I was in two accidents in just a little over two weeks both were I guess my fault. The first one was 3/6/17 and another one 3/22/17. I rear ended a pickup truck in the first one and a suburban in the second one. I didn't have injuries or so I thought in the first accident since I didn't appear to be hurt. In the second accident I was taken from the scene in an ambulance. The guy I hit didn't have brake lights or tail lights according to witnesses. The airbags deployed and I blacked out. I had a concussion and a lot of bruises. They mentioned that I had a concussion in my first accident. So 2 concussions in a little over 2 weeks. They believe the second accident was due to having slow reflexes due to a concussion I didn't even know I had. I'm still under a doctors care and he will not release me until I'm healed. I'm concerned about my job and whether they can fire me. They supply Short Term Disability benefits which my doctor sent back to them. My insurance company is paying me for lost wages but I'm so confused how all of this works. My concussion is keeping me from doing a lot of things. The doctor has me on bed rest to help the healing process. Any advice would be appreciated.
Your medical bills from each crash will be taken care of by your insurance. I don't see a likely case on number 1's medical treatment. On number 2 if the person didn't have lights and it was at night, possibly--not great but possible, and with your injuries you should follow up with a member of the Pa. Assn for Justice. If you need names give me a call and I can put you in contact with someone. You can call Jim Rosato--give him my name.
You didn't mention whether there were police reports for the accidents. If so, did the police report for the second accident mention that the car you hit did not have tail lights?
You should obtain both police reports (which as stated above will usually determine who is at fault). You will also need to obtain all of your medical records. You should contact a personal injury attorney in your area (AVVO has a directory) so that they can review the potential claim.
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