Motorists that are injured in a car accident have a lot of things to think about. What will happen to their families while they are injured? What will happen to their damaged vehicle? How will their medical bills be paid for? What were the circumstances of the crash, and are there any signs that another driver was liable? For their long-term health, are there any steps they can take to earn the compensatory damages they will need?
In the immediate aftermath of a crash, the victims of the accident need to focus on their recovery. The medical treatment you receive will be closely documented, and all of this information could be utilized in a personal injury lawsuit should you go down that path.
Once the details of the accident crystallize and you have recovered from the accident, you should review the accident report and consider your legal options going forward. Was the other driver involved in the wreck distracted or intoxicated? Was the other driver inhibited in some other way or lost in thought? Was the other driver operating his or her vehicle in an unsafe fashion or asleep at the wheel?
The answers to all of these questions will go a long way towards determining your legal standing, and if you do want to hold the liable party responsible for their negligence, you should consult with an experienced personal injury attorney. At DelVecchio & Miller, we can help Pittsburgh residents with their lawsuits related to a motor vehicle accident.