Experienced Philadelphia Personal Injury Lawyer
Serving Auto Accident & Injury Victims in Pennsylvania

Time is of the Essence

Whenever you suffer an injury due to someone else’s negligence, it is important that you hire an experienced Philadelphia personal injury attorney to defend your rights at the negotiating table and in court for your injury claim.

In any injury claim, time is of the essence. Physical evidence needs to be preserved, witnesses need to be contacted, and medical records must be timely obtained.

The advice of counsel cannot come too soon in these matters, because anything that you say while in front of others can be used later to try to minimize your injuries and thereby minimize your pay out. In other words, before you go admitting anything and trying to be a “nice guy,” you really need to call your lawyer. They can direct you as to what is safe to say in the aftermath of a crash or tragedy that will not jeopardize any recovery that you may be owed. For instance, under no circumstances should you make any statement admitting guilt in the aftermath of an accident. Many of us are “pleasers” and we want accidents taken care of with as little hostility as possible.

And while this is certainly a noble goal, you must take care of yourself and your family first and foremost. Right after an accident, it is highly likely that you will not feel the full extent of your injuries. You may feel fine, but saying so out loud can make it look like you are faking later when the real pain sets in. So be careful about making any statements that could suggest that you were at fault for the crash, even if you were partly at fault. And try not to make any statements regarding your health being “fine,” because you really do not know yet. Wait to see a doctor before diagnosing yourself.

My Commitment to You

In the case of an auto accident or bus accident (SEPTA) injury, as your Philadelphia personal injury lawyer, I will have the scene of the accident photographed, as well as the damages to your vehicle, before it gets repaired, and photograph any physical injuries sustained.

I will obtain a copy of the police accident report, and open your injury claim with the insurance company. I will see to it that your car is repaired or that you are compensated for the cost of your car as quickly as possible, and assist you in obtaining a rental car.

“I will make sure that you obtain the medical treatment you require for your injuries, without you being obligated to pay your medical bills until after your injury claim has been resolved.”

- Jeffrey H. Penneys, Esq.