The Do’s and Don’ts After a Serious Car Accident in Media, PA

Nobody prepares us for the devastating aftermath of a serious car accident. However, the decisions you make during that time can be critical and may impact your legal recourse for the harm you have suffered. Your choices can ensure your rights are protected and you receive the compensation you deserve.

If you were injured in a car accident in Media, PA or the surrounding areas – including a fender bender, left turn accident, rear-end collision, multiple vehicle accident, side impact collision, side swipe accident, and more – you deserve to hold any and all negligent parties accountable for your damages. The Law Office of Deborah M. Truscello proudly serves the people of Pennsylvania, providing comprehensive, reliable, and relentless representation.

The Do’s

  1. Prioritize Safety. The first priority following any car accident is safety. Before you do anything else, ensure that everybody involved in the accident is safe and seek immediate medical attention for any injuries. If possible, move vehicles to a safe location to avoid further collisions and hazards while awaiting first responders. 
  2. Call the Police. Regardless of the severity of the accident, calling the police and filing a report is essential. The police report will serve as a critical piece of evidence for insurance claims and legal proceedings to document that the accident did indeed occur.
  3. Exchange Information. Gather contact and insurance information, as well as vehicle registration information for any party involved in the accident. It is also wise to do the same for any witnesses who could provide valuable statements or testimony.
  4. Document the Scene. There is no such thing as too much evidence and visual evidence can be incredibly compelling during insurance negotiations or in a personal injury claim. If it is safe to do so and you are physically able, photograph the accident scene, including license plates, the surrounding environment, and any visible injuries. If you cannot, consider asking a witness to do so.
  5. Seek Medical Attention. Even if you feel fine initially or believe your injuries to be minor, it’s essential to seek prompt medical attention. Some injuries have a delayed onset, and a medical professional can assess and treat your condition, providing vital documentation of any injuries you may have sustained.
  6. Notify Your Insurance Company. Report the accident to your insurance company as soon as you are able, providing accurate and detailed information. However, it is critical not to admit fault.

The Don’ts

  1. Do Not Admit Fault. Avoid admitting fault or making statements indicative of guilt to any party other than your lawyer. Stick to the facts when discussing the accident with the other party, police, or your insurance company.
  2. Do Not Neglect Legal Guidance. While your insurance company covers your costs, they don’t necessarily have your back. They have their own motivations to close the case swiftly and to avoid prolonged legal battles. You need an ally who knows how to navigate the aftermath of a serious car accident and who will make your best interests the first priority. Consult an experienced Pennsylvania car accident attorney who can guide you through the legal complexities and help you maximize your rightful compensation.
  3. Do Not Settle Too Quickly. Avoid settling with insurance companies too quickly. Don’t undervalue your own pain. Consult an attorney before accepting any settlement offers to ensure that you’re receiving a fair settlement that addresses the full extent of your losses.

The Law Office of Deborah M. Truscello: Helping Car Accident Victims Understand Their Rights

Proudly serving clients across the state of Pennsylvania from their office in Media, the experienced personal injury team at the Law Office of Deborah M. Truscello has built a practice fighting for the rights of injured victims across Pennsylvania. We pride ourselves on offering comprehensive representation for reasonable rates and fees, taking car accident cases on a contingency fee basis. That means that we don’t get paid until you see a rightful settlement. Contact us or call us at (610) 892-4940 today for a free consultation.

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From our office located in Media, PA we serve the surrounding areas of

  • Bucks County
  • Chester County
  • Delaware County
  • Montgomery County
  • Philadelphia County
Including but not limited to
  • Allentown
  • Lancaster
  • Reading
  • West Chester

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For Personal Injury, Workers’ Compensation and Social Security Disability cases, we have a contingency fee based on a percentage of what we obtain for you. We will not charge you any fee unless and until we settle your case, prevent the loss of your benefits or obtain benefits for you. 

For Family Law clients, we understand that financial difficulties often accompany divorce and other family law issues. Ask us about our reasonable and competitive hourly rates for your situation. 

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Why Clients Choose Deborah

Heather A
2023-03-01
I have known Deb for years now and it all started in 2009 when I got hurt and needed legal help with my workers comp. I randomly chose Deb because of the things I read on her website and I liked that she had a take charge attitude about just about everything. She out-lawyered someone and got me more in a settlement for that and then also worked with me on another case and won that one as well for me. If you get to know Deb and her personal story, you will get to know an amazing single mom who has had her own struggles and has come out so much stronger. She will fight for you if you do your part as a client and follow her guidance. I have now used two women lawyers in Media and three men and I actually found the two women far more effective and both won my cases that the men lost. Without Deb and my other lawyer winning the cases for me that they did - I could have found myself disabled for good with no money to pay for the life I live because I can’t work now. I credit my ability to be able to eat and have transportation and all. I couldn’t be more grateful for their hard work they did for me. Deb has won two of my cases and I would absolutely refer others to her for the same kinds of cases and I would use her again if I ever needed her help again!
Daveen Carpenter
2019-10-08
Deborah's team went above and beyond to get my case settled quickly. I am forever grateful
Rebecca Porter
2019-09-24
If you ever need a worker’s compensation attorney, I highly suggest using Deborah Truscello. I had a work accident injury and was referred to Deborah. She was with me every step of the way, with this long-drawn-out process. She was there any time I had questions or needed advice on my rehabilitation. Now my case is settled. I am very happy how things turned out and I owe it all to her. I can't thank her enough. I will use her again if I ever need too.
Jackson Jones
2019-09-01
Deborah is an excellent lawyer. She was professional, knowledgeable, and made me and my case feel important. She was always accessible and answered all of my questions. I would definitely recommend Debbie to anyone injured at work and in need of legal services.
K M
2019-05-18
I am a client of Deborah Truscello and also a woman of color. Deborah Truscello is not a bigot nor is she a racist. I hired Ms. Truscello back in 2016 for a very nasty custody case against a crazy man who has a history of dragging all his children through the court system. Ms. Truscello has been nothing but professional and well organized. She is very reliable and always available. I could contact her any time of the day or night and she is always responsive to my text messages, calls, and emails. If you are considering hiring her as your attorney I highly recommend you schedule a consultation and see for yourself you will not be disappointed.
Andrew Kriegh
2018-08-17
Amazing law firm, they have helped me so much and enlightened me to the options I have, and to the right doctors who are still treating my issues... Very professional and very great people glad to have her in my team!!
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