How to Collect Damages After a Pennsylvania Car Accident With No Witnesses

Legally reviewed by:
Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford P.C.
July 3, 2024
A man calls the insurance company or the police because someone backed into the side door of his car in the parking lot.

If you have been involved in a car accident in Pennsylvania with no witnesses, you may feel uncertain about how to proceed. You deserve justice and compensation for your injuries and damages. 

After a car accident, you may be facing expensive medical bills, lost wages, and emotional distress. The knowledgeable attorneys at Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford, P.C. are here to help you navigate the legal process with compassion and skill.

Steps to Take After a Car Accident Without Witnesses

Navigating the aftermath of a car accident without witnesses can be challenging, but there are clear steps you can take to strengthen your case and protect your interests. 

Document the Accident Scene

One of the first things you should do after a car accident with no witnesses is to document the scene as thoroughly as possible. Take photographs of any damage to your vehicle, as well as any relevant road markings or signage. Collecting this evidence can help bolster your case and provide valuable insight into how the accident occurred.

Seek Immediate Medical Attention

It is also important to seek medical attention promptly, even if you do not believe you have sustained serious injuries. Some injuries may not present symptoms immediately, and a medical professional can assess your condition and provide necessary treatment. Medical records can serve as powerful evidence in your claim for damages.

File an Insurance Claim

After collecting evidence at the scene of the accident, it is important to report the collision to your insurance company as soon as possible. They will likely ask for a detailed account of the events leading up to the accident, so be prepared to provide them with all relevant information. Remember to keep copies of any correspondence with your insurance company, as well as any documents related to your medical treatment and vehicle repairs.

Lastly, you will want to hire a lawyer. 

Hiring a Car Accident Lawyer

Depending on the complexity of your case, you may want to consider seeking legal representation. A skilled attorney can navigate the legal process on your behalf and ensure your rights are protected. It can be difficult to build and file a civil lawsuit on your own.

Your lawyer will also work to determine liability in the accident to help establish fault. They will gather all of the necessary evidence to build a strong case on your behalf and ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries and damages.

Reviewing Traffic Camera Footage

Your lawyer can check if there were any traffic cameras in the vicinity that may have captured the accident. Footage from these cameras can provide valuable insight into the sequence of events. While it is not always possible to obtain video footage, it can be invaluable in determining fault and liability in a car accident case.

Obtaining Expert Testimony

Testimony from accident reconstruction experts or other professionals can provide an expert opinion on the circumstances of the accident. Their expertise can be crucial in establishing fault. Accident reconstruction experts use scientific principles, such as physics and engineering, to analyze the evidence from the accident scene, vehicles, and other relevant information to determine how the accident occurred. They can provide detailed reports and testimony in court about factors such as the speed of the vehicles, the point of impact, and any other relevant factors that may have contributed to the accident.

In addition to accident reconstruction experts, other professionals such as medical experts, forensic experts, and engineering experts may also provide valuable testimony in accident cases. Medical experts can provide insight into the extent of injuries suffered by the parties involved, while forensic experts can analyze evidence such as skid marks, debris, and vehicle damage to help reconstruct the accident. Engineering experts can provide insight into the design and safety features of the vehicles involved in the accident.

Contact a Pennsylvania Car Accident Attorney

After a car accident, it is crucial to seek the assistance of a skilled lawyer who can help you navigate the legal complexities of collecting damages. Our team of dedicated attorneys has the knowledge to assist you in building a strong case and pursuing the compensation you deserve.

The dedicated team at Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford, P.C. is here to advocate for you and fight for the compensation you deserve.  Call Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford, P.C. at (215) 822-7575 or use our contact form.

Legally reviewed by:
Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford P.C.
Pennsylvania Attorney's
July 3, 2024
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