When you head out for the day, you can usually be pretty certain that the day will be routine. The last thing on your mind is getting into a vehicle accident. Unfortunately, we know that accidents can happen, which is why we do everything we can to drive safely. Unfortunately, we cannot control the actions of the drivers around us and sometimes they cause us harm.
Do you know what to do if you are injured in a car accident caused by someone else?
When you need a Chester car accident attorney, you can count on the professionals at the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. to be by your side fighting to secure the compensation you deserve.
The Scary Statistics
For the latest reporting year in Pennsylvania, the vehicle accident numbers were as follows:
- 128,188 total crashes
- 80,612 people injured in crashes
- 1,137 people killed in crashes
While most crashes result in only property damages, when injuries do occur, they can be detrimental to entire families. The medical costs of even minor injuries can enter into the thousands of dollars just for simple tests. Consider some of the more serious injuries we see: spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, internal bleeding, and more.
These injuries can easily reach into the hundreds of thousands of dollars. People facing long-term disabilities have to consider the cost of care over years, including the consequences of losing their income.
When a person is injured in a car accident, so many things have to happen at once, but most people need to focus on healing from their injuries. How can a family make it if insurance companies do not cover all of the expenses?
Will hidden costs, such as home accommodations and lost income be covered in an accident?
The Pennsylvania DOT tells us that “some form of poor/degraded driver performance is present in the majority of crashes.”
Here are the top causes of driver-error crashes in the state:
- Distracted driving
- Improper turns
- Drunk driving
- Proceeding without clearance
- Driving too closely
- Careless passing
- Drowsy driving
Regardless of how a driver’s negligence causes an accident, they should be held accountable for their actions. Why should a person injured due to someone else’s mistake end up in financial trouble?
What You Can Do Now
Please do not put off securing an attorney if you have been injured in a vehicle accident that was caused by another person’s negligence. Insurance companies will begin to push for a quick settlement which will not likely benefit you. At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., we will work to make sure you are treated fairly and get the compensation you need for all of your accident-related expenses, from medical bills and lost income to pain and suffering damages.