According to the NHTSA, there were 1,256 traffic fatalities in Pennsylvania in 2009, the majority occurring in Philadelphia, Bucks and Alleghenny counties. Of those fatalities, 406 involved alcohol-impaired drivers and 634 involved speeding.
Those statistics underscore the severity of negligent driving. A Philadelphia car accident attorney can help you pursue damages if you have lost a loved one because of the actions of a negligent driver.
Liability in a Car Accident in Pennsylvania
When determining liability in a car accident in Pennsylvania, the following common sense rules may apply:
The first step you should take after a serious car accident in Pennsylvania is to seek medical treatment. Then consult with a Philadelphia car accident attorney to help determine whether the driver who hit you was negligent. If so, your attorney will then take steps to prepare a solid personal injury claim on your behalf.
Help After a Car Accident in Pennsylvania
If you have been severely injured in a car accident in Pennsylvania, you shouldn't have to suffer and pay for expensive medical bills that were caused by another person's negligence. Contact a Philadelphia car accident attorney at White & Williams LLP today. We will provide a free, no obligation consultation on your case - 1-877-944-8396.