Most of us will experience a car crash in our lifetime. While we hope there will never be injuries to deal with, there may come a time when you need a Bethlehem car accident lawyer to help. At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., our qualified and experienced team is ready to get to work if the negligence of another driver has caused you or a loved one harm. We want to ensure that you are treated fairly and get the compensation you deserve.
What are the statistics?
For the latest reporting year in Pennsylvania, we know that there were over 128,000 vehicle crashes. Out of those crashes, there were:
- 1,137 fatalities
- 80,612 injuries
- 4,227 suspected serious injuries
What kind of injuries occurs?
While most vehicle crashes result in only minor injuries, we need to point out that even minor injuries can lead to costly medical bills. For more serious injuries, the expenses can reach into the tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars.
We commonly encounter the following injuries in the aftermath of a vehicle crash:
- Broken and dislocated bones
- Severe lacerations
- Internal organ damage
- Internal bleeding
- Spinal cord injuries
- Whiplash injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
Aside from the medical costs, we need to consider the hidden costs of crashes that are often not thought of in a settlement. This can include things like lost income if a victim cannot work, any medical equipment or rehabilitation necessary, as well as emotional or psychological damages incurred to victims and their family members.
How do these incidents happen?
Many vehicle crashes are the result of some kind of careless driving behavior. This can include drivers:
- Failing to yield the right-of-way
- Failing to stop at stop signs or stop lights
- Operating too fast for conditions
- Improperly changing lanes
- And more
There are also times when a driver’s extreme negligence contributes to a crash. This can include things like operating while impaired by drugs or alcohol or while distracted by their phones or other devices.
- There were 10,346 alcohol-related crashes during the latest reporting year.
- Alcohol-impaired drivers were responsible for 26% of all traffic crash fatalities that year.
Careless or reckless drivers need to be held responsible when their actions cause injuries to other people.
Where can you turn for help now?
If you or a loved one are injured in a vehicle crash that was caused by someone else’s negligent or caress action, do not wait to seek legal assistance. At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., we are ready to get to work on your behalf. Our knowledgeable and experienced team will investigate what happened so we can secure the compensation you deserve. This can include:
- Compensation for your medical bills
- Lost wages and benefits if you cannot work
- General household expenses
- Pain and suffering damages
- Possible punitive damages against those responsible