altered, reflexes are slowed, and their overall ability to drive safely is impaired.
  • Auto defects. Car manufacturers are required to design and engineer vehicles that meet minimum safety standards. However, many car manufacturers, as well as manufacturers of tires and other auto parts, have been guilty of putting unsafe products on the market that have caused collisions and injuries. Some examples include defective airbags, defective steering, and defective tires, to name a few.

All of the factors listed above involve negligence on the part of an individual or company. When motor vehicle accidents are caused by the negligence of another, innocent victims deserve to be compensated.

Common Types of Injuries in Motor Vehicle Accidents

Many of the clients we help are coping with life-altering injuries after serious wrecks. Some of the common injuries we see include:

  • Broken bones. When the force of a crash is too great, people often suffer from broken arms, legs, shoulders, hips, ribs, and other bones. The different types of fractures crash victims may suffer include compound fractures, traverse fractures, oblique fractures, and comminuted fractures.
  • Burn injuries. Sometimes motor vehicle accidents lead to vehicles catching on fire and causing victims to suffer serious second- or third-degree burns. When burn injuries occur, motorists may suffer scars and disfigurement that can lead to years of expensive medical procedures. Burn injuries can also be fatal.
  • Head trauma. Drivers and passengers oftentimes hit their heads during wrecks. When people strike their heads, they can suffer facial injuries, concussions, and traumatic brain injuries (TBI). Unfortunately, a serious brain injury can alter someone’s life for the long-term — causing behavioral issues, communication difficulties, and problems thinking and reasoning.
  • Spinal cord injury. When occupants hit their heads, necks, and backs in crashes, they often suffer spinal cord damage — especially in rollover accidents. Sometimes the spinal cord is damaged due to the force of the crash or due to a seat-back collapse or seat-belt failure. When the spinal cord is torn, paralysis can be the result.
  • Fatal injuries. Sadly, innocent people often lose their lives in severe car crashes. Families who have lost their loved ones need to know that when negligence is involved, they have a valid wrongful death claim on their hands and should hold the wrongdoer accountable under the law.

Suffering any type of injury can be painful physically, emotionally, and financially. This is why victims of car crashes need to learn all they can about pursuing personal injury claims in order to demand the financial compensation they need and deserve.

Schedule a Free Consultation Today

After a serious accident, you should be focused on your health, not how to handle a personal injury claim. Let the dedicated Philadelphia car accident attorneys at Gibbons Legal take on that burden for you. Schedule your free legal consultation now.

Our team serves clients throughout Philadelphia, Montgomery County, Delaware County, Chester County, and Bucks County. We can meet with you wherever is most convenient, whether that’s at your home, in the hospital, or at our law office.

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  • The National Trial Lawyers – Top 100
  • American’s Top 100 Attorneys
  • Americans Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • Top 40 National Trial Lawyers
  • Distinguished Advocacy Counsel
  • Million Dollars Advocate Forums
  • Best Attorneys Of America
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 10 Best American Institute’s
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