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Our car accident attorneys understand what auto collision victims go through. Medical bills pile up while their injuries keep them from going back to work. With the loss of income comes stress, guilt, and anger—after all, all they want to do is go back to providing for their family. The only way they can think of getting what they need is hiring a lawyer to hold the other driver responsible.

If all this sounds familiar to you, you've come to the right law firm. Since 1922, Handler, Henning & Rosenberg has handled tens of thousands of car accident claims. Our law firm has won tens of millions of dollars for people who thought their accident took away their future. The work of our personal injury lawyers ensured that clients could pay off 100% of their medical debt, could replenish their savings accounts, and could build a more secure future. Our team offers free case reviews to lay out your legal and financial options—all it takes is one call. To learn more about how our legal representation can help you, contact us today.

We represent clients from our offices in Carlisle, Hanover, Harrisburg, Lancaster, and York, Pennsylvania.

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"I never thought that I would need a lawyer to fight for me, but I am glad that I chose Handler, Henning, and Rosenberg. Matt Rosenberg was my lawyer and I couldn’t have asked for a better lawyer. Matt Rosenberg came to my house because I was unable to travel any distance. He was direct, friendly, and cared about me and my case. He was very professional. Matt Rosenberg answered any and all questions I had and if he wasn’t sure of an answer, he took the time to find it. He always kept me updated about what was happening with my case. He even went to an inquisition and doctor’s appointment with me. He reassured me during both of these situations and kept me positive and upbeat whenever I was feeling helpless and ready to give up. He gave me my life and future back! "


No-Fault Insurance Claims & Liability Insurance Claims

You may have more financial options than you think. Accident law in Pennsylvania involves a combination of “no-fault” and “at-fault” insurance claims. Under the law, “no-fault” insurance benefits include compensation for medical expenses and lost wages resulting from the accident. “At fault” or “liability” benefits include non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering and mental anguish.

In some cases, at-fault drivers lack sufficient liability insurance to compensate our clients. In such cases, we have identified other sources of insurance coverage to ensure that the financial compensation you receive is fair and just. Our accident investigators have uncovered multiple sources of fault in thousands of cases, allowing us to generate total financial relief for the injured. Our car crash lawyers have handled tens of thousands of these cases throughout the state since 1922. We are ready to fight for your future.

Drunk Driving Accidents in Carlisle, Hanover, Harrisburg, Lancaster, & York, PA

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

Types of Motor Vehicle Accidents We've Handled

Head-On 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.

Rear-End Crashes (Fender Benders)

During 2014, there were a little over 6 million vehicle accidents per 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 speeds faster than the car in front. In almost all cases, the car in the rear is blamed for the crash. At speeds as low as 20 mph, victims of rear-end collisions can suffer back injuries and chronic neck pain due to whiplash. It doesn't take much speed for an impact to severely hurt or impair someone.

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 Pennsylvania 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.

Speeding Accidents

Driving too fast or for the road conditions or too fast for your vehicle is dangerous. One false move and you are out of control, which could not only injure you, but also innocent victims that were just minding their own business. Be conscientious about your speed, drive within your limits (and your vehicle’s limits), and avoid hurting yourself or anyone else around you.

Accidents Caused by Fatigued Drivers

While truck drivers are typically thought of when speaking of fatigued drivers, virtually anyone can fall into this category. Although most car accidents attributed to fatigued drivers happen between 11pm and 8am, some folks keep different hours than the rest of us. People working the night shift can be fatigued on their way home while most people are heading in to the office for the day.

Intentional Car Accidents

In some instances, drivers make a conscious decision that leads to a car accident. This would include drunk drivers and aggressive drivers. Aggressive driving would include the following behaviors:

  • Tailgating
  • Failure to merge or failure to yield the right of way (this includes refusing the right of way)
  • Unsafe lane changes or frequent lane changes
  • Flashing headlights at other drivers
  • Disregard for traffic signals or road signs

Rollover Accidents

Rollover accidents have a bad reputation for a good reason. These accidents are one of the most serious types of car crashes because of their high fatality rate. Despite being one of the least common types of car accidents, rollovers kill a significant number of Americans each year. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, rollover accidents account for just 2.1 percent of accidents. However, these accidents account for nearly 35 percent of all car accident fatalities. Rollover accidents are deadly, yet completely preventable.

In Pennsylvania, rollover accidents account for nearly 3.7% of passenger car accidents yet accounted for 18.5% of fatalities. Accidents involving large trucks, SUVs, and vans have a much worse crash record. Rollovers occur during 5.4% of these vehicles’ accidents and account for 27.7% of their fatalities. This means that rollovers in larger vehicles are 50% deadlier than with smaller passenger cars. However, it’s important to note that rollover accidents have a considerably high fatality rate for all vehicle types.

Causes of rollover accidents include the following:

  • Unsafe driving
  • Faulty vehicle designs
  • Defective parts
  • Tire blowouts
  • Severe weather

When a tire loses traction, a vehicle is at risk of becoming unstable and having a rollover. When a person drives a vehicle outside of its performance limits, attempts an emergency maneuver, or drives in severe weather, they might lose tire traction. As a remedy for this danger, many modern vehicles come equipped with traction control systems. Known as Electric Stability Control (ESC), these systems help drivers prevent rollovers by up to 80 percent by reducing power to wheels and preventing them from losing their grip. The NHTSA has required all vehicles produced since 2012 to have ESC. An estimated 5,300-9,600 lives will be saved by this requirement each year.

Multi-Vehicle Accidents

Today’s drivers are more distracted than ever, increasing the number of accidents we see on Pennsylvania roads. Serious and fatal accidents often involve multiple vehicles, including cars, trucks, buses, or even emergency vehicles. Multi-vehicle accidents are often catastrophic and can result in life-changing injuries and even death. If you or a loved one were injured in a pileup accident or multi-vehicle collision, it is vital to contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible. Accidents involving various vehicles can make it difficult to identify which parties are at fault for the collision.

The mass of damage and crushed vehicles makes it difficult, or nearly impossible, for victims to protect themselves before another vehicle strikes them. During multi-vehicle collisions, vehicles tend to be hit numerous times, causing passengers to sustain multiple injuries. These types of accidents can occur for a variety of reasons and at virtually any type of location.

Common pile-up accident crash sites include:

  • Intersections: It can be difficult for cars to stop on time if they are following another vehicle closely through an intersection. Running a red light, not yielding while turning, or stopping suddenly can all cause multi-vehicle crashes.

  • Highways: Speeding, being distracted, or tailgating other vehicles at high speeds can contribute to multi-vehicle crashes. On the highway, the impact of a collision will be worse, especially if a vehicle changes lanes abruptly.

  • Rear-end: Tailgating another vehicle and being distracted can cause a driver to rear-end the vehicle in front of them. Rear-end collisions can cause a chain reaction and create a multi-vehicle accident.

  • Cross Lane: Vehicles can be sent across several lanes when they are struck in a collision, causing them to hit many other vehicles. In collisions like semi-truck jackknife accidents, the length of the sideways trailer can be long enough to block three or four lanes at once.

PennDOT 2017 Car Accident Statistics

  • Total Reported Crashes: 128,188
  • Total Injuries: 80,612
  • Total Deaths in PA: 1,137

Economic loss due to reported traffic crashes total over $20 billion, which amounts to $1,414 for every man, woman, and child.

  • These are the top causes of accidents for crashes involving driver errors:
  • Speed-Related Crashes: 31,051
  • DUI-Related Accidents: 9,143
  • Improper Turning Related: 14,004
  • Distracted Drivers: 15,614
  • Proceeding Without Clearance: 8,967
  • Careless / Illegal Passing: 4,793
  • Tailgating: 6,800
  • Drowsy Drivers: 2,591

Car Accident FAQ

After suffering injuries in an accident, you may have many questions. That's why the Pennsylvania car accident attorneys at Handler, Henning & Rosenberg LLC has gathered the most commonly asked questions our firm receives from our clients. If you have additional questions, don't hesitate to call one of our lawyers.

Do I Need to Hire a Car Accident Lawyer?

We advise you to hire a car accident attorney as soon as possible. Car accident claims are more complex then they seem. Just as insurance companies have agents, adjusters, and appraisers representing its interests, you too should have a team of professionals on your side. Our Pennsylvania car accident attorneys, case managers, and legal professionals can investigate your case to determine who is at fault. We can gather evidence to build a strong case on your behalf. This way, you are more likely to receive fair compensation for your injuries.

How Long After a Car Accident Can You Sue?

Under Pennsylvania law, you have two years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit for both personal injury and property damage. After this period, you cannot file a lawsuit. It is important to keep in mind that it takes time for attorneys to develop a strong case on your behalf. For that reason, you should present your claim to an attorney as soon as possible. Some studies have found that those who hire an injury lawyer receive an average of three times the compensation paid to individuals who are not represented.

How Much Does a Car Accident Lawyer Cost?

At Handler, Henning & Rosenberg LLC, we offer contingency fees on all our car accident cases. A contingency fee means that our clients pay nothing upfront unless we recover money for them. We get paid a percentage of the money you receive from your car accident settlement or jury verdict. Win or lose, our firm covers all the upfront cost of litigation, including investigating your case, getting expert witnesses for your trial, taking depositions of the witnesses, and so on.

How Much Is My Car Accident Claim Worth?

How much your case is worth will depend on the type of injuries you have sustained, the type of treatment you received, and whether you’ll make a full recovery, along with other expenses related to the accident. In most cases, we aren’t able to tell our clients how much their case is worth until we finish investigating their case. Ultimately, your case is worth what your attorney can negotiate with the insurance company or the amount of cash award granted by a judge or jury. That’s why having an experienced attorney with a strong track record is vital. Our team can review your case in detail to arrive at a figure that we believe the insurance company should pay to compensate you for your present and future medical care, lost income, and other losses.

Is Pennsylvania a No-Fault State?

The majority of states in the U.S. are “fault” states, which means that the insurer of the at-fault driver in a car accident is financially responsible for paying for the damages that result. This includes injuries, medical expenses, and property damage. Meanwhile, “no-fault” states have accident victims to file claims against their own insurers for whatever they need to recover, regardless of who was at fault. However, Pennsylvania is unique because it is neither a “fault” nor a “no-fault” state. Instead, Pennsylvania is a hybrid state: each driver has the option of purchasing either fault or no fault insurance.

What Is Full vs. Limited Tort?

Pennsylvania also gives people a choice to choose between “full tort” and “limited tort” when choosing a car insurance policy. Full tort gives you the ability to sue a negligent driver for the damage caused to you in a car accident, including pain and suffering. With limited tort, you forfeit the right to sue for compensation for pain and suffering. Although limited tort insurance is less expensive, the amount you save might not outweigh emotional and physical suffering in the event of a car accident.

What If the Person Who Caused the Accident Has No Insurance?

It can be difficult to hold a noninsured driver accountable if they caused your car accident. The best way to protect yourself from the negligent noninsured drivers is by getting uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage. Uninsured and underinsured coverage protects you from paying for damages in an accident where the at-fault driver doesn’t have insurance.

Representing Victims of Car Crashes in Pennsylvania. Call (888) 498-3023 Now!

If you have been injured in a car crash, including Uber and Lyft accidents, seek advice from an attorney without delay. This ensures 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. We represent car accident victims throughout Pennsylvania and are prepared to help with personal injury cases of all kinds. Regardless of whether you suffered serious property damage, catastrophic injuries, or if you lost a loved one and are now facing a wrongful death case, give us a call. From motorcycle accidents to truck accidents and everything in between, we're the team to trust.

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At Handler, Henning & Rosenberg, we have nearly a century of experience helping our clients recover from serious accidents and injuries. During that time, we have established ourselves as leaders in the field, receiving numerous awards from both local and national organizations. This includes honors for the tens of millions of dollars that we have won, as well as recognition of our law firm's dedication to our clients.

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