Car Accidents

Pennsylvania has nearly 120,000 miles of roads and highways. In 2014 there were 121, 317 reportable crashes. There were 79,758 injuries, and an unfortunate 1,195 fatalities. Each day there are 332 car accidents, or approximately, 14 crashes every hour. While these numbers seem daunting, they actually represent the fourth lowest total of reportable crashes since 1950. In the national context, there were 32,675 accident fatalities in the U.S.

If you were in a car accident because of the negligence of another driver you can recover money for:

  • Medical Bills
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Lost Wages
  • Rehabilitation Costs
  • Loss of Companionship for a Spouse

We will do whatever it takes to maximize your recovery. This means we will file for a major jury trial if the insurance company isn’t giving you the offer you want.

Types Of Car Crash Accidents Victims We Represent:
  • Head-On
  • Rear-End
  • Sideswipe
  • T Bone Collision
  • Distracted Drivers

If you were a passenger in a car accident you have rights too. This is regardless of whether the driver of the car you were in was at fault or not. You might be able to recover from your own insurance policy, the driver of the vehicle you were in, or the other car driver’s policy. The details of how you may be able to recover are complicated, but we will go over all scenarios with you during your consultation.

Common Types Of Car Accident Injuries:
  • Back: Bulging and Herniated Discs; Cervical, Spinal, and Lumbar strains and sprains.
  • Neck: Whiplash, Neck Strain
  • Head: Concussions, Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Facial Injuries: Scrapes, Bruises, Lacerations, Fractures, Jaw and Dental Injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Broken bones; Amputation
  • Fractured Ribs
  • Internal Bleeding
  • Emotional Injuries: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD);
We Will Attempt To Recover:
  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Expenses related to rehabilitation or physical therapy
  • Loss of companionship with a spouse

If alcohol is a factor in the accident, you might be entitled to additional damages.

One factor in determining your recovery will be what type of insurance coverage you have: full tort or limited tort. Also if you have underinsured or uninsured insurance that can help you collect if the driver who hit you did not have insurance coverage or there was a hit and run accident.

We will do whatever it takes to win your case, including hiring forensic experts for trial. We will use forensic experts for :

  • accident investigation reconstruction
  • highway design defects identification
  • defective cars
Facts To Remember About Your Accident:
  • Where did the accident occur.
  • What were the weather conditions.
  • Were there any witnesses.
  • Was the police called.
  • Did you request medical attention.
  • Was an ambulance called to the scene.
  • Did you go to the emergency room at some point.
What To Do If The Insurance Company Calls You?

We recommend that you do not speak directly to the insurance company until you are represented by an attorney. Often time they will take statements from you that will be recorded and can be used against you in the future. What you say can be manipulated to make it sound as if the accident was your fault.

What To Do Next?

If you’ve been involved in a car accident, we understand that this can be a very stressful and emotional time. You are dealing with pain, while at the same time worrying about who’s going to pay your medical bills. If you are unable to work because of your injury then you face the uncertainty of how you are going to pay your day to day bills with no income coming in. In addition you might be facing doctor visits and surgeries. We understand this is an extremely difficult time. Do not hesitate to call us for a free consultation to find out what your rights are and what you can recover. Remember, we do not charge for consultations, and we do not get paid unless you do.