A recent auto accident involving a Warminster police officer underscores the danger of the intersection at Street Road and Jacksonville Road. Thankfully, neither the officer, who was responding to a call, nor the driver of the other vehicle was seriously injured. That has not always been the case. Bucks County personal injury lawyer Michael L. Saile, Jr. has observed on many occasions in the Warminster area aggressive driving and distracted driving, compounded by heavy traffic patterns. These combined factors can lead to serious Bucks County car accident injuries.
It seems that the whole stretch of Street Road from Norristown Road, to York Road, Mearns Road and on to the intersection at Jacksonville Road area is primed for auto accidents. Anyone who lives in the area knows the challenge of navigating the Warminster area when Archbishop Wood High School is in session or when the Septa R2 comes through at the exact time when you need to be on the other side heading into Warminster Heights.
There are common sense things you can to do avoid Warminster auto accidents:
- Avoid distractions; keep your eyes focused on the road
- Drive the posted speed limit
- Pull over or wait to make a cell phone call
- Use your turn signals
- Watch for sudden lane changes
Most people never expect to be involved in an auto accident, but in our personal injury practice, the clients we see most frequently are those who have been in an auto accident. For the following reasons, you should always call 911 immediately following an auto accident:
- To report the accident;
- To have police respond to the accident scene and take down a report; and
- To request medical assistance if you are in any pain or discomfort.
What to do at the Accident Scene
It is important that you obtain as much information as possible if you are in a Warminster auto accident. Always note the location, time of day, road conditions (weather), name of the other driver(s), make and model of their vehicles, license plate numbers and insurance information. Also ask the officer who responds to the auto accident for a badge number. When possible, take photos of the damages to all vehicles involved. At the very least, always take photos of the damages to your own vehicle if you’ve been involved in an accident caused by another driver.
Auto Accident Injury Compensation
Frequently, our clients who have been in a Warminster auto accident suffer from neck and/or back injuries. We believe that it is important to maintain your quality of life and have the best possible recovery from an auto accident injury. It is in the interest of large insurance companies to settle claims for the least amount possible, but sometimes that is not enough to get the care you need to recover.
If you or a loved one is injured in a Bucks County auto accident, you need a personal injury lawyer who knows the complex Pennsylvania laws governing auto accident compensation. Warminster area personal injury lawyer Michael L. Saile, Jr. believes you deserve excellent representation when fighting large insurance companies. Cordisco & Saile LLC gives you a FREE PA Car Accident Guide so you can get the information you need and concentrate on physical recovery from your Bucks County accident.