Auto accidents are the most frequent cause of injury and death, in the United State every year. In Philadelphia, as in most places, the party held to be at fault for the accident, will be responsible for any medical bills and/or other restitution for damages, to any person suffering injury or whose property has been damaged by the auto accident.
Driver negligence is the primary cause, of the majority of car accidents. Drivers are being negligent and therefore risking an accident when they are:
- Distracted while driving (talking on the phone, texting, eating, ect., while driving)
- Drunk Driving
- Rubbernecking – watching the scene of a prior accident instead of watching the road
- Committing Traffic Violations
- Falling Asleep behind the wheel
Other causes for auto accident may include; faulty traffic signals, poor weather conditions, poorly designed or maintained roads; and auto manufacturing defects.
Auto accidents often result in property damage and/or a wide range of personal injuries, including:
- Strain and sprain
- Whiplash injuries to neck and back injuries,
- Broken bones,
- Brain injuries,
- Paralysis, and/or
Insurance companies segregated injuries due to an auto accident from any other injuries a person may suffer, and require that injuries due to an auto accident be filed through and provided for the insurance company of the party at fault. There are a large labyrinth of rules and requirements which need to be navigated in order to properly provide for the medical treatment and auto repairs needed following an auto accident.
If you have suffered personal injury and/or property damage due to an auto accident, contact the attorneys at Legal Philly. We will help you to determine fault in your accident and guide you through the insurance company’s complicated requirements, in order to make sure that you receive all of the proper care needed and all of the compensation you deserve.
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Michael N. Kotik, Esq. (PA, NJ)