Serious accidents can occur in the blink of an eye, leaving behind lifelong disabilities, impairments, and deficits. Sadly, many accidents are fatal, cutting short the lives of accident victims and leaving their families scrambling for answers. If you or someone you love has been injured or lost a loved one in an accident, reach out to our Norristown accident attorney at The Weitz Firm, LLC for help. We handle all types of accident claims, including those involving serious car or truck accidents.
Pennsylvania is a hotbed for automobile accidents, a fact that is underscored by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) 2020 Crash Facts & Statistics, an annual publication looking at auto crashes throughout the Commonwealth. While traveling more than 102 billion miles traveled on Pennsylvania’s roads, highways, and byways, people were involved in around 286 crashes each and every day during 2020. This is around 12 crashes each hour, 168 injuries per day, seven injuries daily, and three daily fatalities.
Serious car accidents are never planned, but some circumstances increase the likelihood of an accident occurring. Some leading auto accident causes include:
The goal of an accident claim is to help the injured party become whole again financially. This is accomplished with awards for both economic and noneconomic losses. Compensatory damages in accident cases may include:
In the case of claims involving loss of life (wrongful death claims) families may seek out the same compensation that their deceased loved one might have been eligible for, had the person lived. In addition, families may seek compensation for loss of companionship, consortium, and love, among other damages.