Accidents may be traumatic and life-changing experiences. Irrespective of where an individual experiences an accident, the trauma and scars of a serious accident may last a lifetime. Even mild or moderate accidents may take months or years to recover from depending on the nature of the injuries you suffer and how the accident occurs.
If you were involved in an accident in Warminster, Pennsylvania, an accident lawyer in Warminster can handle a range of accident types, from vehicle and workplace accidents to slip and fall, construction site, nursing home, medical malpractice, and product liability. Statutes of limitations apply to most civil liability claims, so consider contacting the accident team from Cordisco & Saile LLC at (215) 642-2335 for a free case evaluation and consultation regarding your rights and potential legal options.
Types and Causes
There were over seven million police-reported vehicle accidents in the United States in 2016 according to data from the National highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), resulting in property damage, injuries, and fatal incidents. There were also at least 40 million emergency department visits for injuries in 2017 according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). While many types of accidents may occur, there are some common accident types, including:
The cost of medical care and productivity losses based on occupant injuries and deaths related to was over $75 billion in 2017 according to the CDC. Many vehicle accidents that contribute to this may be preventable. Common causes of vehicle accidents may include:
- Reckless driving
- Distracted driving
- Drowsy driving
- Driving under the influence
- Poor signage
- Road defects
- Vehicle issues
Depending on how and why an accident occurs, different parties may be held liable for the damages that result. For example, someone who drives recklessly or under the influence may be held liable for damages if they cause the accident, but a tire blowout on a commercial truck, or poor road conditions that cause a rollover or a sideswipe accident may be the manufacturer or government’s responsibility.
Our team at Cordisco & Saile LLC can examine the circumstances surrounding your accident to determine who was at fault, and we may also quantify the compensation that you may be entitled to so you can seek as high a payout as the law allows. Contact us at (215) 642-2335 to learn more.
Slip and Fall Accidents
Roughly $50 billion is spent every year on non-fatal slip and fall accidents in adults age 65 and older according to the CDC. Roughly 25 percent of all elderly citizens in America fall each year according to the National Council on Aging (NCOA). However, slips and falls are not confined to the elderly. Poorly maintained sidewalks, narrow stairways, missing railings, changes in floor traction, poor lighting, rain, ice, liquid spills, and other hazards may all lead to a slip and fall injury.
In some cases, a property owner or operator may be held liable for a slip and fall accident, but you may need to prove that a premises hazard existed for long enough that the property owner or operator had the opportunity to correct or address it and did not. You may also need to first connect your injury and your losses to a specific accident and then connect that accident to specific oversights of a premises owner or operator if you are to win a personal injury claim.
An accident lawyer in Warminster may be able to help you ensure these factors are present in your case.
From permanent neurological disorders such as cerebral palsy to nerve damage issues such as Erb’s palsy, either as a result of birth injuries or surgical errors, medical malpractice cases may change the course of your life or that of your loved one’s in an instant. We expect those whom we entrust the care of our family to have the training and experience necessary, but if doctor or medical staff inattention, negligence, or lack of experience results in harm, you may be entitled to seek damages for the accident.
Possible Injuries, Damages, and Compensable Costs
You may suffer a wide range of injuries and damages in an accident. Some common and more serious injuries that may occur in an accident include:
- Broken or fractured bones
- Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs)
- Spinal Cord Injuries (SCIs)
- Cuts and lacerations
- Internal organ damage
Depending on the cause and extent of your injuries and damages, you may be entitled to seek compensation for a number of factors including:
- Mental trauma and emotional anguish
- Pain and suffering
- Wrongful death and burial/funeral expenses
- Vehicle damage
- Lost income
- Lost ability to earn
- Medical care and treatment costs
- Testing fees and diagnostic assessment costs
- Medication and assistive device costs
- Rehab and therapy costs
How Our Team may be Able to Help
Some accident cases require you to prove that the actions or the negligent inaction of someone else led to your physical, mental, or financial losses. This may take the form of driver inattention leading to an accident, a doctor’s failure to perform an important test that could have prevented an injury, or a product designer or manufacturer that knew about certain defects or shortcomings but did not issue a recall or inform the public about those hazards.
Our team can help you prove which actions from an at-fault party may have led to your injuries, and we can quantify your losses if you decide to seek compensation you may be entitled to. We may also make sure you meet all the legal, administrative, and procedural requirements that govern your case, and we can negotiate with insurance agents or representatives of the at-fault parties on your behalf.
Call Cordisco & Saile LLC
An accident lawyer in Warminster may be able to help following an accident. Contact the team from Cordisco & Saile LLC at (215) 642-2335 for a free, confidential, and no-obligation case evaluation. Our team can help you navigate the potential complexities of civil liability laws and insurance rules.