If you are visiting this site, it might be because you or a loved one has been in an accident and you do not know where to turn. In the aftermath of a car accident, it can often be difficult to figure out how to proceed, especially if you have received medical care for your injuries and have been unable to work. Your finances may be strapped and you are likely in some pain and worrying about what to do.
You came to the right place, because Our Law Offices will be able to help you with your car accident case. We always work for individuals and never for insurance companies, and we fight hard to make sure that accident victims receive full compensation for their pain and suffering after their accident.
The Car Accident Statistics in Philly
Living in heavily populated areas like the Philadelphia area means that any driver will encounter hundreds or even thousands of cars every day while driving or commuting.
With a population of over 1.5 million in the metro area alone, there are so many drivers on the road that it comes as no surprise that car accidents are common in the Philly area. Statistics reveal that in 2012, Philadelphia experienced over 9% of the total traffic accidents in the state of Pennsylvania, or around 11,000 traffic accidents total.
This means that one out of every ninety people in Philadelphia was involved in a traffic accident last year. Across the state, there were almost 88,000 people injured in traffic accidents in Pennsylvania and around 1,300 deaths from Pennsylvania traffic accidents.
Major and Minor Accidents
Car accidents can be fairly minor, like a simple fender bender or a sideswipe at low speeds, or can be serious and sometimes dangerous like a head-on collision or a t-bone collision at high speeds, which can sometimes even cause cars to flip or cause fire. Regardless of the severity, any accident can have serious consequences for the victim, including car damage, financial trouble, injury, or in some cases, even death. Minor car accidents still can cause injuries like whiplash or bruising. But the more serious car accidents can cause brain injuries, head trauma, spinal damage, severe burns, or even death.
But if this has happened to you or someone you love, do not panic. There are steps that you can take to make sure that you receive compensation for your injuries, loss of income, and pain and suffering. Youve already taken the first step, which was visiting our site. We will provide you with information about car accidents and the expenses that often follow them, and we will walk you through the process that your car accident attorney will take to make sure you get the compensation you deserve. We make sure you are informed every step of the way so that you feel involved in your case.
Medical Treatment Following Car Accidents
You may have already experienced the high costs of medical treatment for your injuries following your car accident. Especially in large cities like Philadelphia, who have a large population to care for, health care costs can be very high, even if you have insurance. In fact, medical bills alone can put some people in extremely tight financial straits.
For example, one single trip to the emergency room can cost up to $700 depending on your injury and what treatment you received. If you are admitted to the hospital, the costs go up even more, because staying one day in the hospital can be up to one thousand dollars. These costs do not include the costs of any time in intensive care, any surgeries or medical procedures your treatment required, any medication or long term prescriptions. In some cases, you may require physical therapy after your accident, and one session of physical therapy can often cost between $100 and $300.
Even aside from the medical bills, car accidents can cause other expenses that you have to pay for, even if you are unable to work and earn an income after your accident. Your car may need serious repairs or to be replaced entirely. And your regular bills still have to be paid, including your rent or your mortgage payments, your utility bills like water and electricity, and general expenses like food. The combination of these plus your medical bills can put a serious strain on an accident victims finances, which is why getting compensation for your injuries can be so important.
Dealing with the Insurance Companies
This is where an accident lawyer can come into play, especially our Philadelphia car accident lawyers who have over sixty combined years of legal experience. Because we have tried so many car accident cases, we know the ins and outs of filing a claim with the insurance companies.
We also know from years of experience that although it is the responsibility of the insurance company to pay out car accident victim compensation, they often do not pay victims everything that they are owed. In fact, insurance companies will often only pay the bare minimum by offering the victim a settlement that may seem satisfactory at first but does not include everything that they owe to the victim.
Do I Need a Lawyer to pursue my Car Accident Claim?
Without a car accident attorney, it can be very difficult to negotiate with insurance companies and their high-powered lawyers. But by contacting our office, we can provide you with the legal counsel you need to get your full compensation. We know how to file claims with insurance companies effectively, how to negotiate with the company and their lawyers, and how to take the insurance companies to court if necessary to make sure that you receive everything you are owed. Dont hesitate, because the longer you wait, the shorter your time window is to file your claim and the deeper you may be in financial trouble. Let us help you right away by calling us today to start your case: 215 735 4800