Montgomery County Car Accident Lawyer!

What Should You Do When You’ve Been Involved In A Car Accident?

Car accident legal defense by Edwin L. Guyer in Blue Bell, PA

No one ever expects to be in a car accident, and we hope it never happens to you. However, even if you are an excellent driver, you could be at the wrong place at the wrong time. If someone should hit your car or truck, there’s a few courses of action you can take:

  1. Stop your car. Under no circumstances should you ever flee the scene of an accident.
  2. Get the other driver’s information
  3. Call 911
  4. Call your insurance company
  5. Take pictures of the accident scene while you wait unless you’re unable to do so
  6. Start writing down anything you remember that happened.
  7. When first responders get there, provide a truthful account of what happened.
  8. Contact our office at 215.542.9333

The Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act

Originally passed in 1915, the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act is a statewide, no-fault insurance system of benefits designed to compensate all injured workers for lost wages and medical expenses. It provides compensation for all injuries and occupational diseases that occur during the course and scope of one’s employment.


The PA Workers’ Compensation Act applies to ALL injuries or occupational diseases occurring during the course and scope of employment that are related to that employment. The Act applies to all Pennsylvania injuries and even injuries occurring outside of Pennsylvania under certain circumstances.


The Act applies even if you have a pre-existing condition, known or unknown to your employer. If you have a bad back or heart condition and you aggravate, accelerate, or in some way worsen the condition, you are entitled to collect workers’ compensation benefits from your present employer.

Either your own or your employer’s negligence will not prevent you from collecting workers’ compensation benefits. Therefore, if your employer tells you that your claim is being denied because of a pre-existing condition or because your injury was “your own fault,” they are misinterpreting the law and you should seek out a workers’ compensation attorney. It is your absolute right to receive workers’ compensation benefits even if you had a prior condition or were at fault in bringing about your injury.