Car accidents can happen to anyone at anytime and anywhere without warning. No one knowingly plans on being in a car crash. However, many drivers on the road have likely witnessed a car accident, and to some extent understand the ramifications of being in a car accident. Injuries suffered in an accident can range from non-life threatening to life threatening. However, one thing is for sure, being in a car accident can be life-altering.
According to police investigating a recent car accident in North Philadelphia, two cars apparently collided into each other half an hour before midnight. The collision caused one vehicle to flip on its side resulting in at least one occupant to be trapped inside. Three individuals, including two children, were injured in the car accident. All three victims of the crash were transported to the hospital, but their condition was not immediately available. Based on the preliminary findings, no citations or violations have been issued yet but the police are looking into the cause of the crash.
During such times, contacting a Philadelphia car accident attorney may be the last thing on one’s mind. Attending to one’s injuries or those of a loved one likely dominate one’s mind. However, by contacting a personal injury attorney, victims may be able to obtain fresh information pertaining to the accident.
It is important to document not only damage the vehicle has, but also to keep track of the medical treatment one receives. It is essential to identify any witnesses to the accident early on, and to get a statement of what happened. All drivers have a duty to exercise reasonable caution on the road, when failure to do so results in an accident, a negligent driver may be liable.
Source: CBS, “3 Injured In North Philadelphia Car Crash,” Nov. 10, 2013