When you see a vehicle crash on the roadway, it is probably a reminder for you to be careful while you are driving. We know you do what you can to be a safe driver, but there may be a time when you need a car accident attorney.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a crash that was caused by the negligence of another person, the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. are here to help. We will work to secure the compensation you need for all of your crash-related expenses.
We Don’t Like To Think About It
We know that car crashes are a possibility. Most of us will be in a few during our lifetimes. During the latest reporting year in Pennsylvania, we know that there were more than 128,000 crashes reported. Out of those crashes, there were:
- 80,612 total injuries
- 4,277 serious injuries
- 1,137 fatalities
Most vehicle crash injuries are minor. No big deal, right?
Wrong. Please understand that even minor vehicle crash injuries can lead to major medical expenses. A preventative X-ray or MRI can end up costing a crash victim thousands of dollars. An ambulance ride to the hospital can be nearly $1,000. For those living on a fixed income, these expenses can lead to financial disaster.
Now consider the following injuries we commonly see in the aftermath of a crash:
- Spinal cord injuries (with possible paralysis)
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Internal organ damage/internal bleeding
- Broken or dislocated bones
- Severe lacerations or amputations
These injuries can lead to extensive medical procedures, including surgery and lengthy rehabilitation periods. The first year of medical treatment for a major spinal cord injury can be more than $1.1 million dollars.
What happens if insurance does not cover all of these expenses?
What if a crash victim cannot work and loses valuable income?
How Do These Crashes happen?
All too often, the negligence or carelessness of another driver causes severe crashes and injuries. We know that alcohol-impaired drivers we responsible for an overwhelming number of crash fatalities during the latest reporting year (26% of the overall total).
Distracted drivers, those who are focused on their phones, devices, or other people in their vehicles, can be just as dangerous, as can those who speed and drive aggressively.
In The Aftermath Of A Crash
If you or someone you love has been injured in a vehicle crash, then we know your focus is on recovery. However, the insurance companies will start calling soon after the crash and you may need help dealing with them. At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., we are here for you if another person’s negligence has caused you harm. We will work tirelessly to secure compensation for the following:
- Your medical expenses related to the incident
- Lost income and benefits if you are unable to work
- Pain and suffering/loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Possible punitive damages against those responsible