Were You or a Loved One Involved in a Car Crash? Call HHR: (888) 498-3023!
Injuries sustained in car crashes can be physically, emotionally, and financially devastating. When a crash is caused by the negligence of another driver, our Pennsylvania car accident attorneys can help you secure financial compensation. We know that you may be shaken and unsure of what to do next. Contact our personal injury law firm today to discuss your legal options. We're here to help you. Ready to discuss your case? Call our legal team at (888) 498-3023 for a free consultation.
Understanding Pennsylvania Laws On Car Crashes
Accident law in Pennsylvania involves a combination of “no fault” and “at fault” insurance claims. Under the law, “no fault” insurance benefits include medical expenses and lost wages incurred as the result of an accident. “At fault” or “liability” benefits include non-economic damages such as pain and suffering and mental anguish. In some cases, the negligent driver lacks sufficient liability insurance coverage to fairly compensate the injured consumer. In such cases, you will need a knowledgeable lawyer to identify other sources of insurance coverage and ensure that the financial compensation you receive is fair and just.
Our Pennsylvania car crash lawyers have handled tens of thousands of these cases throughout the state since 1922. We understand the laws inside and out, and we are ready to help you.
Were You Injured by a Drunk Driver?
DUI accidents are difficult for the victim because they are typically preventable had it not been for the driver choosing to drive drunk. During 2014, DUI accidents accounted for 31 percent of all traffic related deaths with 9,967 losing their lives in DUI accidents. Per the NHTSA, 3 of every 10 people in the U.S. will be involved in an alcohol-related car crash at some time. Our drunk driving accident attorneys fight for clients injured by negligent drivers operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
We fight to recover the maximum compensation for the following:
- Pain & suffering
- Hospital & medical bills
- Therapy & rehab expenses
- Lost wages & earning potential
- Mental anguish
- Loss of companionship
If you or a member of your family has been injured by the negligent actions of a drunk or otherwise impaired driver, contact our team today. We know this situation can affect your health and your future.
Other Common Types of Car Accidents
Head-on collisions can be one of the deadliest types of car accidents. The NHTSA reported 141,000 head-on collisions in 2014. In a head-on collision, the front of the vehicle can crush passengers, pinning them between the dashboard and the seat.
During 2014, there were a little over 6 million vehicle accidents according to the NHTSA. Of that number, nearly 2 million crashes were rear-end collisions. A rear-end collision occurs when the car in front suddenly stops or the car in the back suddenly speeds faster than the car in front. In almost all cases, the car in the rear is blamed for the crash.
Commercial Trucks Accidents
Accidents caused by large commercial vehicles are catastrophic for passengers of other vehicles. In more than 70% of truck accidents, the injuries and fatalities are passengers of the other vehicles. A typical passenger vehicle simply cannot withstand the impact from a tractor-trailer; therefore, the occupants are severely injured. Because insurance companies aggressively fight truck accident claims, victims should contact a Harrisburg truck accident attorney as soon as possible to protect their rights.
Distracted Driving Accidents
Distracted driving is becoming one of the most common reasons for car accidents. Distracted driving due to texting and other distractions is increasing in number throughout the United States. Over 400,000 people were injured and almost 3,200 people lost their lives in distracted driving accidents during 2014. Education is one of the most effective tools to fight distracted driving.
Traffic Accidents with Government Vehicles
If a government vehicle is involved in a traffic accident, you must act quickly. In most cases, you must provide notice of your intent to file a claim within a short time period or you lose your right to compensation from the government entity. For car accidents involving government vehicles, contact our office immediately to protect your right to receive fair financial compensation.
Act Today. There Are Time Limits to File Accident Claims!
If you have been injured in a car crash, it is important to seek advice from an attorney without delay. This ensures that your claim is filed within the time limits required by law and allows important evidence to be preserved. Our firm has offices across the state, making our representation stress-free and convenient. Contact us immediately to learn more about how our firm can help you.
Contact Handler, Henning & Rosenberg LLP at (888) 498-3023 to schedule an appointment.