INJURY LAW GROUP, LLC
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INJURY LAW GROUP, LLC
BRAD SOMMER

428 FORBES AVE, ST 2100
PITTSBURGH PA 15219
(412) 901-0982

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At the Injury Law Group, we understand that one injury is enough, and there is no reason to experience further pain and suffering as a result of not being represented properly.  Our team of experienced attorneys will focus on high quality, efficient and expeditious service to bring resolution to your claims. 

What sets the Injury Law Group apart from other personal injury networks and firms is the comprehensive personal representation that we provide.  Our attorneys will step in to handle the mountains of paperwork and endless telephone calls that injured persons often receive from insurance companies, adjusters and other officials regarding your accident.  We will act as your intermediary with these various contacts so that you can concentrate on what is most important:  recovering your own health and well-being. 

The Injury Law Group will strive to ensure that you are duly compensated for the pain and suffering which you have endured. We are pleased to offer an initial consultation free of charge, and for your convenience, our attorneys will visit you at home, in the hospital or anywhere else that you prefer. And as always, you will be charged no fee unless we obtain a recovery on your behalf.

Automobile/Motorcycle Accidents

The ever-increasing incidence of automobile and motorcycle accidents in the United States today is alarming. These accidents are the leading cause of death for those under the age of 34. It is estimated that over 40,000 people are killed in approximately 5 million motor vehicular accidents annually. Consequently, it is not surprising that cases arising out of automobile accidents are by far the most common type of personal injury case pending in our court system today. If you are involved in a car accident it is imperative that the proper course of action is taken immediately.
What to do in the event of an accident:

  • Move to a safe area and call the police (paramedics if necessary).
  • Remain calm and exchange relevant documents with the parties to the accident.
  • It helps to write down all of the relevant information immediately. Information that should be recorded about the accident includes:
    •  The other driver(s) names, driver’s license number, address.
    •  Did the other driver seem to appear to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs?
    •  Were there any passengers in the vehicles? If so, get their information as well.
    •  Did anyone involved report having an injury at the time or shortly after the accident? If so, who?
    •  Was medical assistance rendered at the scene of the accident?
    •  If there were witnesses other than those individuals involved, make sure to get all of their names and addresses.
    •  What was the reported injury?
    •  What was the location of the accident?
    •  In what direction were the vehicles traveling?
    •  At what time of day did the accident occur?
    •  Were there any weather conditions at the time of the accident?
    •  Was there anything wrong with either vehicle at the time of the accident, like a broken headlight or taillight, etc.?
    •  Was there damage to vehicles due to the accident? If so, what kind of damage?
    •  Who were the registered owners of the vehicles?
    •  Were all vehicles involved in the accident insured? What are the names of the insurance companies and the policy numbers? (If they said how much insurance they had, record that too.)
    •  How did the accident occur?
    •  Did anyone accept responsibility for the accident, such as by saying "It was my fault, I am sorry. I was speeding / not paying attention / not wearing my glasses / distracted / tired / late for work / in a hurry / my coffee had just spilled ... etc."? If so, write it down.
    •  Did anyone else say something to indicate that s/he too was at least partially at fault -- such as "I should have seen you but I was on my cell phone / I've been taking these pills / my eyesight isn't what it used to be after dark, etc"?
    •  Did the police come? If so, did they issue anyone a ticket? Which officers were present?
    •  All such basic information may be relevant and helpful down the line. It is a good idea to carry a pen and paper and possibly a disposable camera in your car at all times, for recording such information and photographing any resulting damage in the event of an accident.
    •  Do not admit fault or say you’re “ok”, even though this may be your natural response.
    •  Do not discuss the accident with anyone or place the blame on anyone.
    •  File a police report. It is important to have an accurate police report that reflects your recollection of the events. Document names, addresses, telephone and license number of persons involved.
    •  Do not under any circumstances give a statement to the other driver or insurer, especially a “recorded statement.” This may be used against you at a later point in time.
    •  If injured, seek medical attention as soon as possible. If treatment is delayed it may later be argued that any injuries sustained were not related to the car accident.
    •  Contact an attorney at the earliest possible opportunity. An attorney will be able to help you take the steps needed to protect your legal rights.  

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