Last week on I-95, a 34-year-old man was driving his Acura southbound in the early morning hours. He has three women and one man inside the vehicle with him. For reasons yet to be determined by police, the driver stopped the car in the right lane of the highway. That was when they were struck by a large eighteen-wheeler.
A 19-year-old woman in the back seat died from her injuries while another 19-year-old woman fell out of the vehicle and was struck by an SUV traveling down the road. She also died from her injuries. The SUV fled the scene. Police are still looking for the driver. The other passengers and the driver of the Acura sustained minor injuries and the driver of the eighteen-wheeler was not hurt.
At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmuskin, P.C., we know that the roadways are unpredictable at any hour of the day. If you need a Philadelphia car accident attorney, call us today so we can get to work for you.
What Happens On The Roadways?
While we know you do not spend your time thinking about getting into an accident, you know it is a possibility. In Pennsylvania, we know that there were 128,188 crashes reported during the latest year of data available. Out of those crashes, there were:
- 1,137 fatalities
- 80,612 people injured
When it comes to crashes involving driver error in Pennsylvania, there are a few factors that stand out. Speed-related crashes lead the way when it comes to both the number of accidents in the state and the number of fatalities caused. Other major causes of accidents include:
- Those who choose to drive while impaired by drugs or alcohol
- Proceeding without clearance
- Making an improper turn
- Distracted drivers focused on their phones or other devices
- Illegal passing
- Driving too closely
- Drowsy drivers
When another driver’s negligence causes injuries, they need to be held accountable and their insurance companies need to pay a fair settlement amount to those who are suffering. Often, though, that is not what happens.
Why should a car crash victim have to suffer because of a mistake made by someone else? Injuries from car crashes can become tremendously expensive, especially if a person is unable to work while they recover.
What Are Your Options?
If you or a loved one have been injured in a car crash that was caused by another person’s negligence, you may need to seek assistance from an attorney. At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmuskin, P.C., we will work diligently to investigate your claim and work to ensure that you are treated fairly by all parties involved. We know you need coverage of your medical expenses as well as other hidden costs such as pain and suffering damages, loss of income, and even punitive damages. Let us deal with the insurance companies so you can focus on healing and being with your family. If you need a Philadelphia car accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 215-543-7220.