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Do’s and Don’ts After
An Automobile Accident
Proven Tips to Increase Your
Settlement Amount
215-791-8911
www.cordiscosaile.com
Michael L. Saile, Jr.
Managing Attorney 

Cordisco & Saile LLC

www.linkedin.com/in/michaelsaile/
You may have just been involved in a car accident (or it may
be weeks since your auto accident) and you are looking for
information. You may also be looking for a car accident
lawyer* to help you. 

Our goal with this presentation is to provide you with
important information about the car accident claims process.
In some cases, you may NOT NEED a car accident attorney
and in other cases an auto accident lawyer it is highly
recommended.

*If you were injured in a serious car accident in Bucks County, Pennsylvania and suffered severe
injuries that led to damages, contact Cordisco & Saile LLC for help with your case.
Give us a call at 215-791-8911 or use our contact form to set up a FREE consultation with one of
our personal injury attorneys.
1. Establish Liability
1.Establish Liability
*Use Your Cell Phone To:

• Take Photos

• Record Accident Scene

• Record Witnesses

• Record Other Driver
*If you are able to use your cell phone,
record as much evidence as possible
2. Insurance Companies
2. Talking With Insurance Companies
DO report the accident to YOUR insurance company
• You have a duty to report the accident to your
insurance company

• You must do this within a reasonable amount of time

• Failure to report may cause you to lose your insurance
coverage and your case

DON’T give statement to the other driver’s insurance
company
• You have no legal duty

• Tell them you are retaining a lawyer

• If you already made a statement, keep notes on
exactly what you said and inform your attorney

• Never accept any offers under any circumstances
3. Injuries Diagnosed
3. Injuries Diagnosed
DO Follow the Hospitals Instructions
• Read the “discharge instructions” and follow the
instructions given by hospital 

• Read description of your injuries

• Treatment (e.g. follow-up with your family doctor)

• Prescriptions (i.e. painkillers and muscle relaxers)

DON’T Forget To Visit Your Family Doctor
• Obtain an appointment within 2 days

• Be assertive and ask about their neck and spine
injury qualifications

• Ask for a referral to a qualified doctor who
regularly treats traumatic injuries

• Be sure doctor is willing to write comprehensive
medical reports and testify in court
3. Injuries Diagnosed
Common Medical Specialists for Auto Accidents
• Orthopedists

• Neurologists

• Radiologist

• Surgeons

• Pain Management Doctors

• Chiropractors

Choosing Your Doctor
Your lawyer should not refer you directly to a doctor.
Juries make find your case fraudulent manufactured by
you, the doctor, and your attorney. 

You, your family doctor, and your loved ones should
make final medical decisions and not your lawyer.
3. Injuries Diagnosed
Follow All Doctor’s Instructions
• You may be treated by several doctors including your
family doctor, Orthopedist, Neurologist, Radiologist,
Surgeons, Pain Management Doctor, or Chiropractor

Follow Care Plan
• Medication(s)

• Diet Restrictions

• Stretching

• Rest

• Sleep

• Physical Therapy

• Exercise

• Doctor Appointments* 

*Missing appointments of any kind may be used against you
3. Injuries Diagnosed
DO Keep a Daily Journal
• Location, intensity, and duration of your pain

• Any physical and mental restrictions that you
experienced due to your injuries

• Any medications taken, including both
prescribed and over-the-counter

• Any doctor appointments that you attend and
the type of treatment received

• Any activities, hobbies, household or
employment duties that you could not perform
because of your pain and restrictions 

• Any activities, hobbies, household or
employment duties that you did perform or
partially performed, but with pain and
restrictions
4. Do You Have A Case?
4. Do I Have A Case?
Personal Injury Case Types
• Car Accident

• Truck Accident

• Motorcycle Accident

• Boating Accident

• ATV Accident

• Construction Accident

• Work-Related Accident

• Slip and Fall Accident

• Dangerous Product Accident 

Three Questions Lawyers Will Ask
1. Who is at fault?

2. What are your injuries?

3. Do you have a restriction in your auto insurance
policy on your right to recover?
4. Do I Have A Case?
At-Fault Determination
• Common Sense

• Rules of the Road

• Police Reporting

• Jury

Sustained Injuries
• Evaluation of the extent and permanency of your
injuries or disabilities

• How the injury affects your life

Right to Recover Restrictions
• Limited Tort (sometimes termed verbal threshold)
auto insurance policy
5. Do I Need A Lawyer?
5. Do I Need A Lawyer?
You DON’T Not Need A Lawyer
• Little or no bodily injury
• Other driver has limited tort insurance

• Recovery amount is too small

You DO Need a Lawyer
• You are badly injured

• Your injuries, pain, and restrictions affects your everyday
normal life

• Your suffering and financial loss affects you and your family

• You have lost wages and other out-of-pocket expenses
6. Finding the Right Lawyer
6. Finding the Right Lawyer
DON’T Be Fooled By Lawyer’s Advertising
• Ignore Yellow Page Ads

• Ignore TV Commercials

• Ignore Paid Google Ads

• Rather, ask your network of friends, family
members, and business contacts

DO Ask Important Questions
• Do they focus in car accident law?

• What is their litigation experience?

• How many past cases?

• What percentage go to trial?

• How many did they win?

• How many current cases?

• How complex?

• How much time to devote to your case?

• What are their acceptance guidelines?
7. Cordisco & Saile
• Focuses in car accident law

• High acceptance guidelines

• Great communication with clients

• Handle each case from beginning to end

• Compassionate

• Fair Fee Agreement

• Skillful and experienced negotiators

• Willing to file a lawsuit

• Case Results 

• $2,470,000 - Armored Truck Accident Victim

• $1,330,000 - Bus Accident Victim

• $1,200,000 - Motorcycle Accident Victim
Case Results

• $2,470,000 - Armored Truck Accident Victim

• $1,330,000 - Bus Accident Victim

• $1,200,000 - Motorcycle Accident Victim
Michael L. Saile, Jr.
Managing Attorney

Cordisco & Saile LLC
John F. Cordisco
Founding Partner 

Cordisco & Saile LLC
Thank You!
Learn more about Cordisco & Saile
www.cordiscosaile.com
215-791-8911
www.cordiscosaile.com
Michael L. Saile, Jr.
Managing Attorney 

Cordisco & Saile LLC

www.linkedin.com/in/michaelsaile/

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The Do's and Don'ts After An Automobile Accident: Proven Tips to Increase Your Settlement Amount

  • 1. Do’s and Don’ts After An Automobile Accident Proven Tips to Increase Your Settlement Amount 215-791-8911 www.cordiscosaile.com Michael L. Saile, Jr. Managing Attorney Cordisco & Saile LLC www.linkedin.com/in/michaelsaile/
  • 2. You may have just been involved in a car accident (or it may be weeks since your auto accident) and you are looking for information. You may also be looking for a car accident lawyer* to help you. Our goal with this presentation is to provide you with important information about the car accident claims process. In some cases, you may NOT NEED a car accident attorney and in other cases an auto accident lawyer it is highly recommended. *If you were injured in a serious car accident in Bucks County, Pennsylvania and suffered severe injuries that led to damages, contact Cordisco & Saile LLC for help with your case. Give us a call at 215-791-8911 or use our contact form to set up a FREE consultation with one of our personal injury attorneys.
  • 4. 1.Establish Liability *Use Your Cell Phone To: • Take Photos • Record Accident Scene • Record Witnesses • Record Other Driver *If you are able to use your cell phone, record as much evidence as possible
  • 6. 2. Talking With Insurance Companies DO report the accident to YOUR insurance company • You have a duty to report the accident to your insurance company • You must do this within a reasonable amount of time • Failure to report may cause you to lose your insurance coverage and your case DON’T give statement to the other driver’s insurance company • You have no legal duty • Tell them you are retaining a lawyer • If you already made a statement, keep notes on exactly what you said and inform your attorney • Never accept any offers under any circumstances
  • 8. 3. Injuries Diagnosed DO Follow the Hospitals Instructions • Read the “discharge instructions” and follow the instructions given by hospital • Read description of your injuries • Treatment (e.g. follow-up with your family doctor) • Prescriptions (i.e. painkillers and muscle relaxers) DON’T Forget To Visit Your Family Doctor • Obtain an appointment within 2 days • Be assertive and ask about their neck and spine injury qualifications • Ask for a referral to a qualified doctor who regularly treats traumatic injuries • Be sure doctor is willing to write comprehensive medical reports and testify in court
  • 9. 3. Injuries Diagnosed Common Medical Specialists for Auto Accidents • Orthopedists • Neurologists • Radiologist • Surgeons • Pain Management Doctors • Chiropractors Choosing Your Doctor Your lawyer should not refer you directly to a doctor. Juries make find your case fraudulent manufactured by you, the doctor, and your attorney. You, your family doctor, and your loved ones should make final medical decisions and not your lawyer.
  • 10. 3. Injuries Diagnosed Follow All Doctor’s Instructions • You may be treated by several doctors including your family doctor, Orthopedist, Neurologist, Radiologist, Surgeons, Pain Management Doctor, or Chiropractor Follow Care Plan • Medication(s) • Diet Restrictions • Stretching • Rest • Sleep • Physical Therapy • Exercise • Doctor Appointments* *Missing appointments of any kind may be used against you
  • 11. 3. Injuries Diagnosed DO Keep a Daily Journal • Location, intensity, and duration of your pain • Any physical and mental restrictions that you experienced due to your injuries • Any medications taken, including both prescribed and over-the-counter • Any doctor appointments that you attend and the type of treatment received • Any activities, hobbies, household or employment duties that you could not perform because of your pain and restrictions • Any activities, hobbies, household or employment duties that you did perform or partially performed, but with pain and restrictions
  • 12. 4. Do You Have A Case?
  • 13. 4. Do I Have A Case? Personal Injury Case Types • Car Accident • Truck Accident • Motorcycle Accident • Boating Accident • ATV Accident • Construction Accident • Work-Related Accident • Slip and Fall Accident • Dangerous Product Accident Three Questions Lawyers Will Ask 1. Who is at fault? 2. What are your injuries? 3. Do you have a restriction in your auto insurance policy on your right to recover?
  • 14. 4. Do I Have A Case? At-Fault Determination • Common Sense • Rules of the Road • Police Reporting • Jury Sustained Injuries • Evaluation of the extent and permanency of your injuries or disabilities • How the injury affects your life Right to Recover Restrictions • Limited Tort (sometimes termed verbal threshold) auto insurance policy
  • 15. 5. Do I Need A Lawyer?
  • 16. 5. Do I Need A Lawyer? You DON’T Not Need A Lawyer • Little or no bodily injury • Other driver has limited tort insurance • Recovery amount is too small You DO Need a Lawyer • You are badly injured • Your injuries, pain, and restrictions affects your everyday normal life • Your suffering and financial loss affects you and your family • You have lost wages and other out-of-pocket expenses
  • 17. 6. Finding the Right Lawyer
  • 18. 6. Finding the Right Lawyer DON’T Be Fooled By Lawyer’s Advertising • Ignore Yellow Page Ads • Ignore TV Commercials • Ignore Paid Google Ads • Rather, ask your network of friends, family members, and business contacts DO Ask Important Questions • Do they focus in car accident law? • What is their litigation experience? • How many past cases? • What percentage go to trial? • How many did they win? • How many current cases? • How complex? • How much time to devote to your case? • What are their acceptance guidelines?
  • 19. 7. Cordisco & Saile
  • 20. • Focuses in car accident law • High acceptance guidelines • Great communication with clients • Handle each case from beginning to end • Compassionate • Fair Fee Agreement • Skillful and experienced negotiators • Willing to file a lawsuit • Case Results • $2,470,000 - Armored Truck Accident Victim • $1,330,000 - Bus Accident Victim • $1,200,000 - Motorcycle Accident Victim
  • 21. Case Results • $2,470,000 - Armored Truck Accident Victim • $1,330,000 - Bus Accident Victim • $1,200,000 - Motorcycle Accident Victim Michael L. Saile, Jr. Managing Attorney Cordisco & Saile LLC John F. Cordisco Founding Partner Cordisco & Saile LLC
  • 22. Thank You! Learn more about Cordisco & Saile www.cordiscosaile.com 215-791-8911 www.cordiscosaile.com Michael L. Saile, Jr. Managing Attorney Cordisco & Saile LLC www.linkedin.com/in/michaelsaile/