Driving is one of the most dangerous activities we do on a regular basis and it too often results in injuries for unsuspecting victims. While commuting or traveling in Bristol, Pennsylvania may be a fairly routine activity, it can be a deadly one for unfortunate motorists.
In fact, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that in 2009 alone, more than 2.3 million adult drivers were treated in emergency rooms as a result of automobile accidents.
Being involved in an accident can be both emotionally traumatizing and physically debilitating. If you’ve been injured in a Bristol motor vehicle accident, a lawyer at Cordisco & Saile LLC can help you get the compensation you deserve for your losses. Take a advantage of our firm's free and confidential legal consultation. We want to learn about your case and discuss your legal options with you.
Types of Motor Vehicle Accidents
Car accidents happen in a variety of ways, and occur for reasons ranging from overly congested highways to distracted drivers.
Types of accidents include:
If you’ve been involved and injured in an accident, you may be qualified to recover damages under Pennsylvania’s no-fault insurance laws or by filing a liability claim, depending on the circumstances, your coverage, and the type of vehicle you’re driving.
Who’s liable for your Bristol motor vehicle accident?
A lawyer will If you’ve been involved in an accident that wasn’t your fault, then you deserve to be compensated for any medical expenses, damages to your physical property, and pain and suffering. In order to receive compensation in a third-party liability claim, you may need to prove that the other driver who was involved in your accident was negligent. Drivers frequently act negligently, or irresponsibly, when operating motor vehicles.
Acts of negligence may include:
- drunk driving.
- driving while talking on a cell phone.
- aggressive driving or road rage.
- and, distracted driving.
If the driver involved in your accident acted irresponsibility in these ways or others, he or she may be liable for your serious injuries. If you suspect that a defective product, such as a defective tire, caused your accident, an attorney can help you to pursue a product liability claim as well.
Retain Legal Services in Bristol with a Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyer
If you want to be compensated for your injuries, it’s imperative that you act immediately. According to Pennsylvania code Title 42, Section 5524, “an action for recovering damages for injuries to the person….by the act or neglect or unlawful violence or negligence of another…” is limited to two years from the time the injury occurs. As such, if you want to pursue a liability claim, you only have two years from the time of the accident to do so.
The Bristol motor vehicle accident lawyers at Cordisco & Saile LLC know how important your claim is, and are ready to help you get started. For more information about what types of compensation you may be entitled to, whether you qualify to file a third-party liability claim, how to prove negligence in your case, and how to best pursue your claim, call us today to get started: 215-642-2335.