With nearly 120,000 miles of roads and highways in Pennsylvania, automobile accidents are bound to happen. As its major metropolitan center, Philadelphia sees a lot of these accidents. In fact, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (Penn DOT) reported that in 2012, 9.1 percent of all accidents in the state occurred in Philadelphia County.
A car accident can be a life-changing event, especially when it causes injuries that are serious or permanent. Compensation may be available to those who sustain injuries in car accidents that were caused by others. You will want to work with an experienced car accident lawyer in Philadelphia to recover damages.
Types of Automobile Accidents
An automobile accident may take many different forms, including those listed below.
We will help you collect any relevant evidence to determine what caused the collision, which is a key factor when trying to collect compensation after a serious accident.
Causes of Automobile Accidents
While some accidents in Philadelphia are caused by unforeseeable circumstances, such as poor weather or surface conditions, others are caused by nothing other than driver error.
Below are some examples of driver errors or negligence that might lead to accidents.
- Drinking and driving
- Improper turns
- Careless or illegal passing
- Failure to yield
- Driving too close (tailgating)
If you’ve been involved in an accident caused by another driver’s irresponsible driving, you can take legal action against that driver’s insurer. But your recovery may be limited, depending on the type of insurance your have.
Our Firm Can Help You Take Legal Action
In Pennsylvania, you either must have full tort insurance in order to file a claim against the other party for pain and suffering or you must prove you suffered serious injuries if you have limited tort insurance. This may require proper medical evidence to establish that your injuries qualify you to seek pain and suffering damages if you have limited tort.
Meanwhile, you also must be able to prove that the other driver is to blame for your accident. Thus, an attorney can help you prove liability through evidence like police reports, accident scene photographs, car repair estimates, medical records and other evidence. In serious accident cases, your attorney may help you secure expert testimony from an appropriate expert, like an accident reconstruction expert or a medical expert.
Our accident attorneys help you explore your own insurance policy and that of the at-fault driver to identify legal avenues through which you can recover damages. We’ll also help you collect all valid evidence to help prove liability and damages.
Speak with Our Philadelphia Auto Accident Lawyers at NO COST
If you’ve been seriously injured in a car accident in or around the city, get help from an auto accident attorney in Philadelphia. At Cordisco & Saile LLC, our attorneys know what it takes to makes sure you receive fair legal representation and treatment from the insurance companies. If you need money to pay for medical expenses, lost wages and property damage related to your accidents, our attorneys can help. We’ll also help you seek pain and suffering damages.