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With over 120,000 miles of roads and highways, Pennsylvania is the site of many car accidents. Each year, there are more than 125,000 reportable crashes in the state. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than three million people per year are injured in motor vehicle accidents across the U.S. If you were injured, or you lost a loved one in a car accident, an experienced personal injury lawyer at the Law Office of Deborah M. Truscello is here to help.
Pennsylvania is a “choice” no-fault state, meaning that if you chose no-fault coverage when you got insurance, then you must typically file a claim under your own policy to recover compensation for your medical bills and other expenses regardless of who caused the accident. However, there are certain situations in which you may be able to bring a personal injury claim against the person who caused the accident. Such personal injury cases must be filed within two years of the accident, according to the Pennsylvania statute of limitations.
Pennsylvania is also a “modified comparative fault” state, meaning that if you were partly to blame for the accident, you would be partially responsible for the damages arising from the accident. You will still be able to recover, but your damages award will be reduced by a percentage equal to your amount of fault. If you were involved in a car accident, it is in your best interest to talk to a qualified attorney near you.
Most personal injury and car accident lawyers have represented those involved in all types of auto accidents, including those caused by:
Distracted driving – In today’s age of technology, there are more distractions for drivers than ever before. Approximately nine people are killed and over 1,000 are injured each day in the U.S. due to distracted driving, according to CDC estimates.
Drowsy driving – Drowsy drivers may experience impaired judgment, slowed reaction time and decreased alertness, causing them to get in otherwise avoidable car accidents. The NHTSA reports that drowsy driving is the cause of at least 100,000 car accidents per year.
Drunk driving – The dangers of drunk driving are well known. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one person dies every 51 minutes in the U.S. from drunk driving.
Poor weather conditions – Weather-related car accidents have caused more fatalities than weather disasters like tornadoes, hurricanes, and floods. The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) reports that weather-related crashes cause about 5,000 fatalities and 418,000 injuries yearly.
Unsafe road conditions – Unsafe roads may cause or contribute to an auto accident in many ways, whether it is construction debris, inadequate lighting, or bumpy pavement. If you were injured in such an accident, you may pursue a claim against the government entity responsible for road maintenance and repairs, such as a municipality, county, or commonwealth.
While these are some of the most common causes of car accidents, many other factors can lead to a serious crash. If you have been injured in an auto accident, it is important to contact a personal injury lawyer who can investigate your case and determine who may be held liable for your damages.
Motor vehicle accidents can cause injuries ranging from minor to severe or even fatal. Some common injuries our car accident attorney has seen include:
Spinal cord injuries
Neck and Back Injuries
Broken Bones and Fractures
Soft Tissue Injuries
No matter the severity of your injury, it is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible after a car accident. Some injuries may not show symptoms immediately, and the longer you wait to seek treatment, the more challenging it may be to prove that your injuries were caused by the collision.
Follow up with all recommended medical appointments and treatments, and make sure to keep thorough records of your injuries, medical bills, and other expenses related to the accident. Our experienced personal injury lawyer will review this information with you and use it to build a strong case on your behalf.
If you have been in a car accident, there are several important steps to take to protect yourself and your legal rights:
Stay at the scene: Regardless of whether or not you think anyone was injured, it is imperative that you remain at the scene until law enforcement arrives.
Call the police: Even if it is a minor accident, call the police so they can document the incident and write an accident report.
Seek medical attention: As mentioned earlier, some injuries may not be apparent immediately after an accident, and seeking medical attention is crucial for your health and to build evidence for a personal injury lawsuit.
Collect information: Be sure to gather contact information from all parties involved in the accident, including their insurance information.
Take pictures: If possible, take photos of the accident scene, damage to all vehicles involved, and any injuries sustained.
Contact your insurance company: Notify your insurance company of the accident as soon as possible.
Contact an attorney: Contact a personal injury lawyer who can help guide you through the legal process and protect your rights.
The Law Office of Deborah M. Truscello is dedicated to providing legal services for victims of car accidents in Media, PA. We help our clients understand their rights and strive to recover the compensation they deserve.
In addition to car accidents, our experienced personal injury lawyer also handles other types of motor vehicle accidents such as:
No matter the type of accident, our team is committed to fighting for the rights of those who have been injured due to someone else’s negligence. We understand the physical, emotional and financial toll a motor vehicle accident can have on a person, and we are here to help. Our goal is to ensure that our clients receive the maximum compensation for their injuries.
With over two decades of experience in personal injury law, Deborah M. Truscello has developed a reputation for fiercely advocating on behalf of car accident victims. Her extensive knowledge and understanding of the intricacies of Pennsylvania’s traffic laws and insurance regulations enable her to effectively tackle even the most complex of cases. At the Law Office of Deborah M. Truscello, we offer a personalized approach, treating each personal injury lawsuit with the seriousness it deserves, and every client like family. Our dedication is to fight for justice and ensure you receive the maximum compensation you deserve to cover medical bills, lost wages, and other related expenses. Trust us to guide you through the legal process with transparency, compassion, and expertise.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, the Law Office of Deborah M. Truscello is here to help. Our experienced personal injury lawyer will fight for your rights and work tirelessly to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve. We understand the challenges that come with recovering from a car accident, and we are dedicated to providing compassionate and personalized legal representation. Contact us today for a free consultation and let us help you on the road to recovery.
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