Car, Truck & Bus Accidents
Car, bus and truck accidents happen all the time. In 2014, there were 85,084 reported car crashes in Pennsylvania; more than 600 of the crashes caused deaths and more than 40,000 accidents resulted in injuries. In big cities like Philadelphia, car accidents are even more common because of the high volume of traffic on highways like I-95 and I-76. Our attorneys know the ins and outs of handling these types of claims, which often cause lasting injuries.
There are four different types of motor vehicles crashes:
- Head on collisions, where the front of one car smashes into the front of another
- Rear end collisions, where the front of one car smashes into the back of another
- Side impact collisions, also knows as T-bone crashes, where one car hits another car on the side where a person is seated
- Side swipe collisions, where one car hits a vehicle parallel to it.
Vehicle accidents can be serious. And they can worse if the accidents involve buses or trucks. These crashes require a thorough investigation and a knowledge or vehicle and body mechanics, as well as the medical knowledge to understand what types of injuries occurred. Injuries can range from cuts, bruises, scrapes and broken bones to burns, whiplash, spine, and head injuries. Many vehicle injuries require major medical procedures immediately after the crash, and others may require lifelong care.
Because car, bus and truck injuries are devastating, no matter how severe or minor, we work closely with our clients to make sure that receive the medical care and treatment they are entitled to. This means we will evaluate our clients’ situations and assure that they are receiving the best care possible, while also working with your auto and personal insurance to confirm that all of the medical bills are paid.
Car Accidents are Common
According to the Pennsylvania DMV, in 2016 there were 8,984,672 licensed drivers in Pennsylvania. In 2016, there were 129,395 reportable traffic crashes in Pennsylvania. These crashes claimed the lives of 1,188 people and injured another 82,971 people.
On Average in Pennsylvania:
- Each day 355 reportable traffic crashes occurred (about 15 crashes every hour).
- Each day 3 persons were fatally injured in reportable traffic crashes (one fatality every 7 hours).
- Each day 227 persons were injured in reportable crashes (about 9 injuries every hour).
Based on Pennsylvania’s 2016 population (12,784,227 people):
- 1 out of every 43 people was involved in a reportable traffic crash.
- 1 out of every 154 people was injured in a reportable traffic crash.
- 1 out of every 10,761 people was fatally injured in a reportable traffic crash.
How an Attorney Can Help After a Car Accident
After you’ve been checked at the Emergency Room or by your family doctor, you should retain a qualified attorney to represent you. At the Law Offices of Daniel J. Siegel, we can help you, whether it is dealing with your own insurance company (generally, medical bills are paid by your insurance company, regardless of fault) or negotiating with the negligent party’s insurer to obtain a settlement, or taking your case to arbitration or trial.
While every case is different, and we cannot and do not guarantee a specific result for your case, we do promise to provide personal attention to every client. Unlike many firms, with layers of bureaucracy, we work closely with our clients and look forward to assisting you. Whether you have a workers’ compensation case, need a personal injury lawyer, are seeking Social Security Disability benefits, need a Will drafted, or are a business-owner with a question, we are here to assist you. Give us a call at (610) 446-3457 or click here to send us a message.