We know that the family of David Stone Kirts did not expect to be dealing with a horrible accident when the new year began. Unfortunately, they were caught up in a bad accident that put David in critical condition. The chase began in Wilmington, Delaware when police began to pursue Dejuan Robinson. The crash happened in South Philadelphia on Interstate 95 when Robinson ran into the vehicle Megan Stone Kirts was driving. Her son was the passenger.
The 3-year-old was strapped into his safety seat at the time of the accident, but he still sustained a spinal cord injury, a brain bleed, a fractured skull, and other bodily injuries. Stone Kirts’ husband also suffered from six broken ribs, a brain injury, and a concussion.
At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., we know that this tragic accident highlights the unpredictability that drivers in and around the city face daily. While most people are not caught up in police chases, there are plenty of other dangers drivers face. If you need a Philadelphia car accident attorney, you can count on us to be by your side.
What Can Happen?
We realize that the story above is not the norm for most vehicle accidents, but we need to point out that accidents are common. Most people experience more than one during their lifetime. During Pennsylvania’s latest reporting year, there were more than 128,000 crashes reported.
It is true that the majority of accidents result in only property damage or minor injuries, but there are still many that result in serious injuries. When a car accident causes catastrophic injuries, the expenses can become tremendous.
Consider the following injuries:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Broken or dislocated bones
- Severe lacerations or amputations
- And more
David Stone Kirts experienced a few of those, as did his father. The medical costs for their injuries will reach into the hundreds of thousands of dollars. What if insurance does not cover these expenses?
What if David’s father is unable to work and earn an income for the family?
There are many hidden costs that many people do not consider when it comes to vehicle accidents. Think about the pain and suffering that the Kirts family is going through. What if they need emotional or psychological support?
When another person is responsible for a crash, they need to be held responsible.
Your Steps Moving Forward
We know that car accidents are scary. If you or a loved one have been injured due to another person’s negligence, we want to help. At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., our qualified and experienced team will work to secure the compensation you need for all of your accident-related expenses. This can include:
- Coverage of your medical bills
- Loss of income if you are unable to work
- Pain and suffering damages
- Possible punitive damages