You should know about driving in inclement weather in Philadelphia because it is dangerous, and you cannot normally drive in snow, ice, or driving rain. Unfortunately, while you can change your own driving, you can’t change how other drivers act when there are poor road conditions. Another driver can hit you and change your life in an instant.
If you lost a family member or sustained injuries in an accident caused by another driver in inclement weather, you could be entitled to seek damages from the other driver. Pursuing financial compensation can be exhausting, especially if you are recovering from injuries or mourning the loss of a loved one.
An auto accident lawyer in Philadelphia may be able to help you seek damages from the at-fault driver and his insurance company.
How can inclement weather cause an accident?
Philadelphia receives precipitation year-round. The summer months are the wettest, when drivers must be careful about slippery roads. Snow, sleet, and melting snow and ice in the winter can lead to slick or icy roads that are hard to drive on, even for lifelong Philadelphians. Inclement weather itself does not cause an accident, but drivers who fail to adjust their driving to present conditions can.
Anyone driving must avoid harming others on the road. When the weather is bad, drivers must change how they drive. For example, they could:
- Slow down
- Increase the distance between cars
- Gradually speed up and slow down
When a driver violates that duty of care and causes an accident, he is legally liable for it and financially responsible for any accident-related expenses.
How much is my car accident case worth?
Every case is different, so our lawyers will take the time to investigate your accident and valuate your losses before estimating how much your case is worth. In general, cases with more severe injuries are worth more than cases with minor ones.
While we can never guarantee an outcome, we will do our best to obtain fair compensation for your injuries and other losses.
Damages in a personal injury case
You may be able to recover damages for both direct and indirect losses such as:
- Medical expenses like ambulance bills, emergency room treatment, follow-up care, X-rays, MRIs, surgeries, prescription medication, and more
- Past and future lost wages for unpaid time off work
- Property damage for replacing or repairing your vehicle
- Pain and suffering if your injuries are especially painful, require prolonged treatment or multiple surgeries, leave you permanently disabled or disfigured, or cause you to develop a mental health condition
Damages in a wrongful death case
If you lost a family member in a car accident, you might be able to recover:
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Loss of future income, benefits, and retirement income
- Loss of services for childcare, chores, and household maintenance your family member would have performed
- Loss of inheritance
- Medical care if your family member was treated before he passed away
Our team has helped people just like you
We fight for the rights of people like you who have been hurt or killed because of another person’s negligence. Our lawyers will help you hold the driver who caused your accident accountable for his negligence. Here are some testimonials from our clients:
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File your car accident lawsuit before the Pennsylvania deadline
The statute of limitations for personal injury and wrongful death is two years, as established in 42 Pa. C.S.A. § 5224(2). In general, you must file a lawsuit for personal injury within two years of the date of your accident. You have two years from the date your loved one passed away to file a lawsuit for wrongful death.
Our lawyers will alert you if any exceptions to these deadlines apply to your case. If you wait too long, you lose your legal right to sue the driver who caused your accident. Act quickly to avoid forfeiting your rights.
We can represent you in a car accident case
If you were injured because of another driver’s careless driving in inclement weather, you could be entitled to damages for medical bills and lost wages. Our car accident attorney serving Philadelphia may be able to help you recover damages for these expenses and more.
Call Cordisco & Saile at (215) 642-2335 for a free case evaluation. Our team works on contingency, which means we collect no payment unless we win your case.